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World Marine Offshore introduces BareFLEET performance monitoring
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World Marine Offshore introduces BareFLEET performance monitoring

Offshore logistics operator, World Marine Offshore (WMO), has implemented Reygar’s BareFLEET advanced remote monitoring system onboard its crew transfer vessel (CTV) with the aim of delivering comprehensive health and performance monitoring across the firm’s fleet of CTVs. WMO’s CTV World Mistral will feature BareFLEET’s standard package of engine, navigation and motion monitoring, as well as...

UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025
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UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025

An ambitious plan set out by the United Kingdom to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector has called for zero-emission capable ships to be operating in UK waters by 2025. The Clean Maritime Plan published this week outlines the commitment and ways the government plans to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping. To achieve...

Jan De Nul introduces GreenSteam machine learning
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Jan De Nul introduces GreenSteam machine learning

Jan De Nul, a provider of complex offshore services and dredging works, has chosen to deploy GreenSteam’s machine learning technology on its fleet of dredgers to increase understanding of fouling to reduce fuel costs and emissions. The companies have previously worked together on the GreenSteam Discover service, which uses a data only approach to analysis,...

Sensing a new approach to gas engine control and monitoring
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Sensing a new approach to gas engine control and monitoring

Patrice Flot, chief technical officer at CMR Group, considers the development of new natural gas sensors in the wake of the increasing specification of new engine technology for marine vessels. Diesel engines have long been appreciated for their efficiency and capability to burn cheap residual fuels. However, the market for this technology is beginning to change, as the marine...

SCF cuts CO2 emissions by 30 per cent with LNG-fuelled tankers
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SCF cuts CO2 emissions by 30 per cent with LNG-fuelled tankers

Since taking delivery of the first of its ‘Green Funnel’ LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tankers in July 2018, Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has accumulated data showing that using LNG as a primary fuel for these large-capacity tankers enabled a 30 per cent reduction of CO2 emissions compared with similar vessels powered by traditional heavy fuel. This...

Japan proves 2020-ready with successful fuel trial
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Japan proves 2020-ready with successful fuel trial

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has announced that trials carried out on new bunker fuels to meet the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap ran smoothly, with no operational issues encountered. Fuels with less than 0.5 per cent sulphur content were tested on coastal vessels comprising steel materials and cement carriers that...

EGCSA launches scrubber database to eliminate operational uncertainty
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EGCSA launches scrubber database to eliminate operational uncertainty

The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) has estimated that there will be around 4,000 exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) also known as scrubbers, in operation by January 1, 2020 when the IMO’s global sulphur cap enters into force. The association has launched a free-to-access global database covering operating rules for scrubbers to help shipowners...

COSCO and Wärtsilä target Chinese market with EGCS cooperation
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COSCO and Wärtsilä target Chinese market with EGCS cooperation

COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry and Wärtsilä have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the development of local production resources that will see further development and support of the technology company’s exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) to the Chinese market. The partnership aims to create a ‘one-stop-shopping’ service for EGCS, thereby providing customers with seamless...

Singapore issues guidance to help industry prepare for IMO 2020
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Singapore issues guidance to help industry prepare for IMO 2020

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has issued the “IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 Readiness Plan” to help Singapore’s shipping community understand and prepare for the regulation that will enter into force in 6 months’ time. The guidelines cover preparing the fuel oil system, sampling points, oil tanks, procurement contracts, switch-over requirements, and maintenance regimes to reduce...

Wärtsilä forms Biogas Solutions unit to speed up adoption of clean fuels
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Wärtsilä forms Biogas Solutions unit to speed up adoption of clean fuels

Wärtsilä has formed Wärtsilä Biogas Solutions to offer its customers access to advanced biofuels with the aim to help speed up the adoption of clean fuels. The Biogas Solutions unit has been formed by the merge of Wärtsilä Puregas Solutions with Wärtsilä’s biogas liquefaction team. Demand for cleaner fuels such as biofuels is growing, with...

Technology of the Month – We4Sea
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Technology of the Month – We4Sea

Each month VPO Global selects a technology that is helping shipping companies to deliver fuel efficient operations. For July’s Tech of the Month, we profile Netherlands-based We4Sea and its cloud-based fuel monitoring and optimisation tool. The company We4Sea, The Netherlands. The technology Online monitoring platform and in-house developed Digital Twin. Dutch company We4Sea has developed...

ICS urges shippers to prepare as 6 month countdown to 2020 begins
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ICS urges shippers to prepare as 6 month countdown to 2020 begins

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has urged shipowners to prepare an Implementation Plan and has released new guidance to help shipowners ensure compliance with the IMO’s global sulphur cap, due to enter into force January 1, 2020. “These new regulations are good for human health and good for the environment. With just six months...