Tag: COVID-19

Digital development turbocharged by half a decade due to pandemic
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Digital development turbocharged by half a decade due to pandemic

The global pandemic is turbocharging digital development in the maritime industry by half a decade, facilitating new ideas and a new exploratory mindset to realise the potential of this decade and the next decade, says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime. The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the maritime industry’s status quo of...

Shipping companies could face steep fuel bill rise post-COVID-19, warns GreenSteam
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Shipping companies could face steep fuel bill rise post-COVID-19, warns GreenSteam

Vessel owners, operators and charterers reacting to a sharp reduction in demand due to COVID-19 are expected to face accelerated hull fouling as more and more vessels lie idle at anchor or provide floating storage for petroleum products, says GreenSteam, developers of machine learning-based vessel performance optimisation software. The effects of vessel lay-ups vary across...

Training paramount for optimum scrubber performance
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Training paramount for optimum scrubber performance

Norwegian scrubber supplier Yara Marine said that training on the use of scrubbers is essential to ensure optimum performance and urged owners and operators to see it as an investment that will pay off in a number of ways. The Norwegian company has delivered over 300 SOx scrubber systems to customers in all major shipping...

Vessel data critical to managing offshore O&M, says Reygar
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Vessel data critical to managing offshore O&M, says Reygar

Crew transfer vessel (CTV) operators have pioneered a digital approach to modern fleet operations in recent years, using the vessel health and performance data gathered through advanced remote monitoring to drive operational improvements and maximise quality of service. This evidence-based approach to operations is now coming into its own as CTV firms seek to manage...

BIO-UV adapts BWTS to help stop spread of coronavirus
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BIO-UV adapts BWTS to help stop spread of coronavirus

The ultra-violet light technology used to kill the invasive species found in ships’ ballast water tanks can be used to protect seafarers, health workers and first-responders from picking up the coronavirus from surfaces. Following research by the French company behind the BIO-SEA ballast water treatment, a surface disinfection system will be ready for market introduction...

Pinfabb provides free remote assistance to help with COVID-19
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Pinfabb provides free remote assistance to help with COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, Italian firm Pinfabb is offering its customers free-of-charge remote services. When stabilisers service engineers cannot inspect vessels physically, as is happening during this time of travel restrictions, a practical alternative for Pinfabb customers is to use remote service sessions. During the past few years, customers joining Pinfabb’s Remote Service package have increased...

Emergency funding campaign to help seafarers impacted by COVID-19
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Emergency funding campaign to help seafarers impacted by COVID-19

A new crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help raise funds to support developing world seafarers and their families impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis. While much of the shipping industry take their responsibilities to their seafarers very seriously there is still a real challenge facing many seafarers from the poorer regions of the world....

GNS launches Voyager FLEET INSIGHT extension and makes service free to shipping
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GNS launches Voyager FLEET INSIGHT extension and makes service free to shipping

GNS has launched VFI Plus, a new extension to its Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI) web service and, at the same time, announced that it will be making the service available free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic to support shipping companies with remote-working or office-based teams with increased demands for fast access to up-to-date information....

COVID-19: d’Amico leverages remote technologies for vessel inspections
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COVID-19: d’Amico leverages remote technologies for vessel inspections

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) has approved the use of RINA’s remote technology for inspections of Liberian flagged vessels. Shipowner d’Amico will take advantage of this facility in a pilot case across the fleet. As the marine industry adjusts to the constraints placed on people’s movements imposed by national Governments to limit...