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SHIPPINGInsight 2017 Convenes This Week

More than 200 shipping industry professionals are gathering in Stamford, Connecticut this week for the 6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. This annual forum has become the Number One technology symposium for the North American maritime industry.  If you haven’t already pre-registered, you can still register onsite at the Stamford Marriott Hotel.  Full details at

Rolls-Royce, Google Cloud Sign Landmark Deal

art1October 3, 2017 — The maritime industry’s exhaustive push toward autonomy just received a boost in the form of a deal signed between Rolls-Royce and Google to develop further its intelligent awareness systems. Continue Reading…

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 3.21.25 PMViking Planning Hydrogen-powered Cruise Ship

art2October 3, 2017 — Viking Cruises is reportedly working on a project to develop a vessel fuelled by liquid hydrogen that could become the world’s first cruise ship with zero-emission technology, according to the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA). Continue Reading…

MarineLinkCorvus to supply ESS for two more PSV hybrid retrofits

art3October 5, 2017 — Corvus Energy has been selected as the supplier of lithium ion based energy storage systems (ESS) for two Havila platform supply vessels (PSVs) being retrofitted with hybrid power systems. Continue Reading…

MarineLogBent for efficiency, unorthodox sterns promise energy savings

art4September 29, 2017 — Since humans first took to the water, hull symmetry has been the rule almost without exception. For a while “steerboards” occupied what we now call the starboard side of a vessel, but that was just about the only variation. Now, researchers in Europe are promoting asymmetrical sterns as a way to improve fuel economy by better accounting for the hydrodynamic forces created by the rotation of the propeller on a single-screw vessel. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoData collection and monitoring platform for engines launched

art5October 5, 2017 — Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and partner Enamor Ltd of Gdynia, Poland, have jointly launched a new data collection and monitoring (DCM) platform, developed under a collaboration agreement between the companies signed earlier this year. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipThe Futurenauts: Hege Skryseth

art6Q3 2017 — As part of our mission to chart shipping and maritime’s technology-enabled future, we continue to profile some of the people shaping that future. There will be few people in the shipping industry unfamiliar with the name KONGSBERG. But on July 1st 2016 that venerable organisation launched Kongsberg Digital, a subsidiary established to fulfil the group’s strategy to be a leading digital solutions provider for next-gen products and services within the maritime industry. Continue Reading…


sponsorspotlightWRI Logo Weather Routing IncSince 1961, Weather Routing, Inc. (WRI) has maintained a proud tradition of fleet routing/weather assistance and performance monitoring services, ensuring your vessels remain safe and protecting your financial interests. Our expertise ranges from providing real-time route/weather data for fast/safe transits, providing real-time site and vicinity forecasts for sensitive operations and providing analysis of a ship’s speed and consumption (both real-time or for past voyages). Our services combine the best of technology with experienced marine meteorologists and performance analysts, and are tailored to meet your specific requirements. With a cost-effective and dependable weather provider like WRI, you can concentrate on other aspects of your business.

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