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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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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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