OX2 and the Bank of Åland plan a Mega Green Port project in Åland

OX2 and the Bank of Åland’s mutual fund subsidiary Ålandsbanken Fondbolag, which are developing the Noatun North and Noatun South offshore wind power projects near Finland’s Åland archipelago in the Baltic Sea, have initiated a feasibility study for the planning and establishment of a ‘Mega Grön Hamn’ (Mega Green Port) with a location coexisting with […]

Panama recovers record $15.7 million through the AMP in wages owed to seafarers

During the current administration of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), through the General Directorate of Seafarers (DGGM), a record USD$15.7 million has been recovered in wage payments owed by shipowners to seafarers who sail on Panamanian-flagged vessels. Of that total, USD$5.3 million was achieved in the year 2022. Likewise, during the current administration 1,248 maritime […]

Total propulsion control makeover of Silja Europa

Marine green tech company Qtagg recently secured an order on a total upgrade of Silja Europa’s propulsion control system, that will decrease the ship’s fuel consumption by 6% and CO2 emissions by 2096 tons yearly. The overhaul includes engine speed governors, fuel rack actuators, pitch control and voyage optimization with EcoPilot. Silja Europa is Tallink’s […]

KR and LISCR award AiP for autonomous navigation system HiNAS 2.0

The commercialization of autonomous shipping has taken another step forward with the Korean Register (KR) and Liberian Registry (LISCR) awarding Approval in Principle (AiP) for Hyundai Intelligent Navigation Assistant System (HiNAS 2.0). The newly approved HiNAS 2.0, developed by Avikus, a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), uses augmented reality (AR) to enable a ship […]

BIO-SEA prevents access to cyber hackers looking for entry point into ship systems

French UV-based water treatment specialist BIO-UV Group has developed state-of-the-art cyber security software for its BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system ahead of two IACS Unified Requirements set to enter into force next year. Like any networked system or control software onboard ship, the ballasting process, including the treatment system, can be susceptible to a cyber […]

Digital platforms SEDNA and Voyager join forces to advance global voyage management

Enterprise email solution SEDNA and Voyager, an operations management platform for bulk commodity shipping enabling customers to manage the entire lifecycle of their voyage operations in their online environment, have partnered together to streamline and enhance the availability and use of shipping data across their maritime technologies. Voyager will now be available as a tech […]

Titan acquires two small scale LNG carriers for bunkering capability retrofit

Independent supplier of low and zero-emission fuels Titan has acquired two small scale LNG carriers – the Seapeak Unikum and Seapeak Vision – from Seapeak, the Canadian gas transportation company formerly known as Teekay LNG Partners. The vessels will be retrofitted to ensure suitable LNG bunkering capabilities, enabling them to both transport and bunker LNG, […]

Watson Farley & Williams opens Seoul office

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) is delighted to announce the opening of its 18th international office in Seoul, South Korea with the arrival of new Partners Eugene Chang and Philip Kim who join the firm from K&L Gates and Herbert Smith Freehills respectively. WFW Seoul will offer services across the firm’s core sectors with a […]