NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13

VIDEOS FROM SHIPPINGInsight 2017 NOW AVAILABLE

Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 2.23.17 PMVideo segments can be viewed on the SHIPPINGInsight TV channel at http://www.shippinginsight.com/tv. New videos are being uploaded weekly, so check back often.

email smallWessels signs LOI for three more HFO to DF LNG engine conversions

art1November 10, 2017 — Germany’s Wessels Reederei has signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo covering the conversion of three more of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation. Continue Reading…

MarineLogTOTE Invests (again) in LNG Conversions

art2November 9, 2017 — TOTE Inc., courtesy of being the first in the world to order containerships powered by LNG, have been leaders in the push to design and build tonnage ahead of the emissions regulation curve. The company again makes headline with the announcement that TOTE Maritime Alaska has contracted MAN PrimeServ – MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division – to convert a pair of RoRo ships, North Star and Midnight Sun to dual-fuel operation on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Today the vessels are powered by four × MAN 58/64 engines and will be retrofitted to MAN 58/64 retrofit units. Continue Reading…

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 3.21.25 PMABB to deliver first fuel cell system for Royal Caribbean

art3November 9, 2017 — (ZURICH, Switzerland) — ABB has announced that it is delivering a fuel cell system for a Royal Caribbean International vessel, the first of its type to provide an energy source for a luxury cruise ship. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoE.U. Emissions Trading System Excludes Shipping, For Now

art4November 12, 2017 — On Thursday morning, the European Parliament and E.U. member states agreed on a revision of the E.U.’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) that, for the time being, excludes shipping. Continue Reading…

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art5November 10, 2017 — Maintaining the rapid pace to apply the latest digital technology to its low-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines and corporate processes, engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) has announced its participation in the Shipdex community. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkLloyd’s Register Foundation to fund autonomy safety research

art6November 10, 2017 — Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the University of York are to spearhead a £12 million programme looking at the safety of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS), with the Assuring Autonomy International Programme (AAIP) to be based at the University of York and led by Professor John McDermid, an expert in systems and software safety engineering. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipStandard Bearer

art7Q3 2017 — Collaboration depends upon non-discriminatory, reliable, standardised units of transactions shared by all stakeholders. That’s a Maritime Business Utility, and Jens Lorens-Poulsen has spent the past 15 years building it, and laying the foundations for its digital iteration. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6

VIDEOS FROM SHIPPINGInsight 2017 NOW AVAILABLE

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email smallBent for efficiency, unorthodox sterns promise energy savings

art2September 29, 2017 — Since humans first took to the water, hull symmetry has been the rule almost without exception. For a while “steerboards” occupied what we now call the starboard side of a vessel, but that was just about the only variation. Now, researchers in Europe are promoting asymmetrical sterns as a way to improve fuel economy by better accounting for the hydrodynamic forces created by the rotation of the propeller on a single-screw vessel. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoNew Systems Support Autonomy and Remote Control

art3November 4, 2017 — There has been a number of new systems introduced over the last month that demonstrate the pace of innovation towards autonomous and remotely controlled marine operations. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveKVH gets Epic

art4November 2, 2017 — KVH is set to launch an upgraded version of its mini-VSAT service, utilising Intelsat Epic high throughput satellite (HTS) capacity to boost its network capabilities and deliver up to 10 Mbps connectivity to maritime customers under a range of new plans. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipCyber Shoal Waters

art5November 6, 2017 — Over the past two months the world has been rocked by three major hacking events that have garnered international notice. These included the EQIFAX event in which 140 million individuals were reported to be possibly compromised, the WannaCry attack and the NotPeyta event. In the past two years the emphasis on the cyber security of the Marine Transportation System, a vital economic cog to the world has come under increasing scrutiny. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkCloud based solution eases EU MRV compliance

art6November 3, 2017 — To help shipowners meet the European Union’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation that comes into force January 1, 2018, Rolls-Royce has added a cloud-based fuel consumption and carbon dioxide monitoring module. Continue Reading…

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art7Q3 2017 — Blockchain may feel like an alien concept, but it’s already walking shipping’s streets providing real-world solutions to real-world problems, explain Deanna MacDonald and Karim Jabbar. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 30

IMO Moving Towards a Global Climate Agreement

art1October 27, 2017 —  The International Maritime Organization(IMO) has taken its second step towards a global climate agreement for shipping. After a week of negotiations, the member States return with much homework before the final negotiations in April 2018, when the initial strategy is to be adopted. Continue Reading…

