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 Another Successful Year for SHIPPINGInsight

October 23, 2017 — More than 240 shipping industry professionals from 15 countries gathered earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut, for the sixth Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition presented by SHIPPINGInsight. Continue Reading…

FED1C6D2-A976-42EC-9205-7576785ACC1D[19]Slow Steaming Could Be Best Bet for CO2 Reductions

art1October 18, 2017 — Consultants CE Delft have released a study that shows a simple opportunity for improving international shipping’s fuel efficiency – the familiar cost-saving strategy of slow steaming. The report suggests that a mandatory 30 percent speed reduction would cut shipping’s fuel consumption (and carbon emissions) by as much as a third relative to the base scenario, and would create full employment for the industry’s idled fleet at the same time.  Even better, the study found that the economic impact of longer shipping times would be neglible for exporters. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveERMA FIRST receives USCG type approval for BWTS

art2October 20, 2017 — (OSLO, Norway) — On Wednesday, ERMA FIRST became the first full-flow electrolysis ballast water treatment system (BWTS) vendor to received U.S. Coast Guard type approval. Following a long testing regime, ERMA FIRST successfully concluded its tests at the end of 2016. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoThe Art of Navigation

art3October 19, 2017 — There are countless examples of how an over reliance of GPS navigation and the electronic charting systems, as well as the use of dead reckoning without a known fixed starting point – instead “eyeballing” the situation – are leading vessels in to danger. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkECDIS systems are ‘not intuitive to use’ – MAIB

art4October 20, 2017 — The latest accident investigation report from the UK MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) into the grounding of the bulk carrier Muros in December 2016 has pointed to improper use of ECDIS as a contributory factor to the incident, with the investigators noting that the number of similar incidents it has encountered has led them to the conclusion that previous generations of the technology have not been designed with user needs in mind. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipWärtsilä’s asset and lifecycle management agreement lets GasLog concentrate on its core business

art5October 20, 2017 — The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a maintenance agreement with Monaco-based GasLog LNG Services, covering eight LNG carriers operating on Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines. The agreement ensures the certainty and predictability of fleet operations by engaging Wärtsilä in the maintenance and optimisation of the vessels’ engines. Continue Reading…

SMI_logo-01Smoke & Mirrors

art6Q3 2017 — In today’s opaque industry hiding what’s really coming out of the stack is too easy, but the technology required to deliver the transparency needed for true smart regulation is already available, says Allan Skouboe. Continue Reading…


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