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23 Jul 2021

Red Rock Cranes for Dogger Bank-bound SOVs

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Norway-based crane maker Red Rock has won a contract with shipbuilder Vard to deliver equipment for three service offshore vessels (SOVs) Vard is building in Vietnam for the UK-based shipowner North Star Renewables. The vessels will be operating on the first two phases of what will be the world's largest offshore wind farm - the Dogger Bank wind farm in the UK North Sea.Red Rock will deliver 2 x 2T 3D Motion Compensated cranes, 1 x 5T 3D Motion Compensated crane, 3 x 2T Boat landing cranes, and 3 x 1T Shipboard crane.

22 Jul 2021

WinGD Launches Two-stroke Marine Engine with Integrated NOx Abatement System

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Swiss engine maker WinGD has launched the first marine two-stroke engine to carry its own NOx abatement solution, which, per the company, offers "dramatic" reductions in space requirements and installation costs for shipyards seeking to comply with the strictest IMO NOx emission limits.The X52 low-speed engine with integrated Selective Catalytic Reduction (iSCR) was launched during a ceremony at Dalian Marine Diesel Co. in China. The six-cylinder two-stroke engine, with a maximum continuous output of 11…

21 Jul 2021

AI Specialist Launches Container Tracking to Alleviate Shipping Risks

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Predictive intelligence tech company Windward has launched Container Insights, a capability that provides live screening and tracking of containers and Bill of Lading (BOL) verification.The new capability, which Windward says enhances the company’s current Cargo Insights, optimizes and increases the efficiency of screening processes for trade finance transactions and enables government agencies to investigate suspicious containers, providing them with a "holistic" view of vessels…

20 Jul 2021

Wärtsilä Sees Rise in Order Intake. Expects Growth in 3Q

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Finland-based marine and energy equipment maker Wärtsilä expects the third quarter of the year to be better than the corresponding one of 2020 but has warned that prevailing market conditions make the outlook uncertain.The company made the statement Tuesday as part of the release of its second-quarter results.In the second quarter of 2021, Wärtsilä's order intake grew by 14% to EUR 1,15 billion up from 1,01 billion a year ago. Service order intake increased by 24% to EUR 604 million…

16 Jul 2021

Hybrid Power for Southern Wind Superyacht

BAE Systems’ HybriGen® Power and Propulsion system will reduce emissions and fuel consumption for a quiet, clean, and efficient experience on the superyacht, which is designed for both long-range cruising and regatta racing. (Photo: Southern Wind Shipyard)

BAE Systems was selected by Southern Wind to provide the electric-hybrid power and propulsion system for a new high-performance superyacht. BAE Systems will supply and integrate its system on the SW96 Nyumba, the first marine vessel to benefit from the company’s newest propulsion technology. The HybriGen Power and Propulsion system is designed to reduce emissions and fuel consumption on the superyacht, which is designed for both long-range cruising and regatta racing. This same technology is designed to also be applicable for Southern Wind’s newly launched project…

15 Jul 2021

HSD to offer ABB AbilityTekomar XPERT as an Option

Young-Gi Kim, General Manager of strategy Business team, HSD and Sang-Min Lee, Senior General Manager of strategy Business team, HSD; Young-Ki Lee, Tekomar Global Sales Manager, ABB Turbocharging and Jae-Ung Park, Country Manager, ABB Turbocharging
On screen left to right:  Cristian Corotto, SVP Digital Customer Solution, ABB Turbocharging and Mauro De Micheli, Head of Sales, Marketing and Partnerships Digital Solutions, ABB Turbocharging. Photo Courtesy ABB Turbocharging

Korean engine manufacturer HSD Engine is to offer ABB’s diagnostics and advisory software Tekomar XPERT to shipowners operating its two-stroke and four-stroke marine engines.Tekomar XPERT is a digital performance optimization platform applicable to any engine that is designed to help shipping companies achieve substantial fuel savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Under the agreement, HSD Engine will offer the software as an option to shipowners.“In response to market demand, HSD Engine reviewed various solutions for engine performance optimization and evaluation.

15 Jul 2021

China Merchants Jinling Shipyard Built Asphalt Carrier Sports Schottel EcoPellers

A new bitumen tanker for France-based Rubis Group will feature azimuth thrusters from Schottel. Image courtesy Schottel

A new bitumen tanker for Rubis Group of France is currently under construction at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard. The 15,000-dwt ship will be driven by twoSchottel EcoPellers and one TransverseThruster. Designed by Swedish FKAB Marine, the vessel will be deployed in West Africa for asphalt transportation services.The main propulsion of the carrier will include two electrically driven Schottel EcoPellers type SRE 560 (2,050 kW each), featuring fixed pitch 3.1m-diameter propellers. With this configuration, the 145.8 x 26.2-m ship will achieve a maximum speed of 13.55 knots at design draft.

15 Jul 2021

Interview: Ben Reed, Managing Director, HamiltonJet

Ben Reed (Photo: HamiltonJet)

Ben Reed is a mechanical engineer from the U.K. now leading New Zealand-based waterjet manufacturer HamiltonJet as managing director.Raised in Shropshire, Reed graduated from Loughborough University of Technology in 1995 and later became a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering. He’s worked for a U.K. gas utility company developing natural-gas-powered engines; Ford Motor Company as a Systems Analyst, and 17 years for Caterpillar UK in diesel engine and transmission development for off-highway machinery and military products…

15 Jul 2021

SBM Offshore's AI Mooring Monitoring Tool Gets ABS' Stamp of Approval

For illustration - SBM Offshore-delivered Liza Destiny FPSO moored offshore Guyana - Credit; SBM Offshore

SBM Offshore, a Dutch company best known for its FPSO leasing business, has developed an artificial intelligence-powered mooring lines monitoring solution which has now received new technology qualification from classification society ABS.The company said that the NTQ by ABS allows its AI-powered Intelligent Agent Mooring Line Integrity Tool to be integrated into offshore systems for the first time.According to SBM Offshore, the tool enables the detection of a potential mooring line failure and its location…

15 Jul 2021

PULS Power Launches 480W DIN-Rail Power Supply for Marine Applications

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PULS Power, the manufacturer of DIN-Rail power supplies, said Thursday it had launched its 24V, 20A DIN-Rail power supply CP20.245-R2, developed for on- and offshore use in the marine and offshore process industries. "The marine-compliant power supply meets the high requirements of EMC class B without additional external filters and can be used directly in bridge and deck applications," Pulse Power said."The CP20.245-R2 has optimal electronic and mechanical design for the harsh environmental conditions found at sea and onshore…

15 Jul 2021

DNV Verifies Ultrasound Testing Method for Fire Foam on Vessels, Offshore Structures

Classification society DNV has verified Survitec's fire foam testing process onboard maritime vessels or offshore structures.Survival technology specialist Survitec said its new Produced Foam Live Test method uses ultrasound technology to verify the effectiveness of fire-fighting foam, according to the mandatory requirements set out in IMO MSC.1/Circ.1432 9.2.4.The ruling applies to any vessel or offshore structure that has a deck foam system, a high expansion foam system (engine…

14 Jul 2021

Cavotec Bags Mooring System Orders in Sweden and Finland

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Cavotec said it has received two major orders for its MoorMaster NxG automated mooring system, one in Sweden – the first order for MoorMaster in a market with considerable growth potential – and the other in neighboring Finland, where the technology is already established.The two multi-unit systems will be installed at either end of a major passenger and vehicle ferry service, at the Port of Kapellskär in Sweden, owned by Port of Stockholm, and the Port of Naantali in Finland.

