ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision looks beyond human vision for ship automation

ABB has unveiled a new situational awareness solution it says will make vessel operations safer and more efficient. The solution can be used by officers anywhere onboard a ship and marks the next step towards remotely controlled and ultimately autonomous ships. ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision takes advantage of the latest advances in sensor technology […]

Optimarin shakes up BWT sector with unique promise for ship owners

Optimarin has announced another first for the ballast water treatment (BWT) segment. The Norwegian-headquartered BWT specialist, which has focused exclusively on the development of environmentally friendly systems since its foundation in 1994, has become the first manufacturer to offer a five-year parts and servicing guarantee. It’s a move that, according to CEO Tore Andersen, has […]

Shipping must be economically sustainable if it is to deliver on environmental sustainability, ICS tells OECD

Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding at a workshop on ‘green growth’ in Paris yesterday (Monday), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asserted that the shipping industry could only be environmentally sustainable if it is economically sustainable too. “The perennial challenge facing shipowners is overcapacity, aided and abetted by government […]

Launch of Hong Kong China War Risk Syndicate

A new marine insurance facility aimed at protecting Chinese and Asian ship owners from the risks of war and related perils such as piracy was launched yesterday (Monday). Named the Hong Kong China War Risk Syndicate (HKCWRS), the facility is supported by Asia Insurance, part of Hong Kong’s Asia Financial Holdings Limited. It is available […]

Thome opens Fleet Operations Hub

The Thome Group has opened a modern operations hub at its offices in Singapore to enhance the quality of its shipmanagement services and reaction times to emergency responses. The state-of-the-art facilities enables situational awareness for both duty-personnel and Thome’s crisis teams, providing high tech systems allowing remote tracking of individual ships in the fleet, passage […]

The Swedish Club celebrates 35 years in Hong Kong

The Swedish Club has celebrated the 35th anniversary of its office in Hong Kong. Since the office was established, the Club has seen steady and consistent growth in its business in the area – both in terms of its full service product offerings and the tonnage insured. The Swedish Club is also pleased to announce […]

DNV GL: Standardisation can help enable the digital transformation of shipping

Classification society DNV GL has released a new position paper setting out the importance of standardisation in enabling the growth of digital applications in the maritime industry. Drawing from the experiences gained from digital pilot projects focused on ship sensor data, the paper examines how standardisation can enable the effective collection, storage, exchange, analysis and […]

ABS raises cyber awareness to marine insurance industry

Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO of ABS, has addressed the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU), describing the future of maritime safety and risk mitigation as it relates to cyber safety as well as outlining how the classification and insurance industries can strengthen their collaboration as the progression of cyber and autonomy propel […]