art1Maersk Line: Third-Party Data Not Affected by Petya
July 20, 2017 — In an update Thursday, Maersk Line gave more information into the causes and effects of the Petya cyberattack, which struck its core business IT systems on June 27. Its damage took Maersk weeks to fully repair.
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art2Maritime cyber security range from COMSAT
July 21, 2017 — COMSAT reports that it has added a range of cyber security systems for the maritime industry, inspired by IMO’s decision to require cyber risk management to be incorporated into safety management systems established under the ISM Code. Continue Reading…



art3MOL moves ahead on Smart Ships with ClassNK solution
July 20, 2017 – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) is harnessing big data to enhance engine plant preventive maintenance and reduce life cycle costs. As part of its Ishin Next — MOL Smart Ship Project, two of the company’s newbuildings will be installed with the ClassNK CMAXS next-generation engine status monitoring system, developed by ClassNK Consulting Services, with upgraded functions. Continue Reading…



art4DNV GL releases updated NOx Tier III compliance guide
July 20, 2017 — (HAMBURG, Germany) — Classification society DNV GL has developed a new brochure to offer a set of best practices for the design of ships subject to nitrogen oxide (NOx) Tier III requirements. It also offers guidance on the considerations that should be taken into account at the newbuilding stage. Continue Reading…



art5First Ship with IMO Tier III EIAPP Engines Launched
July 21, 2017 — The launch of the L’Astrolabe, a 72 metre polar logistics vessel fitted with a complete Wärtsilä propulsion machinery package and Wärtsilä NOR (NOx Reducer) SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) exhaust gas cleaning systems for all the main engines, took place on July 12. Continue Reading…



art6Token Gesture?
Q2 2017 — Everyone’s jumping on the blockchain bandwagon, but what is the real potential of blockchain for shipping? Writing exclusively for Futurenautics, blockchain experts Deanna MacDonald, Karim Jabbar and Simon Ousager give the CEO briefing.
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abbABB Turbocharging is at the helm of the global industry in the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines. About 200,000 ABB turbochargers are in operation across the globe on ships, power stations, gen-sets, diesel locomotives and large, off-highway vehicles. We have over 100 Service Stations in over 50 countries worldwide.


art1More Ports Look to LNG Bunkering
July 13, 2017 — Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, Port of Marseille Fos and Port of Vancouver have joined the Port of Singapore and seven other organizations to participate in an international LNG bunkering port focus group. Continue Reading…

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The Efficiency of New Ships is Falling: CE Delft Study
July 4, 2017 — Recent improvements in the design efficiency of new ships went into reverse last year, a new independent study has found. According to the CE Delft study the average design efficiency of new bulk carriers, oil tankers and gas carriers was worse in 2016 than in 2015.
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art3Bureau Veritas launches ‘My BWMP’
As the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention’s D1 8th September deadline looms, ship owners must secure International BWM Certificates and approved BWM plans for their ships. Bureau Veritas is addressing the challenge with a fast, effective and straightforward platform – ‘My Ballast Water Management Plan’ (My BWMP).
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art4Cummins-powered bunkering tanker nears completion
July 17, 2017 — A 150,000-gallon self-propelled bunkering tanker under construction for Maxum Petroleum at Jesse Co Metal Fabrication and Machinery, Tacoma, WA, will be less than 100 gross tons and thus qualify for a two-person day-boat operation around Seattle (although it also has accommodations for four, making longer runs practical). Continue Reading…

art5BIMCO joins forces with Shipdex to push digitalisation of data
July 14, 2017 — BIMCO and Shipdex have signed an agreement to support the development and exchange of technical and logistic data across the shipping community, and to include BIMCO as an executive member of Shipdex steering committee. Continue Reading…

art6Coles: Regulations put ECDIS at risk of becoming a dinosaur
June 14, 2017 — The electronic navigation systems used on cargo ships are obsolete and there is little hope of ever bringing them up to date unless there is a radical rethink on the way industry regulates technology.
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chevron-logo-no.-2Chevron Marine Lubricants to Hold Pre-Conference Seminar at 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition
July 17, 2017 – The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight today announced that Chevron Marine Lubricants will host a special seminar prior to the 2017 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. Continue Reading…

vpsVeritas Petroleum Services (VPS), the leader in maritime testing and surveys, delivers solutions that have helped ship operators achieve measurable improvements to fuel management, fuel cost, operational efficiency and compliance with marine fuel regulatory requirements. We introduced the first commercial bunker fuel testing programme for ships in 1981. Today, customers remain at the heart of our business. We operate a global network of technical experts and offices, four specialist and wholly-owned fuel testing laboratories strategically located in Rotterdam, Singapore, Houston and Fujairah, and access to 200 key bunkering ports worldwide for bunker quantity surveys and round-the-clock technical assistance.

Chevron Marine Lubricants to Hold Pre-Conference Seminar at 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition

Chevron Experts Will Share Insights on the Future of Marine Lubricants

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NORFOLK, Va. – July 17, 2017 – The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight today announced that Chevron Marine Lubricants will host a special seminar prior to the 2017 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition.

