NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF JUNE 19

Love in a Cold Climate

art1Q2 2017 — As the cold, hard reality of disruption hits this industry, shared body heat’s essential. And that’s where a new kind of partnership comes in, explains Thomas Bruun Clausen. Continue Reading…

Futurenautics

Sea Traffic Management System Tested

art2June 18, 2017 — The E.U.-funded Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation Project has undergone its first operational tests. Continue Reading…

The Maritime Executive

Autonomous ship operation now on IMO agenda

art3June 16, 2017 — The Danish Maritime Authority reports that the IMO Maritime Safety Committee is to start to establish a new international legal framework for the safe operation of autonomous ships. Continue Reading…

MarineLog

LR launches code to certify unmanned vessels

art4June 13, 2017 — Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched the LR Unmanned Marine Systems Code, a goal-based code to assess unmanned marine systems (UMS) against a set of safety and operational performance requirements. Continue Reading…

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World’s Largest Hybrid Ferry gets Rolls-Royce Power

art5June 16, 2017 — Rolls-Royce announced that it received an order for four B33:45L diesel engines to power the world’s largest hybrid ferry being built for the Norwegian cruise and transport company Color Line. Continue Reading…

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Harris Corp. global ship-tracking technology now operational

art6June 14, 2017 — (MELBOURNE, Fla.) — Harris Corp.’s first four maritime vessel tracking receivers are now operational, establishing the beginning of global, persistent, real-time automatic identification system (AIS) ship tracking capability. Continue Reading…

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Danelec Marine Brings the Internet of Things (IoT) to the Shipping Industry with New Remote Management Tools

art7May 30, 2017 — (Birkeroed, Denmark) – Danelec Marine’s new intelligent remote management platform is bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to the maritime industry by providing easy, low-cost access to data from ships at sea. Continue Reading…

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Time to register for SHIPPINGInsight 2017

registerOnline registration is now open for the 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition.  Early bird discounts are still in effect, so don’t wait. And don’t forget to book your room at the special conference group rate at the Stamford Marriott.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF JUNE 12

Japanese shipping stakeholders to join forces on unmanned ships

art1June 8, 2017 — A new collaborative group including Japanese shipyards and the country’s most prominent shipping lines is set to work together on technologies to support autonomous shipping, sharing costs and expertise as they aim to drive the introduction of self-navigating ships by 2025, according to reports in Japan’s Nikkei business newspaper. Continue Reading…

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Hybrid-sail developers envision savings windfall for ocean shipping

art2May 31, 2017 — “It isn’t only about the cost and fuel savings,” explained Professor Yasuo Yoshimura, describing the work he is doing on alternative power systems for deep-sea ships. “We need to reduce the carbon emissions as well.” Continue Reading…

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MTU gas engine to be trialed in Lake Constance ferry

art3June 12, 2017 — From 2019, Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Stadtwerke Konstanz, the local public utility in Konstanz, Germany, are to begin testing the marine propulsion technology of the future — in the form of an MTU gas engine — on Lake Constance (Bodensee) Continue Reading…

MarineLog

Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Leaders Recognized

art4June 12, 2017 — The fourth annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards were announced in Amsterdam this week, highlighting a range of innovative vessels and the people and equipment that made them possible. Continue Reading…

The Maritime Executive

Ballast Water Management Treaty Ratifications Boost

art5June 12, 2017 — Last week has seen four more States become Party to International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Ballast Water Management Convention, designed to counter the threat to marine ecosystems by potentially invasive species transported in ships’ ballast water. Continue Reading…

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James Espino
President, Gnostech

art6June 5, 2017 — Please tell us your background.
I was a career Coast Guard Officer until I retired in 2013. Upon retiring from the Coast Guard I joined Gnostech as the chief operating officer and became president in late 2014. The majority of my career was spent in either maritime law enforcement and defense operations or as a specialist in the Coast Guard’s technology community primarily working in and around command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems development or procurement. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF JUNE 5

Danelec Marine Brings the Internet of Things (IoT) to the Shipping Industry with New Remote Management Tools

art1May 30, 2017 — (Birkeroed, Denmark – Danelec Marine’s new intelligent remote management platform is bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to the maritime industry by providing easy, low-cost access to data from ships at sea. Continue Reading…

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MobilGard data shows many vessels not operating at optimal lube feed rates

art2June 5, 2017 — (OSLO, Norway) — In-depth data analysis of more than 400,000 oil samples from ExxonMobil’s MobilGard Cylinder Condition Monitoring (CCM) program has identified the wide range of potentially damaging engine issues facing vessel operators. Continue Reading…

