Tag: Ship Performance

Columbia Shipmanagement opens performance optimisation control room in Cyprus
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Columbia Shipmanagement opens performance optimisation control room in Cyprus

Columbia Shipmanagement has opened a high-tech Performance Optimisation Control Room in Cyprus. The purpose of the Control Room is to optimise vessel performance by connecting technical, marine, crew, and commercial management department and functions. It will be manned 24/7 by qualified personnel who will optimise vessel safety, crew rotation and training, performance (speed, consumption, delay,...

Høglund and Yxney Maritime launch fuel monitoring solution
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Høglund and Yxney Maritime launch fuel monitoring solution

Norwegian marine automation company Høglund has signed an agreement with Yxney Maritime to launch an integrated vessel performance monitoring solution. The plug-and-play system will give shipowners and managers access to real-time fuel consumption data and analytics, allowing for better decision making and improved ship and fleet fuel efficiencies. Høglund Marine Automation’s Ship Performance Monitor (SPM)...

V. Group unveils seafarer performance app
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V. Group unveils seafarer performance app

V.Group has unveiled a new app to help manage and improve seafarer performance and crewing planning. The app is designed to support professional development, performance appraisal, training, and documentation uploads throughout the vessel mobilisation process, including travel arrangements. The app tackles issues related to paper-based certification and procedures. This increases the time of transferring from...

MOL signs fleet intelligence deal
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MOL signs fleet intelligence deal

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has agreed a deal with Helsinki-headquartered NAPA, which will see the Finnish software developer provide performance analysis and reporting for 80 of MOL’s time-chartered bulk carriers. NAPA, which is owned by Japan’s ClassNK, will deliver its Fleet Intelligence system to the ships, combining proprietary data modelling with open source data and...

MeteoGroup upgrades Ship Performance Optimisation System
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MeteoGroup upgrades Ship Performance Optimisation System

MeteoGroup has launched a new version of its Ship Performance Optimisation System (SPOS) that ensures safe and fuel efficient navigation by calculating and recalculating optimum routes based on anticipated weather and sea conditions. The new version of the weather routing solution, SPOS9, calculates the optimum route using a variable speed routing algorithm that takes into...

The molecule targeting shipping’s biofouling problem
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The molecule targeting shipping’s biofouling problem

A recently developed bio-repelling antifouling ingredient known as medetomidine, already used as a sedative in drugs for humans and animals, is finding a new application in the marine coatings industry as a biological deterrent preventing barnacles from settling on ships’ hulls and other surfaces. Swedish company I-Tech is responsible for the introduction of this bio-technology...

High-frequency data collection leads to better ship performance analysis
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High-frequency data collection leads to better ship performance analysis

Three researchers from Norway have published a study that shows how a big data system and high-frequency data sampling can be used to analyse ship performance of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. Carlos Gonzalez, Erik Hagestuen, and Bjarte Lund analysed the performance of two identical sister LNG carriers in 2017.  They found that high-frequency,...

Big Data for big gains
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Big Data for big gains

Managing the performance of a vessel from all angles is a vital part of achieving efficient, cost-effective operations. With so many technologies and solutions available to improve or make better a ship’s performance, finding where to start can be an overwhelming task. The complexities of this are exacerbated by the increasing generation of Big Data...

WinGD and HHI collaborate to increase ship intelligence
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WinGD and HHI collaborate to increase ship intelligence

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group have signed an agreement to provide greater insight into ship and engine data using digital technologies. Through WinGD and HHI’s combined expertise, shipowners, operators, and managers will get better access to customer support services and advice on how to operate their ships more efficiently,...

Cooperation concept to push innovative thinking in maritime trade
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Cooperation concept to push innovative thinking in maritime trade

Cargotech company, MacGregor, and international maritime business platform, SeaFocus, have announced a cooperation concept that will see them create new cooperation models to drive more efficient maritime trade and industry innovation. Intelligence Hunt is a concept developed by Seafocus that brings companies and cross-faculty international university students together. The idea is to “create new ways...

BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking tool
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BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking tool

BIMCO has relaunched its ship benchmarking system, Shipping KPI, following a two-year redesign process. The system assists shipowners and managers with making strategic decisions on managing their fleets based on competing ships in the same segment. Shipping KPI is based on the self-reporting of 300 companies and 6,000 ships. Users can compare 33 different key...