<span>Operations and Management</span>

New working group to standardise fuel consumption models
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New working group to standardise fuel consumption models

Maritime technology company ZeroNorth has announced the recent creation of a new multilateral working group aimed at forging a new industry-wide standard to measure the accuracy of vessel fuel consumption models. The working group, which was formed earlier in 2021 and has already met four times, will take advantage of new digital technologies to unlock...

Astrup Fearnley and Veracity by DNV to make emissions data predictions
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Astrup Fearnley and Veracity by DNV to make emissions data predictions

Astrup Fearnley and Veracity by DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly deploy an Emissions Prediction Calculator to the shipping industry. The Calculator will provide ship brokers, owners, and charterers with quality assured emissions data predictions over the Veracity platform. DNV will use its experience in building algorithms for emission calculations and...

Berge Bulk to retrofit Yara Marine scrubbers
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Berge Bulk to retrofit Yara Marine scrubbers

Dry bulk owner Berge Bulk has chosen to retrofit more in-line scrubbers from Yara Marine Technologies. Yara Marine has already installed in-line scrubbers on about 30 of Berge Bulk’s carriers. This latest agreement will see the shipping company roll out the technology to more of its vessels to cut emissions and comply with regulatory requirements....

BV launches platform to help operators meet IMO carbon intensity requirements
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BV launches platform to help operators meet IMO carbon intensity requirements

Bureau Veritas (BV) has introduced an online platform, VeriSTAR Green, to enable all shipowners to assess their compliance with EEXI and CII regulations. This tool is accessible from the Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore website. In line with the 2050 International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ambition to take action to combat climate change and its impacts,...

BRS, Deltamarin and BV to provide future emissions and performance toolbox
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BRS, Deltamarin and BV to provide future emissions and performance toolbox

Shipbroker Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS), ship designers and engineer Deltamarin, and classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) have agreed to cooperate to provide effective ship performance and energy transition solutions for the world’s shipowners. The focus of the initiative is to provide a pathway and tools for owners to measure, verify and improve performance – both for...

Alphatron Marine and Navis to co-develop ship motion control systems
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Alphatron Marine and Navis to co-develop ship motion control systems

Alphatron Marine and Navis Engineering have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop an innovative range of Ship Motion Control Systems based on autopilot and dynamic positioning technologies, which can become an integrated part of the JRC navigation system. Alphatron Marine (a JRC company) and Navis aim to provide a comprehensive solution to support...

Kongsberg Digital adds fuel-saving system to Kognifai
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Kongsberg Digital adds fuel-saving system to Kognifai

Kongsberg Digital has signed a partnership agreement with Recogni to add the company’s big data based fuel-saving tool, Blue Power EMS, to the Kognifai Marketplace. The application has proven to reduce fuel consumption by more than 15 per cent. Blue Power EMS will help shipowners and operators to reduce fuel consumption by combining operational data...

METIS adds electric profiling functionality to vessel performance analytics
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METIS adds electric profiling functionality to vessel performance analytics

METIS Cyberspace Technology has launched an Electrical Power Profile evaluation application to its vessel performance analytics tools. The new METIS Electrical Power Profile Overview functionality responds to growing market interest in the benefits of installing alternative electrical power sources to auxiliary engines as a cost-effective and sustainable way of covering energy needs during port operations....

Furetank deploys AI-powered performance management solutions from OrbitMI
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Furetank deploys AI-powered performance management solutions from OrbitMI

Swedish shipping company Furetank Chartering has chosen to deploy OrbitMI’s AI-powered vessel performance management platform ‘Orbit’ across its fleet of product and chemical tankers. During a pilot using Orbit on three vessels, Furetank significantly increased control over bunker consumption and increased productivity due to improved planning and coordination of all commercial activities. OrbitMI, an independent...

Ecochlor completes land and shipboard testing for filterless BWTS
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Ecochlor completes land and shipboard testing for filterless BWTS

Ecochlor has completed all land-based and shipboard testing for the filterless, EcoOne ballast water treatment system (BWTS) in preparation for an application for United States Coast Guard (USCG) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) BWTS type approvals.  DNV was chosen to act as the Independent Lab (IL) throughout the entire process and has been responsible for...

K Line joins R&D project for CO2 marine transportation
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K Line joins R&D project for CO2 marine transportation

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K LINE), Nippon Gas Line (NGL) and Ochanomizu University, Japan, have announced their participation in the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) project, “CCUS R&D and Demonstration Related Project / Large-scale CCUS Demonstration in Tomakomai / Demonstration Project on CO2 Transportation” on consignment from Engineering Advancement Association of Japan (ENAA)....