Tag: <span>Innovation</span>

Sterling PlanB rebrands and launches new energy supply service
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Sterling PlanB rebrands and launches new energy supply service

Marine battery company Sterling PlanB Energy Solutions (SPBES) has changed its name to Shift and at the same time launched a one-of-a-kind, new pay-as-you-go energy supply service called PwrSwäp. PwrSwäp is a cost-effective way for any customer to electrify their site, be it maritime or on land. Its practical, pay-as-you-go service gives customers a clean...

MAN ES to keep Mitsui and MOL updated on ammonia-powered engine development
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MAN ES to keep Mitsui and MOL updated on ammonia-powered engine development

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitsui E&S Machinery (MES-M) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) regarding the low-speed, ammonia-fueled main engine that MAN Energy Solutions is currently developing. The MoU provides for keeping MOL and MES-M updated on MAN Energy Solutions’ progress in this regard, with the ultimate intention of...

NAPA launches stability management solution
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NAPA launches stability management solution

NAPA has launched a new onboard stability software solution to increase ship-to-shore transparency and raise the industry benchmark for ship stability and loading management. The solution, NAPA Stability, is set to replace NAPA Loading Computer in the passenger shipping sector. It will be deployed with additional cloud-based functions on NAPA Fleet Intelligence. NAPA Stability is...

Weathernews’ carbon monitoring service wins ClassNK approval
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Weathernews’ carbon monitoring service wins ClassNK approval

ClassNK has formally endorsed Weathernews’ (WNI) innovative Carbon Intensity Monitoring (CIM) service to monitor and visualise CO2 emissions from ships. CIM was launched in April this year and is now fully operational. In June 2021, the IMO adopted a new fuel performance rating system to help meet greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets from shipping. Starting...

Sovcomflot and Gazprom Neft join forces to drive decarbonisation efforts
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Sovcomflot and Gazprom Neft join forces to drive decarbonisation efforts

Sovcomflot and PAO Gazprom Neft have signed an agreement to develop innovative technologies and use low-carbon fuels in maritime transport. The document was signed on September 3 as part of the VI Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok by Igor Tonkovidov, president and CEO of Sovcomflot, and Alexander Dyukov, chairman of the management board, CEO, Gazprom...

KPI OceanConnect launches future fuels division
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KPI OceanConnect launches future fuels division

KPI OceanConnect has launched its alternative fuels and special projects division to enhance its counterparts’ ability to achieve their sustainability ambitions. Bill Wakeling, an expert in marine fuels, will lead the new offering. He will lead on all matters relating to alternative fuels and decarbonisation, as well as exploring opportunities for new ventures and projects....

ClassNK certifies Alpha Ori’s predictive maintenance solution
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ClassNK certifies Alpha Ori’s predictive maintenance solution

Alpha Ori Technologies (AOT) has secured certification for its predictive maintenance solution, AssetAI, from ClassNK. A real-time cloud-based module, created specifically for the marine market, AssetAI, utilises machine learning algorithms on real-time sensor data to provide actionable insights. As operational expenditure in shipping increases, preventive maintenance isn’t sufficient as a status quo. It is increasingly...

OneOcean introduces improved voyage planning platform
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OneOcean introduces improved voyage planning platform

OneOcean has announced the launch of the new and improved OneOcean platform. The platform has received a thorough remodelling to provide the next generation of voyage planning and compliance. Four all-important characteristics of the new software offer customers a more robust and personalised experience. These focus on visually integrating data for better decision-making, structuring processes...

Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker
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Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker

ABS, Sembcorp Marine, 3D Metalforge and Polar Tankers have successfully fabricated, tested, and installed functional additive manufactured parts onboard the oil tanker Endeavor. Traditionally, parts used in shipbuilding and repair are manufactured via casting or forging techniques. For this project, the consortium aimed to utilise Additive Manufacturing (AM) to fabricate three types of parts that...

IMO highlights pathways to shipping’s decarbonisation
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IMO highlights pathways to shipping’s decarbonisation

Various low- and zero-carbon marine fuels will allow shipping to meet its emissions targets, but more work is needed to address availability, safety and other issues, says the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The state-of-play of low and zero-carbon fuel options to ensure shipping’s path to decarbonisation was set out in an online symposium hosted by...

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...