AI, captain! Hitachi partners with Stena Line to implement digital technology in shipping

Hitachi Europe, a subsidiary of Hitachi, has partnered with Stena Line to implement artificial intelligence technology on ships to reduce fuel consumption costs and become an important tool in the company’s efforts to minimise environmental impact. The partnership will see a team of Hitachi experts from across its business units review the existing digital architecture, […]

Wrist and Klevenberg to consolidate global ship supply out of Rotterdam and Houston

Management of Wrist Ship Supply and of Klevenberg Shipping Center have entered into an agreement on a consolidation of the two companies. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities. Klevenberg has a solid reputation for excellent customer service, built during decades of strong local and regional presence in the highly competitive […]

Inmarsat signs collaboration agreement with Hellenic Space Agency

Inmarsat, the provider of global mobile satellite communications, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Hellenic Space Agency (HSA) to allow greater collaboration on research and potential technology development. The agreement was signed today (6th June) at the international shipping event Posidonia 2018 in Athens by Inmarsat’s Maritime President Ronald Spithout and Christodoulos Protopapas, […]

Royal approval for new quays at Aberdeen South Harbour

The Royal Family are among a range of north-east dignitaries and organisations who have given their blessing for the four new super-quays at Aberdeen’s £350 million South Harbour to be named after some of the most iconic castles in Scotland. Aberdeen Harbour Board is proud to announce that the four quays in the new port […]

Autonomous ships should comply with COLREGs, says The Nautical Institute

All vessels, regardless of whether they are autonomous or not, should comply with the COLREGs, said Captain Ghulam Hussain FNI, head of The Nautical Institute’s delegation to the IMO as the debate into MASS started in earnest at the IMO. The introduction of autonomous vessels is one of this year’s most hotly debated topics – […]

KVH announces 6-Level Cybersecurity Strategy for Maritime VSAT Network

As the maritime industry turns to digitalisation to help improve operational efficiency, there is increasing awareness of the importance of protecting networks and vessels from cyber risks. KVH Industries today (6th June) announced “6-Level Cybersecurity,” a cohesive group of initiatives designed to provide proactive cybersecurity protection for the KVH hardware and maritime VSAT satellite network […]

GAC Greece joins Green Award Foundation

GAC Greece has become the latest GAC company to sign up to the Green Award (GA) Foundation’s scheme, underlining its commitment to environmental issues. Under the scheme, GA-certified ships that use GAC’s ship agency services at Greek ports can claim a 10% discount on the company’s agency fees. By joining the incentive scheme, GAC Greece […]

A&P appoints new Production Director

Global ship repair, conversion and marine specialist A&P Group has announced a new Production Director at its Falmouth facility. Darren Rice has worked his way up through A&P Group, since joining the business as a Fabrication and Ship Building apprentice in 1987.  He became an Area Manager in 2004 and Project Manager in 2006, responsible […]

Inmarsat Research Programme offers unique maritime IoT insights

Original research commissioned by Inmarsat suggests the maritime industry is more amenable to adopting analytic, management and operational tools applied through the Internet of Things (IoT) than many commentators have supposed. The release of ‘Industrial IoT: Maritime’ coincides with Posidonia 2018 and is part of the Inmarsat Research Programme 2018,  which provides a cross-sectoral study […]

ABS Chairman, President and CEO advises industry on future technology and talent requirements

Regulation, prospects for the dry bulk market, options for compliance with the 2020 sulphur cap, corporate governance and diversity led the debate at the TradeWinds Shipowners Forum at Posidonia yesterday (Tuesday). ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki (pictured) addressed approximately 500 attendees noting, “There are a lot of moving parts in both the […]

ABB Turbocharging service point opening at MMS shipyard in Cyprus

ABB Turbocharging and Multimarine Services (MMS) have agreed an ABB Turbocharging Service Point will open at the MMS shipyard facility at Limassol Port, Cyprus, for ultimate convenience for customers. The deal confirms the creation of the first turbocharging service point in Limassol to be located at a shipyard, after proactive discussions between ABB Turbocharging Greece […]