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Industry trio enter partnership to optimise decision support
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Industry trio enter partnership to optimise decision support

Carnival Maritime, the Marine Service Unit of the Costa Group, and the Fraunhofer CML have set up a strategic partnership to implement the maritime research institute´s decision support system SCEDAS on the 27 vessels of Costa Crociere, AIDA Cruises and Costa Asia. SCEDAS, which is already in use at container and bulk vessels around the...

CSA 2020 executive director comments on bunker prices
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CSA 2020 executive director comments on bunker prices

Ian Adams, executive director of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 has released a statement on current bunker prices and the use of marine scrubbers, also known as exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS).  “Given the unprecedented circumstances we all find ourselves, we should not dwell too much on the narrowing fuel price spread. Bunker prices will...

StormGeo and DNV GL sign MoU to accelerate maritime data sharing
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StormGeo and DNV GL sign MoU to accelerate maritime data sharing

StormGeo and DNV GL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive digitalisation and data standardisation in the maritime industry. In the MoU, both parties aim to strengthen the presence and integration of StormGeo’s fleet performance management and weather intelligence solutions on DNV GL’s independent data platform, Veracity. This will give StormGeo’s customers an...

Fuels of the future
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Fuels of the future

An infographic published by classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) shows the various future fuels that could help the shipping industry to decarbonise in line with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) 2050 target. The IMO has set an ambitious target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 from 2008...

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank joins Poseidon Principles
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Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank joins Poseidon Principles

Major lender to international shipping and one of Japan’s largest asset managers, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB), has become the latest financial institution to join the Poseidon Principles. The Principles have been developed by international shipping banks, in collaboration with maritime industry players, to promote greener global shipping. They establish a common, global baseline to...

UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban
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UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) container ship from entering its waters and ports for one year after the vessel was found to be carrying more than 700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil (HFO) when it docked at Jebel Ali in the UAE. The UAE’s Federal Transport Authority announced...

No ship is an island, says Maritime Development Centre CEO
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No ship is an island, says Maritime Development Centre CEO

A ship should not be thought of as an island if optimal performance is to be achieved and global climate goals are to be met, says CEO of Danish Maritime Development Centre (MDC) Mikkel Hansen. “We sometimes look at different components or processes onboard and wonder how we can optimise to make it more efficient,...

Anglo-Eastern extends DNV GL’s Navigator Port technology to fleet
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Anglo-Eastern extends DNV GL’s Navigator Port technology to fleet

Ship manager Anglo-Eastern has completed the successful roll-out of DNV GL’s Navigator Port to its fleet of more than 600 vessels.  Navigator Port software is used onboard several thousand ships for management of port documentation, assisting seafarers in navigating the administrative and regulatory complexity of port clearance and passage through controlled waters. “One of the...

PGS partners with Cognite to optimise vessel efficiency
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PGS partners with Cognite to optimise vessel efficiency

PGS has entered into an agreement with Cognite to reduce vessel operating costs and improve efficiency. Leveraging fleet productivity and technology is an important pillar of PGS business strategy. PGS is using its digital transformation process to accelerate strategy execution. In cooperation with Cognite, PGS has launched two digitalisation workstreams aiming at improving fleet performance;...

Wärtsilä upgrades Vessel Traffic Management System at Indian port
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Wärtsilä upgrades Vessel Traffic Management System at Indian port

Wärtsilä will upgrade its Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) installed in the Indian port of Cochin. The system was originally delivered in 2008, and by adding the latest technology, significant additional benefits can be gained. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in February 2020 by the Cochin Port Trust (CoPT). The upgraded Wärtsilä VTMS will...

V.Group provides insight into 2020 ship management strategy
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V.Group provides insight into 2020 ship management strategy

Marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider V.Group is focussing its 2020 efforts on technical and training services to improve ship performance and meet decarbonisation goals, while ensuring that seafarer safety and well-being remain top priority. Established in 1984, V.Group consists of three business legs, ship management, crew management, marine services. 2,200 vessels...