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COP26 commitments mean IMO must halve shipping emissions by 2030
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COP26 commitments mean IMO must halve shipping emissions by 2030

Recent reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and developments at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow are a wake-up call that the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) cannot ignore. Countries must now build on their commitments to save the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature goal with concrete action and halve shipping...

Sofar Ocean joins ABS to drive decarbonisation through voyage optimisation
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Sofar Ocean joins ABS to drive decarbonisation through voyage optimisation

Sofar Ocean, which recently announced a USD 39M Series B round, has become the latest technology start-up to join the ABS My Digital Fleet alliance program. The addition of Sofar Ocean will enable charterers and ship managers using ABS’ platform to acquire greater voyage planning insights and better optimise routes to meet decarbonisation goals. The...

V.Group partners with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre on maritime decarbonisation
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V.Group partners with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre on maritime decarbonisation

Ship manager V.Group has launched a dedicated ‘Sustainability & Decarbonisation’ department and entered a strategic partnership with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping (the Centre). Launched in 2020 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation, the Centre is undertaking intensive research and development to find practical ways to decarbonise the maritime industry through several global...

Better vessel performance through accurate position data
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Better vessel performance through accurate position data

Establishing the performance of a vessel over time is one of the major challenges of reducing carbon emissions and increasing fuel efficiency of the global shipping fleet. A key requirement is to digitalise the process by which data can be gathered and used to produce models that enable analysts to better measure and predict vessel...

Theyr launches voyage optimisation solution
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Theyr launches voyage optimisation solution

London-based software company Theyr has just announced the launch of its AI-based voyage optimisation solution, T-VOS, to reduce fuel consumption and emissions from ships.  Developed in collaboration with the University of Southampton and The Alan Turing Institute, T-VOS simultaneously optimises voyages for speed, fuels, time charter equivalent (TCE) and CO2 emissions. According to Theyr, benchmarking...

Maritime task force established to support transition to net-zero
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Maritime task force established to support transition to net-zero

A new Just Transition Maritime Task Force has been agreed to drive decarbonisation of the industry and support millions of seafarers through shipping’s green transition. The task force will push forward shipping’s climate goals while protecting its works and their communities, ensuring opportunity for all. It will focus on the development of new green skills...

Captain Morgan Operators opts for BareFLEET remote monitoring
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Captain Morgan Operators opts for BareFLEET remote monitoring

Captain Morgan Operators will continue optimising its iSeeMalta ferry operation with the BareFLEET remote monitoring system, following a successful year of service. Developed by Reygar, provider of remote monitoring and reporting platforms for vessel operators, BareFLEET couples the latest remote data collection technology with advanced vessel performance software to enable optimised performance, reduced downtime, and...

Declaration signed by key nations to set up zero-emission shipping corridors
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Declaration signed by key nations to set up zero-emission shipping corridors

19 nations have agreed today during COP26 to work together on establishing ‘Green Corridors’. These corridors will be shared maritime trade routes on which to scale up zero-emission shipping. The corridors cover both the necessary port infrastructure as well as vessels powered by zero-emission fuels. The goal is to establish six green corridors by 2025,...

Grimaldi-owned company opts for Wärtsilä scrubbers
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Grimaldi-owned company opts for Wärtsilä scrubbers

Spanish company Trasmed GLE, part of the Grimaldi Group, has chosen Wärtsilä’s open-loop scrubbers for two roll-on/roll-off passenger ferries. Trasmed GLE has selected four of Wärtsilä’s I-SOx open loop scrubbers with exhaust de-plume systems for the RoPax vessels Volcan del Teide and Ciudad de Granada which operate in the Mediterranean Sea. Each vessel will have...

Algoma chooses FuelOpt to enhance efficiency of 8 bulk carriers
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Algoma chooses FuelOpt to enhance efficiency of 8 bulk carriers

Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation has signed a contract with Yara Marine Technologies to install its FuelOpt propulsion optimisation technology onboard eight further bulk carriers. This agreement comes following the successful installation of FuelOpt onboard the Algoma Conveyor in early April 2021. FuelOpt safely limits shaft power output (ShaPoLi) by allowing ship operators to...