14 Jul 2021

Connectivity Key to Seafarer Welfare, Inmarsat Sponsored Report says

Inmarsat sponsored a new report which explores the future of seafaring to 2050, a report that offers not just insights on connectivity, rather recommendations on how shipping, training institutions and welfare services can respond to the changing needs of tomorrow’s seafarers.Dubbed ‘A fair future for seafarers?’, the report was prepared by maritime consultancy Thetius. While published as the world still struggles with the impact of COVID-19, the report suggests epidemics and pandemics may become more common…

13 Jul 2021

Huisman Scales Up 3D Printing

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Cranes manufacturer Huisman said it has successfully tested four new 3D printed 350mt crane hooks under the supervision of the independent certification authority Lloyd's Register.The hooks are approx. 170 by 130cm in size, almost nine times larger than the first Huisman 3D printed crane hook, the company said. They have a weight of 1,700kg each and a loading capacity of 350mt. Each hook exists of approx. 90 kilometers of welding wire.Huisman has been employing the 3D printing…

13 Jul 2021

Sterling PlanB Hires Kishore as Chief Supply Chain Officer

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Maritime and industrial energy storage solutions company Sterling PlanB announced the appointment of senior procurement professional Nanda Kishore to the position of Chief Supply Chain Officer.Based out of Sterling PlanB’s Bergen, Norway office, Kishore is responsible for managing the operations of the company post-contract issue, managing all contract execution through the supply chain, manufacturing and delivery to customer.Kishore's professional and academic background, with a Bachelor of Engineering…

13 Jul 2021

Wärtsilä Wins Multi-engine Order for New Italian Ferry

The new Caronte & Tourist ferry (Image: NAOS)

Wärtsilä said it will provide the main and auxiliary engines, as well as the fuel storage and supply system, for a new Italian ferry designed to operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG).The vessel is under construction at the Sefine shipyard in Turkey and has been ordered by Caronte & Tourist Isole Minori, based in Milazzo, Italy.The 109.98-meter-long ferry will be capable of accommodating 800 passengers and up to 115 cars on two vehicle decks. Expected to be delivered in 2023, the vessel will mainly operate between Milazzo in Sicily and the Aeolian islands.The order with Wärtsilä…

13 Jul 2021

KR Inks MOU with Hyundai on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems

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Korean Register (KR), Hyundai Motors and Hyundai Global Services have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to develop and commercialize hydrogen fuel cell systems to propel marine vessels.Hydrogen is among alternative eco-friendly fuels attracting attention for next-generation ships to meet the IMO’s ambition to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping by 50% or more by 2050 compared to 2008 emissions figures.Through the MOU collaboration to commercialize a reliable hydrogen fuel cell system package for ships…

13 Jul 2021

Olympic Subsea's Whole Fleet to Feature Kongsberg's Vessel Insight Solution

Olympic Artemis will be the first Olympic Subsea ship to deploy Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight and Vessel Performance data infrastructure and performance monitoring solutions - Image by James Fisher, via Kongsberg Digital

Offshore vessel owner Olympic Subsea has decided to install Kongsberg Digital's Vessel Insight solution across its entire fleet as a means of accessing, collecting, and consolidating a full range of mission-critical data.Olympic Subsea’s fleet-wide upgrade to Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure service will enable the company to continue the digitalization journey which began with its implementation of KDI’s Vessel Performance solution for energy usage and operational monitoring, Kongsberg Digital said.

13 Jul 2021

Tech File: ABB Ability Marine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory

ABB Ability Marine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory combines the power of cloud-based analytics and reporting with user-friendly visualizations to help shipowners, managers and charterers optimize ship performance fleet-wide.ABB Ability Marine Fleet Intelligence – Advisory is offered as a SaaS (Software as a Service), providing a complete overview of all data collected from shipboard systems, enabling a comparison of a a ship’s operational performance with another vessel, with ships built to the same specifications…

12 Jul 2021

Orkim Tankers Fit With Thordon's COMPAC System

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China’s Fujian Southeast Shipyard has delivered four in a series of five new product tankers ordered by Malaysia’s Orkim Sdn Bhd.The 9000dwt Orkim Sapphire and Orkim Pearl, and 14,500dwt Orkim Diamond and Orkim Emerald represent the first vessels in the ship operator’s fleet to be fitted with a COMPAC seawater lubricated shafting system from Thordon Bearings.Working with the shipowner’s representative, Shanghai-based CY Engineering, Thordon’s authorized distributor in China, supplied…

08 Jul 2021

Ampelmann Launches Electric Version of its A-type Gangway

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Dutch offshore access solutions provider Ampelmann has launched an electric version of its A-type walk-to-work gangway system. According to Ampelmann, the latest version of the A-type has seen its traditional hydraulic power train replaced by electric regenerative actuation, decreasing its energy use by more than 80%. The gangway requires fewer resources to operate compared to its hydraulic-powered counterpart and is 40% lighter, which makes the system suitable for smaller and lighter vessels and allows for higher vessel speeds.

07 Jul 2021

KDI to Deliver Vessel Insight to Güngen's Suezmax Fleet

Güngen is to deploy Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight infrastructure across its entire Suezmax tanker fleet. Photo courtesy Kongsberg Digital

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) signed a contract to deliver its Vessel Insight infrastructure to Güngen Denizcilik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (Güngen), a Turkish-owned and registered shipping company which operates a fleet of six Suezmax crude oil-tankers. Güngen will deploy KDI's Vessel Insight to help reduce emissions and optimize fleet performance.Güngen’s immediate goal for installing Vessel Insight is to benchmark the vessels within its fleet, providing the foundation for increased fuel savings and reduced emissions.

06 Jul 2021

ABB's Azipod Gets Automated Steering Function

Suitable both for newbuilds and retrofitting, ABB Ability OptimE is the latest example of the growing number of ABB Marine & Ports ‘Bridge to Propeller’ integrated solutions for ships, which include bridge control, sensors, digital reporting, automation and propulsion technology. (Image: ABB)

ABB said it has added an automated steering function for its Azipod electric propulsion system that helps further minimize fuel consumption and emissions.The new digital solution, ABB Ability OptimE – Toe Angle Optimization for Propulsion, is designed to automatically select the optimal steering angle for the ship’s Azipod system, leading to further fuel savings of up to 1.5%, depending on a ship’s operating profile. ABB Ability OptimE automatically adjusts the steering angle to achieve continuous optimal flow through the propulsors…

06 Jul 2021

Berge Bulk Begins Biofuel Trials

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Marine biofuels supplier GoodFuels and dry bulk shipowner Berge Bulk said they have completed a recent bunkering of marine biofuel from 100% sustainable feedstock on board the 181,403 dwt bulk carrier Berge Tsurugi.As part of Berge Bulk’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2025, Berge Tsurugi received a delivery of GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuel during its call to the Port of Rotterdam on June 3, 2021.According to GoodFuels, its advanced marine biofuel enables a reduction of 80-90% in carbon emissions…

