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Norwegian Cruise Line rolls out Safe Return to Port solution
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Norwegian Cruise Line rolls out Safe Return to Port solution

Marine and technical consultancy Brookes Bell has been contracted by Norwegian Cruise Line to deliver its software solution SRtP Onboard across its Breakaway Plus class of vessels. The software was installed on the newly launched Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Encore in December 2019 including the delivery of training to all crew involved. The software...

RoPax operators exceed fuel saving expectations with FuelOpt
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RoPax operators exceed fuel saving expectations with FuelOpt

RoPax operators Color Line and Bohai Ferry have confirmed that fuel savings achieved through the use of Lean Marine’s FuelOpt propulsion automation system have exceeded expectations. Companies including Stena Line, Color Line, Bohai Ferry and Viking Line have invested in the Swedish company’s technology due to the tangible fuel savings and CO2 emission reductions that...

FUELTRAX upgrades FUELNET cloud-based portal
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FUELTRAX upgrades FUELNET cloud-based portal

FUELTRAX has announced the latest features of its cloud-based portal, FUELNET ‘GEN-6’, as its sixth major release. This adaptation of the product was created with close collaboration and feedback from FUELTRAX’s current user base. As the Coronavirus continues to impact the economy, FUELTRAX reports that it is determined to keep providing the enhancements that allow...

Rivertrace launches digital calibration portal for water monitoring tech
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Rivertrace launches digital calibration portal for water monitoring tech

Rivertrace, a developer of smart water quality monitoring technology has established a new, web-based calibration portal that will enable complete transparency of compliance and inspection paperwork related to water monitoring equipment. The free-to-access digital portal, which can be retrieved at any time via desktop and mobile browsers, was developed by Rivertrace in conjunction with development...

New funding to boost VesselMan and Ulysses maintenance system project
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New funding to boost VesselMan and Ulysses maintenance system project

Innovation Norway has provided support for Greek software provider Ulysses Systems Hellas and Norway’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions provider VesselMan to develop an integrated Planned Maintenance System and project management tool for technical projects. The joint project is part of the Greece Business Innovation program. Greece Business Innovation is a program that was established to support...

Swedish tanker becomes first foreign-flagged vessel to bunker LNG in US
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Swedish tanker becomes first foreign-flagged vessel to bunker LNG in US

FURE VEN, a dual-fuel vessel owned and operated by Furetank of Donsö, Sweden, has become the first non-US flagged vessel to bunker LNG in a U.S. port. Eagle LNG Partners, a pioneer in small-scale LNG and an LNG bunker supplier, is the first company to deliver LNG bunker fuel to a foreign-flagged vessel. This milestone...

Joint R&D starts for practical application of ammonia-fuelled tugboat
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Joint R&D starts for practical application of ammonia-fuelled tugboat

NYK, IHI Power Systems, and ClassNK have signed a joint research and development agreement to put the world’s first ammonia-fueled tugboat into practical use. With the entry into force of the Paris Agreement in 2016, global momentum for decarbonisation has increased, and reducing GHG emissions has become an issue in the shipping sector. Since carbon...

Wilhelmsen and Hyundai Glovis collaborate to improve technology services
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Wilhelmsen and Hyundai Glovis collaborate to improve technology services

Wilhelmsen and Hyundai Glovis have signed an MoU to exchange expertise and competency to improve existing technology and service areas. The companies will also look for new opportunities to shape the future of the maritime industry. This new phase of a business relationship, which has been in place since 2004 will see Wilhelmsen and Hyundai...

Newport Shipping signs LNG deal with LGM Engineering
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Newport Shipping signs LNG deal with LGM Engineering

Newport Shipping has announced it will be working with global LNG market service provider gloryholder Liquified Gas Machinery (LGM Engineering) as part of its strategy to expand its LNG solutions to the market. The agreement between the two companies was signed on February 10, 2020 and will see LGM Engineering supply Newport Shipping’s LNG retrofit...

“K” Line leads vessel carbon capture project
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“K” Line leads vessel carbon capture project

“K” Line has announced plans to deploy a small-scale, marine-use demonstration plant for CO2 capture onboard a vessel and conduct research and development on compact facility design. The project is in collaboration with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and ClassNK and is supported by the Maritime Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). “K”...

KONGSBERG and ABB collaborate on engine performance analysis
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KONGSBERG and ABB collaborate on engine performance analysis

Kongsberg Digital and ABB Turbocharging have signed a cooperation agreement on edge data collection and ship engine performance analysis. The companies will work towards a common data infrastructure and accelerate the development of value-added digital applications and services. The agreement will enable ABB Turbocharging to use Kongsberg Digital’s data infrastructure solution for vessels, Vessel Insight...

Silverstream expands team by over 90 per cent
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Silverstream expands team by over 90 per cent

Clean technology company Silverstream Technologies has announced a number of new appointments to support both the increasing demand and uptake of its air lubrication technology, the Silverstream System, as well as the continued substantial global growth of the company. The significant expansion of the Silverstream team – by 90 per cent – during 2020, and...