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Energy experts support carbon-free ammonia as a marine fuel
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Energy experts support carbon-free ammonia as a marine fuel

The transition to low and zero-carbon fuels must happen in 2020 if international shipping is to meet the IMO’s 2050 target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent compared with 2008 levels, Tim Scarbrough, associate director, Ricardo Energy and Environment confirmed this week. Green ammonia, which can be used in...

Shipoil partners with Inatech to digitalise bunker supply operations
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Shipoil partners with Inatech to digitalise bunker supply operations

Greek bunker fuel and marine lubricants trader Shipoil has appointed Inatech, a unit of Glencore, to digitalise its trading and supply operations as part of a strategy to prevent new low-sulphur emissions rules from 2020 eating into profits. Inatech’s energy trading and risk management (ETRM) system for the bunker industry uses cloud-based computing to reduce...

AIDA Cruises pushes for carbon neutral sailing
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AIDA Cruises pushes for carbon neutral sailing

AIDA Cruises, owned by Carnival Corporation, reports that as early as 2023, 94 per cent of all its guests will be sailing on ships that can be fully operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) or, in port, with green shore power. The company is also planning on trialling fuel cells and batteries to achieve...

INTERCARGO highlights 2020 fuel concerns
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INTERCARGO highlights 2020 fuel concerns

  The 1 January 2020 sulphur cap is less than five and a half months away and INTERCARGO has expressed its growing concern of the challenge lying ahead for the industry and the need for a smooth transition. The global availability of safe compliant fuels remains a key question largely unanswered. According to INTERCARGO, the...

Shipping companies turn to the Cloud to change the way they work
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Shipping companies turn to the Cloud to change the way they work

Implementation of technology and digitising processes and procedures is an obvious way to improve efficiency and ensure vessels are running at optimum levels, but many shipowners are still wary of changing the status quo, writes Alexander Buchmann, managing director of Hanseaticsoft.  This is something that is slowly changing, and technology is starting to reshape how...

DNV GL offers free online SIP to support 2020 compliance
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DNV GL offers free online SIP to support 2020 compliance

DNV GL is offering a free web-based application of the Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) to help shipowners and managers prepare vessel-specific SIPs and maintain an overview of their fleet to ensure compliance with the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. While not mandatory, the SIP is an IMO guidance which all ships are encouraged to prepare...

GNS adds MARPOL compliance tools to voyage planning software
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GNS adds MARPOL compliance tools to voyage planning software

Maritime technology company GNS has enhanced its Voyager PLANNING STATION by adding tools to manage compliance with special environmental requirements under IMO MARPOL regulations. The upgrade comes as part of the release of Voyager 7.3.4, making it easier for users to manage MARPOL compliance with designated Special Areas, Emission Control Areas and Particularly Sensitive Sea...

GNS launches global fleet database
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GNS launches global fleet database

Maritime technology company GNS has launched Voyager GLOBAL FLEET, a fully searchable global database of over 120,000 vessels, shipowners, operators and managers. The new service will enable a wide range of users across the maritime industry, including ship suppliers to brokers, agents and charterers to more easily access the data they need to enhance their...

Singapore retains number 1 position on maritime centre performance index
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Singapore retains number 1 position on maritime centre performance index

Singapore has retained its number 1 place in the 2019 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index for the sixth year running. The index ranks the performance of the world’s largest maritime centres, based on their port throughput and facilities, depth and breadth of professional maritime support services, as well as general business environment. Singapore...

Desktop Just-in-Time trial cuts fuel consumption by 23 per cent
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Desktop Just-in-Time trial cuts fuel consumption by 23 per cent

A desktop trial of Just-In-Time ship operations to reduce the time ships spend idling outside ports has shown positive results in cutting emissions and fuel costs. The trial was conducted by members of the IMO-led Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA), at the Port of Rotterdam on July 10. During the desktop...

Veson cloud solution upgraded for IMO 2020
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Veson cloud solution upgraded for IMO 2020

Veson Nautical has announced that new features are being added to its a cloud solution for fleet management, Veslink IMOS Platform, to help users navigate the IMO’s 2020 Sulphur regulation. The IMO 2020 Sulphur cap is designed to reduce marine sector emissions in international waters by 80 per cent from January 1, 2020. More fuel...

Hyundai and Intellian in satcoms partnership to support vessel performance
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Hyundai and Intellian in satcoms partnership to support vessel performance

Intellian and Hyundai Global Service (HGS) have signed a satellite communications agreement to support vessel performance optimisation and management. The companies will expand HGS’ ‘Integrated Smart Ship (ISS)’ solution; a digital ecosystem for vessel and fleet management, which includes a powerful data analysis platform. The solution is expected to reduce fuel costs by over 6...