06 Jul 2021

Kongsberg to Equip Seaworks' Innovative New Bulker

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Kongsberg Maritime (KM) said it has been commissioned to deliver an integrated equipment and systems package for an environmentally-responsible new bulk carrier project.The gas-powered ship – which can be fueled using either zero CO2 emission liquefied biogas (LBG) or conventional liquefied natural gas (LNG) – is being built for the Norwegian short sea shipping company Seaworks, utilizing a design which originated with Norwegian naval architect Polarkonsult.The mechanical aspects of KM’s scope of delivery encompass steering and reduction gear…

06 Jul 2021

Castor Marine Expands North Sea 4G Network

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Castor Marine signed a reseller agreement with Tampnet, an offshore 4G LTE network operator in the North Sea, and immediately went to work for its first 4G Tampnet client: supply 4G LTE offshore connectivity to the WTW vessel Keizersborg.With this deal, Castor Marine is now an official Tampnet Activation Point, adding value to its customers’ operations. In the past, vessels supported by Castor Marine automatically switched to the VSAT connection of the company’s own network when moving outside of 4G coverage and vice versa.

06 Jul 2021

MacGregor to Equip Two More Edda Wind Vessels

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Deck machinery and equipment firm MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received equipment orders for two Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) that will expand Østensjø Rederi Edda Wind fleet.Both vessels will be built at the Astilleros Gondán shipyard in Asturias, Spain, and are the sister vessel of the two CSOVs currently under construction.The news orders add to those secured by MacGregor in May 2020, when it said it had received equipment orders for four offshore wind service vessels."Each identical equipment package consists of one electrical gangway system…

02 Jul 2021

Tech File: K-Sim Navigation, Cargo and Engine 'in the Cloud'

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K-Sim Navigation, Cargo and Engine become first cloud-based solutions to gain new DNV class D certificationKongsberg Digital (KDI) said that its  K-Sim Engine, K-Sim Cargo and K-Sim Navigation simulator training solutions will be the first to attain certification according to the new DNV class D standard.The introduction of class D by the DNV represents the latest revision of DNV’s ST-0033 Maritime Simulator Systems standard, which has been brought in to certify compliant cloud-based solutions which possess all the functionality for remote learning programs.

02 Jul 2021

DNV Launches New Fuel Notations

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Classification society DNV said its recently released updates to its rules for ship classification include a raft of new class notations designed to enable the maritime industry to tackle the decarbonization challenge. The new updates include “Fuel Ready”, a class notation that offers shipowners the option to prepare for a later conversion to multiple different alternative fuel options, and “Gas fueled ammonia” for ammonia fueled vessels.DNV’s annual report on the energy transition…

02 Jul 2021

De Nora Completes Hyde Marine Acquisition

Hyde GUARDIAN (Image: Hyde Marine)

De Nora announced it has completed its acquisition of Calgon Carbon Corporation's UV Technologies Division (CCUV), including the products, brands and assets of UV ballast water management systems (BWMS) manufacturer Hyde Marine as well as municipal and industrial water treatment brands RAYOX, SENTINEL and C3 SERIES UV.The acquisition – first announced last month – creates one of the world's largest ballast water management system (BWMS) manufacturers. Through the De Nora BALPURE electrolytic disinfection (EC) BWMS and the Hyde Marine ultra-violet (UV) Hyde GUARDIAN BWMS…

02 Jul 2021

Raytheon Anschütz Debuts New ECDIS Features

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Raytheon Anschütz has released a range of new features for electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) to improve specialized mission capabilities such as tactical operation and collaboration.The so-called "Plus Features" include a variety of navigational aids and overlays, which are typically required for coast guard or naval ships, offshore and research ships and megayachts.Raytheon Anschütz , a business of Raytheon Technologies, said other key features include:Search and rescue (SAR) operations based on IMO (International Maritime Organization) IAMSAR Manual Volume III…

02 Jul 2021

New LNG Carrier Mooring Tool Launched

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A new ship mooring tool has been engineered to perform static and dynamic ship mooring analyses in a rapid, user friendly and intuitive manner.SHIPMOOR was created to make the assessment of mooring a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier a straightforward and user-driven process, tapping into the power of cloud based servers to undertake live mooring analysis for each ship. Launched by HR Wallingford and Witherbys, the internet-based tool aims to be efficient solution for the significant…

02 Jul 2021

China Navigation Signs Fleet-wide Contract for Sperry Marine Connected ECDIS

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Sperry Marine received a fleet-wide order for its new SperrySphere Connected ECDIS, with a roll-out to 36 vessels operated by The China Navigation Company (CNCo), a member of the Swire Group. Connected ECDIS is the latest addition to Sperry Marine’s portfolio of smart bridge solutions, connected via the unique SperrySphere platform.China Navigation will upgrade 24 of its bulk carriers and 12 of its containerships with Connected ECDIS, simplifying and securing the transfer of chart data from back of bridge to the regulated navigation systems…

01 Jul 2021

Interview: Chris Deegan, President & Chief Executive, Gibbs & Cox

Chris Deegan (Photo: Gibbs & Cox)

In 1985, Chris Deegan was hired out of Penn State as a nuclear submarine cost estimator by the Naval Sea Systems Command and retired nearly 28 years later as the Executive Director of PEO Integrated Warfare Systems, with the last 10 as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He’s been with Gibbs & Cox since 2013, first as the Vice President of Engineering, and as President and Chief Executive since 2016.Please give a “by the numbers” look at Gibbs & Cox today.Since our founding in 1929…

01 Jul 2021

Torqeedo Breaks Ground on New HQ

Kerstin Schreyer tests out the best-selling Travel 1103 at the new Torqeedo headquarters on the Air Tech Campus. Also pictured, from left to right: Michael Kiessling, Dr. Michael Rummel, Dr. Ralf Plieninger and Michael Wellenzohn. (Photo: Torqeedo)

Electric drives manufacturer  announced it has broken ground on its new headquarters and production facilities in the Munich metro area on Wednesday.Construction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022, and the site will consist of 3,720 square meters of office space, with a mix of co-working spaces and on-site offices, 4,800 square meters of warehouse, production, and research and development area.Dr. Ralf Plieninger, managing director of Torqeedo, said, "The new facilities will allow direct contact and exchange between various departments.

01 Jul 2021

L3 Harris Tapped to Deliver USV for Offshore Oil Spill Response

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An unidentified "leading integrated oil and gas company" recently took delivery of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) from  L3Harris Technologies, a USV designed to help out during oil spill response operations.C-Tug 3 is an 11-ft. USV  outfitted with L3Harris' ASView control system,a system designed to enable USV remote operations from a land-based control station. C-Tug 3 is designed to execute pre-programmed mission plans and real-time teleoperation via a remote touch screen unit. Once deployed, the USV can tow an oil containment boom into position to prevent the spread of any contaminants.