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Shipping Industry ‘broadly satisfied’ with IMO progress on CO2 strategy – but much work still to be done

art2October 27, 2017 — The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO represented the global shipping industry throughout this week’s intensive discussions at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), which continued the development of a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy for the international shipping sector. Continue Reading…

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Repairs and Spares Impacting Ship Operating Costs

art3October 28, 2017 — Vessel operating costs are expected to rise in both 2017 and 2018, according to the latest survey by international account and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. Repairs and maintenance and spares are the cost categories which are likely to increase most significantly in each of the two years. Continue Reading…

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MOL on Next-generation Ship Management Support System

art4 (2)October 27, 2017 — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that MOL and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding have been jointly developing practical use applications and commercialization of the “next-generation ship management support system” and the current data collection and monitoring systems, providing the basis for an advanced new system, have upgraded the functionality. Continue Reading…

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Videotel launches cybersecurity training program for seafarers

art5October 24, 2017 — (MIDDLETOWN, R.I.) — KVH Videotel has launched a cybersecurity training program, produced in association with global shipping association BIMCO, to address the threat of ransomware and other computer system breaches that could severely affect the safety of ships’ crew, systems and operations. Continue Reading…

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Inmarsat responds to ‘exploit’ claim for retired AmosConnect version

art6October 27, 2017 — Cyber security firm IOActive has released a report outlining a potential vulnerability it says it discovered in Inmarsat’s AmosConnect platform that would provide a backdoor into the shipboard system – however, Inmarsat has responded to note that the software version in question was already retired prior to IOActive’s test, and that it has also previously issued a patch to close the vulnerability. Continue Reading…

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Carbon Dating

art7Q3 2017 — Digital transformation and sustainability can be a match made in heaven, which is why Anne Katrine Bjerregaard, head of the secretariat at Green Ship of the Future is playing Cupid. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 23

 Another Successful Year for SHIPPINGInsight

October 23, 2017 — More than 240 shipping industry professionals from 15 countries gathered earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut, for the sixth Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition presented by SHIPPINGInsight. Continue Reading…

FED1C6D2-A976-42EC-9205-7576785ACC1D[19]Slow Steaming Could Be Best Bet for CO2 Reductions

art1October 18, 2017 — Consultants CE Delft have released a study that shows a simple opportunity for improving international shipping’s fuel efficiency – the familiar cost-saving strategy of slow steaming. The report suggests that a mandatory 30 percent speed reduction would cut shipping’s fuel consumption (and carbon emissions) by as much as a third relative to the base scenario, and would create full employment for the industry’s idled fleet at the same time.  Even better, the study found that the economic impact of longer shipping times would be neglible for exporters. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveERMA FIRST receives USCG type approval for BWTS

art2October 20, 2017 — (OSLO, Norway) — On Wednesday, ERMA FIRST became the first full-flow electrolysis ballast water treatment system (BWTS) vendor to received U.S. Coast Guard type approval. Following a long testing regime, ERMA FIRST successfully concluded its tests at the end of 2016. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoThe Art of Navigation

art3October 19, 2017 — There are countless examples of how an over reliance of GPS navigation and the electronic charting systems, as well as the use of dead reckoning without a known fixed starting point – instead “eyeballing” the situation – are leading vessels in to danger. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkECDIS systems are ‘not intuitive to use’ – MAIB

art4October 20, 2017 — The latest accident investigation report from the UK MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) into the grounding of the bulk carrier Muros in December 2016 has pointed to improper use of ECDIS as a contributory factor to the incident, with the investigators noting that the number of similar incidents it has encountered has led them to the conclusion that previous generations of the technology have not been designed with user needs in mind. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipWärtsilä’s asset and lifecycle management agreement lets GasLog concentrate on its core business

art5October 20, 2017 — The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a maintenance agreement with Monaco-based GasLog LNG Services, covering eight LNG carriers operating on Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines. The agreement ensures the certainty and predictability of fleet operations by engaging Wärtsilä in the maintenance and optimisation of the vessels’ engines. Continue Reading…

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art6Q3 2017 — In today’s opaque industry hiding what’s really coming out of the stack is too easy, but the technology required to deliver the transparency needed for true smart regulation is already available, says Allan Skouboe. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 16

