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Space Age

art1Q1 2017 — Some of the world’s biggest names started in a garage, but it’s not just floorspace that’s the issue, it’s about headspace too, as Dualog’s new Garage amply demonstrates, says K D Adamson. Continue Reading…


Ecochlor Submits U.S. Type Approval Application

art2April 10, 2017 — The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center has received its fifth application for ballast water management system type approval – for the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System manufactured by Echochlor, Inc. Continue Reading…

The Maritime Executive

Wärtsilä, Shipyards Partner on BWMS Retrofits

art3April 10, 2017 — The technology group Wärtsilä is in the process of signing agreements with a number of major shipyards, the latest being Keppel Shipyard Ltd (KSL) of Singapore. The agreements are intended to establish cooperation and communication between the parties in relation to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Convention for Ballast Water Management, which is due to enter into force in September of this year. Continue Reading…


Two more ferries to have automatic crossing system

art4April 11, 2017 — Rolls-Royce is to suppy Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven with an automatic crossing system for two new Multi Maritime designed double-ended plug-in battery-hybrid ferries. Construction of the vessels at Kleven’s Myklebust shipyard will start in May. Continue Reading…


Corvus, Scandlines Ink 10-year Service Deal

art5April 10, 2017 — Corvus Energy said it has been awarded a 10-year service and maintenance agreement for the entire Scandlines hybrid ferry fleet. The contract includes both traditional service and maintenance of the fleets’ energy storage systems, plus Corvus’ remote condition-based monitoring service, Watchman. Continue Reading…


MISC Signs up Entire Fleet for ECDIS Training

art6April 10, 2017 — MISC Berhad has chosen eMaritime Group’s ACAT online courses as its ECDIS type specific continuous personal development training solution. The agreement has enabled MISC to sign up its entire fleet while being able to effortlessly monitor all students progress themselves via an online portal on the three different systems throughout their fleet; namely JRC 901, JRC 9201 and FURUNO FEA. Continue Reading…

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M2M unit launched for IoT applications

art7April 5, 2017 — Rock Seven has launched a new two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) satellite communications system with integrated antenna for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, using the Iridium network. Continue Reading…


Ultrasonic antifouling grows as ‘green’ option for vessel owners

art8March 27, 2017 — By using sound waves, ultrasonic antifouling can prevent the growth of algae, barnacles and slime on boat hulls and interiors, and can protect sea chests and box coolers as well. The technology has been employed internationally from Europe to Australia, Japan, Chile and the Caribbean, and implemented on commercial, military and recreational vessels. More recently, these systems have caught on with yacht owners in North America. Continue Reading…


SHIPPINGInsight 2017

Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 4.13.54 PMThe agenda and speakers list for SHIPPINGInsight 2017 is filling quickly.  Already more than 40 shipping company executives have confirmed their plans to participate in this year’s conference as moderators or speakers. See the list of top-level keynoters at  And while you’re at it, take a look at the growing number of maritime companies that have signed up as corporate sponsors.

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