Wallem Group makes strides in decarbonisation

Wallem Group says it is proud to have welcomed two dual fuel vessels, Angleviken (pictured) and Askviken, into management in the last few months. The two LR2 tankers, delivered by Guangzhou Shipyard International, demonstrate Wallem’s commitment to building its expertise in managing and operating the vessels of the future and being a partner to clients […]

WISTA International AGM ratifies new definition of Diversity and Equity

WISTA International held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Montevideo, Uruguay, last week. The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association reported soaring membership worldwide, chose future locations for the next two AGMs and ratified its fresh definition of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), reinforcing its commitment to inclusivity in the maritime sector. In her annual […]

KR approves new wireless communication system, metalVox

Korean Register (KR) granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) for ‘metalVox’, a wireless communication system using metalWave communication technology developed by South Korean company ZN Technologies, at last week’s KORMARINE 2023 event in Busan, South Korea. Wireless communication through air is currently widely used in ships, but it can be interrupted in environments with enclosed […]

Auramarine launches fuel economiser solution to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

Auramarine Ltd, fuel supply systems pioneer for the marine, process and power industries, has launched its new Auramarine Fuel Economiser (AFE) solution. The AFE enables ship owners and operators to proactively analyse and identify where fuel consumption and emissions can be reduced, delivering savings of between 5 per cent and 20 per cent. Auramarine’s AFE […]

Kongsberg Digital introduces Vessel Performance Merchant application for fleet optimisation

To meet the merchant fleet’s need for optimised voyage decision-making, Kongsberg Digital has just launched Vessel Performance Merchant. The application is a tailored application designed for commercial shipping to enhance fuel efficiency and optimise the overall performance of both the vessel and its crew. By collecting and contextualising data from the vessel’s onboard sensors, automation […]

Search for Verity survivors called off after tragic North Sea collision

Five seafarers died after two cargo ships last week collided off Germany’s North Sea coast, in the German Bight south west of the island of Heligoland, in the early hours of 24 October. The Isle of Man-flagged 3,600dwt Verity (IMO Number 9229178), a 2001 Dutch-built vessel operated by Faversham Ships of the UK, was carrying […]