Cargo is key to fair emissions calculations, says SHIPNEXT CEO

A new emissions index has been developed by independent shipping platform SHIPNEXT, in a bid to address widely-held industry concerns about the IMO emissions reduction measures. According to Alexander Varvarenko (pictured), the Belgium-based shipping and tech entrepreneur, cargo is at the heart of the new SHIPNEXT emissions index, which has been designed for vessels carrying […]

Signol pilot project reduces tug fuel usage, saving 478 tons of CO2 emissions

Signol, a software company using behavioural science to cut fuel consumption, operating costs and emissions, has concluded its five-month pilot project with Young Brothers, the freight handling company that transports all ocean cargo between the Hawaiian Islands. The project, the first of its kind onboard tugboats, sought to leverage big data and behavioural science best […]

WISTA Norway launches ’40 by 30′ workshop report and welcomes new board members

WISTA Norway released the first workshop report from its ’40 by 30′ initiative to promote female executive recruitment in the ocean industries at its recent successful AGM, where three new board members were also elected. “At our recent AGM, we welcomed three new board members: Therese Landås from the Norwegian Maritime Authority, Karolina Mevold from […]

The Maritime Skills Academy announces new 3-year training partnership with Red Funnel

The UK-based Maritime Skills Academy is proud to announce a new 3-year training partnership with Red Funnel, operator of Isle of Wight ferries, and welcomes them as the first users of their second full-mission 270-degree bridge simulator. This second simulator features Wartsila/Transaa NTPRO software and is capable of recreating any scenario using an extensive library […]

More innovative O&M vessel options needed for under pressure offshore wind: BAR Technologies

Faced with ongoing cost pressure and a growing skills gap, the offshore wind sector needs to rethink its approach to vessel procurement for deep water O&M (Operation and Maintenance) campaigns. In particular, the industry needs to overcome its reliance on ‘traditional’ vessel options, such as SOVs (Service Operation Vessels), when moving into the long-term operational […]

IMO event in Panama highlights role of sustainable shipping in supporting blue economy development

IMO co-hosted a side event during the Our Ocean Conference in Panama City earlier this month. Its theme was “Supporting Blue Economies through Sustainable Maritime Transport (BE SMART): Building Global Partnerships to address Climate Change and Marine Pollution through IMO’s Voyage Together Initiative”. The event highlighted the role of international shipping in supporting blue economy […]