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 a Big Success

More than 230 shipping industry professionals gathered last week in Stamford, Connecticut for the 6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The annual forum has become the Number One technology symposium for the North American maritime industry, and this year’s event was no exception with keynotes from top shipping industry executives, more than 50 expert speakers addressing technology solutions to ship and fleet optimization, 45+ exhibitors and over 19 hours of scheduled networking events. Full reports to follow. Click here to see the SHIPPINGInsight Award

New AIS-Based IoT Platform Demonstrated in the U.K.

art1October 14, 2017 — A European consortium has demonstrated a new global maritime machine-to-machine Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveWärtsilä Opening ‘Digital Acceleration Centers’

wartsilaOctober 11, 2017 — Wärtsilä has set out to accelerate new business ideas using a collection of “Digital Acceleration Centers” (DAC) scattered around the globe. The first DAC in Helsinki has been running in beta for several months and was officially launched today, and will be followed by the second to open in Singapore in December, as well as one in Central Europe and one in North America anticipated during 2018. Additional “pop-up” DACs will be tested with customers at other locations. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkVIDEO: World first conversion takes LNG-fueled OSV hybrid

art3October 13, 2017 — Eidesvik Offshore’s Viking Princess has become the world’s first offshore vessel to use battery power to reduce the number of generators on board. The five year old Norwegian vessel now runs on a combination of a battery pack for energy storage and three LNG-fueled Wärtsilä engines. Continue Reading…

MarineLogDNV GL introduces Virtual Trial to simulate hull efficiency

art4October 12, 2017 — DNV GL has introduced a new ‘Virtual Trial’ application, using simulated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) data to analyse, compare and benchmark the fuel efficiency of different hull designs before they are constructed. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipExxon: Maritime industry not ready for low sulfur cap

Survey formOctober 11, 2017 — (LONDON) — A marine industry survey conducted by ExxonMobil finds that the route to compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 0.5 percent global sulfur cap is unclear for many vessel operators. Continue Reading…

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art6Q3 2017 — Innovation facilitators are in vogue, but the innovation process doesn’t begin and end there – it requires engaging every level of the organisation and every department in the search for lasting value, argues Sofia Fürstenberg Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 9

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 Convenes This Week

More than 200 shipping industry professionals are gathering in Stamford, Connecticut this week for the 6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. This annual forum has become the Number One technology symposium for the North American maritime industry.  If you haven’t already pre-registered, you can still register onsite at the Stamford Marriott Hotel.  Full details at www.shippinginsight.com.

Rolls-Royce, Google Cloud Sign Landmark Deal

art1October 3, 2017 — The maritime industry’s exhaustive push toward autonomy just received a boost in the form of a deal signed between Rolls-Royce and Google to develop further its intelligent awareness systems. Continue Reading…

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 3.21.25 PMViking Planning Hydrogen-powered Cruise Ship

art2October 3, 2017 — Viking Cruises is reportedly working on a project to develop a vessel fuelled by liquid hydrogen that could become the world’s first cruise ship with zero-emission technology, according to the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA). Continue Reading…

MarineLinkCorvus to supply ESS for two more PSV hybrid retrofits

art3October 5, 2017 — Corvus Energy has been selected as the supplier of lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for two Havila platform supply vessels (PSVs) being retrofitted with hybrid power systems. Continue Reading…

MarineLogBent for efficiency, unorthodox sterns promise energy savings

art4September 29, 2017 — Since humans first took to the water, hull symmetry has been the rule almost without exception. For a while “steerboards” occupied what we now call the starboard side of a vessel, but that was just about the only variation. Now, researchers in Europe are promoting asymmetrical sterns as a way to improve fuel economy by better accounting for the hydrodynamic forces created by the rotation of the propeller on a single-screw vessel. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoData collection and monitoring platform for engines launched

art5October 5, 2017 — Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and partner Enamor Ltd of Gdynia, Poland, have jointly launched a new data collection and monitoring (DCM) platform, developed under a collaboration agreement between the companies signed earlier this year. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipThe Futurenauts: Hege Skryseth

art6Q3 2017 — As part of our mission to chart shipping and maritime’s technology-enabled future, we continue to profile some of the people shaping that future. There will be few people in the shipping industry unfamiliar with the name KONGSBERG. But on July 1st 2016 that venerable organisation launched Kongsberg Digital, a subsidiary established to fulfil the group’s strategy to be a leading digital solutions provider for next-gen products and services within the maritime industry. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 2

Final Countdown to SHIPPINGInsight 2017

art1The 6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition convenes next week in Stamford. It’s not too late to register. Use the convenient online online portal at www.shippinginsight.com.

