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Royston links fuel management system with Opsealog smart data platform
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Royston links fuel management system with Opsealog smart data platform

Royston Diesel Power has set up a new arrangement that links its enginei electronic fuel management system (EFMS) directly with the Opsealog’s maritime smart data analysis platform. Compatibility of the two systems means that the automatically generated fuel consumption and other engine performance data provided by enginei can now be incorporated directly into the Opsealog...

Hunter Group chooses OSM to manage new VLCC fleet
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Hunter Group chooses OSM to manage new VLCC fleet

Hunter Group has chosen OSM Maritime for technical management of its new fleet of eco design SMART very large crude carriers (VLCC). The eight identical 336m vessels are currently under construction at DSME in Korea and are scheduled for delivery at the end of 2019. The Hunter vessels will be managed from OSM’s base in...

Carbon Trust launches emissions reduction competition
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Carbon Trust launches emissions reduction competition

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has announced a competition to accelerate the development of technologies with the potential to reduce vessel emissions and fuel consumption. Up to £100,000 in funding will be awarded to the winning technologies, from a total funding pot of £300,000, to support technology development or demonstration. The OWA Low...

Cargill cuts transport emissions by 350,000 tonnes
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Cargill cuts transport emissions by 350,000 tonnes

Cargill has achieved a 12 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions per cargo tonne mile compared with its 2016 baseline, proving that it is on course to meet its 2020 target of 15 per cent. According to Cargill, the reduction in emissions was made possible by the company’s chartering policy. In the reporting period, Cargill...

ABB upgrades Tekomar XPERT for fleet-wide use
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ABB upgrades Tekomar XPERT for fleet-wide use

ABB Turbocharging has upgraded its digital platform ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT for use on a fleet-wide scale. ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT for fleet provides insight into engine performance from fleet to vessel level with an easy-access web portal interface. Tekomar XPERT for fleet incorporates all standard features found in the original Tekomar XPERT application with...

Reclaim your in-box
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Reclaim your in-box

As the most universal method of electronic communication yet devised, e-mail is inescapable – even at sea. Yet its ubiquity makes it an attractive target for hackers. Fortunately, GTMaritime has plenty of ways of stopping malicious mails stowing away on vessels, says Jamie Jones, head of service at GTMaritime. Email has been part of our...

StormGeo upgrades route optimisation solutions
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StormGeo upgrades route optimisation solutions

StormGeo has unveiled new versions of its route optimisation system, BVS, through the launch of NaviPlanner BVS and NaviUpdate. NaviPlanner BVS simplifies the process of planning and optimising a route by obtaining the appropriate charts and creating a voyage plan, without switching between different products. NaviUpdate connects NaviPlanner securely to the ECDIS for direct transfer...

Wilhelmsen Ship Management acquires 50 per cent stake in NorSea Wind
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Wilhelmsen Ship Management acquires 50 per cent stake in NorSea Wind

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has acquired 50 per cent of NorSea Wind and its subsidiaries to offer an integrated solution for the renewable wind energy market. Founded in 2016, NorSea Wind is a subsidiary of NorSea Group and offers project management and logistics planning for all on and offshore wind farm projects. “NorSea Wind offers...

Total Marine and NAVTOR sign MoU to optimise voyage planning
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Total Marine and NAVTOR sign MoU to optimise voyage planning

Total Marine Solutions (TMS) and NAVTOR have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the integration of Ocean Guardian’s environmental rules into NAVTOR’s voyage planning software, as well as to allow NAVTOR to offer Ocean Guardian’s environmental planning tool as a stand-alone system. Developed by TMS, Ocean Guardian is a digital tool that provides shipboard...

Alfa Laval launches new scrubber water cleaning system
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Alfa Laval launches new scrubber water cleaning system

Alfa Laval has launched a new, modular scrubber water cleaning system for its PureSOx scrubber technology. The PureSOx water cleaning system (WCS) gives the option of scrubbing in closed-loop, either by using a fully equipped hybrid system or by installing a hybrid-ready system that can be upgraded for closed-loop operation later. “The new PureSOx WCS...

Washington and Norway commit to sustainable maritime solutions
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Washington and Norway commit to sustainable maritime solutions

Two major industry clusters from Norway and USA have agreed to partner to strengthen the countries’ collaboration on sustainable maritime solutions. On Tuesday 4 June at the Nor-Shipping trade show in Oslo, Norwegian industry cluster NCE Maritime CleanTech and Seattle-based cluster Washington Maritime Blue signed an agreement to speed up the development of new technologies...

Stena RoRo converts vessels to SERTICA fleet management system
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Stena RoRo converts vessels to SERTICA fleet management system

Stena RoRo has replaced two systems onboard its Stena Foreteller and Mont Ventoux with a new fleet management system from Logimatic. Stena RoRo initially signed up to the Logimatic SERTICA Maintenance and Procurement but decided to add the Safety Management System in SERTICA to get full value of the solution. This enables Stena RoRo to...