Shipbuilder Looks to Internet of Things for Future Business
July 6, 2016 — South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop Internet of Things applications for ships with SK Shipping, Intel, Microsoft, the Ulsan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (UCCEI) and the Daejeon Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (DCCEI).
Low Sulfur Fuel Made from Plastic Waste
July 6, 2016 —Recycling Technologies of the U.K. has created a low sulfur fuel from residual mixed plastic waste that is not amenable to direct recycling and would otherwise go to landfill. The group claims the fuel is a substitute for fossil based heavy fuel oil and diesel in applications such as power generation and marine propulsion.
For full story see maritime-executive.com/article/low-sulfur-fuel-made-from-plastic-waste
ClassNK Launches NK-SHIPS App
July 7, 2016 — Classification society ClassNK has launched the NK-SHIPS app, a mobile version of the free, web-based information service NK-SHIPS for owners, operators and managers of NK-classed vessels or vessels whose ISM/ISPS/MLC are registered with ClassNK.
For full story see www.maritimeprofessional.com/news/classnk-launches-nkships-292245
IBIA investigates: Brexit and Sulphur Regulations – what now?
July 8, 2016 —The prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union – nicknamed ‘Brexit’ – has raised a number of questions regarding the status, now and in the future, of sulphur regulations in the UK. In response to some of the questions raised, IBIA has investigated the short term reality and future scenarios.
For full story see www.marinelink.com/news/investigates-regulations412334.aspx
Keppel and Shell form LNG bunkering JV
July 7, 2016 —In a stock exchange announcement today, Keppel Corporation Limited reported that KS Investments Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, has entered into a shareholders agreement with Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte.) Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, for the formation of a Singapore incorporated joint venture company.
New MTU gas marine engine completes 3,000 hours on test bench
July 7, 2016 — (FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany) — The new MTU gas marine engine, the first from Rolls-Royce, has successfully completed 3,000 hours on the test bench.
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