Harbor Lab secures €6.1 million funding for disbursement analysis software

Maritime tech start-up Harbor Lab has secured €6.1 million in funding to further develop its shipping disbursement analysis software program. Disbursements are all expenses that the Agent makes on behalf of the operator whilst the vessel is in port. Port expenses are the second largest cost behind bunkers for a shipping company and amount annually […]

Terminal operators upgrade pivotal rail-shortsea connection at Rotterdam

Procedures have been overhauled in a critical link between Europe’s rail freight and shortsea networks in Rotterdam, in an upgrade responding to customer feedback which also enhances multimodal transport competitiveness. Rail Service Center Rotterdam (RSC) loads and discharges 14-15 freight trains daily on average, at a state-of-the-art terminal fed by nine train service providers weekly […]

Rivertrace continues growth path with acquisition of Solar Solve

UK-based environmental monitoring solutions provider Rivertrace has completed its acquisition of Solar Solve Ltd, a manufacturer and supplier of anti-glare window roller sunscreens (pictured) in the marine, offshore, aviation, agriculture, and commercial sectors. The purchase, which was finalised in November following nine months of negotiations, represents the latest step in Rivertrace’s growth strategy. Rivertrace has […]

WinGD wins engine diagnostics orders as ship owners look to reduce OPEX

Swiss marine power company WinGD has received orders from two LNG carrier operators for its WinGD Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) engine monitoring, diagnostics and remote support service. Knutsen OAS Shipping has ordered WiDE for seven vessels, which include a recently delivered LNG carrier and six under construction. CoolCo, formed in 2021 with Eastern Pacific Shipping […]

ZESTAs granted IMO Consultative Status

ZESTAs (Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association) has been granted International Maritime Organization Consultative Status by IMO Council on provisional status for two years, after which time it will be reviewed for its contributions to standards. ZESTAs is invited to send observers to attend IMO meetings of interest to the organization with immediate effect. “We are […]

ABS Global Ship Systems Center Director honoured for Technical Achievement at 2022 Greek Shipping Awards

Dr. Chris Leontopoulos, ABS Director, Global Ship Systems Center, received the Technical Achievement Award at the 2022 Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards for his contributions to pioneering vessel technologies and research. These included the prototype award-winning ‘Smart Bearing Sensor’ and the pioneering of the bearing double-slope optimisation concept, already applied in the majority of newbuilding […]

ITIC reimburses ship agent member €30,000 following substantial pastry loss

ITIC has reimbursed a ship agent €30,000 after the member had to make a payment on behalf of the carrier for the latter’s liability to a consignee for the total loss of its pastry shipments which were transported at an incorrect temperature due to the agent’s mistake. A 40ft reefer container carrying 12 tons of […]

Vanessa Howlison appointed to the Port of London Authority Board

Vanessa Howlison has been appointed a non-executive Board director of the Port of London Authority (PLA). Currently chief financial officer at National Highways, a post she took up in June 2016, prior to which Vanessa was group finance director at the Department for Transport. She has previously been finance director for the Department of Energy […]