In this latest edition of “Meet the CTO” – interviews with maritime innovators and leaders – we visit with Matthew Hart, Manager & Platform Leader, Marine & Stationary Power Systems, Wabtech. Hart delivers insights on how the megatrends of decarbonization, energy transition and autonomy all inspire and impact the marine power solutions from Wabtec.
As offshore wind power spreads globally, it’s widely acknowledged that the maturation of floating wind power platforms will exponentially increase the availability of resources, as a majority of the wind power lies outside the installation zone of fixed systems. Enter Gazelle Wind Power, which offers a compelling engineered solution and value proposition to the market. Newly minted Gazelle CFO Alvaro Ortega discusses with Maritime Reporter TV the outlook for offshore floating wind.
To help shipowners and their onboard crews with maintenance, Marinfloc debuts an online library of professional content for those who need insights on wastewater treatment trends, products and servicing.
Marinfloc provides solutions for treating and controlling wastewater from vessels and offshore platforms. To help shipowners and their onboard crews with maintenance, the company has debuted an online library of professional content for those who need insights on wastewater treatment trends, products and servicing.
As the Houthis recklessly launch drone and missile attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea, carriers and shippers will pay as some marine traffic reroutes around South Africa. Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta, discusses with Maritime Reporter TV the cost of the crisis as well as shipping strategies to consider now.
The large yacht market is a unique part of the maritime sector, with a very sophisticated clientele. SCHOTTEL, the German-based propulsion experts, have found a vibrant business in the yacht sector, delivering a compact propulsion solution that maximizes space onboard, and comes with favorable attributes in noise reduction and fuel efficiency. Roland Schwandt, VP Sales, SCHOTTEL GmbH, and Brian Fariello, Sales Director, SCHOTTEL, Inc., discuss the products they offer to this luxury marine sector, and the opportunities they see.
The competitive landscape in shipbuilding has changed dramatically, as ‘Industry 4.0’ capabilities driven by the digital revolution have given the edge to those that scout and adopt solutions that deliver on the promise of increasing efficiency while cutting costs. Juan Prieto discusses the Cadmatic suite of solutions for North American shipyards seeking to capture the competitive edge.
By its very nature, maritime is inherently a risky business, particularly for the mariner who is on the literal ‘front line’. 360 Coverage Pros offers an extensive array of options to help protect mariners, and in fact the company has seen an uptick in business from companies that want to use the coverage as a means to attract and retain the mariners it wants and needs to power its business. Chris Buseman, VP, Specialty Insurance Programs, 360 Coverage Pros, discusses the options available.
As the US Navy and even some commercial ship owners eye next-generation autonomous vessels designs, a key hurdle to leap will be the ability to service and maintain the ship while at sea with no humans onboard. Enter Fairbanks Morse Defense, which today is developing a variety of robot prototypes that will be designed to provide critical service and support in the engine room of autonomous ships.
The advent of digitalization, decarbonization and autonomy are driving many facets of maritime today, perhaps none more so than the need for connectivity of ships at sea. AST has positioned itself not to be the biggest player in the market, but to be a nimble and competitive resource for the broad array of connectivity solutions. Gregory Darling, AST’s founder and chairman, discusses his company's broad menu of connectivity solutions.
BAE Systems Ship Repair president Paul Smith and Bryan Fraind, President and COO of Pearlson Shiplift, offer an update on the project to install a new shiplift system at BAE Systems Jacksonville, a project that will dramatically increase the efficiency and throughput of ships in the Jacksonville shipyard.
In New Orleans Volvo Penta showcased its updated D16 marine diesel engine, as well as its IPS30 pod drive. Dave Brown, Director, Marine Commercial Sales, Americas, Volvo Penta, discussed with MR TV the success its had, the prospects it sees in the North American crew transfer vessel (CTV) market serving offshore wind.
Marinsa International Inc. is Wabtec’s oldest channel partner, and late last month it announced an order for 20 Wabtec 8L250MDA marine engines, power for 10 new hybrid tractor tugboats for the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). Adrian Wälchli, President, Marinsa International, discusses with MR TV his company’s long association with Wabtec as well as the importance of this new order for ACP.
Reflecting on the first 12 months since the launch of ABS Wavesight in December 2022, Paul Sells, President and CEO, says that “everyone is swimming in data,” and this ABS-affiliated, software-as-a-service company is experiencing strong growth and is well-positioned to capitalize on growing digital needs from ship owners and operators. Last month at its 23rd Annual Users Conference, the company announce a number of updates and enhancements to its fleet management software, Nautical Systems.
Calling bottlenecks at the Panama Canal chokepoint a ‘slow burning disaster’, with one vessel operator reportedly paying nearly $4 million to ‘jump the line’, Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta, examines the key market trends that will drive the container shipping sector in 2024.
The shortage of mariner globally is well documented, a shortage that impacts the U.S.’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In a recent interview with Maritime Reporter TV, Chris Nichols, Professional Mariner Recruiter, NOAA, discusses the rationale for considering a career at sea with NOAA, including a $10,000 signing bonus.
As maritime faces transcendent changes in terms of decarbonization and automation, Juha Kytölä, Director of R&D and Engineering, Wärtsilä, discusses how this Finnish maritime technology powerhouse is investing in the technologies and facilities that will drive the maritime industry for the coming generation, including insights on its unique arrangement for a future fuel engine testbed onboard Wasaline’s Aurora Botnia.
Markus Wagner of Siemens Energy and Søren Kildedal of Advent Technologies discuss collaboration on the use of methanol and an integrated fuel cell energy solutions for the maritime industry.
Bleeker Street Group, a New York City-based investment company, has made a pair of notable maritime industry acquisitions: Ripple (formerly Marine CFO) and Marine Learning Systems. Maritime Reporter TV visits with BSG founder Chad Mitchell to discuss these maritime software company acquisitions, as well as his view on the industry and its prospects as a whole.
The Finnish maritime industry is long-tenured and well-regarded, particularly in the areas of decarbonization, icebreaking and luxury passenger vessels. Ulla Lainio of Business Finland and Vesa Koivumaa of Wärtsilä discuss the opportunities that they see in and around North American ports, terminal and shipyards.