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NYK Group and Norwegian partner Dualog start collaboration programme with NTT Group for onboard IoT innovation

The NYK Group and Norwegian partner Dualog have entered into a collaboration with the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, NTT DATA Corporation), on a proof-of-concept experiment for a next generation onboard IoT platform.

The collaboration began in September 2017 for an experiment focused on validation of the below technology, which is expected to benefit the maritime industry in actual sea operations:

Data gathering from an expanding array of Read More…

Inmarsat and Rolls-Royce sign ship Energy Management agreement

Inmarsat and Rolls-Royce have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to have the option to make the Rolls-Royce Energy Management system available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress high-speed broadband service, to reduce energy consumption and support environmental compliance.

With data collected from a multitude of ship control systems and equipment sensors, Energy Management 2.0 also benchmarks efficiency against historical performance.

Marco Camporeale, Rolls-Royce, Vice President, Intelligent Asset Management Solutions, said: Read More…

KPMG appoints new UK head of transport

KPMG has today (Thursday) announced that Ed Thomas has been appointed as the firm’s UK head of transport, with immediate effect.

Mr Thomas joined KPMG as a graduate in 1995 and was promoted to Partner in 2013. He has been central to KPMG’s transport advisory business since he joined. Specialising in rail, he has led both policy reviews for Government and bidding engagements for the private sector in the UK. Read More…

NAVTOR signals ambitions in America with US office

E-navigation specialist NAVTOR has set its sights on the US shipping market with a new office opening in Seattle.

The Norwegian business, which has built a global network of facilities since forming in 2011, has, until now, serviced the territory from its Egersund headquarters. However, growing demand Stateside for the firm’s innovative product portfolio has prompted the team to establish NAVTOR USA Inc.

NAVTOR launched its acclaimed ENC service to Read More…

Wärtsilä marine gear boxes to be produced by Siemens

The technology group Wärtsilä and Flender (Siemens AG, Mechanical Drives) have reached an agreement regarding the contract manufacturing of Wärtsilä’s marine gear box portfolio. With immediate effect, the assembly and testing of the gear boxes will be moved to the Siemens Mechanical Drives facilities in Voerde, Germany.

By taking advantage of synergies with processes developed at the Siemens plant, the new arrangement will secure the quality and delivery punctuality of Read More…

New import agreement strengthens Selektope supply to Japan

The inventor of the unique antifouling ingredient Selektope, I-Tech AB, has responded to strong market demand in Japan by enhancing its local supply chain arrangements, after signing an agreement with well-known chemicals trading company Nagase & Co.

To date, hundreds of Japanese vessels have been coated with antifoulings containing Selektope, but demand continues to grow strongly. Under the new agreement, I-Tech will continue to manage sales of Selektope in Japan Read More…

Damen to open Service Hub in Russian Black Sea port

Damen Shipyards Group has announced plans to establish a Service Hub in the Russian port of Novorossiysk in a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed with Delo Group of companies. The primary aims of the Service Hub will be to optimise the services provided to the growing number of Damen vessels operating in the region in addition to strengthening Damen’s cooperative relationship with Delo Group of companies.

Part of DeloPorts (which Read More…

Another world’s first for Wärtsilä – wireless charging for hybrid coastal ferry successfully tested

The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully tested its automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid powered coastal ferry. This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability for its batteries, and the successful project represents a notable breakthrough in the evolution of plug-in electrically operated vessels. The tests were carried out on the 85-metre long Folgefonn in Norwegian waters during the end Read More…

LOC Group calls for more transparency and certainty for maritime casualties

Speaking at this week’s IUMI 2017 conference in Tokyo, international marine and engineering consultancy and survey company LOC Group called for greater international cooperation to better manage maritime casualties.

Addressing a global audience of marine insurers, Captain Jonathan Walker, a consultant from LOC’s Singapore office, raised concerns over the increasing trend to criminalise seafarers following a casualty; the lengthy period it was now taking to arrange salvage and complete the Read More…

Robert Clyne wins outstanding professional achievement award

Robert (Bob) Clyne, ABS Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, was recognised with the Outstanding Professional Achievement Award for his distinguished accomplishments as a graduate who best exemplifies the finest tradition of Kings Point – Acta Non Verba – and lending honour and prestige to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

“Bob is most deserving of this recognition,” said ABS Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Read More…

ICS appoints new Marine Committee Chairman

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has appointed Martin Cresswell, Technical Director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, as the new Chairman of the ICS Marine Committee.

He succeeds Peter Bond (Cyprus Shipping Chamber) who recently stood down following four years of service as Chairman of ICS’s principal technical committee.

“The Marine Committee is very much the engine room of ICS, overseeing the work of Read More…

New data reveals 41% of maritime senior executives plan to move jobs in next two years

A report by maritime recruiter Faststream has revealed what maritime executives really think about their careers following a survey to over 3,000 senior executives.

The report looks in-depth at job security and motivations, pay and reward, becoming a senior executive, leadership and stress.

“Business leaders and executives have the most dynamic view of the marketplace but they are rarely asked about their own careers and what they think about working Read More…