 

LR Approves HMD Cargo Handling System for LNG Bunker Vessel

art2September 29, 2017 — HMD and the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Corporate Research Center jointly developed the cargo handling system design based on their extensive experience of building gas carriers. HMD chose to develop the LNG bunkering vessel design because of the potential for growth in the LNG-fuelled ship sector. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkWinGD moves ahead on digitalization

art3October 2, 2017 — Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) reports that a data collection and monitoring (DCM) platform for engines and associated onboard systems, developed in collaboration with Enamor Ltd of Gdynia, is now ready for commercial application. Continue Reading…

MarineLogShipping Operating Costs Declining -Report

art4September 28, 2017 — Total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 1.1 percent in 2016, says international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. This compares with the 2.4 percent average fall in costs recorded for 2015. For the second successive year, all categories of expenditure were down on those for the previous 12-month period, most notably for insurance costs and stores. Continue Reading…

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 3.21.25 PMLatest Epic satellite launched successfully

art5October 2, 2017 — Intelsat has confirmed the successful launch of its Intelsat 37e satellite from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, the latest addition to its EpicNG constellation of high throughput satellites. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipGPS Spoofing Patterns Discovered

art6September 26, 2017 — Examination of global ship tracking data for the last two years has shown several instances of multiple vessels reporting their locations as being on land at airports far from where the ships were operating off shore. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveSmoke & Mirrors

art7Q3 2017 — In today’s opaque industry hiding what’s really coming out of the stack is too easy, but the technology required to deliver the transparency needed for true smart regulation is already available, says Allan Skouboe. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 25

Last Call for Hotel Conference Rate

hotelIf you haven’t yet booked your rooms at the Stamford Marriott for SHIPPINGInsight 2017, there’s still time.  The special conference room rate of $184 expires at midnight Friday Sept 29.  After that the regular published room rate will apply.  Use the convenient online booking portal or phone the hotel reservation desk and ask for the SHIPPINGInsight rate.

 

Profiting from Data

art1August 25, 2017 — The method most shipowners use to monitor a vessel’s performance hasn’t changed much in decades. The captain sends his ship’s status to the home office every day in a Noon Report, which contains the distance traveled, the propeller slip, the fuel remaining on board and other key metrics. Continue Reading…

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art2September 21, 2017 — (HAMBURG, Germany) — At a recent event at the Hamburg offices of MAN Diesel & Turbo, Dr. Uwe Lauber, company CEO, presented Gerd Wessels, managing owner of Wessels Reederei, with a takeover certificate marking the formal conclusion of the Wes Amelie liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion project. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoCMA CGM agrees digital transformation partnership with Infosys

art3September 19, 2017 — Container shipping giant CMA CGM has signed a strategic partnership with technology consulting firm Infosys, with the goal of transforming CMA CGM’s IT applications and processes over a seven-year period.
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DigitalShipEuropean Shipowners Discuss Emissions Reductions

art4September 21, 2017 — “In our seminar this week, we discussed with our stakeholders and European decision-makers different measures that enable to minimise the environmental impact of the shipping sector. In one analysis, the measures were divided in categories including the Technical and operational measures, Alternative fuels and Logistics related to the speed management of a vessel”, explained Tor Christian Sletner, the Chairman of European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)’s Air Emissions Working Group and Director, Head of Environment of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkRolls-Royce and Inmarsat in LOI on energy management system

art5September 21, 2017 — Satellite communications provider Inmarsat and Rolls-Royce have signed a Letter of Intent to make the Rolls-Royce Energy Management system optionally available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress high speed broadband service, to reduce energy consumption and support environmental compliance. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18

Last Call for Award Nominations!

art9There’s still time to submit your application for the 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award, which will be presented Tuesday October 10. Online nomination forms at www.shippinginsight.com/awards-2.

 

Autonomous Ships Before Autonomous Cars?

art1September 12, 2017 — Given the media focus on autonomous cars, it might be expected that self-driving vehicles will be in use before autonomous ships. The reality is quite the reverse, according to a report on the future of autonomous maritime systems produced by Lloyd’s Register, QinetiQ and the University of Southampton. Continue Reading…

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USCG Releases Draft Cyber Guide for Maritime Facilities

art2September 13, 2017 — Cyber risk has hit a critical peak within the maritime industry, and the significant impact of the Petya ransomware attack on scores of maritime entities only amplifies it. The attack effectively shut down major ocean carriers, including shipping conglomerate Maersk, and impacted marine terminal operations across the globe. Every maritime company, no matter the size or business function, is a potential target. Continue Reading…

