SMI Newsdesk Archives

Stage is set for Panama Maritime XIV

The Panama Maritime XIV World Conference & Exhibition will be held from 17th to 20th March 2019 at the Megapolis Convention Centre in Panama City. The main theme of the conference is ‘Taking advantage of the evolutionary trends of the industry: a more ecological, digital and autonomous maritime industry’.

During this edition of Panama Maritime, celebrations will be on hand to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Panama City – 500 Read More…

World’s first iVLOC delivered with DNV GL class

The world’s first intelligent very large ore carrier (iVLOC), the DNV GL-classed Pacific Vision, was delivered by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard to China Merchants Energy Shipping Company.

The vessel is the world’s first VLOC to implement DNV GL’s SmartShip descriptive notation. To qualify for the notation, Pacific Vision has been outfitted with an integration platform, a smart navigation decision support system, a ship energy efficiency management and optimisation system, and smart-vessel Read More…

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) triples the solar plant capacity at its head office

Classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has made a further investment in renewable energy initiatives at its head office in Mumbai.

Following on from the adoption of two green initiatives at IRClass HQ last year, the classification society has now increased its solar power capacity from the existing 72 kW to 233 kW – tripling the installed capacity.

The system is based on a unique OPEX/ BOOT model with Read More…

Elomatic collaborates with NYK Group to create emission-free cargo ship

Elomatic has partnered with Japanese shipping company NYK Group and NYK’s technology arm MTI to create the concept design for a futuristic emission-free pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), – the NYK SUPER ECO SHIP 2050. Compared to current vessels, the NYK SUPER ECO SHIP 2050 will reduce CO2 emissions by 100%. The energy-efficient vessel will also reduce energy derived from bunker fuels by approx. 70%.

The concept design was Read More…

Alfa Laval successfully completes tests for US Coast Guard type approval with zero holding time

Alfa Laval has successfully completed additional tests at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) to verify the biological efficacy of Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 without holding time. As a result, PureBallast 3 is on target to be the first UV ballast water treatment system with zero holding time in its U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) type approval for all three water salinities. The test reporting is in its final stages.

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Hutchison Ports Sohar’s Terminal C marks 3 million TEU milestone with purchase of new remote-controlled cranes

Hutchison Ports Sohar has announced that Terminal C has reached a new milestone, having handled 3 million TEU since operations began in 2014.

The achievement coincided with a signing ceremony for the purchase of two new remote-controlled super post-Panamax quay cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co (ZPMC), a leading Chinese heavy-duty equipment manufacturer. The ceremony was attended by H.E. Eng. Said Hamdoon Saif Al Harthy, Undersecretary of Ports and Read More…

GTMaritime signs VAR agreement with Marinesat

GTMaritime has signed Marinesat as a value-added reseller to deliver its maritime-optimised communication solutions to vessels in China and other markets. The agreement with Marinesat is GTMaritime’s first partnership within the Chinese market.

GTMaritime provides a range of technology solutions to the maritime industry that serve to enable effective communications over satellite, including maritime-optimised products for email, anti-virus protection and data transfer.

In addition to providing IT solutions, GTMaritime also Read More…

Hutchison Ports Thailand’s Terminal D welcomes the largest container vessel to ever call Thailand

Hutchison Ports Thailand welcomed the One Columba container vessel of Ocean Network Express, with a total gross tonnage of 145,647 tons, at its Terminal D at Laem Chabang Port. This is the first time a container vessel of this size has berthed in Thailand.

The One Columba has a capacity of 14,053teu, with total length of 364 metres, total breadth of 51 meters and gross tonnage of 145,647 tons. On Read More…

BIMCO cyber clause welcomed by Naval Dome

The decision by BIMCO, the international shipowners’ association, to introduce a cybersecurity clause into its charter party agreements and other contracts has been welcomed by Naval Dome, the Israel-based developer of the award-winning Endpoint cyber security platform.

Asaf Shefi, CTO, Naval Dome said: “That the BIMCO cyber clause will precede the 2021 entry-into-force of IMO Resolution MSC.428(98), which will see cyber security measures included in the ISM Code, is very Read More…

North P&I Club Directors Announce No Premium Increase For 2019

The Directors of the North P&I Club have decided, for the third year in succession, not to declare a premium increase for both protection and indemnity (P&I) cover and freight demurrage and defence (FD&D) cover at the February 2019 renewal, reflecting the Club’s continuing commitment to help its Members deal with challenging trading conditions.

According to North’s chairman Pratap Shirke, ‘During the first part of the year the Club has Read More…

IMO Council agreed to renew the appointment of Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of the IMO for a second four-year term.

The IMO Council has agreed to renew the appointment of Kitack Lim as Secretary-General of the IMO for a second four-year term, beginning 1 January 2020, subject to the approval of the IMO Assembly in December 2019.

Høglund teams up with Yxney Maritime to drive fuel efficiency with real-time, user-friendly data solution

Høglund, the leading global marine automation and system integration expert, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Yxney Maritime to launch an integrated vessel performance monitoring solution.

The plug-and-play system will give ship owners and managers access to real-time fuel consumption data and analytics, allowing for better decision making and improved ship and fleet fuel efficiencies.

Under the agreement, Høglund Marine Automation’s Ship Performance Monitor (SPM), which collects Read More…