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Transforming performance data into decision-support
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Transforming performance data into decision-support

Dorian LPG, a liquefied petroleum gas shipping company and owner and operator of very large gas carriers (VLGCs) has been working with Danish firm Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS) to improve vessel and fleet performance. The shipping company has rolled out VPS’ solution VESPER to improve decision-making, particularly around dry-dockings and hull and propeller performance. One...

ONEX tanker becomes first vessel to receive DNV SILENT-E notation
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ONEX tanker becomes first vessel to receive DNV SILENT-E notation

ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation. The SILENT-E notation ensures ships do not exceed average-to-moderate Underwater Radiation Noise (URN) levels. Vessels with this notation can minimise their impact on marine life and...

ABS and Rainmaking partner to support Singapore’s decarbonisation entrepreneurs
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ABS and Rainmaking partner to support Singapore’s decarbonisation entrepreneurs

ABS and Rainmaking have collaborated to support entrepreneurs with maritime decarbonisation technologies. ABS’ marine and offshore industry experience combined with Rainmaking’s register of decarbonisation focused start-ups will allow rapid testing and development of transformational technologies with the potential to reduce CO2 emissions. The program will identify technology start-ups and deliver scalable pilots and ventures through...

HawkEye 360 leverages machine learning to optimise vessel monitoring
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HawkEye 360 leverages machine learning to optimise vessel monitoring

HawkEye 360 has announced the development of new maritime security and vessel monitoring capabilities using machine learning. The new capabilities combine HawkEye 360’s RF geolocation services with a customised machine learning model developed through Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Machine Learning (ML) Solutions Lab. The capabilities, which will be integrated into the HawkEye 360 portfolio of...

Nautilus and Datum announce vessel digitalisation and data partnership
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Nautilus and Datum announce vessel digitalisation and data partnership

Nautilus Labs and Datum Electronics have announced a partnership that will provide shipowners, operators, technical managers, and charterers a comprehensive solution for vessel digitalisation and predictive decision support. Leveraging data provided by hardware leaders, Nautilus builds vessel-specific, machine learning-based performance models to reduce fuel consumption, emissions, and maintenance spend. By unifying stakeholders around a single...

LNG-fuelled tankers to feature Wärtsilä navigation systems
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LNG-fuelled tankers to feature Wärtsilä navigation systems

Wärtsilä Voyage has signed a contract to deliver radio and integrated navigation systems for ten icebreaking LNG-fuelled tankers to be constructed for the Arctic LNG-2 project. The order was placed in January 2021 and is now in process of execution, in partnership with Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard. The new contract is an extension of the...

Datum receives grant from Innovate UK for engine health assessment system
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Datum receives grant from Innovate UK for engine health assessment system

Innovate UK has approved Datum Electronics for an innovation grant for the company’s intelligent marine engine’s health assessment system. The solution helps keep marine engines healthy by providing ultrafast sampling of highly accurate sensors, resulting in millions of events being analysed at sea. From this data an algorithm is formulated which allows Datum to predict...

LNG carrier achieves 6.6 per cent fuel savings with Silverstream system
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LNG carrier achieves 6.6 per cent fuel savings with Silverstream system

Silverstream Technologies’ air lubrication system has achieved 6.6 per cent fuel savings onboard a Shell-chartered LNG carrier.  The 170,000 cbm Methane Patricia Camila carried out normal operations and the technology was tested at various speeds to calculate fuel and emissions savings. The System was successfully retrofitted on the 2010-built LNGC during its October 2020 planned dry...