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Vessel performance optimisation: what do the experts say?
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Vessel performance optimisation: what do the experts say?

In the era of digitalisation, pursuing total vessel optimisation is the challenge. This is the thought NYK Line’s Dr. Ando Hideyuki, Senior General Manager, Monohakobi Technology Institute, shared with participants at Digital Ship’s first Vessel Performance Optimisation event, held in Copenhagen last year. This was the first event in a series of forums planned to help shipowners and...

Baltic Exchange forms Baltic LNG Panellists Group
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Baltic Exchange forms Baltic LNG Panellists Group

The Baltic Exchange has formed the Baltic LNG Panellists Group to help the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market evolve in the shipping industry. Affinity, Braemar ACM, Clarksons and SSY are the LNG Panellists Group’s first members and are currently assessing a range of LNG routes before reporting moves to a trial phase. The Baltic Exchange...

ABS updates fleet management software package
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ABS updates fleet management software package

ABS reports that it has issued a new release of its Nautical Systems (NS) Enterprise fleet management software, now including a new business intelligence module called NS Insight and a Cloud-based NS Voyage Manager. The updated software also offers access via mobile applications for iOS and Android devices, as well as an expanded NS Autologger...

Canada introduces new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations
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Canada introduces new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations

Transport Canada has introduced new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations to include safety and pollution prevention measures that are related to vessel design and equipment, vessel operations, and crew training. The new regulations incorporate the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (the Polar Code) into Canada’s domestic legislation and are designed...

SEA\LNG welcomes Societe Generale as first financial institution
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SEA\LNG welcomes Societe Generale as first financial institution

An industry coalition that is driving the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, known as SEA\LNG, has announced the addition of the first financial institution to the coalition, Societe Generale. The financial institution will bring its financial perspective on LNG to the coalition and assist with developing frameworks to support uptake...

COACH Solutions launches weather routing service
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COACH Solutions launches weather routing service

COACH Solutions, a provider of advanced vessel performance monitoring technology, has launched a weather routing module, COACH Voyage Optimisation. Developed in-house, COACH Voyage Optimisation monitors voyages 24/7 and optimises them in relation to a vessel’s ETA, weather, fuel consumption and the condition of the vessel. If there are significant changes in the weather forecast, COACH...

Turkish training ship installs GMDSS systems
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Turkish training ship installs GMDSS systems

TUDEV, the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation, has completed the installation of a range of SAILOR GMDSS systems, including Inmarsat Mini-C and maritime radios, on board a new training ship for Turkish maritime cadets. The SAILOR 6000 GMDSS systems will be used on board the Ro-Ro/Passenger ship ‘SAMSUN’, which was recently chartered and converted for training...

Emission-free ships to get 20% discount at Port of Amsterdam
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Emission-free ships to get 20% discount at Port of Amsterdam

The Port of Amsterdam is offering vessels with a zero-emission propulsion system a 20% discount on inland harbour dues for the Amsterdam and Zaanstad port waters. The discount is part of the Green Award programme, a certification scheme that rewards ships for reducing their emissions and improving their environmental performance. Green Award introduced a Platinum...

80% of LNG specialists believe LNG will be a widespread marine fuel
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80% of LNG specialists believe LNG will be a widespread marine fuel

80% of specialists in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector believe that LNG will become a widespread fuel for ships in 2018, according to Oil & Gas IQ. The business intelligence firm for the hydrocarbons industry surveyed over 500 LNG specialists involved in the LNG bunkering supply chain, with well over half considering LNG to...

German port joins initiative to develop infrastructure for LNG
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German port joins initiative to develop infrastructure for LNG

RWE Supply & Trading and Duisport have joined forces to develop infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Port of Duisborg, Germany. The program will see the companies develop and implement a joint sustainable logistics concept for the provision, storage, distribution and utilisation of LNG to replace diesel fuels. The first step will be...

EPA provides $650K towards US clean vessel program
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EPA provides $650K towards US clean vessel program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to provide the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA)with US $650,000 to help reduce emissions from marine engines on up to eight vessels operating in the Puget Sound region, a coastal area in the state of Washington. The funding will be used to incentive shipping companies to operate cleaner...

Envirocleanse inTank BWTS completes type approval testing
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Envirocleanse inTank BWTS completes type approval testing

Ballast water treatment system manufacturer, Envirocleanse, has completed all land-based and shipboard testing for its inTank ballast water treatment system (BWTS). The company will now submit its application to the United States Coast Guard for type approval in the first quarter of 2018. The inTank BWTS uses a dispersion system patented by the US Geological...