The seminar will take place 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Connecticut. Chevron speakers will be Mike Sarisky, Account and Technical Manager for the Americas, and Monique Vermeire, Fuels Technologist. They will address pressing questions regarding the impact of ECA legislation on marine propulsion systems, fuels and lubricants.

“We are focusing on being future-ready by addressing concerns around upcoming legislation and reassuring our customers and partners that we have the lubrication solutions, technological expertise and services to meet the challenges that lie ahead,” said Ayten Yavuz, Regional Manager, Marine, for Northwest Europe and Americas.

Carleen Lyden Walker, SHIPPINGInsight Co-Director, observed, “Lubricants will be a major issue as shipowners ponder their options for low-sulfur diesel and alternative fuels to meet the growing ECA emission zones, and we encourage the shipping community to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about this critical subject.”

The sixth SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Oct. 10-12. It will include 2½ days of speeches from top shipping company executives, panel presentations from industry experts and open-discussion roundtables, as well as more than 19 hours of scheduled networking events.

SHIPPINGInsight Co-Director Frank Soccoli reports that sponsorships and exhibit booth space are nearly sold out for this year’s event, but there are still a limited number of opportunities. For details, contact him at, +1.434.295.6642.

Contact Jessica White at to reserve a seat at the Chevron Marine Lubricants seminar. 

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-owned and produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

Online registration for SHIPPINGInsight 2017 is now open. The organizers encourage delegates to take advantage of the $200 early-bird discount. The Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa offers a special conference rate of $184 for SHIPPINGInsight registered delegates.

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IMO pushes back ballast water compliance dates

?????????????July 10, 2017 — (LONDON) — The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), at its 71st meeting last week, reached a compromise on compliance dates for ballast water discharge. Ships constructed after Sept. 8, 2017, must comply on delivery, while existing ships in general must comply by the first International Oil Pollution Prevention (IOPP) renewal after Sept. 8, 2019. The long-awaited agreement will have global impact. It provides certainty to the maritime community regarding the mandatory compliance dates for treatment of ballast water discharge.
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Maersk moves closer to normal operations after cyber attack

art2July 5, 2017 — Maersk has confirmed that all vessels are sailing, online booking processes are accessible, and all APM terminal locations are operational as it works towards resuming full operations following the June 27 cyber-attack that caused a widespread shutdown of its Group IT systems. Continue Reading…


New Propulsor Leverages PM Technology

art3June 28, 2017 — Finnish collaborators have unveiled a new propulsion unit. Azimuth propulsion specialist Steerprop has rolled out its new CRP ECO LM propulsor featuring permanent magnet (PM) technology from The Switch. Continue Reading…


GE and Fincantieri Team Up for Cruise Ship Scrubbers

art4July 6, 2017 — GE Power and Fincantieri are working on a new scrubber system designed to meet the needs of cruise ships. Fincantieri is the market leader in the cruise shipbuilding segment, and it will write the technical requirements for systems that will be competitive for use on these high-end vessels. GE Power will contribute its expertise in emissions control and define the features that are necessary to meet or exceed target performance levels. Continue Reading…

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DNV GL Rolls Out New Sesam

art5July 6, 2017 — With the new release of Sesam software for structural engineering and analysis, DNV GL is showing the results of ramped-up focus on cutting costs and boosting efficiency for customers. One of the key targets is reduction of tedious work. Continue Reading…

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New Bureau Veritas rules support hybrid power and energy storage systems

art6July 5, 2017 — Bureau Veritas has issued a new chapter in its rules providing a framework for electric and hybrid power solutions. The new class notations include power management (PM), power back-up (PB) and zero emission (ZE) standards. Continue Reading…


Deltamarin to support construction of LNG fueled RoPax

art7July 6, 2017 — Turku, Finland, headquartered Deltamarin Ltd has signed contracts with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd (XSI) in southeast China, for engineering and construction support services for the LNG-fueled RoPax on order at the shipyard for Viking Line. Continue Reading…


SHIPPINGInsight 2017 Announces Impressive Lineup of Keynote Speakers

Close up of microphone in concert hall or conference roomJuly 6, 2017 — SHIPPINGInsight announced the lineup of keynote speakers for the sixth annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The premier technology conference, exhibition and networking event for maritime industry professionals in North America will take place Oct. 10-12, 2017, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Connecticut. Continue Reading…


Transas’ vision is to lead the way in creating an ecosystem of harmonized integrated solutions in safety, navigation and ship operations. In creating these solutions Transas unites global maritime stakeholders in the future of e-Navigation and operations. True to its vision, Transas has introduced THESIS, the Transas Harmonised Eco System of Integrated Solutions. THESIS is a flexible data resource where Ship, Fleet Operations, Academy (simulation & training) and Ship Traffic Control can all be connected to the ecosystem, effectively a community working together on a cloud based shared data platform to enable smarter operations, safety and navigation. United into a single environment, navigation, simulation, vessel traffic, and fleet management systems become a decision support tool using the data provided by Transas software solutions. Transas operates more than 20 own regional offices and has a global network of partners around the world. For more information please visit our website at