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Bureau Veritas issues electronic certificates
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Bureau Veritas issues electronic certificates

Bureau Veritas has begun issuing electronic and statutory certificates, replacing paper certification. The launch of the e-certification process comes following successful pilots with shipowners and flag states. The e-certificates, which have been developed in compliance with IMO guidelines, will be issued on behalf of 52 flag states, representing 72% of the Bureau Veritas classed fleet....

SEA\LNG welcomes two new members
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SEA\LNG welcomes two new members

SEA\LNG, an industry coalition driving the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has welcomed “K” Line Group and Uyeno Group of Companies (Uyeno Group) as the latest members. The addition of these companies will provide valuable insight from the thriving LNG chain in Japan and elsewhere, and according to SEA\LNG, their...

WinGD and HHI collaborate to increase ship intelligence
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WinGD and HHI collaborate to increase ship intelligence

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group have signed an agreement to provide greater insight into ship and engine data using digital technologies. Through WinGD and HHI’s combined expertise, shipowners, operators, and managers will get better access to customer support services and advice on how to operate their ships more efficiently,...

BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking tool
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BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking tool

BIMCO has relaunched its ship benchmarking system, Shipping KPI, following a two-year redesign process. The system assists shipowners and managers with making strategic decisions on managing their fleets based on competing ships in the same segment. Shipping KPI is based on the self-reporting of 300 companies and 6,000 ships. Users can compare 33 different key...

Wärtsilä to optimise performance of TMS Cardiff LNG carriers
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Wärtsilä to optimise performance of TMS Cardiff LNG carriers

Finnish technology group, Wärtsilä, is assisting Athens-based ship operator, TMS Cardiff Gas, with performance monitoring and maintenance predictability of the company’s four tri-fuel diesel electric propulsion (TFDE) liquefied natural gas carriers. This follows a maintenance agreement that was signed in December. Each vessel features an Eniram (a Wärtsilä company) data collection platform to help TMS...

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...