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EGR offered for dual-fuel ME-GA engine
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EGR offered for dual-fuel ME-GA engine

MAN Energy Solutions has announced that it is to offer its proprietary EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system as an emissions solution for its new, low-speed ME-GA engine, the Otto-cycle variant of its established ME-GI dual-fuel engine. EGR is a nitrogen oxides (NOx) -emissions-reduction technique that ensures IMO Tier III-compliance in both diesel and gas mode....

Titan LNG launches free LNG comparison tool
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Titan LNG launches free LNG comparison tool

Supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Titan LNG, has launched a free-to-use LNG-delivered prices overview, together with a fuel basis energy comparison sheet. Available on Titan LNG’s website, the new LNG delivered price page provides an overview of LNG prices delivered onboard in various quantities and ports, aiming to increase transparency and understanding of the...

Lindsay-Blee offers VLSFO in Florida ports
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Lindsay-Blee offers VLSFO in Florida ports

International bunker broker, supplier and trader Lindsay-Blee has announced along with its partner Quest Fuels that it is providing very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) in all major ports in Florida, adding to its existing VLSFO supply operations in Colombia.  Ships will be able to bunker VLSFO from these ports, enabling them to meet the...

Havyard establishes company for hydrogen powered ships
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Havyard establishes company for hydrogen powered ships

Havyard’s complete hydrogen system for ships will be completed in 2021, and the group is now establishing a separate company to meet market demand for the solution. The new company aims to help large ships to sail longer distances with zero emissions. For several years now, the Havyard Group has carried out research and development...

French start-up launches tool to help shippers choose the greenest services
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French start-up launches tool to help shippers choose the greenest services

Using actual route data and vessel characteristics obtained from AIS (Automated Identification Systems) data, Searoutes is providing CO2 emission calculations that accurately match the services operated by the carriers. The tool is being used by shippers to help them choose the services that emit the least CO2 and optimise their transport policy. In the framework...

GreenSteam launches fuel consumption monitoring app
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GreenSteam launches fuel consumption monitoring app

GreenSteam, a provider of vessel performance optimisation solutions for the shipping industry, has announced the launch of GreenSteam Capture, a new mobile app designed to automatically log and upload fuel consumption data and reduce errors in fuel consumption reporting. Data accuracy and reliability are key to efficient vessel performance monitoring. Inaccurate data recording can hide...

Connecting ship and shore with digital logbooks
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Connecting ship and shore with digital logbooks

Increasing bandwidth availability and the expanding maritime IoT is helping the industry to digitalise many manual processes.  One trend we are seeing more of is the move from paper to digital logbooks, enabling faster and more accurate transfer of data between ship and shore. A new digital solution by OneOcean is helping shipping companies to...

Wind technologies for cleaner shipping
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Wind technologies for cleaner shipping

A policy brief released by the EU Interreg North Sea Region Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project shows the potential of wind power to cut ship emissions and reduce fuel consumption and outlines some of the current barriers to uptake. Modern wind technologies such as rotors, suction wings, sails, kites, and more can provide a...

IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions
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IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions

This week, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) approved draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships. A virtual meeting held from 16-20 November 2020 discussed the amendments to the MARPOL[1] convention, which would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their...

Tiller Technical and Helm Operations team up to help operators digitalise  
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Tiller Technical and Helm Operations team up to help operators digitalise  

Canadian software company Helm Operations and Western Australian marine consultant Tiller Technical have signed a new partnership agreement to help vessel operators digitalise their operations. As part of the partnership, Tiller Technical will use its industry expertise and local knowledge to help companies implement and use Helm CONNECT – Helm’s harbour services and fleet management...

Elcome to distribute Navimeteo’s marine weather forecasting services
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Elcome to distribute Navimeteo’s marine weather forecasting services

Elcome International has been appointed as a non-exclusive distributor of Navimeteo professional weather forecasting and observation services globally. Navimeteo offers subscription-based marine weather forecasting services designed primarily for the commercial shipping, yachting, cruise ship, oil and gas, renewable and nearshore construction sectors worldwide. It provides detailed and meteorologist-validated location-specific site forecasts for planning operations, reducing...

Voyager Worldwide partners with Baker, Lyman & Co
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Voyager Worldwide partners with Baker, Lyman & Co

Voyager Worldwide and Baker, Lyman & Co, one of the oldest distributors of Admiralty and NOAA navigation charts and publications in the USA, have announced a new partnership to provide Voyager navigation software solutions to Baker Lyman customers ahead of the retirement of the UKHO’s ADMIRALTY e-Navigator Planning Station and ADMIRALTY Gateway e-chart updating software...