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Ballast Water Treatment Systems: How to Ensure They Work
How to ensure you have a ballast water treatment system on board that actually works

art1June 23, 2017 — The second half of 2016 brought shockwaves to some ship owners who were still in a state of denial about the need to install ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) onboard their vessels. The ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention and the announcement of the first U.S. Coast Guard Type Approved BWTS, saw many ship owners rushing to drydock their vessels at the beginning of the year, or deharmonize their IOPP certificates in an attempt to delay fitting a BWTS onboard their ships. Continue Reading…

MOL, MES to develop next-gen Smart Ship systems

art2June 26, 2017 — Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) have reached an agrerement to jointly develop next-generation vessel monitoring and support systems for practical applications and commercialization. Continue Reading…

MarineLogNorth P&I Club Joins Cyber Crime Fight

art3June 13, 2017 — North P&I Club joined a collaboration between shipping industry leaders, including BIMCO, DNV GL and the Marshall Islands Registry, to combat cyber criminals by committing to the CSO Alliance’s global information and reporting platform for digital attacks. Continue Reading…

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Shipping groups propose ‘ambitious’ CO2 reduction goals to IMO
The coalition aims for a 50 percent decrease by 2050 for international shipping

art4June 22, 2017 — (LONDON) — Four major international trade associations – BIMCO, Intercargo, International Chamber of Shipping and Intertanko – have made a joint proposal to the U.N. International Maritime Organization (IMO) concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90 percent of global trade and 2.2 percent of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoAutonomous ship steering system developed

art5June 19, 2017 — The VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland reports that it has developed a new steering system to be used by remote-monitored and controlled autonomous ships, which will be applied to navigation systems and ship autopilots with the aim of steering ships automatically. Continue Reading…

Maersk Launches Reefer Management System

art6June 26, 2017 — Maersk Line has announced the official start-up of its Remote Container Management (RCM) service to provide visibility on reefers’ location and internal atmospheric conditions globally. Continue Reading…

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