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NAPA becomes first service provider for Ship Data Centre’s IoS Open Platform
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NAPA becomes first service provider for Ship Data Centre’s IoS Open Platform

NAPA has become the first service provider for ClassNK-owned Ship Data Centre’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (ShipDC IoS-OP). NAPA will provide ship performance analytics and voyage optimisation capabilities for the universal platform developed to share vessel operational data between stakeholders. The aim of the ShipDC IoS-OP is to create a new, digital maritime cluster...

European campaign groups slate IMO for ignoring climate emergency
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European campaign groups slate IMO for ignoring climate emergency

European campaign groups Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment, both members of the Clean Shipping Coalition, have stated that they are “appalled at the complete lack of ambition shown by the IMO” during last week’s 74th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MPEC) meeting. The companies believe that IMO delegates ignored the climate emergency and wasted...

Shipping on track to meet 2030 emissions target, says ICS
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Shipping on track to meet 2030 emissions target, says ICS

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) remains confident that shipping will improve its carbon efficiency by at least 40 per cent by 2030 compared to 2008, in line with the IMO targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Following decisions made by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) in London last week, ICS...

Fleet analytics tool eases MRV reporting procedure
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Fleet analytics tool eases MRV reporting procedure

Swedish company Lean Marine has helped to alleviate workload associated with the filing of data and verification of emission reports required under the European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) regulation. Lean Marine introduced its Fleet Analytics tool ahead of the first MRV reporting period, which requires ships above 5,000 GT to monitoring, report,...

Greek line caught violating fjords’ sulphur limit
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Greek line caught violating fjords’ sulphur limit

Greek company Global Cruise Lines has been fined 700,000 NOK for violating sulphur fuel limits in Norway’s World Heritage Fjords. The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) found Global Cruise Lines’ vessel, Magellan, to have entered two world heritage fjords with sulphur values far beyond the legal limit values. On March 1, 2019 new environmental requirements for...

Why data is key to a clearer view of vessel safety performance
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Why data is key to a clearer view of vessel safety performance

Port State Control inspection records suggest safety standards are improving, but a closer examination reveals areas for improvement, says Paul Stanley, CEO, Global Navigation Solutions. Transparency of data is key to improving safety in shipping and at first sight, the statistics suggest that the industry is on the right course in terms of compliance. In...

CSA 2020 responds to concerns around scrubbers
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CSA 2020 responds to concerns around scrubbers

The Clean Shipping Association (CSA) 2020 has released a statement in response to Environmental NGOs and lobby groups’ concerns relating to Exhaust Gas Clean Systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers, which are used to meet international regulations on ships’ sulphur emissions. “Collectively CSA 2020 is dismayed at media reports from activist groups that are making...

Seahawk opens fuel analysis hub in Singapore
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Seahawk opens fuel analysis hub in Singapore

US-headquartered Seahawk Services has announced that it is now offering marine fuel analysis and bunker quantity and investigation surveys from a new base in Singapore. The company is also planning to open a fuel testing lab at the global bunkering hub by Q3 2019. The company is focussing on extending its global reach with the...

Topaz rolls out FUELTRAX fuel monitoring solution
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Topaz rolls out FUELTRAX fuel monitoring solution

Offshore energy logistics company Topaz Energy and Marine (Topaz) is partnering with marine fuel management company FUELTRAX on advanced fuel tracking and reporting. Topaz has installed FUELTRAX across 21 of its vessels operating between Nigeria and Azerbaijan for data storage and surveillance. FUELTRAX uses automated operational and fuel data collection and couples it with precise...

Carnival rolls out ChartCo’s Regs4Ships service
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Carnival rolls out ChartCo’s Regs4Ships service

Carnival Cruise Line has announced the roll out of ChartCo’s regulation management solution, Regs4Ships, across its entire fleet. Prior to signing the new contract with Carnival Cruise Line, ChartCo supplied 75 per cent of the fleet of its parent company Carnival Corporation, including Princess Cruises, Holland America, P&O Cruises, Costa, Aida, Cunard Line and Seabourn....

USCG approves second Wärtsilä BWMS
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USCG approves second Wärtsilä BWMS

Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) has been granted United States Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. This is the second BWMS by Wärtsilä to receive USCG type approval. The Wärtsilä Aquarius EC (Electro-Chlorination) system was previously granted approval. This technology uses a simple two-stage process involving filtration and electro-chlorination, whereas the Aquarius UV...

ABS supports ballast water compliance ahead of IMO retrofit window
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ABS supports ballast water compliance ahead of IMO retrofit window

ABS has published its 2019 Ballast Water Management Advisory providing critical advice to owners in advance of the five-year window beginning September 2019, requiring retrofits of ballast water management systems (BWMS) on existing ships. “We anticipate roughly 6,000 vessels per year over the next five years will need to be retrofitted with BWMS to meet...