Tag: <span>Seafarers</span>

OneOcean Group brings voyage optimisation solutions to Marlink Partner Programme
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OneOcean Group brings voyage optimisation solutions to Marlink Partner Programme

Marlink and OneOcean Group have teamed up to add a range of advanced voyage solutions to Marlink’s Application Partner Programme. This collaboration pairs OneOcean’s solutions, which connect ship and shore and deliver real-time information for better decision-making, with Marlink’s application management platform, to provide shoreside teams and seafarers with access to software for better voyage...

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...

Interview: FrontM and ISWAN develop new app to support seafarers
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Interview: FrontM and ISWAN develop new app to support seafarers

FrontM is set to launch a new app that will bridge the gap between seafarers, their loved ones, and vital welfare support services with the ultimate goal of helping seafarers find relief from feelings of isolation and loneliness. Digital Ship spoke with FrontM and the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) to find out...

Kansai Electric and e5 Lab join forces to develop pure electric vessels
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Kansai Electric and e5 Lab join forces to develop pure electric vessels

Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) and e5 Lab have entered into a business partnership for the development and promotion of pure electric vessels “Water Urban Mobility” (EV) in the Kansai bay area. The Japanese shipping industry is facing issues such as eliminating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vessels and the shortage of skilled seafarers. Therefore, development...

BV calls on shipping industry to marry pragmatism with decarbonisation ambitions
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BV calls on shipping industry to marry pragmatism with decarbonisation ambitions

The president of the marine & offshore division of Bureau Veritas (BV) has spoken about the need for the shipping industry to be both pragmatic and ambitious in securing its future: a future in which shipping meets its decarbonisation targets, is more transparent, is better understood outside the sector, and keeps raising standards. Speaking on...

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:...

Training for effective ship management
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Training for effective ship management

The right training is essential to ensure mariners of the future are provided with the skills they need to operate advanced technology and enable shipping companies to gain value from their assets. Franck Kayser, CEO of V.Ships explains more. Ship management is a discipline on the front line when it comes to integrating technology into...

V.Group provides insight into 2020 ship management strategy
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V.Group provides insight into 2020 ship management strategy

Marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider V.Group is focussing its 2020 efforts on technical and training services to improve ship performance and meet decarbonisation goals, while ensuring that seafarer safety and well-being remain top priority. Established in 1984, V.Group consists of three business legs, ship management, crew management, marine services. 2,200 vessels...

Training tomorrow’s seafarers the smart way
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Training tomorrow’s seafarers the smart way

The next generation of marine simulation solutions must address shipping’s accelerating pace of technological change and a widening skills gap among seafarers. If a ship’s crew from the 1970s were teleported ten years into their future, the ships of the 1980s would hold few surprises. The same could not be said over the last two...

Wallem CEO highlights the unseen work of seafarers
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Wallem CEO highlights the unseen work of seafarers

Today, June 25, 2019, is the annual Day of the Seafarer. The 2019 campaign is titled ‘I am onboard with gender equality’ and aims to highlight solidarity for gender equality in seafaring. Frank Coles, CEO of ship manager Wallem has released the following statement to highlight the Day of the Seafarer. If global trade is...