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HEMEXPO invites visitors to new virtual exhibition centre

The Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers and Exporters (HEMEXPO) association, which represents Greek maritime technology specialists worldwide, has opened a new virtual exhibition centre. The custom-built virtual platform provides visitors with round-the-clock access to a wide range of resources, information, online conferences and networking … Read More...

Ecochlor Submits Filterless and Hybrid BWMS for USCG Type Approval

Maritime ballast water management systems provider Ecochlor, has filed an application for the EcoOne™ Filterless and EcoOne Hybrid™ ballast water management systems (BWMS) with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for Type Approval. Steve Candito, Ecochlor’s CEO said, “This application is an amendment to Ecochlor’s existing BWMS Type Approval; it is our expectation that the … Read More...

Operators back in control with new online instant Port Cost Estimator

Online disbursements accounting platform provider, Harbor Lab, has introduced a new online tool that instantly generates estimated port costs for shipping companies. The Port Cost Estimator provides operators with estimated port expenses to support timely voyage cost calculations and decision making, to fix the best option for the vessel. Traditionally port … Read More...

Why ESG could be shipping’s route forward

Renowned futurist K D Adamson, joined marine lawyers from across Hill Dickinson recently, to explore how ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) will shape maritime business. Ms Adamson, argued that ESG is raising profound questions for shipping that decarbonisation and digitalisation alone will not answer. “We’re on the brink of a metashift to complex … Read More...

AD Ports Group and the General Company for Ports of Iraq Sign MoU to Promote Cooperation and Investments

AD Ports Group, the leading global driver of trade and logistics, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) to promote increased cooperation between the two organisations within the fields of transportation and maritime. Facilitated during a recent visit of a high-level delegation led by the Iraqi Minister of … Read More...

New DNV Naval Technical Assurance concept offers tailored solutions for naval verification

Classification society DNV has released the new Naval Technical Assurance certification concept, as an alternative approach to the classification assurance process. The new concept is set down in the DNV-SE-0555 Naval technical assurance service document, published on 25 August 2021. Combining DNV’s competence in naval surface, subsurface and governmental vessels, … Read More...

Strategic Marine announces new 42m Gen 4 Fast Crew Boat

Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd has announced the launch of its new Aluminium 42m Gen 4 Fast Crew Boat (FCB) design. The vessel comes with a highly efficient new hull form and Z-bow which improves seakeeping, requires less power for the same speed and deadweight (DWT), reducing fuel consumption and lower emissions. The new hull form has been developed in collaboration … Read More...

MRV data reveals vessels using Jotun HPS reported 20% lower carbon intensity

Based on the latest carbon emissions MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) data published by the EU, Jotun says studies show that cargo vessels using its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) reported a 20% lower carbon intensity on average in operations compared to non-HPS peers in 2019 and 2020. The internal study carried out by Jotun investigated major cargo … Read More...

NAVTOR boosts development muscle with new base in Poland

E-Navigation specialist NAVTOR, has opened a new office in Gdansk, Poland, to help accelerate the development of cloud-based and AI solutions for its’ customers. The maritime technology firm, which launched in 2011 and delivers products and services to over 7,000 vessels worldwide. This latest move is adding to the company’s existing software development network in … Read More...

ABS study suggests dual-fuel newbuilds have decarbonization advantage over conversions

A new-build, dual-fuel gas carrier vessel generates up to a third lower CO2 emissions over the course of its operational life than an existing gas carrier converted to dual-fuel operations. That’s the finding of a unique study by ABS using data based on vessels in the Avance Gas Holding Ltd. (AGH) fleet. ABS compared potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between … Read More...

Maritime education expert recognised by national body

Dr Carole Davis has been named as a National Teaching Fellow by Advance HE, following her nomination by Solent University for her expertise and impact on learning, in maritime education and training. The NTFA scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher … Read More...

Packed Gala Dinner rounds off LISW21 in style

Some 600 guests attended a black-tie Gala Dinner at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich at this year’s London International Shipping Week (LISW21) - which had comprised over 160 in-person and virtual events and for many proved the first ‘live’ shipping meetings they had attended in 18 months. Guest of Honour at the Gala Dinner was Shipping minister Robert … Read More...

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