01 Jul 2021

GTT’s NO96 Super+ Earns Approval from BV, DNV and LR

French engineering from GTT said three classification societies have given final approval for its NO96 Super+ technology, engineered to reduce the cargo evaporation from liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.Approved by Bureau Veritas, DNV and Lloyd's Register, the new NO96 Super+ technology is an evolution of the NO96 containment system maintaining its principal features, in particular the double Invar metallic membranes and the mechanical anchors fixing the insulation panels to the hull.According to GTT, NO96 Super+ offers the advantage of reducing the heat ingress inside the tank by integrating insulating Reinforced Polyurethane Foam (R-PUF) panels instead of plywood boxes.

01 Jul 2021

Grönborg Takes the Helm at OXE Marine

Magnus Grönborg (Photo: OXE Marine)

Magnus Grönborg has assumed the CEO position for diesel outboard manufacturer OXE Marine AB.Grönborg succeeds Myron Mahendra who will assume the position of EVP Business Development, Sales and Marketing.Appointing Grönborg is part of the previously communicated move into the next phase of OXE Marine´s development, with third party production facilities in both Poland and the U.S., where the board of directors has resolved to reorganize the management team to optimize the company’s ability to achieve its financial and operational targets, OXE Marine said.

01 Jul 2021

Inmarsat Wins Court Case over 5G Use in The Netherlands

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A Dutch court on Wednesday ruled in favor of Inmarsat in a dispute over the use of 5G bandwidth in the Netherlands, ordering the government to suspend a decision to reserve the bandwidth for telecommunications as of Sept. 1, 2022.Inmarsat currently uses the 3.5 MHz frequency for satellite communications with distressed ships. The Rotterdam District Court said in a summary of its ruling that the state had "insufficiently understood" the importance of that use and wrongly made it…

29 Jun 2021

ABB Azipods Propel World's Largest Civilian Hospital Ship

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ABB’s Azipod propulsion will help Global Mercy enter less accessible harbors off the African coast, while reducing vibrations and noise – crucial to the comfort of up to 200 patients and medical personnel on board.With about 5 billion people lacking access to surgical care globally, international charity Mercy Ships uses hospital vessels to provide surgeries and medical assistance for free to people who have little access to healthcare. The newest Mercy Ships vessel, the world’s largest purpose-built civilian hospital ship Global Mercy…

29 Jun 2021

BIO UV Unveils New BWTS Series

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BIO UV Group said it has designed a new series of BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system (BWTS) compatible with flow rate requirements of up to more than 2,100 cubic meters per hour (m3/h).The new M-Series BWTS incorporates a novel reactor arrangement designed to increase the flow rate capacity of existing technology without the need for any manifolds.“This is a huge development in ballast water treatment,” said Xavier Deval, Business Director – BIO-SEA, BIO-UV Group. “With the M-Series we see a significant benefit in terms of size, capacity and installation simplicity.

29 Jun 2021

Berge Bulk Orders More Scrubbers from Yara

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Berge Bulk has returned to Yara Marine Technologies for additional in-line scrubbers in a new retrofit deal aiming to help the dry bulk shipowner to reduce emissions from its vessels.Berge Bulk is currently on a journey to zero carbon operations, and Yara Marine has already installed in-line scrubbers on about 30 of its bulk carriers."We have had good experiences using Yara Marine for emissions reduction. They have already provided several of our vessels with efficient, safe, and reliable scrubbers.

29 Jun 2021

A Freight Forwarder Is Using Drones to Beat Backed Up Supply Chains

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Leading German freight forwarder Hellmann will start using unmanned planes operated by Bulgaria's Dronamics from next year to speed up deliveries of vital goods in Europe and work around stretched supply chains, executives involved say.Global disruptions due to COVID, reduced air activity and major congestion at ports due in part to backed up container ships have upended logistics networks over the past year with companies looking for ways to ease pressure.Hellmann Worldwide Logistics said using drone planes developed by Dronamics was "a real game changer"."At the moment we are seeing a lot of

29 Jun 2021

Space Tech Meets Maritime: Composites Designed for Space targeted for LNG Tank Tech

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The SpaceTech4Sea project sees ABS, OceanFinance and Cimarron Composites joining forces to adapt composite technologies developed for the space industry to shipping. The first target: LNG tank technologyA project to adapt technology developed for use in space to maritime LNG fuel tanks received design approval from ABS.The SpaceTech4Sea project, supported by $1.2m funding from the European Union, explores whether composite technology, which is lighter and potentially more cost-effective…

29 Jun 2021

Wilson Sons Eyes Opportunities in Gas

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A new gas law in Brazil aims to see liquefied natural gas (LNG) will have a relevant role in the national market, a move that could drive new opportunties on the waterfront.Wilson Sons, the largest operator of maritime and port logistics in the Brazilian market, stands to benefit, and last year the company's Towage division carried out more than 25 special operations, which included services to the natural gas or LNG sector, as support for gas carriers and FSRUs (Floating Storage Regasification Unit)…

28 Jun 2021

Svanehøj Bags Fuel Pump Orders for 22 LNG-powered ULCVs

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Svanehøj announced its 'breakthrough' in the containership market with an order for deepwell gas fuel pumps for 22 ultra large container vessels (ULVC) from South Korean shipyards Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).Svanehøj’s scope for each vessel consists of two EFP 24-5 liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel pumps (22 m.) with caisson, foot valves and control systems, and the company's deepwell fuel pumps operate on long enough service intervals which allows for only two pumps per ship instead of the usual three.

25 Jun 2021

Future Fuels: Stena Germanica makes run on 'Blue Methanol'

Dubbed ‘Blue Methanol’, the fuel is recycled from residual steel gases, a by product of the steel production industry and helps reduce the ferry’s reliance on diesel. Photographer: Anna Hult

In 2015 Stena Line converted the 240-m Stena Germanica to become the world’s first methanol powered ferry. Fast forward six years and the Swedish ferry company has achieved another world first, powering Stena Germanica with methanol recycled from residual steel gases powering the ship this week on its trip from Sweden to Germany.Dubbed ‘Blue Methanol’, the fuel is recycled from residual steel gases, a by product of the steel production industry and helps reduce the ferry’s reliance on diesel."It is exciting to be part of our sustainable journey and try out another new sustainable fuel.

24 Jun 2021

Wärtsilä to Supply Propulsion System for GEV's Hydrogen Vessel

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The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Global Energy Ventures (GEV) of Australia, a company specialized in delivering compressed shipping solutions for transporting energy to regional markets. The two companies will cooperate on the inclusion of Wärtsilä propulsion systems in GEV’s compressed hydrogen (C-H2) ships. The MOU was signed in Sydney, Australia.The cooperation aims at advancing GEV’s approval in principle (AIP) application for its new 430-ton C-H2 vessel.

24 Jun 2021

Rolls-Royce, MAN Ink Deal on Turbochargers

Dr. Otto Preiss (left ), Chief Technology Officer and COO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, and Dr. Uwe Lauber, Chief Executive Officer of MAN Energy Solutions, have signed an agreement for a strategic partnership that will see MAN's PBST brand distribute state-of-the-art mtu turbochargers. (Photo courtesy Rolls-Royce)

Rolls-Royce and MAN Energy Solutions signed an agreement for a strategic partnership that will see MAN's PBST brand distribute mtu turbochargers. "With this cooperation, we are combining our competencies - on the one hand, PBST's global sales structure for turbochargers and, on the other hand, Rolls-Royce's latest high-efficiency mtu turbocharger technology for high-speed diesel and gas engines," explains Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. The turbochargers developed and produced in-house by Rolls-Royce Power Systems will be made available in additional markets.

