New DNV class notations provide maximum flexibility to tackle shipping’s carbon curve

Leading classification society DNV, has released the latest updates to its rules for ship classification, with new class notations designed to enable the maritime industry to tackle the decarbonization challenge. The new updates include ‘Fuel Ready’, a class notation that offers shipowners the option to prepare for a later conversion to multiple different alternative fuel […]

IACS Council vows to accelerate work on digitalisation and decarbonisation

The IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) Council held its 83rd session (C83) in the wake of IMO’s MEPC 76 and promised greater visibility under newly elected Chair of IACS Nick Brown (pictured), CEO of Lloyd’s Register, who succeeds Koichi Fujiwara, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ClassNK, in the role. Meeting again by […]

OneWeb’s latest mission set to connect whole Northern Hemisphere with high-speed broadband

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb, has announced the successful launch of another 36 satellites to mark the completion of its ‘Five to 50’ mission. This major milestone now means the company can deliver connectivity across the United Kingdom, Canada, Alaska, Northern Europe, Greenland, and the Arctic Region. It also means that OneWeb […]

OneWeb’s latest mission set to connect whole Northern Hemisphere with high-speed broadband

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb, has announced the successful launch of another 36 satellites to mark the completion of its ‘Five to 50’ mission. This major milestone now means the company can deliver connectivity across the United Kingdom, Canada, Alaska, Northern Europe, Greenland, and the Arctic Region. It also means that OneWeb […]

Industry group formed to create new methodology for assessing fuel performance and accuracy

Maritime technology company ZeroNorth yesterday announced the creation of a new multilateral working group, aimed at forging a new industry-wide standard to measure the accuracy of vessel fuel consumption models. The group, consisting of eleven organisations including Cargill and Western Bulk, has so far progressed with a series of meetings and will take advantage of […]

DECARBONISATION IS SHIPPING’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE – EVER!

Decarbonisation is the biggest challenge the shipping industry faces now and possibly will ever face, according to Charles ‘Bud’ Darr, Executive VP Maritime Policy and Government Affairs for ship operator MSC Group. Delivering the latest in the London Talks series of video presentations, Bud Darr explored the range of challenges surrounding shipping’s decarbonisation goals and […]

INDUSTRY VIEW: SHIPPING IN A POST-COVID WORLD

Seafarers may be reluctant to go ashore when ports reopen after the coronavirus pandemic despite some of them spending a year or more away from family and friends, according to a mental health expert. Charles Watkins, a clinical psychologist and Managing Director of Mental Health Support Solutions, believes crewmembers will likely suffer from post-covid stress […]

Peninsula announces start of physical supply operations in Zeebrugge

Peninsula has announced it will begin physical supply operations in the port of Zeebrugge in the ARA area in July 2021. Recognising that Zeebrugge is a valuable addition to ARA’s operation, Piotr Dabrowski, Head of Physical Sales at Peninsula said: “Licenses are in place and we are currently finalising asset allocation to the port. The […]

New Norwegian export credit agency Eksfin up and running

Oslo-headquartered Export Finance Norway (Eksfin.no), the result of a merger between former government agencies GIEK and Export Credit Norway, has opened its doors and is fully operational as from July 1. Incoming CEO Tone Lunde Bakker (pictured) takes up her role in a month’s time. The merger of the two predecessor agencies forms part of […]

Tanker vessel M/T Calypso validates Selektope antifouling ability

Swedish biotechnology company I-Tech has today announced that the M/T Calypso has demonstrated zero barnacle growth after a 63-month operation thanks to its proprietary antifouling technology, Selektope. In November 2015, the vertical sides and bottom of the hull of Team Tankers-operated tanker, M/T Calypso, were painted with a 5-year Selektope-containing, copper-free antifouling product. The period […]

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