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The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN
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The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN

A report by the United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL, and Sustaina has hailed Cavotec’s MoorMaster automated mooring technology and Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution as two of the key game-changing technologies driving fuel efficient and sustainable shipping operations. Autonomous solutions, wind, and electrification are vital solutions in the shipping industry’s journey towards decarbonisation. Rapidly implementing...

EIB and ING inject EUR 300m into fuel saving projects
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EIB and ING inject EUR 300m into fuel saving projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Dutch banking and financial services corporation, ING, have signed a EUR 300m agreement to support green investments in the European shipping market. Each company will contribute EUR 150m to the Green Shipping Guarantee Programme that will be used by customers to develop projects with a green innovation element. The funding...

ABS publishes SOx and NOx emissions reminder
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ABS publishes SOx and NOx emissions reminder

ABS has published a notice reminding shipping industry players that there are certain requirements regarding SOx and NOx emissions that must be adhered to in order to avoid non-compliance penalties. MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14 limits the fuel oil sulphur content to any fuel used on board all ships, new and existing, operating with an...

Solomon Islands calls for shipping to invest in energy efficient operations
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Solomon Islands calls for shipping to invest in energy efficient operations

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) and national ship operators, have made a call for the shipping industry to focus investment on energy efficient operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Solomon Islands states that there are 273 vessels operating in Solomon Island waters, all of which use fossil...

Joint next-generation on-board IoT platform completes testing
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Joint next-generation on-board IoT platform completes testing

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), MTI, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), and NTT Data have conducted a proof-of-concept experiment for a next-generation onboard IoT platform. The platform was tested on the domestic coastal vessel, Hidaka, owned and operated by Kinkai Yusen Kaisha of NYK Group. The onboard IoT platform follows the development of a...

NYK and KOSEN to deliver improved maritime education services
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NYK and KOSEN to deliver improved maritime education services

NYK and the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN) have entered a partnership agreement to collaborate in education and public relations to assist with the development of human resources in the maritime industry and the promotion of maritime affairs awareness. One of NYK’s programs aims to educate the next generation of seafarers. NYK and KOSEN will...

ETI launches project to identify benefits of fuel saving ship technologies
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ETI launches project to identify benefits of fuel saving ship technologies

The Energy Technologies Institute (EIT) has launched a project to help shipping companies and financiers identify the real-world costs and fuel consumption benefits of using new and existing technologies. £1.8 million has been allocated to the Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project, which will assess the costs and benefits of installing and retrofitting technologies to...

ClassNK launches support service for fuel oil Data Collection Plan
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ClassNK launches support service for fuel oil Data Collection Plan

ClassNK Consulting Service has launched a support service for setting up a Data Collection Plan (DCP) as required by the IMO, to monitor and collect data on ships’ fuel oil consumption. Under MARPOL Annex VI, ships above 5,000 GT will be required from March 1, 2018, to collect data on the consumption of their fuel...

Eniram launches Skylight 3.0 and enters into exclusive partnership with Concirrus
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Eniram launches Skylight 3.0 and enters into exclusive partnership with Concirrus

Wärtsilä company, Eniram, has launched its SkyLight 3.0 fleet management solution to give deeper insight into vessel performance, while entering into an exclusive partnership with Concirrus to deliver connected marine insurance. Eniram Skylight 3.0 is an update to its subscription-based fleet performance monitoring service. The solution tracks fuel performance and costs, helping shipowners, operators, or...

Brokering giant urges shipping to prepare for 2020 sulphur cap now to avoid insurance ramifications
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Brokering giant urges shipping to prepare for 2020 sulphur cap now to avoid insurance ramifications

Shipowners and operators must establish strategies now to ensure compliance with the January 1, 2020 Global Sulphur Cap, or else they risk interrogation over their vessels’ seaworthiness and face difficulties when it comes to insurance, states global broker and risk manager, Marsh. In a report just published, Marsh acknowledges its concerns are primarily centred on...

Cleanship Solutions’ MD reveals critical areas of ship performance affected by BWTS
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Cleanship Solutions’ MD reveals critical areas of ship performance affected by BWTS

Ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) are required to prevent the transfer of aquatic species from their native environments to non-native ones where they have the potential to cause detrimental ecological harm. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulates this through its International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention),...

PureBallast 3 becomes first system to meet G8 testing requirements
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PureBallast 3 becomes first system to meet G8 testing requirements

Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment system (BWTS), PureBallast 3, has become the first system to meet the revised International Maritime Organization (IMO) G8 testing requirements. The revised G8 guidelines are more stringent than the original ones and more in line with the higher demands the US Coast Guard requires for type approving a BWTS. On...