24 Jun 2021

15 Companies make the cut in PortXL Maritime Acceleration Program

Fifteen companies from 11 countries were selected by a panel of industry experts, investors and entrepreneurs for the 6th PortXL acceleration program in Rotterdam. Starting in September, they will spend three months in Rotterdam. The PortXL team and its large network of expert mentors and partners will support them in validating their technologies and scaling their businesses. The program will end on December 2, when the signed contracts between innovators and corporate partners, such as Port of Rotterdam and Van Oord, will be announced at the Shakedown event.

24 Jun 2021

Brunswick to Acquire Navico for $1B

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Brunswick Corporation entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Navico for $1.05 billion, bringing to Brunswick's Advanced Systems Group (ASG) well-known marine electronics brands such as Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP."The acquisition of Navico and its award-winning brands will immediately accelerate Brunswick’s ACES (Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification and Shared-Access) strategy, and support our vision to deliver distinctive new products and technology-enabled experiences,” said Dave Foulkes, Brunswick Corporation CEO.

23 Jun 2021

Marine Jet Power Expands Its X-Series Waterjets Lineup

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Marine Jet Power (MJP) revealed three new sizes in its X-Series range of waterjets. Expanding upon the proven 280, 310 and 350 X sizes, the new 400, 450 and 500 X feature MJP’s duplex stainless-steel, mixed-flow pump design and welded aluminum intake.The new additions to the range will service vessels ranging in size from 26m – 40m / 85-ft – 131-ft and up to 2070 kW / 2775 bhp. Well suited for high-speed applications the X-Series is built for fast patrol craft, military applications…

23 Jun 2021

AR Glasses Allow Yara Marine Technologies to Provide Remote Service

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Augmented reality (AR) provides interactive access to vessel environments, like a ship’s engine room. With limited vessel access during COVID-19, Yara Marine Technologies implemented AR technology for virtual vessel access."We have been experimenting with AR glasses for some time. When the pandemic stopped our service engineers from boarding vessels, we had the alternative ready. With AR technology we have the visual field of the ship’s crew members on our monitors. While talking to the crew we can make markings, draw, and add text to the various engine parts they are looking at.

23 Jun 2021

Tillberg Design of Sweden and COLUMBIA blue Launch Ship Design Partnership

Maritime leisure management company COLUMBIA blue – The Leisure Group said it has teamed up with cruise and yacht interior designer Tillberg Design of Sweden (TDoS) to work together on conceptualizing and building vessels from scratch.“The design skills of TDoS and the operational proficiency of COLUMBIA blue form a unique set of expertise, offering a seamless and complete project lifecycle of a vessel design – from the first lines on the sketch board, to the actual operations of the yacht or cruise vessel,” said Julia Siebert, COLUMBIA blue’s Vice President of Business Development.The partnership will make the creative process more efficient and cost-effective for clients…

22 Jun 2021

Ecochlor Completes Testing for EcoOne Filterless BWMS

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Ecochlor, Inc. announced it has wrapped up land-based and shipboard testing for its filterless EcoOne ballast water management system (BWMS) in preparation for an application for USCG and IMO BWMS Code Type Approvals.DNV was chosen to act as the Independent Lab (IL) throughout the entire process and has been responsible for the evaluation, inspection, testing oversight and submission of the EcoOne BWMS Type Approval applications.The land-based biological efficacy (BE) testing, was undertaken by the Golden Bear Research Center (GBRC) in California, USA.

22 Jun 2021

ABB’s A255-L Turbocharger Makes Japanese Debut

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Japanese engine builder Makita has selected ABB’s latest low-speed turbochargers for an engine being built for a chemical tanker, marking the first time that a Japanese-built engine will feature the compact, powerful A255-L turbochargers.The turbochargers will be applied on a 6S40ME-B9.5 engine built by Makita which manufactures MAN engines under the license. The A255-L is designed to provide high turbocharging efficiency from a small unit, reducing overall engine size and giving ship designers greater flexibility in engine room de-sign for small bore two-stroke marine engines…

22 Jun 2021

Fairbanks Morse to Power USCGC Rush (WMSM-918)

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Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, announced that its Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME) division was awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) to build and deliver the two main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s fourth Offshore Patrol Cutter the RUSH (WMSM-918). FME will build the engines at its Beloit, Wis. manufacturing facility.“Fairbanks Morse engines will help the OPCs perform the mission-critical task of preserving the country’s maritime security.

21 Jun 2021

Freight Tech Startup Forto Raises $240 Million in Softbank-led Round

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Forto has raised $240 million from investors led by Softbank (9984.T), the freight technology startup said on Monday, and will invest in expanding its platform for organizing trade shipments between China and Europe.The five-year-old Berlin firm offers a single platform for managing the journey of a shipping container from origin to destination - a task long handled with pen, paper and post-it notes, said Forto CEO and co-founder Michael Wax.“A shipment from Shanghai to a warehouse in Berlin should not be more difficult than a payment via Paypal or Stripe today…

21 Jun 2021

Wärtsilä Tapped to Power BC's RAL-designed Escort Tugs

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Wärtsilä was tapped to supply the main engines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas supply systems for two new LNG-fueled escort tugs being built for Canada’s HaiSea Marine, a joint venture between the Haisla Nation and Seaspan Marine Transportation. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., the vessels are under construction at Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey. They are expected to be two of the most environmentally advanced escort tugs operating in the coastal waters of British Columbia in Canada.

21 Jun 2021

Maersk VC co-leads Funding Round in Egyptian Freight Logistics Start Up

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Egyptian startup Trella, a digital platform connecting truckers with freight loads, has raised $42 million in equity and debt, including from the venture capital arm of shipping giant Maersk, its chief executive said.Founded three years ago in Cairo, Trella operates in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. It is one of several technology firms around the world seeking to upend traditional truck brokerages.Through Trella's online platform, shippers and truckers can directly book freight loads for transport.

17 Jun 2021

IMO Adopts Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil Use by Ships in Arctic

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The United Nations shipping agency on Thursday adopted a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic region while green groups said the regulations contained loopholes which will allow many vessels to keep sailing without enough regulatory control.Antarctic waters are protected by stringent regulations, including a ban on heavy oil fuel (HFO) adopted in 2011, even though no cargo moves through the turbulent southern waters. For the Arctic, the rules have been looser.In a virtual…

17 Jun 2021

HNLMS De Ruyter Gets New Gearbox Mountings

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Since the beginning of May, Royal IHC has been busy replacing the propulsion gearbox mountings on the HNLMS De Ruyter. This work is part of a maintenance program for the Air Defense and Command Frigates (LCF). Royal IHC will replace the mountings on all four LCF-frigates for the Royal Netherlands Navy.Annemieke Selbach, Head of Purchasing at the Royal Netherlands Navy, said, “Royal IHC has taken on an enormously challenging project in the replacement of the mountings on the frigates.

