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Swire selects FUELTRAX fuel management system
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Swire selects FUELTRAX fuel management system

Swire Pacific Offshore has installed a new onboard surveillance system created by FUELTRAX on two of its vessels to optimise fuel management and ensure regulatory compliance. FUELTRAX Vision is a smart, self-contained marine fuel management solution, which protects assets and ensures security of fuel, compliance and optimised vessel performance. The FUELTRAX Vison system combines video...

Kongsberg completes Rolls-Royce marine acquisition
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Kongsberg completes Rolls-Royce marine acquisition

Kongsberg Maritime parent company Kongsberg Gruppen (Kongsberg) has completed the acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine (RRCM). RRCM will operate under the Kongsberg brand and the Kongsberg Maritime legal entity. The acquisition was completed today (April 1) following European Commission approval. Net proceeds after transaction costs and other adjustments are estimated to be around £350m to...

Furuno and ChartWorld optimise voyage planning
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Furuno and ChartWorld optimise voyage planning

Furuno and ChartWorld have entered a cooperation agreement to promote ChartWorld’s information-overlay service to Furuno ECDIS operators and owners. ChartWorld Information Overlay, known as CIO+, is a data overlay shown in ECDIS as a user chart, loaded on top of the Electronic Nautical Chart. CIO+ is a tool to help the team on the bridge...

Genoil converts HSFO to LSFO
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Genoil converts HSFO to LSFO

Canada-based Genoil has announced that its technology to convert high sulphur heavy fuel oil (HSFO) from 1.72 per cent sulphur content to 0.38 per cent sulphur content has been witnessed by Lloyd’s Register (LR). The company, which researches and develops desulphurisation technology has trialled its Hydroconversion Upgrader (GHU) under the watch of classification society LR....

Expanded Panama Canal celebrates 1,000 days in operation
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Expanded Panama Canal celebrates 1,000 days in operation

The Expanded Panama Canal has celebrated its 1,000th day in operation, marking an important milestone for the waterway that is improving the connectivity and efficiency of world trade routes. Since the inauguration of the Expanded Canal in June 2016, the waterway has experienced an increase in cargo tonnage, as a result of new segments and...

BIO-UV optimises ballast water holding time
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BIO-UV optimises ballast water holding time

Ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer BIO-UV Group has found a way to reduce the time treated ballast water has to be held onboard prior to discharge, enabling faster and more efficient operations for shipowners and operators trading in different areas. The holding time, which is the minimum period between the uptake and discharge of...

Visser Shipping secures scrubbers for 2020
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Visser Shipping secures scrubbers for 2020

Dutch shipping company Visser Shipping has signed a contract to outfit three of its 9.0 MW containerships with a new scrubber system developed by Value Maritime. The hybrid-ready scrubber is a small prefabricated, pre-installed, “plug and play” system in a 20ft transportable casing, that filters sulphur and ultrafine particulate matter (PM 2.5) from a vessel’s...

GP Global to offer 0.5 per cent fuel from April
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GP Global to offer 0.5 per cent fuel from April

UAE-based GP Global has announced that it will supply 0.5 per cent compliant fuel from April, 2019, to ports including Rotterdam and the ARA region, Fujairah, and Singapore to prepare for the implementation of the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap. Prerit Goel, group director, GP Global, said: “GP Global is committed to providing bunker customers...

ClassNK publishes Ship Implementation Plan sample for 2020 compliance
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ClassNK publishes Ship Implementation Plan sample for 2020 compliance

ClassNK has published an example of a Ship Implementation Plan for achieving compliance with the IMO’s 5 per cent global sulphur cap. The document provides shipping companies with an example of how to implement a plan to show their preparations for compliance with the 2020 sulphur limit. The example plan, which can be viewed from...

MAN Energy enters hydrogen economy with 40 per cent share in H-Tec Systems
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MAN Energy enters hydrogen economy with 40 per cent share in H-Tec Systems

MAN Energy Solutions is acquiring 40 per cent of the shares of the electrolysis technology company H-Tec Systems to help both companies improve the energy efficiency of their operations and enable MAN Energy Solutions to enter the hydrogen economy. H-Tec Systems has more than 20 years’ experience in the research and development of hydrogen technology...

LR launches airborne noise notation for ships in ports
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LR launches airborne noise notation for ships in ports

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has released a new airborne noise emission notation (ABN) and ShipRight procedure to meet demand for a standard and methodology to control airborne noise emissions from ships. The new notation defines a set of limit levels for airborne noise emission from ships. This enables ports to better monitor overall noise levels from...

Data analytics platform raises $5m in Series A-1 financing
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Data analytics platform raises $5m in Series A-1 financing

Maritime data analytics company ioCurrents has raised $5 million in Series A-1 financing led by Imagen Capital Partners to facilitate immediate roll-out of ioCurrents’ MarineInsight data analytics platform. MarineInsight gathers, analyses and transmits data in real-time over cellular, satellite or WiFi allowing local and remote operators to gain operational insights through an easy to use...