Tag: Maintenance

HullWiper combats biofouling in Mauritian waters
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HullWiper combats biofouling in Mauritian waters

Remotely operated underwater hull cleaning solution HullWiper will start operating at Mauritian ports from 2019. Mauritius is one of 12 countries involved with the IMO’s GloFouling Project, a collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and IMO, created to implement guidelines for the control and management of the transfer...

LR digitalises inspection and maintenance
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LR digitalises inspection and maintenance

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched an SaaS-based Asset Performance Management (APM) platform that will optimise inspection and maintenance. The digital platform, AllAssets, improves operational efficiencies and cost savings by providing risk insights through custom-built models. The web-based solution turns inspection and maintenance data into insights, pinpointing risks, enhancing asset and facility performance by up to...

HullWiper and SCAMP to provide diver-free hull cleaning in Gibraltar
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HullWiper and SCAMP to provide diver-free hull cleaning in Gibraltar

  HullWiper and partner SCAMP, which provides ship fuel conservation and underwater services, has launched its hull cleaning services for vessels transiting the Strait of Gibraltar. The agreement marks the latest expansion under HullWiper’s global leasing programme to offer shipowners and operators a cost-efficient, brush- and diver-free alternative to traditional hull cleaning methods. The Port...

GNS improves transparency of navigational data
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GNS improves transparency of navigational data

Maritime technology company GNS has launched a new fleet insight platform that reports savings of between 30 and 70 per cent on outlay of navigation data, improved vessel visibility, and simplified compliance. The GNS Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI) solution is the result of four years of data collection and analysis. It provides shipowners and managers...

BIMCO-led group to set standard for underwater hull cleaning
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BIMCO-led group to set standard for underwater hull cleaning

BIMCO and a group of industry partners have set out to create an internationally recognised standard in response to growing concerns over the impact of hull biofouling on the marine environment. The group consists of eight different organisations, including paint manufacturers, shipowners and cleaning companies, with the aim to take a holistic approach to establishing...

Seagull Maritime and Jotun launch e-learning paint maintenance modules
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Seagull Maritime and Jotun launch e-learning paint maintenance modules

Seagull Maritime and Jotun have launched a set of e-learning modules on paint maintenance to help owners and operators improve the maintenance and effectiveness of their ships’ on-board paint. The e-learning modules will focus on in-service treatments and how in-service maintenance can limit or prevent deterioration to paint from corrosion, which can have long-term cost...

Miros offers real-time sea state data through a cloud service
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Miros offers real-time sea state data through a cloud service

Miros Group, an ocean surface measuring provider, has announced that it is making its sea state data on waves, currents ice, and oil spills, and general environmental conditions, available in real-time through a cloud-integrated service. The Miros Group offers solutions to provide insight into ocean behaviour that can be used to assist with operational decisions...

Helm CONNECT installed on more than 3,000 vessels
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Helm CONNECT installed on more than 3,000 vessels

Helm Operations has announced that it has more than 3,000 vessels subscribing to Helm CONNECT, a maintenance, compliance, personnel, and vessel operations software. The software, which was officially released 24 months ago, provides ship operators with modern, user-friendly software for vessel maintenance and compliance. According to Helm Operations CEO Ron deBruyne, it has been the...

The future of shipping is electric, says ABB
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The future of shipping is electric, says ABB

ABB has said that it firmly believes the future of shipping is electric during the launch of its ABB Ability Marine Pilot Control dynamic positioning (DP) system in Hamburg last week. ABB’s DP system automates navigational tasks and allows bridge officers to focus on the overall control and positioning of the ship. The situational awareness...

DNV GL launches additive manufacturing approval programme
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DNV GL launches additive manufacturing approval programme

DNV GL has launched an Approval of Manufacturer (AoM) programme that will enable additive manufacturing (AM) producers to supply products that comply with the DNV GL rules and standards. Additive manufacturing covers three dimensional objects that are created by adding layers of materials. It includes technologies such as 3D printing, rapid prototyping (RP), direct digital...