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METIS introduces Charter Party Agreement monitoring module
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METIS introduces Charter Party Agreement monitoring module

METIS Cyberspace Technology has launched a new software module to tackle the huge challenges shipping companies face in monitoring vessel performance effectively to meet Charter Party Agreement (CPA) reporting needs. The new module addresses the challenge with functionality that will greatly enhance the productivity of both operations and chartering departments. The new module allows operators...

Blue World Technologies begins production of methanol fuel cells
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Blue World Technologies begins production of methanol fuel cells

Methanol fuel cell developer and manufacturer, Blue World Technologies, is starting a limited production marking the first step in commercialising its fuel cell technology. Founded in October 2018, Blue World Technologies has spent the last two years optimising the production processes working towards the goal of commercialising the methanol fuel cell technology through large-scale production....

Yara Marine and NCL reflect on 8-year scrubber installation project
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Yara Marine and NCL reflect on 8-year scrubber installation project

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and Yara Marine Technologies have been working together the last eight years to install marine scrubbers onboard eight NCL ships. As the last installation is finalised, the companies reflect on the journey. The program kicked off in 2012, with the first installation on the Pride of America completed in early 2014....

i4 insight and Greensteam collaborate to boost performance optimisation offering
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i4 insight and Greensteam collaborate to boost performance optimisation offering

Machine learning specialist GreenSteam has partnered with i4 Insight to boost vessel performance and operational efficiency for the shipowners and operators. Under the agreement, GreenSteam’s advanced machine learning technology has been integrated into the i4 Insight Platform, which allows shipowners, operators and charterers to easily access insights on performance and fuel consumption across all ships in...

Isle of Man Ship Registry joins Getting to Zero Coalition
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Isle of Man Ship Registry joins Getting to Zero Coalition

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has become the first flag state to join the Getting to Zero Coalition, an industry-led alliance working towards decarbonising the international maritime shipping sector. Established in 2019, the Coalition is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean Action and the World Economic Forum. Its members...

LPG-fuelled VLGC completes sea trials with Wärtsilä fuel system
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LPG-fuelled VLGC completes sea trials with Wärtsilä fuel system

Sea and gas trials for a Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) featuring Wärtsilä’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) Fuel Supply System have been successfully completed. The ‘BW Gemini’, owned and operated by BW LPG a company registered at Oslo stock exchange, is the world’s first VLGC to be fuelled by LPG. The use of LPG as...

Alfa Laval begins biofuel testing at Danish centre
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Alfa Laval begins biofuel testing at Danish centre

Alfa Laval’s Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark has been readied for testing with biofuels. Biofuels are one possible option for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and meeting the IMO’s target of cutting emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 from 2008.  The centre is also a site for collaboration with...

Royal Arctic Line saves fuel with intelligent IoT technology
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Royal Arctic Line saves fuel with intelligent IoT technology

Container ship Malik Arctica, part of the Royal Arctic Line (RAL) fleet has achieved a 10 per cent reduction in fuel consumption by installing Frugal Technologies’ intelligent IoT technology. As a result, RAL intends to install the system on more ships in the fleet. With a new patented and class-approved on-top system for intelligent engine...

HHI awarded digital twin certification for fuel tank safety
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HHI awarded digital twin certification for fuel tank safety

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has developed a Digital Health Management system (DHM) for safety and operational efficiency of IMO Type-B LNG fuel tanks. This new and advanced system has achieved Approval in Principal (AiP) of its “Digital Twin READY” Type-B LNG fuel tanks.  This AIP was achieved through close cooperation with the Liberian Registry (LISCR)...

LR launches dedicated Maritime Decarbonisation Hub
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LR launches dedicated Maritime Decarbonisation Hub

Lloyd’s Register [LR] has launched a dedicated centre of excellence to accelerate the safe, sustainable and cost-effective decarbonisation of world shipping in support of delivering greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. The Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, a joint initiative between Lloyd’s Register Group and Foundation, brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts with the skills, knowledge...

LAVLE receives funding from Ocean Zero to boost battery tech innovation
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LAVLE receives funding from Ocean Zero to boost battery tech innovation

U.S.-based supplier and developer of battery technologies and energy storage systems (ESS) LAVLE has announced a round of funding from Ocean Zero, LLC. The investment will support LAVLE’s mission of enabling carbon reduction through its innovative, next generation technologies. Founded by TED Curator Chris Anderson and science/finance journalist Stephen Petranek, Ocean Zero invests in tech-driven,...