17 Jun 2021

New Banking Payment Platform for Seafarers Launched

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A new touch-free payment platform for the maritime industry has been launched by Secure Seas.Secure Seas says its electronic payment platform is designed to provide financial security to seafarers by transferring their pay electronically, removing the antiquated and problematic system of cash distribution in U.S. dollars. This provides seafarers with basic facilities the rest of us take for granted: full access to their funds in their preferred currency, use of an International…

17 Jun 2021

Elcome Opens Algeciras Office

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Elcome International, provider of maritime systems integration, technical support and shipboard service, announced the opening of another office in Europe. Based in the Spanish port city of Algeciras, the facility will offer sales and technical support for the company’s growing portfolio of ship navigation, communication, satellite connectivity and coastal surveillance systems. Shipboard services will include annual radio surveys and annual testing of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)…

17 Jun 2021

Diamond Bulk Taps Inmarsat's Fleet Data Premium Solution

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Inmarsat's Fleet Data provides data acquisition, processing, uploading, and interface links between engine and Nautilus Labs’ fleet optimization solution so that Mitsubishi Ore Transport and Diamond Bulk Carriers reap rewards of big data without hardware expense.Satellite communications company Inmarsat says it is helping to connect digital stakeholders for Asia Pacific’s first Fleet Data Premium project. Delivered for Diamond Bulk Carriers, the project requires no new hardware…

17 Jun 2021

Rolls-Royce Outlines Plans for Net Zero Emissions by 2050

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Britain's Rolls-Royce, which makes engines for planes and ships, outlined plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050 through investing more in decarbonizing technologies and, in the short term, using more sustainable aviation fuel.Major companies are under increasing pressure from investors and climate change activists to report the emissions that result when customers use their products.Rolls-Royce chief executive Warren East said that made decarbonizing a particularly "challenging…

16 Jun 2021

Cobham Launches 'Next-gen' Antenna Platform

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The SAILOR 1000 XTR Ku is the first of a new generation of software-controlled antenna systems in the Cobham SATCOM new SAILOR XTRTM antenna platform line.SAILOR XTRTM integrates SAILOR VSAT technology into a new platform with new software and electronic capabilities that prepare it to operate in future satellite constellations in LEO, MEO, GEO and HEO orbits. The one-meter antenna has a new simplified and robust pedestal for better antenna performance and easier and simpler conversion between Ku- and Ka-bands.SAILOR XTRTM is prepared for the Internet of Things.

16 Jun 2021

Autonomous Energy Plant ICCP-POD Launched

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A new solution is designed to offer an environmentally friendly alternative to using diesel generators to supply energy during the construction phase of wind turbines, and sacrificial anodes to protect turbine foundations against corrosion.The ICCP-POD combines two advanced technologies. The EnergyPod, developed by Amphibious Energy, is an easy-to-transport autonomous energy plant that uses sun, wind, batteries and intelligent electronics to provide sustainable energy during the 18-month construction of wind turbines…

16 Jun 2021

Wärtsilä Teams Up With Weathernews

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Wärtsilä Voyage and Japan based weather routing provider Weathernews Inc (WNI) have signed a strategic partnership agreement enabling the integration of WNI’s weather forecasting data and Optimum Ship Routeing (OSR) service with Wärtsilä’s products and solutions. According to Wärtsilä, the move aims to increase navigational safety and support the decarbonization efforts of ship owners and operators.By automating navigation and route planning functions with weather avoidance technology, owners can reduce risks and allow seafarers to concentrate on other operational requirements.

16 Jun 2021

Chevron Marine Lubricants Expands in Africa

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Chevron Marine Lubricants announced a plan to boost its presence in African ports, extending its joint venture with Akwa Group. Chevron is now an equal partner in Afriquia Lubrifiants, with plans to extend the blending, distribution, and marketing business beyond Morocco to markets in sub-Saharan Africa.The agreement enables theJV to manufacture Chevron’s premium products locally for the first time, including Chevron Marine Lubricants’ product portfolio. The new roadmap includes the export of lubricant products to 14 countries in North and West Africa: Algeria…

15 Jun 2021

Fairbanks Morse Delivers Engines for USNS Earl Warren

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Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME), a division of Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD), shipped two main propulsion diesel engines for the USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207) on June 13, 2021. These are the fifth and sixth engines Fairbanks Morse Engine has made for the T-AO program. The USNS Earl Warren is a fleet replenishment oiler for the U.S. Navy.The engines are traveling from Beloit, Wis. to FME’s customer National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego via railroad. Upon arrival…

15 Jun 2021

Proserv Acquires Dron & Dickson's Abu Dhabi Business

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Oil and gas services company Proserv Controls, has acquired the Middle Eastern operations of Dron & Dickson Electromechanical Contracting (DDEC) LLC, for an undisclosed fee. DDEC is a UK-based specialist in the supply, assembly, and maintenance of hazardous areas and industrial electrical equipment."The deal reinforces and expands the breadth of offering and capability that Proserv delivers in the Middle East and North Africa, where it has multiple sites including in Abu Dhabi…

14 Jun 2021

Intellian Opens R&D Center in South Korea

Intellian’s new R&D Center (front right) is built adjacent to the existing Innovation Center, expanding the available space by nearly 80% and boosting both development and production capacity. Photo courtesy Intellian

Intellian has opened its new Research and Development Center in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, a new home for the engineering team with the latest product and quality verification facilities, helping to accelerate product development. In particular, antennas using emerging phased array technology will benefit from a new compact test range to assist with development and testing.The expansion also allows production to be significantly increased in the existing Innovation Center, meeting…

14 Jun 2021

NAPA Viewer Aims to Enhance 3D Ship Design Process

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A new streaming technology will support 3D model based approval (3DMBA) by providing all stakeholders with a live interactive web application to better collaborate on ship design.NAPA announced the launch of NAPA Viewer, its new collaborative web application, designed to provide users throughout the ship design process with visibility of the most current 3D ship model via a browser, and the ability to directly comment on the model. NAPA Viewer will also enable users to request…

11 Jun 2021

U.S. Joins Norway, Denmark to Develop Emission-free Ship fuels

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The United States is working with Norway, Denmark and other countries to develop zero-emissions fuel options for ships as part of a push to de-carbonize the industry, officials involved said.With about 90% of world trade transported by sea, global shipping accounts for nearly 3% of the world's CO2 emissions.In April, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Washington would join an international effort to achieve zero emissions in the global shipping industry by 2050.The U.S. Department…

11 Jun 2021

TotalEnergies Ramps up R&D into Ammonia as Marine Fuel

As a carbon-free molecule, ammonia is a promising alternative fuel for large vessels and deep-sea shipping to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the shipping industry. In particular, green ammonia – produced from green hydrogen using renewable electricity, water and air – could play a major role in enabling the industry to meet the IMO carbon emission reduction targets proposed by 2050. © vchalup/AdobeStock

TotalEnergies announced today that it is extending research into the viability of ammonia as an alternative marine fuel, entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 22 companies across diverse industries to initiate a joint study on ammonia as an alternative marine fuel. These industries include energy, mining, power utility, chemical, terminal, shipping, shipbuilding, manufacturing, bunkering and classification society.“Ammonia is seen as a promising future fuel for shipping from an emissions reduction and scalability perspective…

