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Valmet cuts exhaust gas emissions by 99 per cent in technology pilot
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Valmet cuts exhaust gas emissions by 99 per cent in technology pilot

Finnish technology developer and supplier Valmet has tested a scrubber and wet electrostatic precipitator combination that has proven to cut exhaust gas emissions from marine diesel engines by up to 99 per cent. The pilot testing and configuration project was carried out together with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). International Maritime Organization (IMO)...

Grimaldi and Wärtsilä unveil new filter system to tackle ocean microplastics
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Grimaldi and Wärtsilä unveil new filter system to tackle ocean microplastics

Shipping company Grimaldi Group and technology firm Wärtsilä have unveiled a new system that uses exhaust gas scrubber washwater to tackle the amount of microplastics in the world’s oceans. According to the association Plastic Europe, 368 million tonnes of plastic were produced in 2019 worldwide, and around 3 per cent, or 11.4 million tonnes, of...

BargeTracker launched to boost bunker transparency
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BargeTracker launched to boost bunker transparency

BunkerMetric has launched a new tool that uses machine learning and evidence-based analysis to track bunker barges and provide shipping companies with trustworthy data on the bunkering supply chain.  The tool, BargeTracker, uses AIS and a range of other relevant data sources to derive a full trajectory of any bunker barge movements and their interactions...

AI-based solution from FuelTrust to assess vessels’ historical GHG performance
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AI-based solution from FuelTrust to assess vessels’ historical GHG performance

FuelTrust has announced the launch of Carbon Baseline, an artificially intelligent (AI) enabled solution that delivers a detailed and verified baseline assessment of historical vessel and fleet emissions. As shipping progresses towards the IMO’s 2050 carbon reduction target, progress of individual vessels towards this goal will be assessed based on historical baselines going back to...

UK Chamber of Shipping calls on IMO to take more action to cut emissions
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UK Chamber of Shipping calls on IMO to take more action to cut emissions

At the UK Chamber of Shipping’s annual dinner last week, Chamber president John Denholm CBE called on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to take more decisive action to cut emissions from the international shipping industry. Delivering his address in front of 700 guests, including the IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, John Denholm said: “I acknowledge the...

Eastern Pacific Shipping announces nine start-ups to join accelerator programme
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Eastern Pacific Shipping announces nine start-ups to join accelerator programme

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has announced the next nine start-ups to join its Eastern Pacific Accelerator, a mentorship-based programme that was launched in 2019 in partnership with Techstars. The programme helps maritime start-ups to develop their technologies and solutions by providing funding and mentorship. To date, the programme has invested in 18 maritime start-ups. EPS...

VesselsValue adds energy efficiency rating to data offering
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VesselsValue adds energy efficiency rating to data offering

Data provider VesselsValue (VV) has added an energy efficiency rating function to its data offering, helping clients to access, customise and compare vessels’ energy efficiency ratings. This latest feature combines VV’s extensive shipping data with the IMO’s framework to calculate the energy efficiency score for an individual vessel, whether existing, energy efficiency existing ship index...

Future Proof Shipping joins FLAGSHIPS project
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Future Proof Shipping joins FLAGSHIPS project

Future Proof Shipping (FPS) has joined the European innovation project, FLAGSHIPS, to bring the shipping company’s second zero-emissions inland container vessel, the FPS Waal, to Europe’s waterways. FPS will strengthen the FLAGSHIPS consortium and expand its green hydrogen-fuelled fleet with the addition of the FPS Waal to the project. Collaborative operations are set to commence...

KR launches class notation for underwater radiated noise
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KR launches class notation for underwater radiated noise

The Korean Register (KR) has developed new ‘Guidance for Underwater Radiated Noise’ to help protect marine ecosystems by reducing noise from ships. Underwater radiated noise is becoming a more serious issue as the size and speed of ships increases to handle high volumes of seaborne trade. The noise from ships’ engines can cause significant disruption...