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Ocean Technologies Group helps seafarers minimise onboard distractions

Distractions are recognised as one of the biggest causes of human error resulting in incidents, accidents or near misses at sea

Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) has created a new title giving seafarers advice on how to avoid the multitude of potential distractions which can lead to a loss of concentration and situational awareness.

The increased use of electronic devices onboard either personal or work related, a lack of procedures, seafarer Read More…

Survitech enhances lifeboat inspection solution

Survival technology provider Survitec has relaunched its lifeboat inspection solution underpinned by the company’s novel ‘Hub and Spoke’ network model. Lifeboat Inspection 402, devised in line with regulations mandated in 2020 under SOLAS Chapter III & IMO MSC.402(96), has been enhanced to deliver greater flexibility and convenience to vessel operators.

Metkel Yohannes, Survitec’s Lifeboat Product Category Manager said: “We have significantly optimised our global lifeboat inspection solution to better reflect Read More…

Singapore’s first digital bunker delivery note success

To make progress in the digitalisation of Singapore’s bunkering sector, DBS, in partnership with Trafigura Group’s joint venture TFG Marine, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Ascenz1, has successfully completed Singapore’s first live bunker delivery financing pilot transaction. It was done by an electronic bunker delivery note2 (BDN) and the transaction was supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

With Singapore being the world’s leading bunkering hub in Read More…

ClassNK grants first Innovation Endorsement certification to Tsuneishi

Japanese Classification Society ClassNK has granted its first Innovation Endorsement “Provider Certification” for organizations to Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft Co., Ltd, (TFC). Upon examining TFC’s established organizational structure for innovation and its innovation activities, the Society granted Class C and D certification to the provider.

The Society launched Innovation Endorsement in July 2020 as a certification to promote the spread and development of innovative technology and its speedy progress along Read More…

‘Shaping the Future of Shipping’ event announced for COP26

An international cross-industry event is to be held during the COP26 climate change conference in November, bringing together leaders in shipping, energy, politics and finance to discuss maritime decarbonisation efforts.

Held in Glasgow on the 6th November as part of the United Nations COP26 event, ‘Shaping the Future of Shipping’ will assemble industry heavyweights and external experts to tackle the challenges which face shipping’s vital route to decarbonisation.

The ministerial Read More…

The Bahamas Maritime Authority introduces inspection campaign for pilot transfer arrangements

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) once again demonstrates its commitment to seafarer safety by being the first registry to instigate a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) for pilot transfer arrangements. It will continue to run until the end of 2021.

The BMA has shared the results of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) Safety Campaign with its fleet since 2015. Noting a consistent level of non-compliant pilot boarding arrangements across the Read More…

“K” Line sign a Long-term Consecutive Voyage Charter for a LNG-fueled Capesize Bulk Carrier with JFE Steel Corporation

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE) has signed a long-term consecutive voyage charter with JFE Steel Corporation regarding the upcoming new built capesize bulk carrier (210,000 DWT) fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The construction of its first LNG-fueled bulk carrier will be ordered to Nihon Shipyard and the vessel is scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2024.

The vessel is called a “next-generation vessel” coping with environmental Read More…

Clear regulations are in the interest of the maritime industry

Expectations ahead of the 76th session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee MEPC were high, but the outcome is lagging behind and do not quite meet these expectations. This is how CIMAC, the global combustion engine industry association, comments on the outcome of the MEPC June meeting where important steps for the maritime sector to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions were postponed.

“The organization responsible for regulating shipping should Read More…

North P&I Club appoints Nick Wolfe to drive diversification

Global marine insurer North P&I Club has reaffirmed its drive for diversification by appointing Nick Wolfe as Deputy Global Director, reflecting a significant expansion in his leadership in developing the diversification strategy.

“Our transformation from monoline P&I Club to diversified global marine insurer continues and Nick’s new role will empower him to drive our diversification strategy forward, which includes our products offered under the Sunderland Marine brand, Owners’ Fixed Premium Read More…

Gold Award for LALIZAS in Greece’s Sales Excellence Awards 2021

LALIZAS reports that it was honoured to receive the Gold Award for its Innovative & Customised CRM System for the Maritime Industry in the category of Innovative Technologies for Sales’ Automation & Upgrade at Greece’s sales Excellence Awards 2021.

Mr. Tasos Galanakis, Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of LALIZAS received the award by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Sales Institute, Mr. Antonis Potamitis.

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Sustainable technologies in focus at MTCC Asia Conference

Emerging innovative solutions for low-carbon and green shipping were the focus of the International Conference-Exhibition on Maritime Technology for Climate Mitigation (Confex) held virtually and with some people attending in person last week, 11-13 July, as part of the China Maritime Day Shanghai Forum.

In a keynote address, Jose Matheickal, IMO’s Chief of Projects and Partnerships praised the conference for providing an opportunity for knowledge and information sharing, promoting technologies Read More…

ABS introduces Remote-Control and Autonomous Guide and notations

A new ABS Guide for Autonomous and Remote-Control Functions sets out a goal-based framework for the implementation of these technologies on vessels and offshore units. and introduces two new notations.

The Guide introduces the ABS Remote-Control and Autonomous notations. Development of the guidance was informed by experiences on remote-control and autonomous operations tug projects in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

“ABS is proud to partner with innovative companies developing Read More…