Tag: <span>COVID-19</span>

Shipping CO2 emissions down 1 per cent in 2020
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Shipping CO2 emissions down 1 per cent in 2020

Global shipping CO2 emissions decreased 1 per cent last year as the Coronavirus pandemic curtailed 2020 shipping activity, according to maritime data provider Marine Benchmark. CO2 emissions among the ‘Big-3’ – tankers, bulkers and containers – actually increased 1.2 per cent, with a 2.4 per cent decline in container emissions offset by growth in the...

Keep ‘boots on deck’ for better inspections and crew morale, says Idwal
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Keep ‘boots on deck’ for better inspections and crew morale, says Idwal

The pandemic has demonstrated the value of remote working but the industry must recognise the importance of physical connection to the ship, says provider of ship inspection services, Idwal. Idwal is calling on the industry to recognise the positive contribution that physical surveys make to vessel quality and crew morale. Idwal believes that over-reliance on...

CSM and Wärtsilä Voyage sign cloud-based simulator training partnership
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CSM and Wärtsilä Voyage sign cloud-based simulator training partnership

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) has partnered with Wärtsilä Voyage to launch cloud-based simulator training for its maritime training centres worldwide (including Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, Georgia, Korea, Croatia and the Philippines). The agreement with Wärtsilä’s distributor in Manila, AWA Marine, will enable cloud-based simulators to be used for navigation, engineering, and liquid cargo handling simulator-based training. Capt...

Hempel announces plans to double business by 2025
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Hempel announces plans to double business by 2025

An ambitious new strategy by coatings supplier Hempel aims to double the company’s revenue and positive impact by 2025. While still securing paint and coatings supply globally in a challenging COVID-19 year and developing core business areas, a new strategy on how to focus the 105-year-old company has taken shape. Now defined as within the...

DNV GL launches operational centre in Hamburg to support remote services
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DNV GL launches operational centre in Hamburg to support remote services

DNV GL – Maritime has launched a new state-of-the-art Operational Centre in Hamburg to support the delivery of remote services to maritime customers The launch also marks the two-year anniversary of DNV GL’s fleet wide roll-out of remote surveys and the milestone of 20,000 remote surveys delivered. This is DNV GL’s second Operational Centre dedicated...

Shipping report: “COVID corner-cutting will lead to an environmental catastrophe”
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Shipping report: “COVID corner-cutting will lead to an environmental catastrophe”

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a stark warning that if temporary short cuts adopted in the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic continue or become permanent, then there will be a rise in shipping accidents and environmental disasters. The predictions are contained within a new report released by the ITF’s Maritime Safety Committee:...

Silverstream expands team by over 90 per cent
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Silverstream expands team by over 90 per cent

Clean technology company Silverstream Technologies has announced a number of new appointments to support both the increasing demand and uptake of its air lubrication technology, the Silverstream System, as well as the continued substantial global growth of the company. The significant expansion of the Silverstream team – by 90 per cent – during 2020, and...

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...