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Danish Shipping sees rise in online training
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Danish Shipping sees rise in online training

The Danish Shipping Academy’s online version of the mandatory “16 Safety and Health” courses have received positive feedback with initial results indicating online learning is on the rise. During the first quarter of 2018, 182 seafarers have taken the mandatory courses, of which 103 took the course online using the new interactive version. For the...

Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg form autonomous vessel joint venture
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Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg form autonomous vessel joint venture

Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg have collaborated in the creation of a new joint venture called Massterly, which they describe as the “world’s first autonomous shipping company.” The new company, to be based at offices in Lysaker, Norway, aims to offer services encompassing the entire value chain for autonomous ships, from design and development through to control...

Coldharbour selects ClassNK for Japanese type approval of BWTS
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Coldharbour selects ClassNK for Japanese type approval of BWTS

UK-based ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer, Coldharbour Marine, is working with classification society, ClassNK, as part of its progression towards achieving type approval from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Type approval is a necessary step all foreign companies have to take to sell their products to customers in Japan. The process...

BV warns of fuel contamination risks ahead of 2020 sulphur cap
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BV warns of fuel contamination risks ahead of 2020 sulphur cap

As the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap approaches fast, shipowners and operators are urged to consider the side effects of switching from heavy fuel oil (HFO) to low sulphur fuel as evidence of tank contamination and inadvertent non-compliance is brought to light. Like many others, Charlotte Røjgaard, global technical manager, marine fuel services at Bureau Veritas,...

IMO video explains how network of MTCCs is promoting energy efficient shipping
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IMO video explains how network of MTCCs is promoting energy efficient shipping

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released a video that explains how its Global MTTC Network (GMN) of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) is promoting technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency throughout the maritime sector. Magda Kopczynska, Director, DG MOVE, European Commission, says the project “is one of the building blocks that will help...

GTT completes testing of LNG Brick technology
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GTT completes testing of LNG Brick technology

GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) has completed a test campaign of its LNG Brick technology. The brick technology is designed to store liquefied natural gas, which is increasingly being adopted by shipping companies to meet international regulations and reduce environmental impact. LNG Brick consists of a Mark III membrane system, which is delivered as a block...

LNG in demand as Skangas celebrates 1000 bunkering operations in 2017
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LNG in demand as Skangas celebrates 1000 bunkering operations in 2017

Skangas completed 1,000 liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations in 2017, representing an increase of more than 60% over previous years. The company says the quest for clean fuel in international shipping has triggered a demand for LNG. Operating a ship using LNG is one way to meet International Maritime Organization and European Union requirements...

Bawat enters agreement with X-PRESS FEEDERS
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Bawat enters agreement with X-PRESS FEEDERS

Ballast water treatment and management system manufacturer, Bawat, has entered a collaboration and supply agreement with Singapore-based common carrier, X-PRESS FEEDERS. The agreement covers the retrofit of X-PRESS FEEDERS’ carriers with Bawat’s ballast water management system (BWMS) to ensure compliance with ballast water treatment requirements set by the International Maritime Organization. “Signing a contract with...

Big Data for big gains
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Big Data for big gains

Managing the performance of a vessel from all angles is a vital part of achieving efficient, cost-effective operations. With so many technologies and solutions available to improve or make better a ship’s performance, finding where to start can be an overwhelming task. The complexities of this are exacerbated by the increasing generation of Big Data...

Reducing the risk of oily water discharge
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Reducing the risk of oily water discharge

Many oily water treatment systems are experiencing difficulties in rough sea conditions and are therefore increasing the risk of foul play, claims Alfa Laval’s Shinya Tanehashi. According to MEPC regulations, clean water tanks must be equipped with a stand-alone OCM (oil cleaning module) to verify the water’s purity before discharge. This should be enough, says...

SEA\LNG supports carriage ban of non-compliant fuels
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SEA\LNG supports carriage ban of non-compliant fuels

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition that works to accelerate the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the maritime industry, has voiced its support for the carriage ban on non-compliant fuels from 2020 onward when the 0.5% global sulphur cap enters into force. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) global sulphur cap will enter into force...