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Koch brings first cargo of ultra-low sulfur diesel into Mexico

art3September 15, 2017 — In what will be the first waterborne delivery of motor vehicle fuel to Mexico by a private party since the Mexican petroleum industry was nationalized in 1938, Koch Supply & Trading Mexico (Koch Mexico), is importing its first cargo of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) into Mexico through the Port of Veracruz. Continue Reading…

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Ocean Guardian: Simplifying Environmental Compliance

art4September 18, 2017 — Environmental compliance challenges are nothing new to the cruise industry. Initiatives to enhance environmental compliance, from clean technologies to improved processes and procedures, have significantly reduced the impact cruise vessels have on the environment and improved the quality of discharge. These onboard initiatives address what is in the vessel’s control, but cannot simplify the increasingly complex regulatory environment in which cruise lines operate. Continue Reading…

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Marcura Group acquires software and data companies

art5September 19, 2017 — The Dubai-based Marcura Group has announced the acquisition of the UK-based companies G-Ports (UK) Ltd and Falmor Ltd, with the aim of expanding its digital services for chartering customers. Continue Reading…

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Transas CEO Frank Coles wins Golden Bridge Award

SYSPRO Golden Bridge Award 2017September 11, 2017 — (SAN FRANCISCO) — Transas Chief Executive Frank Coles has won “gold” in the Most Influential People of the Year category of the 2017 Golden Bridge Business and Innovations Awards. The award acknowledges his ability to communicate his vision for the maritime industry in the digital age.
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Autonomous Shipping: Don’t Miss the Boat

art7August 30, 2017 — The Norwegian company Yara is currently building a full-electrical containership fitted with an autonomous control system: the Yara Birkeland. During a recent visit to a major maritime conference, imagine my surprise when most attendees – some 200 executives from the maritime sector – discussed autonomous shipping in terms of its risks. The room seemed full of objections and doubts. What if the computer malfunctions? Somewhat understandable in view of the pressure put on the sector by strong international competition and slim margins. Continue Reading…

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KVH Introduces breakthrough solution for maritime training

art8September 15, 2017 — To help maritime operators ensure that crew are training and performing at their peak, KVH Industries has introduced Videotel Performance Manager, a breakthrough solution for maritime training. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11

LAST CALL!

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registerGlobal eNav – Great Benefits Awaiting a Resilient System

art1September 6, 2017 — The next great leaps for international maritime productivity are poised to be the introduction of autonomous/remotely operated vessels, and the multitude of maritime and supply chain efficiencies brought about by the promised but long-delayed implementation of IMO’s eNavigation concept. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveUSCG issues guidance on compliance with IMO BWM Convention

art2September 8, 2017 — The IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention entered force today and the U.S. Coast Guard yesterday released a policy letter (17-05) entitled “Guidelines for Voluntary Compliance with the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004.” Continue Reading…

MarineLogFuel efficiency system completes TOTAL proof of concept

art3September 5, 2017 — France-based company Opsealog has announced the completion of Proof of Concept (POC) testing of its maritime fuel efficiency analytics platform in partnership with TOTAL E&P Angola, reporting an 11.5 per cent reduction in fuel consumed over a 6-month period across the fleet of 15 vessels included in the trial. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipGlobal LNG Bunkering Market to Reach USD 8.19bln by 2023

art4September 7, 2017 — Global LNG Bunkering market is expected to grow from $248.64 million in 2016 to reach $8187.35 million by 2023 with a CAGR of 64.7%. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkFirst Marine Type Approval for Cyber Enabled Components

art5September 11, 2017 — As the marine industry moves towards the incorporation of digital, connected solutions onboard ships, Lloyd’s Register (LR) released Type Approval Requirements for components within Cyber Enabled Systems on board Ships. According to LR, introduction of this type approval procedure is important, as it defines a critical point in the evolution of smart technology implementation within the marine and offshore industry – delivering an assurance system that provides confidence in the market for the supply of cyber enabled components. Continue Reading…

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 3.21.25 PMKVH launches cloud-based Videotel Performance Manager for maritime training

art6September 11, 2017 — (MIDDLETOWN, R.I. and LONDON) — To help maritime operators ensure that crew are training and performing at their peak, KVH Industries Inc. has introduced Videotel Performance Manager. Videotel Performance Manager combines the extensive range of training content from Videotel with the power of Web-based data analytics. Continue Reading…

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