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MOL Introduces Autonomous Ocean Transport System

art3May 28, 2017 — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that its joint project with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on developing a technological concept for autonomous ocean transport system, was selected by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) for its FY2017 Transportation Research and Technology Promotion Program (Note) on May 16, 2017. Continue Reading…

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Shipping reaffirms its commitment to cutting CO2 emissions

art4June 5, 2017 — The United Nations Ocean Conference (5-9 June), organized by the UN General Assembly, opens today in New York and tomorrow, June 6, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) will explain that the global shipping industry is fully committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goal for the protection of the Ocean. Continue Reading…

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ECDIS Concentrated Inspection Campaign Agreed

art5June 1, 2017 — The Paris MoU held its 50th Committee meeting in Gdansk, Poland, in May, with members agreeing to conduct a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on ECDIS in partnership with the Tokyo MoU. Continue Reading…

The Maritime Executive

Navis Puts TOS on Cloud 9

art6June 5, 2017 — You don’t have to go it alone. The most experienced Terminal Operating System provider on the planet has already been there and done that. Continue Reading…

 

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ABS adds software for compliance management

art7June 1, 2017 — ABS, via its ABS Nautical Systems software division, has launched a new Cloud-based subscription application called NS Voyage Manager to assist users in managing compliance with a range of environmental regulations, including the European Union (EU) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation for CO2 emissions. Continue Reading…

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Waypoint Digital 2017

art8“A waypoint is defined as an intermediate point or place on a sea-passage or line of travel—a stopping point, or point at which course is changed. We hope that the data and insight from this first Waypoint Digital 2017 Survey will help the industry, collectively and individually, to pause, assess and consider the courses their digital transformations are following, and to alter and correct where necessary to improve their chances of future success.” Continue Reading…

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SHIPPINGInsight Awards

art9It’s time to get started on your entry for the annual SHIPPINGInsight Award, which recognizes a shipping company and its technology partners for innovative use of technology for ship or fleet optimization. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF MAY 29

Nor Lines signs for ‘Power by the Hour’ remote monitoring

art1May 24, 2017 — Nor Lines and Rolls-Royce have signed a novel ‘Power-by-the-Hour’ service agreement for the two vessels Kvitbjørn and Kvitnos, which will use Big Data technologies to monitor, plan and perform maintenance and repairs on all the equipment installed on the cargo ships. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipIEA Says Shipping Not on Track with Emissions Reductions

art2May 24, 2017 — The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its Tracking Clean Energy Progress report, saying that international shipping is not on track to meet the greenhouse gas goals of the Paris Agreement. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveRemote controlled ships could sail Baltic within three years

art3May 22, 2017 —  Fully remote controlled vessels could be operating in the Baltic Sea in three years, with autonomous commercial traffic following by 2025. Continue Reading…

MarineLogCalifornia Pushes Ahead on Ballast Water Compliance

art4May 25, 2017 — We are quickly approaching September 8, 2017, the date when the International Ballast Water Convention will enter into force requiring ships to manage their ballast water using methods to remove or render harmless organisms contained within their ballast water. This is in an effort to halt the spread of invasive species that have crippled many local ecosystems, both monetarily and environmentally, in some cases causing irreparable damage. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkC-MAP launches Integrated Maritime Suite for voyage optimization

art5May 25, 2017 — (EGERSUND, Norway) — C-MAP, a leading supplier of digital navigation products to the maritime market, has launched the Integrated Maritime Suite (IMS), a powerful onboard application platform that employs machine learning and customized ship performance models to deliver voyage optimization. By using a new algorithm, IMS operates with minimal user input to generate optimized routes that meet commercial objectives, while also minimizing fuel consumption and maintaining vessel safety. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoPort of Long Beach: The Green Port

art6May 25, 2017 — A March 2017 visit to the Port of Long Beach provided a close-up view of one of America’s premier seaports. Most stakeholders already know that the port is a major gateway for containerized traffic and a host of other goods and commodities on the U.S. West Coast. That’s not news. Neither is the fact that $180 billion in total trade annually moves through the nation’s second-busiest seaport. The bigger story, it became clear during a two-day tour and executive interview with interim Chief Executive, Duane L. Kenagy, P.E., is how all of that gets accomplished in the same space that is spending $4 billion in infrastructure upgrades while also providing leadership in the all-important area of environmental stewardship. Continue Reading…

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF MAY 22

Surfing the cycles: what can history teach us about the next shipping market upturn?

art1May 18, 2017 — “Shipping is like the weather. It’s always changing, but in the same way,” a senior banker tells TW+. Continue Reading…

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Wilhelmsen Drone Project Takes Off

art2May 18, 2017 — Marking a seismic shift in just how ships agents can support their customers, Wilhelmsen Ships Service(WSS) will soon be delivering its agency essentials via drone. Continue Reading…

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Online cyber course gets MCA approval
ProtectMay 22, 2017 — JWC International, in partnership with Navarino, has had its one hour online e-Learning course on cyber security awareness approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Continue Reading…

DigitalShip

New ECDIS Tool Uses Internet of Things to Mimic Paper

art4May 18, 2017 — Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), the Monohakobi Technology Institute and Japan Radio (JRC) have developed a support tool lets users write directly onto electronic charts with a stylus pen. Continue Reading…

The Maritime Executive

Mark Darley
President—Americas Marine, Lloyd’s Register

art5May 17, 2017 — As the global maritime market remains mired in a slump, Lloyd’s Register continues to expand rapidly in the Americas market where it sees green fields of opportunity. Mark Darley, President—Americas Marine for LR, explains the strategy to conduct business over a broader range of segments and services and grow LR’s presence in the Americas. Continue Reading…

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Norwegian company develops drone to lower cost of hull inspections

art6May 19, 2017 — (TRONDHEIM, Norway) — A Norwegian technology company has developed a low-cost underwater drone that allows shipowners, vessel crew and shipyards to perform hull inspections without the need for divers or expensive ROVs. Continue Reading…

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Reset?

art7Q1 2017 — The fourth industrial revolution is disrupting some very basic mechanisms that have been facilitating massive growth in seaborne trade volumes over the past decades, and they could become outdated sooner than many people expect, explains Christopher Rex. Continue Reading…

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Who’s coming to SHIPPINGInsight 2017?

Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 10.32.32 AMMore than 35 shipping company executives have confirmed their participation in the 6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, as panel moderators or speakers.  Many of them are regular attendees. They come to SHIPPINGInsight to learn about technology solutions that will improve ship operations and efficiency, both in formal conference sessions and the numerous informal networking events.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF MAY 15

Kongsberg, Yara to build first fully electric and autonomous ship

art1May 9, 2017 — (KONGSBERG, Norway) — The vessel Yara Birkeland will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous containership, with zero emissions. Operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, shipping products from Yara’s Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik and Larvik in Norway. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoWays to Boost Energy Efficiency

art2May 14, 2017 — Widely used so-called energy efficiency indices and KPIs measure CO2 emissions, and there is indeed a connection between energy and emissions, but the distinction should be made clear.
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The Maritime ExecutiveNorth P&I Club stresses importance of internet in crew retention

art3May 9, 2017 — North P&I Club in the UK is encouraging its shipowner members to consider the importance of internet access on their ships to ensure they continue to attract, recruit and retain high quality crews, as part of a campaign by North to help its members get the ‘right crew’ that is highlighted in the club’s Signals newsletter. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipBaltic Index Gains On Firmer Capesize Rates

art4May 11, 2017 — The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, inched higher on Thursday helped by stronger rates for capesize vessels. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkKeppel AmFELS to build LNG fueled Pasha containerships

art5May 11, 2017 — Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii today announced that it has selected the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, TX, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), to build two new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueled containerships, with the option to order two additional vessels. Continue Reading…

MarineLogPartners Aim to Encourage Maritime Entrepreneurs, Innovation

handshake and sunlightMay 12, 2017 — SUNY Maritime College and EEX Maritime Oy, of Finland, will be working together to encourage entrepreneurs and technological innovations in the maritime industry. Continue Reading…

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Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 12.19.28 PMSponsorships, speaker slots and exhibit booth space are filling fast for SHIPPINGinsight 2017, but there are still opportunities available to elevate your visibility and promote your brand. Contact Frank Soccoli at +1.434.295.6642, fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF MAY 8

Disruption ‘Powered by Transas’

art1May 5, 2017 — Maritime Logistics Professional caught up with Frank Coles, the ubiquitous leader of Transas, fresh from his company’s user’s conference in Malta. In typical candor, Coles paints his picture of maritime and shipping’s future. Continue Reading…

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ABN AMRO Finances Celsius BWTS Installs

art2May 4, 2017 — ABN AMRO Transportation has concluded financing for the installation of ballast water treatment systems on several vessels for its Danish client, Celsius Shipping. Continue Reading…

MarineLink

“It’s Complicated”
Coatings manufacturers deliver the goods in a highly competitive and constantly evolving market.

New building tanker in dry dock with cranes on backgroundMay 1, 2017 — There’s more to marine coatings than covering everything with the swoop of a wide brush or sprayer. The title of a 2009 American movie best describes the industry: “It’s Complicated.” It’s an industry intertwined with an ever-changing environment both above and below the water. Biofouling, fuel efficiency, government regulations, science and technology are just a few of the many considerations that confront an industry charged with developing products to withstand the harshest conditions, provide maximum efficiency and ensure longevity. Continue Reading…

The Maritime Executive

ECDIS Ltd. offering two new cybersecurity courses

art4May 4, 2017 — (FAREHAM, United Kingdom) — ECDIS Ltd. has expanded its training portfolio with Cybersecurity Awareness (CSA) operators and management courses. The courses cover a wide range of topics from “What is Cybersecurity?” to “Risks of the Internet” and “Hacking,” as well as looking into a case study from a large American company that staged a cyberattack. Continue Reading…

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Researcher develops software to limit ships’ NOx and smoke emissions

art5May 5, 2017 — In cooperation with MAN Diesel & Turbo, a Technical University of Denmark (DTU) researcher is developing new software that makes it possible to limit emissions of NOx particles and black smoke. DTU says it will be implemented in new marine engines from the end of 2017. Continue Reading…

MarineLog

DNV GL adds PSC inspection planning application

art6April 27, 2017 — DNV GL has launched a new application on its My DNV GL portal, a Port State Control (PSC) Planner designed to provide an overview of a vessel’s or fleet’s PSC performance and to benchmark that performance against the IACS classed world fleet. Continue Reading…

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Online Nominations for 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award Now Being Accepted

Awards-1jgiaepNORFOLK, Va. – May 3, 2017 – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award. The annual award will be presented at a luncheon on the opening day of the sixth SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 10, in Stamford, Conn.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF MAY 1

Methanol-fueled ships mark one year at sea

art1April 28, 2017 — (VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — April 2017 marks one year since Waterfront Shipping (WFS) began welcoming seven of the world’s first oceangoing vessels capable of running on methanol into its fleet. The first three vessels were delivered in April 2016 and the remaining four later in the year. Continue Reading…

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art2Q1 2017 — Someone once said that knowledge speaks, and wisdom listens, and the results of the Navarino conference suggests that Greek operators have been listening intently, says Roger Adamson.
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Futurenautics

Singapore Rolls Out LNG Bunkering Standard

art3April 29, 2017 — The first Singapore Technical Reference (TR) 56 for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Bunkering was launched by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SPRING Singapore and the Standards Development Organisation @ Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SDO@SCIC). Continue Reading…

MarineLinkNick Confuorto – President & COO, Crocean Engineering

Confuorto’s passion for success has helped make CR Ocean Engineering a global leader in scrubber technology.

art4March 13, 2017 — Tell us about your background and education. Where are you from?
I was born in a suburb of Naples, Italy. I entered the U.S. at the age of 16 and completed high school in Jersey City followed by an engineering degree from Columbia University. Other postgraduate studies were completed at Penn State and Rutgers.
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The Maritime ExecutiveVIDEO: BC Ferries’ third LNG fueled ferry heads for Canada

art5April 29, 2017 — BC Ferries reports that Salish Raven, the third and final Salish Class LNG dual fuel vessel, is on its way from Remontowa Shipbuilding’s Gdansk, Poland, shipyard.
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MarineLogNew Sensors Monitor Temp of Dangerous Goods

art6April 28, 2017 — Nexiot AG is customizing its zero-maintenance smart sensor system for Bertschi Group’s tank containers, to monitor the temperature of dangerous goods and help ensure safe delivery of consignments.
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Port-IT launches Orilla Mail e-mail system

art7April 27, 2017 — Port-IT has introduced its new Orilla Mail e-mail system, an independently developed application integrated with the company’s existing IRIS anti-virus platform for global multi-engine cyber-security scanning of messages.
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DigitalShipScreen Shot 2017-05-01 at 12.51.17 PMAct Now
Booth space for the 6th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition is already more than 50% taken. We expect a sell-out, so act now to reserve your booth in the exhibit hall.  All networking receptions and breaks will take place in the exhibit hall to give delegates ample exposure to exhibitors.  Contact Frank Soccoli at +1.434.295.6642, fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com, to reserve your space.

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF APRIL 24

SHIPPINGInsight Announces Agenda for 2017

ScheduleApril 24, 2017 — (Marine NewsWire) SHIPPINGInsight today announced the agenda for the sixth annual 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 and Spa in Stamford, Conn.
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Online Registration Now Open for SHIPPINGInsight 2017

registerApril 13, 2017 — (Marine NewsWire) Online registration is now open for the sixth annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The 2017 event will take place Oct. 10-12, 2017, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Conn.
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Damen companies partner on solutions for cleaner shipping

Screen Shot 2017-04-25 at 1.41.20 PMApril 21, 2017 — (GORINCHEM, Netherlands) — Bringing together the experience and knowledge of two Damen companies is the close cooperation between Damen Green Solutions and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC). The two companies combine their specific skill sets to offer shipowners a smoother transition toward compliance with new environmental regulations and cleaner sailing.
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European Banks Back Green Shipping Deal

art4April 24, 2017 — The European Investment Bank and Dutch bank ABN Amro will sign an agreement to support investments for greening the European shipping fleet.
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GTMaritime releases maritime spam and virus e-mail figures

art5April 21, 2017 — Communications software company GTMaritime has released details of the level of unwanted e-mail traffic required to be blocked by its cybersecurity applications before being sent over satellite to ships at sea, with some 3.3 per cent of all messages constituting spam or viruses.
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Port State Control without paper comes a little closer

art6April 24, 2017 — In another step on the road to maritime digitalization, three leading maritime countries have signed an agreement intended to make more states migrate from paper certificates to digital certificates.
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MarineLog

Moving Ahead Powerfully with Cutting-Edge Simulation
MAN Diesel & Turbo optimizes the efficiency of ship propellers using cutting-edge CFD simulation methods

art7April 22, 2017 — The layout of ship propellers is a balancing act between optimal power conversion and the avoidance of unwanted cavitation effects, which can result in damage to the propeller structure and higher noise levels. MAN Diesel & Turbo in Frederikshavn, Denmark, is using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation solution STAR-CCM+ from Siemens PLM Software to model cavitation and optimize ship propellers.
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The Maritime Executive

Floating Ideas

art8Q1 2017 — Crew welfare has been the traditional driver for connectivity at sea, but as the balance now shifts to operational efficiency, could the real value lie in tapping the ‘global brain’? When might we see the first sea startup? asks Walter Hannemann.
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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF APRIL 17

KVH launches Connectivity as a Service (CaaS)

art1April 12, 2017 — KVH has announced the introduction of its new AgilePlans, a monthly subscription-based VSAT contract that requires no initial CapEx by the user and no long-term commitment, meaning it can be cancelled at any time – a product the company is defining as ‘Connectivity as a Service’ (CaaS)
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DigitalShipYour Ship Has Probably Been Cyber Attacked

art2April 13, 2017 — You have either been hacked… or just didn’t know you have been hacked.

I predict that the first catastrophic maritime cyber incident will not be the result of a direct attack on a safety critical specific piece of equipment. It will be the result of an infection on a random PC, perhaps an unassuming email to a crew member, whose PC is either connected to the vessels internal super highway or he transmits the infection internally whilst it lies dormant. Crypto locker, or Ransomware software (used by thousands of hackers), are easily available to download on the dark web, neither of which may necessarily attack the equipment they infect; they can lie dormant and infect connected equipment when nobody expects. You have been warned.
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MarineLinkUSMRC offers cyber awareness course for mariners

art3March 16, 2017 — (MIDDLETOWN, R.I.) — The United States Maritime Resource Center has launched a new e-learning course, Cyber Awareness for Mariners. This is the first training course of its kind for mariners on maritime cyber.
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art4April 17, 2017 — Leonardo DRS, Inc., Arlington, VA, reports that it has been awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding to provide hybrid electric drive systems for the U.S. Coast Guard’s new fleet of Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPCs).
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MarineLogGas Fleet Concept Receives Approval in Principle

art5April 14, 2017 — Wärtsilä and COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry have announced the joint development of a natural gas operating fleet concept which has obtained Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Approval in Principle.
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The Maritime Executive

High-tech VTS System to Guide Iron Ore Giants

art6April 13, 2017 — One of Australia’s most important economic gateways will soon house a state-of-the-art shipping management control system to be installed at Port Hedland, the world’s largest bulk export port.
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