UK Transport Committee critiques Government’s Maritime 2050 strategy

The Transport Committee of the UK Parliament has published a report on the Government’s Maritime 2050 strategy, calling for investment in new technology, cleaner fuels and workforce training so that the UK’s sector can compete with the world. The cross-party Committee’s new report critiques the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Maritime 2050 strategy, published in 2019. […]

Guidelines published for marine casualty claims

New guidelines have been agreed by marine insurers in the London Market to help improve collaboration in the handling of shipping casualties. A protocol document seeks to promote more effective communication between different parties involved in responding to resulting insurance claims. It has been drafted by the IUA / LMA Joint Marine Claims Committee (JMCC) […]

ClassNK endorses Furuno’s HermAce Remote Monitoring & Troubleshooting Platform

ClassNK has granted its Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions to HermAce Remote Monitoring & Troubleshooting Platform developed by Furono Electric Co and issued a certificate to the company. In addition, for ClassNK registered ships flagged with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), the HermAce voyage data recorder (VDR) digital twin and remote service […]

LR Approval in Principle for Rotoboost’s pre-combustion carbon capture system

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Rotoboost, a Nordic hydrogen production company, for its pre-combustion Carbon Capture System (CCS) Rotobox. Rotobox uses thermocatalytic decomposition process (TCD) onboard marine vessels, where part of the natural gas fuel supply is converted into hydrogen and graphite with a liquid catalyst. The TCD process significantly […]

ABS highlights transformational CII potential of biofuels today

Drop-in biofuels have the potential to immediately transform a vessel’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) rating regardless of fuel type, with diesel vessels seeing the most significant gains. That was a key message from Vassilios Kroustallis (pictured), ABS Senior Vice President, Global Business Development to a meeting of marine industry leaders in Cyprus. In a wide-ranging […]