10 Jun 2021

Top U.S. LNG Exporter Launches Effort to Measure Emissions

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Cheniere Energy Inc, said on Thursday it would quantify carbon emissions from its suppliers and production sites and supply the information to customers.LNG buyers have begun asking suppliers for natural gas sourcing data and greenhouse gas emissions to reduce their own carbon footprints. Several LNG producers are proposing adding carbon capture and storage alongside their LNG projects.Cheniere said it signed agreements with five natural gas producers and several academic institutions to implement quantification…

10 Jun 2021

NYK Subsidiary, MarCoPay Test Paying Seafarers' Salaries in Digital Currency

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An NYK Group shipmanagement subsidiary has begun to pay seafarers’ salaries in digital currency issued by MarCoPay Inc., a joint venture of NYK and the Transnational Diversified Group in the Philippines.After a successful March 2020 trial distributing electronic currency to seafarers at sea for the first time in the world, MarCoPay Inc. subsequently received approval from Philippine ministries and agencies to pay salaries to seafarers in digital currency.Filipino sailors on board an LNG carrier sailing off the coast of Durban…

10 Jun 2021

Feature Product: Fire-retardant Sylomer Marine Helps to Minimize Vibration

The NK certified material Sylomer Marine FR is easy to install, maintenance free, resilient and durable. Source: Getzner Werkstoffe

Austria's Getzner Werkstoffe received ClassNK type approval certification for "Primary Deck Covering" for its fire-retardant Sylomer Marine product line.The material is used in floating floors, decoupling passenger and crew cabins, wheelhouses and engine rooms to maximize the comfort level for the ship crew and passengers.Floating FloorsThe elastic polyurethane Sylomer Marine FR can be used on ships in floating floor applications. Different material types for various payloads are available.

09 Jun 2021

De Nora Acquires Hyde Marine

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De Nora said it has acquired Calgon Carbon Corporation's UV Technologies Division (CCUV), including the products, brands and assets of UV ballast water management systems (BWMS) manufacturer Hyde Marine as well as municipal and industrial water treatment brands RAYOX, SENTINEL and C3 SERIES UV.The acquisition was signed on June 7 and is expected to close on July 1, De Nora said.By combining De Nora BALPURE electrolytic disinfection (EC) BWMS and the Hyde Marine ultra-violet (UV) Hyde GUARDIAN BWMS, De Nora will offer both UV and EC BWMS over a full range of flows.

09 Jun 2021

Cavotec to Supply Shore Power Systems for Ultra Large Containerships

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cavotec said it has won a series of orders in the second quarter with a total value of €5 million ($6.1 million) to equip the world’s largest newbuild containerships with ShorePower systems. This is in addition to €3 million ($3.7 million) in orders already secured in the first quarter.“We’re proud to support the world’s major container shipping lines in their journey towards sustainable operations. As the leading supplier of shore power systems, Cavotec is trusted to provide worldwide connection compatibility for vessels using shoreside power supply…

09 Jun 2021

Marlink Expands Its IT Solutions Offering

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Marlink said it has expanded its ITLink portfolio with the addition of two new service options to simplify remote IT management and support cyber compliance.The company has rebranded its remote IT solution [email protected] to ITLink and further enhanced the suite of solutions with both entry-level and advanced IT solutions.ITLink, which has already been installed on more than 1,000 vessels, allows ship operators on shore to centrally manage and update their entire fleets of thousands of PCs in one-go…

09 Jun 2021

HAV Design Wins Deal to Design Zero Emission Ferries

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HAV Design signed a contract for two new battery-powered ferries, making them the thirteenth and fourteenth ferry designs with zero-emission technology from the company. The two new  HAV 934 ferries will operate on the Stranda-Liabygda and Eidsdal-Linge routes with a capacity of 80 cars and 249 passengers. They will be built at the Turkish shipyard Tersan for Fjord1.In the work on the design, HAV Design runs route simulation and hull optimization at HAV Ocean Lab. Large quantities…

09 Jun 2021

Strategic Marine Delivers CTV Pair to WEM Marine

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Singapore-based Strategic Marine delivered a pair of 27m CTVs to WEM Marine Ltd, a UK-based offshore support vessel provider with a growing fleet servicing the renewable offshore wind energy sector. This is WEM’s first order with the Strategic Marine Group.To date Strategic Marine has delivered 23 CTV’s to offshore wind vessel operators, according to Chan Eng Yew, CEO of Strategic Marine.The CTVs were both built in Singapore, designed to meet the specific requirements of WEM who intends to deploy the vessels in UK and European waters.

08 Jun 2021

Seaspan Shipyards Invests in Indigenous Marine Skills Training

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Canadian shipbuilder Seaspan Shipyards announced it is investing $1.35 million to increase training and apprenticeship opportunities for Indigenous students aged 19 through 30 interested in building a career in the trades, including in the growing shipbuilding and marine sector. The three-year investment is being made in the Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS), a non-profit organization that has been providing education and employment training for the urban Indigenous community since 1999.Mark Lamarre…

08 Jun 2021

BunkerPlanner App Added to Kognifai Marketplace

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Kongsberg Digital announce it has signed a partnership agreement with BunkerMetric that will see the BunkerPlanner application added to the Kognifai Marketplace.BunkerPlanner by BunkerMetric is a software tool supporting companies in buying bunker, choosing ports, volume and fuel grade for bunkering.The software application can be integrated with contextualized data from vessel and fleet and will be available for all Vessel Insight subscribers through the Kognifai Marketplace from the June 8, 2021.

08 Jun 2021

Ocean Infinity Acquires Ambrey

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After it in recent months acquired MMT and Abyssal, marine robotics and offshore survey company Ocean Infinity has now acquired maritime services company, Ambrey for an undisclosed fee.UK-based Ambrey offers offshore services including, security, crisis and risk management, intelligence, insurance, fleet operation, and vessel design and build.With a management team of over 150 full-time staff globally together with over 1350 contractors and crew, Ambrey operates a fleet of over 40 patrol…

07 Jun 2021

Tech File: SOLID

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Commercial vessel operators are increasingly leveraging high-tech sensors and the data they provide to achieve greater efficiency and better their bottom line. A condition-based monitoring system offered by Fincantieri Marine Systems N.A. (FMSNA) is engineered to contribute toward both objectives.“FMSNA decided to develop and launch the SOLID because we wanted to help customers save money by avoiding unnecessary maintenance and repair costs,” said Simone Scafetti, technical director and business development manager at FMSNA.

07 Jun 2021

Viega Fittings Earn US Navy Approval

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Viega announced on Monday that its MegaPress CuNi and ProPress copper fittings are the first press fittings approved for use in U.S. Navy combat ships.After years of rigorous testing, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has approved the use of MegaPress CuNi mechanically attached fittings in sizes ½" to 2" in surface combatants for a variety of systems, including chilled water, potable water, electronic freshwater cooling, seawater cooling, washdown countermeasures, drainage and many others.

