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Shipping set to face increasing insurance costs in 2020 as claims rise by $350m
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Shipping set to face increasing insurance costs in 2020 as claims rise by $350m

A new report indicates that the shipping industry will face higher premiums and reduced returns from its Protection & Indemnity (P&I) insurance Clubs in 2020 as claims increased by more than $350m in the last two years. International P&I insurance broker P.L. Ferrari has found that member-owned P&I Clubs within the International Group are running...

Anglo-Eastern rolls out Fleet Operations Solution by Wärtsilä
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Anglo-Eastern rolls out Fleet Operations Solution by Wärtsilä

Hong-Kong based ship manager Anglo-Eastern has partnered with Wärtsilä to digitalise operations across more than 600 vessels. The ship manager will roll out the Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to support voyage planning and execution as well as engine performance and fuel efficiency monitoring. FOS integrates individual processes that are otherwise separate from each other...

Transitioning from traditional to alternative fuels
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Transitioning from traditional to alternative fuels

Around 70,000 ships of the 90,000 that make up the global fleet could potentially adopt alternative propulsion solutions such as batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen or methanol fuel, and there is a huge market for these solutions to make a dent in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping, says Anders Valland, research...

RightShip adds 2020 compliance check to assessment platform
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RightShip adds 2020 compliance check to assessment platform

RightShip is asking operators of vessels over 8,000 DWT to confirm their compliant fuel choices and ship implementation plans as part of a new compliance assessment to help manage risk and safety ahead of IMO 2020 implementation. Information gathered will be displayed on a per-vessel basis in RightShip’s vetting platform Qi, improving the accessibility of...

Golden Energy Offshore and KONGSBERG cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent
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Golden Energy Offshore and KONGSBERG cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent

Norwegian advanced Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) owner and operator Golden Energy Offshore has cut fuel consumption by 20 per cent by collaborating with Kongsberg Maritime on vessel performance monitoring and installing KONGSBERG’s SAVe Energy battery system. The results have been achieved on Golden Energy Offshore’s UT 776 CD design Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), NS Orla...

CSA disappointed by Malaysia scrubber ban
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CSA disappointed by Malaysia scrubber ban

Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 have expressed disappointment in Malaysia’s decision to prohibit the use of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems in its coastal waters. Malaysia recently announced the ban of open-loop scrubbers in its waters and ports, indicating that ships would have to change to a scrubber with a closed-loop mode,...

Malaysia bans open-loop scrubbers
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Malaysia bans open-loop scrubbers

Malaysia has prohibited the discharge of washwater from open-loop scrubbers from ships operating in Malaysian waters and within 12 nautical miles of the nearest land. A statement released by the Malaysian Marine Department confirms the ban and warns shipping companies calling at Malaysian ports to change over to compliance fuel or use closed-loop scrubbers or...

CSC voices disappointment on shipping’s contribution to climate crisis
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CSC voices disappointment on shipping’s contribution to climate crisis

  The Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) has voiced its disappointment at the lack of progress and low ambition shown at last week’s IMO negotiations to reduce emissions from international shipping. In a statement released by the coalition, it says that shipping’s contribution to the climate crisis is deeply concerning and disappointing. The CSC goes on...

Yaskawa Environmental Energy consolidates relationship with LUT university
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Yaskawa Environmental Energy consolidates relationship with LUT university

Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch and the Finnish Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) have signed a Key Account agreement to strengthen cooperation and formalise the two-decade partnership between the organisations. The move will lead to closer collaboration on joint research projects, technology testing, thesis opportunities for students, and greater recruitment visibility for The Switch....

IMO reports significant progress on GHG emissions reduction work
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IMO reports significant progress on GHG emissions reduction work

The IMO has reported that its Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships has made significant progress in pushing forward with work to help achieve the 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target. The working group discussed a range of matters relating to the reduction of GHG emissions from ships, including the...

How to start implementing technology for performance management
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How to start implementing technology for performance management

Shipping companies turning to digital technology to assist with performance management must ensure they understand what technology they really need and how to implement it to get the quick wins and maximise ROI, agreed a group of panellists speaking in Copenhagen last month. As part of a forum hosted by VPO Global, four industry specialists...

2020 fuels could increase risk of corrosion, warns LuminUltra
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2020 fuels could increase risk of corrosion, warns LuminUltra

Microbial monitoring specialist LuminUltra has highlighted its concerns over the quality of some fuels compliant with the 2020 global sulphur cap. Commenting on the blending of biodiesel with HSFO and distillates, which go towards reducing the amount of SOx emitted during the combustion process, Patrick Taylor, LuminUltra’s newly appointed director of global business development, said:...