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NAPA receives funding to optimise voyage planning services
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NAPA receives funding to optimise voyage planning services

NAPA has received major funding from INTENS, a VTT-coordinated Finnish research-industry collaborative consortium, which will be used to improve technical and operational performance of ships and lower their emissions. The funding will be used to optimise voyages, leading to savings in fuel and reductions in emissions. Captain Risto Kariranta, director, services, NAPA Shipping Solutions explained:...

Alfa Laval wins fleet wide contracts for PureBallast 3
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Alfa Laval wins fleet wide contracts for PureBallast 3

Alfa Laval has signed fleet agreements with Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA for the supply and installation of PureBallast 3, the company’s third generation ballast water treatment system (BWTS). Under the agreement, Alfa Laval will provide PureBallast 3 to dozens of Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech vessels. The vast majority of the systems will...

Dorian LPG and Hyundai Global Service enter MOU
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Dorian LPG and Hyundai Global Service enter MOU

Dorian LPG has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Global Service (HGS) to upgrade the main engines of up to ten of Dorian LPG’s very large gas carriers (VLCCs) to dual fuel. The agreement will see the companies begin research and engineering studies into the feasibility of converting the engines to use...

UK urged to invest in shore power facilities
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UK urged to invest in shore power facilities

Schneider Electric has urged the UK to think further about providing renewable electricity to ships whilst in port to curb air pollution. According to the company, which provides renewable energy to a variety of industries, ports in the UK could reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from international shipping by the equivalent of 1.2m diesel...

EfficienSea2 comes to an end
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EfficienSea2 comes to an end

The EU-funded maritime digitalisation project EfficienSea2 has drawn to a close, with the final conclusions from the three-year project presented to stakeholders at a final conference in Copenhagen. The goal of EfficienSea2 has been to “create and implement innovative and smart solutions for efficient, safe and sustainable traffic at sea” by focusing on global collaboration...

GAC Taiwan secures agency contract from DSLNG
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GAC Taiwan secures agency contract from DSLNG

GAC Taiwan has secured an agency contract from Donggi Senoro Liquefied Natural Gas (DSLNG), a provider of LNG fuel in Indonesia. The contract will see DSLNG handle GAC Taiwan’s vessels’ calls and provide discharge agency and husbandry services at the ports of Taichung and Yung An. Managing Director Kenny So says the contract win comes...

Bureau Veritas launches emissions data compliance tool
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Bureau Veritas launches emissions data compliance tool

Bureau Veritas has introduced the first phase of its My Fuel Consumption software system, a Cloud-based web application offering a digital process to manage compliance with IMO-DCS (Data Collection System) and EU MRV (monitoring reporting and verification) regulations, which aim to track shipping CO2 emissions. Phase 1 of My Fuel Consumption allows users with Bureau...

Oil viscosity a primary factor in EAL suitability finds ABS-led research
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Oil viscosity a primary factor in EAL suitability finds ABS-led research

A Joint Development Project (JDP) between ABS, Vickers Oil, and Imperial College London has found that oil viscosity is the primary property to be considered when selecting a suitable environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) for use with stern tube bearings. The study evaluated EAL properties relative to traditional mineral oil-based lubricants and concluded that the viscosity...

Wärtsilä partners with MPA to promote maritime technologies
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Wärtsilä partners with MPA to promote maritime technologies

Wärtsilä has partnered with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to promote maritime innovation and R&D. The partnership covers four different areas including digital acceleration, cyber-physical security, intelligent vessel and port operations. Wärtsilä and MPA will also support and leverage start-ups and small and medium enterprises in Singapore in these four streams. Marco...

Norwegian ferry completes testing of Wärtsilä autodocking technology
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Norwegian ferry completes testing of Wärtsilä autodocking technology

Wärtsilä has successfully carried out testing of its autodocking technology on Norwegian operator Norled’s Folgefonn ferry. The hybrid 83m long ferry, which was already installed with a Wärtsilä wireless charging system, completed tests between January and April this year, including actual harbour docking trials. All docking manoeuvres were done automatically with no manual control from...

Parker Kitiwake launches portable sulphur fuel test kit
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Parker Kitiwake launches portable sulphur fuel test kit

Parker Kittiwake has launched its X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analyser, a portable testing device that measures the sulphur content in fuel in less than three minutes, providing shipowners and Port State Control (PSC) with the ability to conduct laboratory-standard testing on-site. According to Parker Kittiwake, the XRF accurately indicates the level of sulphur in fuel by...