<span>Operations and Management</span>

U-Ming Marine selects Nippon Marine Paint coating for new VLOC
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U-Ming Marine selects Nippon Marine Paint coating for new VLOC

U-Ming Marine has taken delivery of the second Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) with a protective hull coating from Nippon Marine Paint to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.  Delivered in December from Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry’s shipyard in Qingdao, China, the vessel Grand Wisdom is the second in a pair of eco-friendly bulkers to join...

Kongsberg slashes costs of drilling operations by 25 per cent
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Kongsberg slashes costs of drilling operations by 25 per cent

A collaborative, green solution developed between Kongsberg Maritime, COSL Drilling Europe AS and drilling equipment provider NOV is poised to generate major environmental and financial savings in offshore drilling operations. COSL’s ambitious ‘Energy Control’ project has been launched as a means of simultaneously slashing greenhouse gas emissions and substantially lowering fuel and maintenance overheads on...

ABS launches digital solution for sustainable marine operations
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ABS launches digital solution for sustainable marine operations

ABS has launched the Environmental Monitor as part of its My Digital Fleet risk management platform. ABS Environmental Monitor is a comprehensive digital sustainability solution to help shipowners achieve their sustainability goals by leveraging multiple data sources, including vessel routing, waste stream, operations, and emissions data, to provide transparent reporting. ABS Environmental Monitor aims to:...

Saudi Aramco accelerates digital transformation
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Saudi Aramco accelerates digital transformation

Saudi Aramco Project Management (PM) is expediting the deployment of fuel monitoring and vessel tracking systems (FM & VTS) to support the company’s ambitious vision to be the world’s leading digitalised energy company. The offshore projects department, under upstream project management, is the first organisation deploying a fleetwide fuel and performance monitoring system. PM vice...

Opsealog secures performance optimisation contract with ADNOC
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Opsealog secures performance optimisation contract with ADNOC

Opsealog, a French company specialising in performance management for the marine logistics sector, has secured a contract with ADNOC Logistics & Services, the maritime arm of ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company) to apply its performance management solution Marinsights to ADNOC Logistics & Services’ offshore fleet. Following the successful results of a proof-of-concept trial with...

StormGeo establishes local presence in Denmark
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StormGeo establishes local presence in Denmark

StormGeo has opened a new office in Copenhagen, Denmark to strengthen the company’s partnership with shipping customers in this market. “The decision to expand into Denmark was a logical move in our growth strategy,” said Kim Sørensen, COO Shipping Division, StormGeo. “We are experiencing a growing demand in Denmark for integrated shipping solutions such as...

Eyesea completes first pollution-mapping app tests with Oldendorff and UMMS
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Eyesea completes first pollution-mapping app tests with Oldendorff and UMMS

Eyesea has successfully tested its pollution-mapping app on ocean-going vessels and is now stepping up trials ahead of a further roll-out later this year. Proof-of-concept readings using the prototype app were taken last month by crew members of an Oldendorff Carriers vessel near Florida, and seafarers manning a Union Marine Management Services (UMMS) vessel off...

VesselMan signs cloud-based dry-docking agreement with ro-ro carrier
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VesselMan signs cloud-based dry-docking agreement with ro-ro carrier

American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) has signed a long-term agreement for the provision of cloud-based dry-docking and project management software with VesselMan. VesselMan is a cloud-based solution that provides a digital specification that is always available, based on best-practice templates and flexible integration with third-party software. The agreement covers all of ARC’s U.S.-flagged vessels. ARC...

GreenSteam acquires the assets of Enerforce to enhance AI services
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GreenSteam acquires the assets of Enerforce to enhance AI services

GreenSteam, developers of vessel performance optimisation solutions, has acquired the assets of Greece-based maritime software specialist Enerforce Solutions and Consulting. The acquisition will enable GreenSteam to diversify and enhance its product offering driven by Liberty, an advanced noon reporting validation system. The current office of Enerforce will become GreenSteam’s offices in Piraeus, Greece. The Liberty...

NAVTOR unveils vessel performance optimisation solution
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NAVTOR unveils vessel performance optimisation solution

e-Navigation solutions provider NAVTOR has announced the launch of NavFleet, a fleet management and performance optimisation solution. The application, developed over the past two years in collaboration with key shipowners, opens up a new horizon of possibilities for users – enabling real-time operational insight, performance optimisation and enhanced business decision making. NAVTOR CEO Tor Svanes...

SailPlan and MMA partner to develop intelligent vessel navigation
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SailPlan and MMA partner to develop intelligent vessel navigation

SailPlan has partnered with the Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) to accelerate the development of intelligent vessel navigation and shoreside vessel control technologies. The partnership will advance the commercialisation of cutting-edge navigational technologies for autonomous and traditionally-navigated vessels. MMA will equip its fleet, including the autonomous 41-foot workboat R/V Quickwater with SailPlan’s intelligent navigation platform. SailPlan...

ABB launches new emission monitoring solution
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ABB launches new emission monitoring solution

ABB has launched a new emission monitoring solution to help the maritime industry keep track of its CO2 footprint and achieve ambitious decarbonisation targets. The digital solution, CEMcaptain, is a multi-component analyser system designed to increase onboard safety, provide process optimisation and substantially reduce ownership costs. CEMcaptain continuously provides real-time data offering reliable measurement of...