Tag: <span>Innovation</span>

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...

WPI receives more than $200K to examine the conversion of plastics into ship fuel
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WPI receives more than $200K to examine the conversion of plastics into ship fuel

A research project led by chemical engineers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) that will examine how to convert marine plastics into ship fuel has received a two-year US $259,299 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 2026 Idea Machine competition. The project, “Probabilistic Analysis of Converting Marine-Borne Plastics into Usable Fuels,” will explore converting marine...

Techstars Eastern Pacific Accelerator announces 2020 start-ups
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Techstars Eastern Pacific Accelerator announces 2020 start-ups

Techstars and Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) have announced the nine start-ups to join the 2020 Techstars Eastern Pacific Accelerator program. This year’s class of nine start-ups will continue to address key challenges faced in the modern maritime industry. The 2020 class is made up of start-ups from all over the world- Belgium, Denmark, India, Israel, New...

ABB wins power and propulsion order for five Fincantieri vessels
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ABB wins power and propulsion order for five Fincantieri vessels

ABB has secured an order of around $150 million to deliver a comprehensive scope of technologies to power next-generation cruise ships built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri ABB will equip five newbuild vessels with Azipod electric propulsion, which has a proven ability to significantly reduce fuel consumption onboard. Each cruise ship will be powered by twin...

EPS and Techstars accelerate MaritimeTech development through start-up initiative
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EPS and Techstars accelerate MaritimeTech development through start-up initiative

A new initiative formed by Singapore shipping company Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and technology accelerator Techstars aims to address some of the largest challenges the maritime industry faces today by investing in start-ups. Digital Ship asked Eastern Pacific Shipping’s (EPS’) head of open innovation, Gil Ofer, and Dhritiman Hui, managing director of Techstars to explain...

Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance
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Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance

The transfer of aquatic organisms and micro-organisms from their native habits to non-native ones via ships’ hulls is a problem costing the industry up to USD 30 billion each year[1]. A new ship-scrubbing semi-autonomous robot is helping owners and operators to deal with this issue to cut unnecessary fuel consumption and prevent ecological disruption. Known...

Implementing technology a minor part of shipping’s digital transformation
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Implementing technology a minor part of shipping’s digital transformation

Failure to achieve a successful digital transformation can be the result of relying too much on technology and not investing enough in people and organisational change, says Anthony Veder’s digital development manager, Sifra Westendorp. Speaking at Digital Ship’s maritime forum in Rotterdam yesterday, Ms Westendorp told delegates that she sees many companies focussing on how...

UK establishes centre for maritime innovation and technology
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UK establishes centre for maritime innovation and technology

A consortium of British companies, academia and government, have established a new national centre (MarRI-UK) to provide a collaborative innovation vehicle to jointly tackle innovation and technology challenges. Based at the University of Strathclyde, with hubs to be announced across the UK, the centre’s first focus will be on Clean Maritime. MarRI-UK will focus on...

Eastern Pacific Shipping and Techstars launch start-up accelerator
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Eastern Pacific Shipping and Techstars launch start-up accelerator

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) and Techstars have announced a joint global MaritimeTech start-up accelerator. The EPS MaritimeTech Accelerator Powered by Techstars will be based in EPS’ headquarters in Singapore and will begin accepting applications from April 2019. Ten companies will ultimately be selected to participate in the inaugural class. In November 2019, the class will...

Portugal launches maritime start-ups accelerator program
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Portugal launches maritime start-ups accelerator program

Portugal has launched a new program to accelerate start-ups in the maritime industry. The Bluetech Accelerator connects start-ups with key players in the sector to create a pioneering ecosystem of innovation and business acceleration for the Blue Economy sector. The first edition was introduced by Ana Paula Vitorino, minister of sea, Republic of Portugal last...