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IMO pushes back ballast water compliance dates

?????????????July 10, 2017 — (LONDON) — The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), at its 71st meeting last week, reached a compromise on compliance dates for ballast water discharge. Ships constructed after Sept. 8, 2017, must comply on delivery, while existing ships in general must comply by the first International Oil Pollution Prevention (IOPP) renewal after Sept. 8, 2019. The long-awaited agreement will have global impact. It provides certainty to the maritime community regarding the mandatory compliance dates for treatment of ballast water discharge.
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Maersk moves closer to normal operations after cyber attack

art2July 5, 2017 — Maersk has confirmed that all vessels are sailing, online booking processes are accessible, and all APM terminal locations are operational as it works towards resuming full operations following the June 27 cyber-attack that caused a widespread shutdown of its Group IT systems. Continue Reading…


New Propulsor Leverages PM Technology

art3June 28, 2017 — Finnish collaborators have unveiled a new propulsion unit. Azimuth propulsion specialist Steerprop has rolled out its new CRP ECO LM propulsor featuring permanent magnet (PM) technology from The Switch. Continue Reading…


GE and Fincantieri Team Up for Cruise Ship Scrubbers

art4July 6, 2017 — GE Power and Fincantieri are working on a new scrubber system designed to meet the needs of cruise ships. Fincantieri is the market leader in the cruise shipbuilding segment, and it will write the technical requirements for systems that will be competitive for use on these high-end vessels. GE Power will contribute its expertise in emissions control and define the features that are necessary to meet or exceed target performance levels. Continue Reading…

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DNV GL Rolls Out New Sesam

art5July 6, 2017 — With the new release of Sesam software for structural engineering and analysis, DNV GL is showing the results of ramped-up focus on cutting costs and boosting efficiency for customers. One of the key targets is reduction of tedious work. Continue Reading…

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New Bureau Veritas rules support hybrid power and energy storage systems

art6July 5, 2017 — Bureau Veritas has issued a new chapter in its rules providing a framework for electric and hybrid power solutions. The new class notations include power management (PM), power back-up (PB) and zero emission (ZE) standards. Continue Reading…


Deltamarin to support construction of LNG fueled RoPax

art7July 6, 2017 — Turku, Finland, headquartered Deltamarin Ltd has signed contracts with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd (XSI) in southeast China, for engineering and construction support services for the LNG-fueled RoPax on order at the shipyard for Viking Line. Continue Reading…


SHIPPINGInsight 2017 Announces Impressive Lineup of Keynote Speakers

Close up of microphone in concert hall or conference roomJuly 6, 2017 — SHIPPINGInsight announced the lineup of keynote speakers for the sixth annual SHIPPINGInsight 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 & Spa in Stamford, Connecticut. Continue Reading…


Transas’ vision is to lead the way in creating an ecosystem of harmonized integrated solutions in safety, navigation and ship operations. In creating these solutions Transas unites global maritime stakeholders in the future of e-Navigation and operations. True to its vision, Transas has introduced THESIS, the Transas Harmonised Eco System of Integrated Solutions. THESIS is a flexible data resource where Ship, Fleet Operations, Academy (simulation & training) and Ship Traffic Control can all be connected to the ecosystem, effectively a community working together on a cloud based shared data platform to enable smarter operations, safety and navigation. United into a single environment, navigation, simulation, vessel traffic, and fleet management systems become a decision support tool using the data provided by Transas software solutions. Transas operates more than 20 own regional offices and has a global network of partners around the world. For more information please visit our website at

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