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LNG and hydrogen emerge as future fuel frontrunners
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LNG and hydrogen emerge as future fuel frontrunners

LNG and hydrogen are viewed as frontrunners to be the fuels that will help shipping reach IMO decarbonisation ambitions, according to a new ABS survey. LNG was the solution to the 2050 emissions target for 47 per cent of respondents to the ABS Future Fuels LinkedIn Survey, while hydrogen was the answer for 40 per...

Interview: Shipping firms wasting money on poor exchange rates
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Interview: Shipping firms wasting money on poor exchange rates

Foreign exchange firm Currency Global believes that shipping companies are wasting tens of millions each year on inefficient transactions and processes. Digital Ship spoke with Andy Demetriades, director of treasury at Currency Global to find out how an effective foreign exchange strategy is critical to improving a shipping company’s balance sheet. The shipping industry has...

Odfjell pilots new fuel cell solution
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Odfjell pilots new fuel cell solution

A new fuel cell project run by partners from shipping, R&D, and oil & gas will see a pilot system that can use different types of fuel tested at the Sustainable Energy catapult centre in Norway before installation onboard one of Odfjell’s newest chemical tankers for a trial period. The new technology opens for many...

NAPA ship stability solution receives DNV GL type approval
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NAPA ship stability solution receives DNV GL type approval

Maritime software, services and data analysis provider NAPA has been awarded type approval by DNV GL for its latest loading computer, a ship stability solution that assesses damage in real-time to help crew make essential decisions on stability.   The type approval of the NAPA Loading Computer Type 4 and Loading Computer System Damage Control,...

ABS president urges industry to collaborate to deliver decarbonisation goals
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ABS president urges industry to collaborate to deliver decarbonisation goals

ABS chairman, president and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has called on the industry to recognise that the successful decarbonisation of the shipping industry will take teamwork and cooperation. “Building the future is clearly a team sport – even if not all players see it that way all the time,” he said. “In our industry, the...

Royston upgrades electronic fuel monitoring system web portal
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Royston upgrades electronic fuel monitoring system web portal

Engineering and propulsion specialist Royston has enhanced its enginei electronic fuel monitoring system (EFMS) web portal, significantly improving the online control of international marine fleet operations. Offering comprehensive, user-friendly fuel data analysis and reporting options, enginei is an advanced fuel monitoring system installed as part of a comprehensive suite of digital marine technologies, designed to...

Norwegian owner partners with four industry leaders to optimise fleet performance
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Norwegian owner partners with four industry leaders to optimise fleet performance

Hunter Group, a VLCC owner/operator based in Norway, has formally commenced collaboration with Nautilus Labs, KONGSBERG, DNV GL and OSM to boost Hunter’s focus on vessel operational excellence by achieving a greener supply chain operation. Nautilus has been selected by Hunter to deploy its decision support software solution across 7 new VLCCs. Access to Nautilus...

Greensteam and DFDS collaborate on emissions-cutting performance platform
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Greensteam and DFDS collaborate on emissions-cutting performance platform

GreenSteam, developers of vessel performance solutions, has partnered with global ferry operator DFDS to co-develop and supply an enhanced performance platform, which will empower crews to optimise operations in real-time to reduce emissions by up to 35 per cent. This partnership will contribute to DFDS’s ‘short-term tonnage adaption plan’ to use decision support systems and...

Interview: StormGeo launches vessel and voyage optimisation suite
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Interview: StormGeo launches vessel and voyage optimisation suite

Norwegian weather service provider StormGeo has launched s-Suite, an all-in-one platform to optimise time, fuel, and vessel performance. Ahead of the launch, we spoke with Kim Sørensen, StormGeo’s chief operating officer for Shipping to gain insight into how the suite will facilitate better vessel performance and enhance ship-to-shore cooperation. The new platform, known as s-Suite,...

Four vessel operators operators sign up to Wilhelmsen’s digital mooring system
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Four vessel operators operators sign up to Wilhelmsen’s digital mooring system

Synergy Ocean, Viking Cruises, Berge Bulk and Finnlines have all signed up to be first to utilise Wilhelmsen’s one of a kind digital mooring system for faster, more efficient, and safer mooring. Developed and refined over the past three years, Wilhelmsen’s Smart Ropes system is expected to dramatically improve mooring safety onboard vessels. Based on...

LADAR trials improve fuel efficiency and vessel safety
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LADAR trials improve fuel efficiency and vessel safety

Knowing what lies ahead is essential to safe navigation. Innovative Ladar technology is being tested onboard operating vessels to help captains to see not only objects on the surface of the water, but underneath. Ladar is a light-based laser technology anti-collision system that identifies floating objects on or under the surface of the water, including...