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Hopper Dredger sails 2,000 hours on 100 per cent marine biofuel
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Hopper Dredger sails 2,000 hours on 100 per cent marine biofuel

Jan De Nul Group has announced that its trailing suction hopper dredger, ‘Alexander von Humboldt’, has completed 2,000 hours of operation on 100 per cent renewable, second-generation Biofuel Oil (BFO). The vessel is powered by 2 × MAN 12V32/40 and 1 × MAN 7L32/40 main engines. Jan De Nul Group reports that this major milestone...

Voyager PLANNING STATION gets major update
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Voyager PLANNING STATION gets major update

Voyager Worldwide has announced a major upgrade to its Voyager PLANNING STATION navigation software. The new version features enhanced automation of route and passage planning, information sharing between ship and shore and new interactive guided workflow processes to reduce operational risk and streamline navigation processes. Voyager PLANNING STATION now automatically delivers digital and paper Notices...

Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel
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Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel

A recent report by independent research and consultancy organisation CE Delft on the climate impact of marine scrubbers has found that the environmental impact of the technology could be less than that of low-sulphur marine fuel. The study compares the results to the use of low-sulphur marine fuels and is made from a well-to-wake perspective...

Shipping report: “COVID corner-cutting will lead to an environmental catastrophe”
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Shipping report: “COVID corner-cutting will lead to an environmental catastrophe”

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a stark warning that if temporary short cuts adopted in the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic continue or become permanent, then there will be a rise in shipping accidents and environmental disasters. The predictions are contained within a new report released by the ITF’s Maritime Safety Committee:...

Starting small with Big Data
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Starting small with Big Data

‘Big Data’ sits high up in the premier league of buzzwords that can confuse discussions in today’s shipping industry, but it remains true that the amount of data harvested from ships continues to rise rapidly, writes Keng Teen Phang, regional director, APAC. Of the 380,000 or so messages from 5,600 vessels that pass through GTMaritime’s...

ClassNK verifies IINO LINES’ GHG assertion
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ClassNK verifies IINO LINES’ GHG assertion

Classification Society ClassNK has conducted the third-party verification with a reasonable level of assurance for a greenhouse gas (GHG) assertion of IINO KAIUN KAISHA and group companies, and issued a verification statement. As actions against climate change has increased the importance as criteria for corporate evaluation, not a few companies are encouraged to disclose their...

Redshift Associates to develop air pollution service for UK ports
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Redshift Associates to develop air pollution service for UK ports

Leicestershire-based start-up company, Redshift Associates has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to develop an innovative new service that will model and map air pollution for UK harbours and ports. Redshift Associates and the University of Leicester are collaborating to develop analytic solutions that extract operational information on shipping from remote sensing...

Consort Express Lines rolls out Tero Marine’s TM Master
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Consort Express Lines rolls out Tero Marine’s TM Master

Papua New Guinea based Consort Express Lines has signed a contract with Norwegian technology company Tero Marine to roll out its complete TM Master suite of applications.  The agreement also includes 14 tugs owned by Pacific Towing, both companies being part of Steamships Trading Company, within the Swire Group. Tero Marine will provide the companies...

Inatech launches ShiptechLite to assist operators with bunker management
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Inatech launches ShiptechLite to assist operators with bunker management

As small- to mid-size shipping companies recover from the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Glencore’s Inatech has responded to market demand with a new version of its Shiptech bunker fuel management system, ShiptechLite. Altogether, smaller shipping firms with fewer than 40 vessels command a significant market segment of more than 2,500 ships. Unlike larger...

KR opens LNG Fueled and Bunkering Simulation Centre
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KR opens LNG Fueled and Bunkering Simulation Centre

The Korean Register (KR) has announced the establishment of a new LNG Fueled and Bunkering Simulation Center (KR LSC). The new facility is located at KR’s headquarters in Busan and officially opened on 15 September. Following the opening ceremony, a memorandum of understanding was signed between KR and Transgas Solution (TGS, chief executive officer Lee...

SeaOwl demonstrates remote operation capabilities
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SeaOwl demonstrates remote operation capabilities

Offshore services operator SeaOwl has provided new insight into the capabilities of remote ship operation during a recent demonstration that was held as part of the Remotely Operated Service at Sea (ROSS) project.  SeaOwl successfully demonstrated the concept to strategic partners including French energy major Total in early September. The ROSS project aims to bring...

Norwegian Cruise Line rolls out Safe Return to Port solution
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Norwegian Cruise Line rolls out Safe Return to Port solution

Marine and technical consultancy Brookes Bell has been contracted by Norwegian Cruise Line to deliver its software solution SRtP Onboard across its Breakaway Plus class of vessels. The software was installed on the newly launched Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Norwegian Encore in December 2019 including the delivery of training to all crew involved. The software...