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

FLEET OPTIMIZATION HEADLINES OF THE WEEK 01/30/17

Ballast Water Management: Beyond Type Approval

art1January 25, 2017 — Since September of last year, when the implementation date of the International Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention became clear, all eyes have been focused on the U.S. Type Approval Process. Ship owners and operators have been concerned, in particular, with the differences between the between the U.S. and International Type approval processes and the potential that BWMS meeting the more stringent U.S. requirements may not be available prior to the entry into force of the International BWM Convention in 2017. Continue Reading…

The Maritime Executive

LNG fueled cruise ferry to add a Rotor Sail

art2January 25, 2017 — Rotor sail specialist Norsepower Oy Ltd. reports that it has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line that will see its 57,565 grt LNG-fueled cruise ferry M/S Viking Grace retrofitted with one medium-sized Norsepower Rotor Sail. Continue Reading…

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Partners Developing LNG-fueled Capesize Concept

Screen Shot 2017-01-29 at 11.40.08 PMJanuary 25, 2017 — New regulations on limiting sulphur and nitrogen oxides emissions and a burgeoning global infrastructure are adding to the growing momentum for the more widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. Continue Reading…

MarineLink

SCR vs. EGR: Operators edging into Tier 4 weigh technology options

art4November 30, 2016 — The market for Tier 4 tugboats is off to a slow start, and the president of Honolulu towing company Young Brothers has a good idea why.
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Well Worn

Screen Shot 2017-01-29 at 11.48.43  PMOctober 2016 — The need for better human-machine interfaces in shipping is oft-repeated, but as automation accelerates wearables could be the missing link. Continue Reading…

Futurenautics

Mark your Calendar

savethedateThe 6th annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition is scheduled for Oct. 10-12. This year, we’re planning a 2 ½ day conference that will include more speakers, more roundtables, more exhibitors, more sponsorship opportunities and – most important – more scheduled networking events. The overall theme is practical technology solutions to operate ships and fleets more efficiency. If you have a topic to suggest, please contact Jim Rhodes at jrhodes@shippinginsight.com. For information on sponsorships and exhibits, please contact Frank Soccoli at fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com. Online registration will open soon.

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