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Bunker Connect and BunkerTrust announce integration
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Bunker Connect and BunkerTrust announce integration

Bunker procurement platform Bunker Connect has teamed up with BunkerTrust to deliver an integrated platform showing live bunker prices and locations. The integration gives customers of Bunker Connect access to BunkerTrust ratings, which are projected on the live incoming quotes from the suppliers during a request for quotation. “We have a perfect match with BunkerTrust...

Powering shipping’s decarbonisation
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Powering shipping’s decarbonisation

Meeting the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target will require the industry to shift from burning fossil fuels to more renewable energy sources and adopt new technologies to improve vessel efficiency. Experts speaking on a panel during London International Shipping Week have urged the industry to act now to ensure the...

Shipping decarbonisation initiative launched at UN
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Shipping decarbonisation initiative launched at UN

Senior leaders from more than 70 companies across the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors have come together with the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean Action, and the World Economic Forum to launch the ‘Getting to Zero coalition’ at the UN Climate Action Summit. The summit, which was held on 23 September, saw...

ShipServ and Hanseaticsoft partner to improve operational efficiencies
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ShipServ and Hanseaticsoft partner to improve operational efficiencies

ShipServ has announced an agreement with Hanseaticsoft to integrate the company’s cloud-based fleet management solution into ShipServ’s e-procurement platform. The purpose of the partnership is to drive purchasing and operational efficiencies for shipowners and operators. The agreement is in line with ShipServ’s strategy to develop relationships with advanced technology partners, where the ShipServ TradeNet platform...

Golden Energy opts for Ulstein’s vessel monitoring Blue Box
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Golden Energy opts for Ulstein’s vessel monitoring Blue Box

  Norwegian shipowner Golden Energy Offshore has chosen Ulstein’s Blue Box for installation on two of its vessels to monitor fuel consumption and overall vessel efficiency. The pilot project with Ulstein will see Golden Energy install the Blue Box on the Energy Duchess and Energy Empress. The Blue Box connects the vessels’ data system to...

Implementing technology a minor part of shipping’s digital transformation
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Implementing technology a minor part of shipping’s digital transformation

Failure to achieve a successful digital transformation can be the result of relying too much on technology and not investing enough in people and organisational change, says Anthony Veder’s digital development manager, Sifra Westendorp. Speaking at Digital Ship’s maritime forum in Rotterdam yesterday, Ms Westendorp told delegates that she sees many companies focussing on how...

GreenSteam acquires BMT Smart
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GreenSteam acquires BMT Smart

BMT has sold its UK-based SMART business to GreenSteam, a majority owned company of BP. The sale of SMART, a data collection and performance optimisation software solution, to GreenSteam, follows a strategic business review by BMT to focus on its core Infrastructure, Defence and Security, Commercial Shipping and Environmental divisions to commit to greater collaboration...

FUELTRAX introduces voyage planning tool
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FUELTRAX introduces voyage planning tool

FUELTRAX has introduced a new tool to help shippers plan multi-stop trips and accurately estimate time of arrival (ETA) by monitoring real-time speed changes. The voyage planning tool known as FUELNET Trip Planner operates with the ease of Google Maps and includes the following functions: –  Accurate ETA monitoring: Track each vessel’s ETA to any...

Cargill enters MR fleet into Maersk Tankers’ MR pool
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Cargill enters MR fleet into Maersk Tankers’ MR pool

Cargill and Maersk Tankers have announced a strategic partnership to reduce fuel consumption and emissions and improve flexibility for their customers. The partnership will see Cargill enter its medium range (MR) fleet into the existing Maersk Tankers MR pool, creating a new joint pool that will significantly increase the scope of its Medium Range (MR)...

COACH Solutions introduces IMO 2020 module
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COACH Solutions introduces IMO 2020 module

COACH Solutions has developed a simple overview to help operators manage the increasing demands posed by the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. The new module will provide the operator with a constantly updated overview of which fuel types are onboard the vessel, in which port each fuel type has been bunkered and an estimate of...

Tymor Marine integrates AI into vessel stability system
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Tymor Marine integrates AI into vessel stability system

Aberdeen-based marine and naval architectural consultancy Tymor is embedding artificial intelligence (AI) into its ‘Measurement of Stability in Service’ system (MOSIS) to support the industry’s move towards autonomous vessels. Tymor’s MOSIS system measures a vessel’s vertical centre of gravity to provide vital feedback on vessel stability in variable conditions.  The company has now embarked on...

DNV GL calls for fuel flexibility in shipping’s decarbonisation
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DNV GL calls for fuel flexibility in shipping’s decarbonisation

Classification society DNV GL has called on the shipping industry for fuel-flexibility to boost its efforts in decarbonising the industry towards the IMO’s 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal. Reducing GHG emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared to 2008 levels as set by the IMO, requires the industry to adopt...