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ChartWorld and ZeroNorth enter joint solution partner agreement
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ChartWorld and ZeroNorth enter joint solution partner agreement

ChartWorld and ZeroNorth have entered into a Joint Solution Partner Agreement, enabling ChartWorld to license access to its route network, port database, and navigational safety systems, complementing ZeroNorth’s vessel optimisation platform. Oliver Schwarz, ChartWorld’s director of business development, said: “ChartWorld focusses our process and system development on the shortest, safe and compliant route. This agreement is...

Inchcape adds BunkerPlanner to World of Ports service
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Inchcape adds BunkerPlanner to World of Ports service

Bunker software supplier BunkerMetric has integrated its flagship BunkerPlanner application with Inchcape’s World of Ports (WoP) service to source accurate and constantly updated data on bunkering-related port call costs. Choosing the right bunkering port has a huge impact on the Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) of a voyage. Operators making the right call can easily improve...

Navtor launches NavStation 6.0
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Navtor launches NavStation 6.0

Navtor has completed a major upgrade of its NavStation software, introducing new features delivering enhanced security, usability, accuracy and efficiency for an increasingly digitised shipping industry. The solution, which originally launched in 2014 as a digital chart table, has been revamped to offer more seamless passage planning, faster and higher quality rendering of charts, robust cybersecurity,...

Prioritise data sharing to meet decarbonisation goals, says CSO of Odfjell
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Prioritise data sharing to meet decarbonisation goals, says CSO of Odfjell

Realising the value of high-quality data and sharing it across the global shipping industry is key to catalysing investment and meeting ambitious decarbonisation targets, says Øistein Jensen, chief sustainability officer of Odfjell. Norwegian shipping company Odfjell recently announced an ambitious goal of cutting emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 compared with 2008, committing to...

IMO and Germany collaborate to cut maritime emissions in Asia
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IMO and Germany collaborate to cut maritime emissions in Asia

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMU) have signed an agreement to undertake the preparatory activities leading to the development of a project proposal to reduce maritime transport emissions in East and Southeast Asian countries. The project is supported through the International...

IMO-EU maritime technology cooperation centre Network project extended
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IMO-EU maritime technology cooperation centre Network project extended

A key project to support the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping in developing countries through regional maritime technology cooperation centres has been extended to March 2022. This will allow this strategic project to continue its decarbonisation pilot projects and training and work towards financial sustainability in the longer term. The Global MTCC...

Teekay enhances engine optimisation with Tekomar XPERT
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Teekay enhances engine optimisation with Tekomar XPERT

Teekay has announced plans to roll out ABB Ability’s Tekomar XPERT for fleet across 54 suezmax and aframax tankers. The agreement with ABB includes the software’s new CO2 emissions indicator. Teekay, which has used Tekomar XPERT to monitor its vessels engines since 2015, will now be able to access deeper insights into fleetwide engine health...

ZeroNorth adds market rate information to Optimise software
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ZeroNorth adds market rate information to Optimise software

Maritime technology company ZeroNorth and shipping data provider the Baltic Exchange have announced a new partnership which makes the Baltic Exchange’s comprehensive market rate information available in Optimise. The collaboration specifically allows Baltic Exchange members and customers to access Baltic Exchange’s market information in ZeroNorth’s Optimise software platform, powering greater operational decision-making. Optimise will now...

Flag and class leaders unite to support shipping with technology challenges
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Flag and class leaders unite to support shipping with technology challenges

Several flag states and classification societies have united to launch the Maritime Technologies Forum (MTF) to provide technical and regulatory research, expertise and leadership to assist the shipping sector and its regulators address technology challenges. Founding members of the MTF include American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), DNV, Japan’s Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport...