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 MARCH 27

ABS executive warns cyber-risk ‘not going away’

art1March 22, 2017 — (STAMFORD, Conn.) — ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, participated in the 32nd annual CMA Shipping Conference and Exhibition in Stamford, Conn., where ABS Chief Operating Officer Tony Nassif shared his perspective on cyber-related challenges faced by the marine industry. Continue Reading…

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AIS Meets IoT
How Technology is Set to Transform Global Ocean Trade and Supply Chain Efficiency

art2March 22, 2017 — Stephen Powell, AIS Team Manager at ORBCOMM, explores the evolution of vessel tracking and monitoring technology and looks into the future of smart global ocean trade and supply chains, harnessing satellite AIS, internet of things (IoT) connectivity and big data to deliver unprecedented levels of visibility and control. Continue Reading…

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MacGregor and R-R to collaborate on autonomous box ships

art3March 23, 2017 — MacGregor and Rolls-Royce are to collaborate on R&D exploring the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo systems onboard containerships. Continue Reading…

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Alternative Ferry Propulsion Systems: A Case Study

art4March 22, 2017 — Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) serves many ferry customers in North America. These clients read the trade publications and see various articles on new technologies such as hybrid propulsion, battery powered vessels or zero emission vessels. After finishing such an article they ask themselves: “What advantages would that technology bring to my operation and what will it cost?” To that end, EBDG developed some tools to help answer those questions. Continue Reading…

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Global Eagle brings airline portal to cruise ships

art5March 14, 2017 — Global Eagle Entertainment has launched a new Airtime Portal for cruise ships, a platform to enable cruise ship operators to deliver Wi-Fi, instant messaging, social media, live TV, movies, games and news directly to passengers’ mobile devices anywhere on the ship. Continue Reading…

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

We close a year of mostly gloomy news of continuing overcapacity, disastrous freight rates, regulatory uncertainties and corporate failures with a selection of more hopeful news. This will be our last Weekly News for 2016, but we’ll be back with more in the New Year.

Further Upside Seen for Asian Aframax Rates

art1December 12, 2016 — The Asian Aframax market has been strengthening steadily, with rates for the Indo/Japan route up by w25 points w-o-w at w135. The Baltic Exchange’s benchmark TD14 route reached w127.50 Tuesday, jumping by w29 points w-o-w. This is partly due to underlying seasonality as refiners in the region typically raise utilization rates during Q4 in order to meet winter demand. An early and colder-than-usual winter in North Asia has led to increased heating fuel demand, lending further support to refinery runs. Japanese refiners increased their average utilization rate from 90 percent to 92.3 percent for the week ending December 3. This has led to growing demand for crude imports and subsequently cargoes, providing a seasonal boost to Aframax rates.

For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/further-aframax-upside419390

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Ten Ship Order from Iran for Hyundai Heavy Industries

art2December 10, 2016 — South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has received a $650 million order to build 10 ships for Iran’s state-owned shipping company.

For full story see http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/ten-ship-order-from-iran-for-hyundai-heavy-industries

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US-flag Lakes cargoes up 6.7 percent in November

art3December 13, 2016 — (CLEVELAND) — U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 8.4 million tons of cargo in November, an increase of 6.7 percent compared to a year ago. However, the November float was  6.7 percent below the month’s five-year average.

For full story see
http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2016/US-flag-Lakes-cargoes-up-67-percent-in-November/

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Harvey Gulf’s Formula for Success

art4December 6, 2016 — A formula for success – in good times and bad: Harvey Gulf International Marine hasn’t deviated from its long term plans and goals, even as the price of oil negatively impacts all sectors. Apparently, this isn’t rocket science.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/harvey-gulf-formula-success-299092

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

A Low Sulphur Future

art1December 11, 2016 — Commenting on the IMO’s recent announcement regarding new global sulphur limits Sachin Gupta, Business Manager, Oil Solutions, Wilhelmsen Holding explains just why systematic fuel treatment is so important as we approach 2020.

For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/sulphur-future-low419349

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Pasha Hawaii Set to Order Containerships

art2November 17, 2016 — Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii said the company narrowed its selection to two U.S. shipyards for the construction of two new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueled containerships, with the option to order two additional vessels. Contract specifications are expected to be finalized by the end of the month, with the final selection decision anticipated in January 2017.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/pasha-hawaii-order-containerships-298353
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Seaspan welcomes LNG-fueled ferry

art3December 12, 2016 — (DELTA, British Columbia) — Seaspan Ferries Corp. (SFC) has announced the arrival of Seaspan Swift, the first of two new dual-fuel/hybrid (diesel, liquefied natural gas and battery) ferries to its fleet.
For full story see
http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2016/Seaspan-welcomes-LNG-fueled-ferry/

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CMA CGM extends Teknomar diagnostics to APL ships

art4December 12, 2016 — Winterthur, Switzerland, headquartered Tekomar Group Ltd. says that container shipping giant CMA CGM is to extend its use of Tekomar XPERT engine diagnostics to the recently acquired APL fleet.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=24337:cma-cgm-extends-teknomar-diagnostics-to-apl-ships&Itemid=231

Sulfur Cap Could Increase CO2 Emissions

art5December 8, 2016 — The IMO’s decision to implement a 0.50 percent global sulfur cap on marine fuel from 2020 could result in an overall increase in emissions of CO2.
That’s the conclusion drawn by Gustav Krantz, author of a new study published by Trans Oleum, an independent consulting company providing services on fuels, transportation and environment.

For full story see
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/sulfur-cap-could-increase-co2-emissions

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Oil Prices Under Structural Change, Say Two-thirds of Maritime Leaders: Sea Asia 2017 Survey

art6December 8, 2016 — More than two-thirds (70 per cent) of maritime leaders in Asia now believe the persistent volatility in oil prices represents a structural rather than cyclical change, according to new data released today by Sea Asia 2017.

For full story see http://themaritimenetwork.net/

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6th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition

art6Plans are already underway for the 6th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. It will take place in mid-October (specific dates to be announced soon) in Stamford, Conn.  Check the website www.shippinginsight.com for periodic updates.

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

Conversion will create world’s largest emission-free ferries

ART1December 6, 2016 — ABB’s electrification of two 238 m ferries for Sweden’s HH Ferries Group is moving ahead.
HH Ferries, which operates the ferry route between Helsingborg (Denmark)and Helsingör (Sweden), has selected Öresund Dry Docks as the shipyard for the project, which will convert the M/F Tycho Brahe and M/F Aurora into the world’s largest emissions-free ferries.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=24263:conversion-will-create-worlds-largest-emission-free-ferries&Itemid=226

MarineLogFuel Talk: Greener Ships ‘Abandoned’

art2December 6, 2016 — In the immortal words of one Kermit the Frog, “it’s not easy being green.” Nor inexpensive. Offshore ship owners managing the demand “fallout” of the past year and navigating myriad environmental strictures say their leap of faith toward greener fuels has taken its toll. The idealism of a decade ago has eroded, they say, in the face of lost offshore business, especially long-term contracts. Oil company clients that once insisted on high-spec, “green” vessels haven’t renewed contracts for those ships. Still, ship owners love the new green tech for those fuels, even if the fuels themselves offer limited range.

For full story see http://www.marinelink.com/news/abandoned-greener-ships419143

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First Dual-fuel LNG Car Carrier Christened

art3December 6, 2016 — United European Car Carriers (UECC), daughter company of Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and Wallenius Lines, signed a contract in 2014 for the construction of two dual fuel LNG Pure Car and Truck Carriers. The first vessel, de ms AUTO ECO, left the shipyard in China in September and arrived in November in Zeebrugge.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/first-dual-fuel-carrier-christened-299075

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Crowley Puerto Rico joins EPA SmartWay Partnership

art4December 7, 2016 — (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley’s Puerto Rico liner services group has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of moving goods through the supply chain.

For full story see
http://www.professionalmariner.com/Web-Bulletin-2016/Crowley-Puerto-Rico-joins-EPA-SmartWay-Partnership/

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Dry Bulk Market Shows Solid Improvement

art5December 6, 2016 — Bulker operators are seeing solid improvements after the record low day rates reached earlier this year: the Baltic Dry Index stood at nearly 1,200 on Tuesday, a fourfold increase over the levels reached in February 2016.

For full story see
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/dry-bulk-market-shows-solid-improvement

The Maritime Executive

Derecktor to Build the Second Hybrid Series Vessel

December 7, 2016 — Derecktor Shipyards of Mamaroneck, New York and Harbor Harvest of East Norwalk, CT. proudly announce their next revolutionary project providing an alternative transportation platform for organic food shipping. Combining the quality construction that Derecktor’s reputation is built on, along with their successful application of a cutting edge BAE HybriDrive® propulsion system utilizing Cummins QSB6.7’s, the vessel is based on a 19m aluminum Catamaran platform designed for efficient operation in coastal waters.

For full story see
http://www.maritimenetwork.co/

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The Futurenauts: Warwick Norman
art7As part of our mission to chart shipping and maritime’s technology-enabled future, we’re profiling some of the people shaping that future.
Warwick Norman has been CEO of RightShip since its inception in 2001. Under his stewardship, the company has become a global authority on maritime safety, helping shippers, terminals and ports, ship owners and managers and maritime finance organisations to minimise their maritime and environmental risk.

For full story see
http://www.futurenautics.com/2016/11/the-futurenauts-warwick-norman/

FuturenauticsBest Wishes!

art8As the holiday season approaches, the SHIPPINGInsight team wishes all our friends and partners in the maritime industry the very best wishes for the season.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 31

IMO: No Final Climate Plan Until 2023

October 28, 2016 — This week, the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) agreed to require most blue-water merchant ships to log their fuel consumption.

For full story see http://maritime-executive.com/editorials/imo-defers-formal-climate-plan-until-2023

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BIMCO: Sulfur cap “no walk in the park”

October 28, 2016 — The world’s largest international shipping association is voicing its concerns over the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee’s plans to implement a global sulfur cap on shipping by January 1, 2020.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=23641:bimco-sulfur-cap-on-shipping-no-walk-in-the-park&Itemid=231

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Liberia leads drive for Effective Implementation of BWMC

October 31, 2016 — Liberia is leading a move to amend the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) which will allow certain ships additional time beyond 2020 in order to ensure that adequate new ballast water management (BWM) systems are commercially available, along with the necessary dockyard space for installation.

For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/implementation-effective417608

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‘World First for Weighing Containers on Chassis’

October 28, 2016 — BISON, the specialist developer of portable container weighing solutions, will launch a world first system for weighing containers on trailer chassis at the Intermodal Europe trade fair in Rotterdam in mid-November.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/world-first-weighing-containers-chassis-297506

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The Rime of The Future Mariner

In honour of the UK’s National Poetry Day. The Rime of the Future Mariner, with apologies to Coleridge. And everyone else.

For full story see
http://www.futurenautics.com/2016/10/the-rime-of-the-future-mariner/

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A big thank you to all the sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, panelists and staff who made SHIPPINGInsight 2016 such a big success.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 17

New Guidance Released on Seafarer Mental Health

ART1October 14, 2016 — A new publication Managing Traumatic Stress – Guidance for Maritime Organisations aims to provide top-level guidance to senior management to help improve the mental health of seafarers. It offers education and evidence-based approaches specifically designed for the maritime industry.

For full story see http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/new-guidance-released-on-seafarer-mental-health
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Wärtsilä to Power Mediterranean’s First LNG Ferry

art2October 14, 2016 — Wärtsilä said it has signed a contract with Construcciones Navales del Norte SL (LaNaval) shipyard in Sestao, Spain for the design and supply of the LNG power and propulsion installation for a new RoRo passenger ferry being built for Spanish owner Baleària, an operator serving the Balearic Islands. There is also an option for a second vessel.

For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/mediterraneans-wrtsil416903

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California’s Proposed Ballast Water Fee Hike

art3October 13, 2016 — Ships entering California ports might face larger fees.

A fee increase has been proposed for ships entering California ports. The fee will be collected by the State Lands Commission for the California Ballast Water Program. This Program, managed by the State Lands Commission, has been in existence for 13 years since the passage of the California Marine Invasive Species Act. The current fee is $850 with a proposed increase to $1,000 per ship call. The 45 day public comment period for this fee increase started with a public notice on September 23, 2016 and will end on November 7, 2016.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/blogs/post/californias-proposed-ballast-water-fee-hike-15165

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Ferus Smit to build LNG fueled coastal tankers for Thun

art4October 16, 2016 — Dutch shipbuilder Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V. reports that it is to build four LNG-fueled coastal oil/chemical tankers for Sweden’s Erik Thun A.B.’s Thun Tankers.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=23474:ferus-smit-to-build-lng-fueled-coastal-tankers-for-thun&Itemid=231

More than 200 maritime professionals are gathering in Stamford, Connecticut this week for SHIPPINGInsight 2016.

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 17

New Guidance Released on Seafarer Mental Health

ART1October 14, 2016 — A new publication Managing Traumatic Stress – Guidance for Maritime Organisations aims to provide top-level guidance to senior management to help improve the mental health of seafarers. It offers education and evidence-based approaches specifically designed for the maritime industry.

For full story see http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/new-guidance-released-on-seafarer-mental-health

The Maritime Executive

Wärtsilä to Power Mediterranean’s First LNG Ferry

art2October 14, 2016 — Wärtsilä said it has signed a contract with Construcciones Navales del Norte SL (LaNaval) shipyard in Sestao, Spain for the design and supply of the LNG power and propulsion installation for a new RoRo passenger ferry being built for Spanish owner Baleària, an operator serving the Balearic Islands. There is also an option for a second vessel.

For full story see
http://www.marinelink.com/news/mediterraneans-wrtsil416903

MarineLink

California’s Proposed Ballast Water Fee Hike

art3October 13, 2016 — Ships entering California ports might face larger fees.

A fee increase has been proposed for ships entering California ports. The fee will be collected by the State Lands Commission for the California Ballast Water Program. This Program, managed by the State Lands Commission, has been in existence for 13 years since the passage of the California Marine Invasive Species Act. The current fee is $850 with a proposed increase to $1,000 per ship call. The 45 day public comment period for this fee increase started with a public notice on September 23, 2016 and will end on November 7, 2016.

For full story see
http://www.maritimeprofessional.com/blogs/post/californias-proposed-ballast-water-fee-hike-15165

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Ferus Smit to build LNG fueled coastal tankers for Thun

art4October 16, 2016 — Dutch shipbuilder Scheepswerf Ferus Smit B.V. reports that it is to build four LNG-fueled coastal oil/chemical tankers for Sweden’s Erik Thun A.B.’s Thun Tankers.

For full story see http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=23474:ferus-smit-to-build-lng-fueled-coastal-tankers-for-thun&Itemid=231

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More than 200 maritime professionals are gathering in Stamford, Connecticut this week for SHIPPINGInsight 2016.

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