Connectivity onboard ships has never been more critical, particularly in the area of crew retention to provide that "Starbucks Experience" to get, and stay online. Eric Griffin, VP, Offshore Energy & Fishing, Inmarsat, discusses latest investments and solutions from global satcom giant.
Armach aims to keep hulls clean via intelligent robotics. Karl Lander, Director, Regulatory Compliance and Outreach, discusses recent technology advances.
Jonas Nyberg, Berg Propulsion discusses the Berg hybrid tug solution with focus on the mechanical and electrical integration.
As digitalization in the maritime sector gains speed, ABS launches ABS Wavesight to effectively consolidate all digital products under one roof, offering ship owners a one-stop-shop for it’s A-to-Z digital solutions.
Operating on liquefied natural gas (LNG) from day one in service, the MV George III, the first of Pasha Group’s two new ‘Ohana Class, Jones Act-qualified containerships, is the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly vessel to serve the Hawaii/Mainland trade lane. The George III features a state-of-the-art engine, an optimized hull form, and an underwater propulsion system with a high-efficiency rudder and propeller. George III is the first LNG-powered vessel to fuel on the West Coast and the first to serve Hawaii. The new 774-foot Jones Act vessel surpasses the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2030 emission standards for ocean vessels. With the first delivered and the second on the way, George Pasha, IV, President and CEO, Pasha Hawaii and Ed Washburn, SVP, Fleet Operations, Pasha Hawaii, discuss the challenges and reward of building two new LNG-fueled containerships from scratch.
Facing global economic headwinds, the volume of containerized cargo movement continues to plummet, Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta, summarizes: “It is clear that the carriers are no longer in charge, the shippers are.”
Patrick Mooney and his team Jack Russell terriers are proving instrumental in finding and removing ‘professional’ stowaways in port, helping shipowners mitigate the cost and headache of repatriating unwelcome ride alongs.
While drama in the container shipping sector has calmed a bit, container carriers still wrestle with unexpected drops in demand. Peter Sand, Xeneta, discusses vessel capacity moves and their likely impact on rates, as well as the first containership sent to the ship scrap yard in more than 18 months.
Iridium continues to expand its maritime offerings, ranging from Iridium GMDSS, Iridium Certus, plus increasing penetration in the unmanned vessel market.
For 100 years SCHOTTEL has been an innovator in the maritime propulsion sector. Roland Schwandt and Stefan Buch explain how it is well suited to power its future, too, defined by decarbonization initiatives and electric options.
In what is the traditional busy season for ocean container carries, the market is ‘a mess’ according to Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta with blank sailings, a free-fall in spot rates putting shippers in the driver’s seat.
Chevron’s Taro Ultra Advanced 40 is formulated to help shipowners successfully adopt alternative fuel choices while keeping its machinery clean, as Luc Verbeeke, Chevron Marine Lubricants, explains.
Edward LeBlanc and his team engage with the maritime community to help ensure all mariners are well-armed to safely navigate offshore wind farms.
Marine Jet Power innovations in the waterjet propulsion sector enable vessel owners, from navies to offshore wind and everything in between, to maximize crew safety and operational efficiency.
Elpi Petraki, ENEA Management, has led a maritime life. As president of WISTA Hellas to her position at the Hellenic Short Sea Shipping Association, Petraki weighs in on everything from diversity and inclusion in the maritime industry, to future fuels.
With the return of the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Germany, the Wabtec team was on hand to discuss the value proposition of its Tier IV marine engine solution.
Stew Gregory, VP Innovation & New Products, Survitec discusses the rationale behind the launch of the world’s largest inflatable lifeboat, Seahaven, designed to carry more than 1,000 people.
As more boats and ships depend on electric solutions, TMC Transformers help to ensure that power flow is smooth and dependable, as Alexander Reiser explains.
As new fuels emerge in the maritime sector, new challenges emerge to keep machinery lubricated and maintained properly.
Regulators and the maritime industry must accelerate its pace on new power technologies and fuels if it intends to hit international emission reduction mandates, says MAN Energy Solutions' Wayne Jones.