07 Jun 2021

ERMA FIRST Acquires Marine Water Treatment Specialists RWO

Greek headquartered ballast water equipment manufacturer ERMA FIRST said it has acquired German marine water treatment specialist RWO GmbH.RWO provides water and wastewater treatment systems for ships, ports and offshore installations. Its product portfolio includes the treatment of drinking and process water, oily waters, ballast, wastewater as well as sales spare parts and services..“This is a win for ERMA FIRST and a win for RWO’s customers and staff. We have acquired a world leader in water treatment systems for the shipping industry with a strong customer base and a reputation for excellence and reliability,” said ERMA FIRST managing…

07 Jun 2021

Trafigura, Yara Sign Deal on Ammonia for Shipping Fuel

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Global commodities trader Trafigura and Norway's Yara said on Monday they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming to supply the marine industry with carbon emissions-free ammonia for fuel.Yara will supply Trafigura with clean ammonia and together the two firms will jointly conduct research and develop marine fuel infrastructure and market opportunities for both "green" and "blue" ammonia, they said.Ammonia, a hydrogen-carrying chemical used as a fertilizer but also in other applications such as explosives, is one of several candidates to become the shipping industry's preferred z

04 Jun 2021

USA Sliding Doors Chosen for Canada’s Joint Support Ships

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AdvanTec Marine said its USA Sliding Doors division has been awarded a contract from Seaspan Shipyards to supply Fire-Rated, Class II and III Watertight doors for both Joint Support Ships (JSS) that Seaspan is building for the Royal Canadian Navy under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy.The order includes USA-1005 Cargo Doors and the USA-1003 Personnel Doors. Both models have remote (wheelhouse) and local controls, both electric, while the drive system is electro-hydraulic. In the event vessel power is lost, a local manual handpump is also provided as a failsafe feature.

03 Jun 2021

Kongsberg Debuts New Waterjet Control Systems

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Kongsberg Maritime launched a pair of waterjet control systems based on its new JCS (Jet Control System) common technology platform: JCS Compact and JCS Extended. JCS Compact is a tailored, closed-loop control system solution designed to manage the steering, reversing bucket and optional interceptor functions on small- to medium-sized waterjets. It can be used with either one or two control stations and a single waterjet propulsion unit or, for full redundancy and operational safety in the event of unforeseen issues…

03 Jun 2021

V.Ships Subscribes to KVH Entertainment Service

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KVH Industries, Inc. announced V.Ships Norway has signed up 12 oil tankers for KVH linkHUB, an onboard media player that provides a library of hundreds of hours of licensed premium digital entertainment content from KVH MOVIElink and TVlink services.V.Ships Norway initially trialed the service on one oil tanker and, following positive feedback from the crew, recently rolled it out to a total of 12 tankers.KVH MOVIElink services feature new Hollywood and Bollywood releases curated with seafarers in mind…

03 Jun 2021

BV Grants Type Approval for Swedish Battery Company

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Echandia, a Swedish developer of battery and fuel cell systems, announced it now has its battery system, based on LTO technology, type approved by Bureau Veritas as electrification continues to make inroads in the larger boat, workboat and ferry segments."Echandia is the only company in the world to have a certified LTO battery system for marine use in tugboats. It is a breakthrough for safe LTO technology and as tugboats and ferries in local traffic increasingly become battery-powered…

02 Jun 2021

Volvo Penta Takes Majority Stake in Marine Battery Systems Pioneer ZEM

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Volvo Penta has announced an exciting new acquisition of ZEM – a company with 12 years of market experience as a supplier of both marine battery systems and complete electric drivelines and a strong track record in Norway.ZEM’s core team has a background in electromobility that dates back to 1993. In 2009, ZEM was founded as an advisor to the maritime and offshore sector to design battery and hybrid solutions. Today, the company has delivered battery solutions to many different applications…

02 Jun 2021

Chinese Icebreaker Beacon Ship Sports Schottel EcoPellers

Schottel EcoPellers were chosen for China's first ice-breaking beacon vessel. Image courtesy Schottel

Schottel supplied main and auxiliary propulsion units for China’s first ice-breaking beacon vessel. Haixun 156, which will perform a wide range of tasks, has recently been launched by the contracted shipyard Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group, Hubei Province, China. It was ordered by the Tianjin Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) and is scheduled to enter operation in September 2021.The main propulsion of the beacon vessel includes of a pair of diesel-driven Schottel EcoPellers type SRE 460 (1,800 kW each) featuring a four-bladed 2.4 m-diameter propeller.

01 Jun 2021

Lemanowicz Joins Poseidon Barge, Piedmont Relocates

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Berne, Ind.-based portable sectional barge manufacturer Poseidon Barge said it has hired Jerome Lemanowicz as East Coast territory sales manager, to fill the position left by the transfer of Carl Piedmont from the Northeast to the West Coast.Located in New Jersey, Lemanowicz's territory includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., Montreal, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova…

01 Jun 2021

MAN Expects Sales Boost from Chinese Emissions Regs

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Engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions said it expects to  see increased sales from the imminent China’s Stage II—commonly known as the C2-emission standard (GB15097 regulation)—due to enter into force in July 2021. The new legislation will primarily apply to inland waterways, coastal areas and most rivers, covering domestic bulk carriers, feeder containers, oil tankers, passenger RoRos and government vessels, and MAN said it expects the introduction of the new regulations will spur sales of its small-bore…

01 Jun 2021

IMCA Publishes Code of Practics on Environmental Sustainability

Allen Leatt, IMCA’s CEO

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) recently launched its Recommended Code of Practice on Environmental Sustainability (IMCA ES 001). This Code was developed by its Members through IMCA’s committee governance structure and sets expectations for the marine contracting industry in managing key environmental and climate topics associated with offshore marine construction.“IMCA started its environmental sustainability journey with its members four years ago," said IMCA’s CEO Allen Leatt.

01 Jun 2021

Shipbuilding: LNG Carrier Diamond Gas Crystal Delivered

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On May 31, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Diamond Gas Crystal, was delivered, built to transport LNG from LNG Canada project in British Columbia, as well as from other locations around the world, under an 18-year time-charter contract with Diamond Gas International Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) who also has a stake in the LNG Canada project.The ship was built at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and is owned by NYK, Asia LNG Transport Dua Sdn. Bhd. (ALT Dua), and MC through the joint venture Diamond LNG Shipping 5 Pte. Ltd.

01 Jun 2021

ClassNK Consulting Adds Cybersecurity Training Service

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ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. (NKCS) added a new course named "Maritime Cyber Security Technical Course (Attack Method) for Responsible Officers in Land" for its e-learning cybersecurity training service.The service has been adopted by a number of ship management companies and manning companies. It has been well received because it is easy to learn anywhere with an online environment, and it covers the requirements for proficiency training in the ISM Code Chapter 6. The new course describes the actual incidents occurred in the maritime industry, attack methods, and countermeasures.

01 Jun 2021

DNV to Supply Fleet Management Software for Ocean Infinity's Robotic Vessels

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Ocean Infinity, a marine robotics and deep-sea data acquisition company, has tapped DNV for its ShipManager fleet management software for 17 new robotic ships and additional autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Ocean Infinity, which last year launched a program to build a fleet of unmanned surface robots - the Armada - will implement ShipManager’s modules for planned maintenance, procurement, and business intelligence for its advanced fleet of uncrewed, low-emission vessels for capturing ocean data.