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OneOcean introduces environmental feature to voyage planning platform

OneOcean Group has expanded its platform capability to include what it describes as a new and unique Environmental Planner, which uses a dynamic timeline to provide a real-time look ahead at the environmental rules and restrictions in force during a voyage, allowing navigational and environmental planning to be done in a simple integrated workflow for the first time.

With the addition of the advanced environmental timeline, the software platform enhances Read More…

BOURBON transforms fleet management process by partnering with MariApps

MariApps Marine Solutions will provide its flagship product smartPAL to BOURBON Marine & Logistics to support the company in its digitalization efforts. The French company offering a wide range of support services to the offshore industry was looking for a solution that would help it optimize its fleet management process including its day-to-day operations in crewing, maintenance, Quality, Health, Safety, & Environment (QHSE), and finance, with MariApps’ digital software solution Read More…

Chevron HDAX 9700 oil gains MAN approval for use on gas or distillate fuelled four-stroke engines

Chevron Marine Lubricant’s low sulphated ash trunk piston engine oil Chevron HDAX 9700 has become the first lubricant to gain time-unrestricted approval for use with MAN Energy Solutions’ four-stroke engines running on either LNG or distillate fuels (with a sulphur content of up to 0.10%).

This approval is the first of its kind and offers simplicity for operators switching between the two fuels, meaning that they can use just one Read More…

New shipping guidance in place to help curb fatalities

A guide to maritime pilot transfer safety has been updated amid industry concerns about poorly rigged ladders causing severe injuries or fatalities.

The ‘Shipping Industry Guidance on Pilot Transfer Arrangements’, produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in partnership with the International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA), features a new section with the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s guidance on combination embarkation platform arrangements.

Provisions for a ‘trapdoor arrangement’ in combination Read More…

Port of Dunkirk posts strong 2021 traffic figures

At a hybrid press conference held today Port of Dunkirk officials reported that 2021 had been a good year for the port despite the continuing public health crisis, overall traffic rising 8% over 2020 to 48.6m tonnes.

Container volumes showed the greatest improvement, increasing 41% year-on-year to 652,000 TEU with Dunkirk fast becoming one of the country’s leading transhipment ports. This traffic is set to grow further with a Logistics Read More…

Opsealog and Identec Solutions team up to optimise support vessel operations

French performance management company Opsealog and Austrian wireless solutions provider Identec Solutions have announced a partnership to enhance their services to the offshore oil and gas sector. This will help companies further optimise the operations of their support fleets, reducing their emissions and maximising safety and security in harsh environments.

The partnership combines Identec Solutions’ GPS trackers with Opsealog’s data integration and analysis service, Marinsights. The GPS trackers collect precise Read More…

Indian Register of Shipping prepares Disaster Management Plans for Gujarat ports

Classification society Indian Register of Shipping has prepared Disaster Management Plans (DMP) for ports operated by the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB). The ports listed by GMB for preparation of the plans included Alang, Bhavnagar, Jafrabad, Mandvi, Okha, Porbandar and Veraval.

Disaster Management Plans are essential in helping ports respond effectively and promptly in times of emergencies and ensures that normal functioning of the ports is restored in the shortest possible Read More…

Pacific Basin Shipping sponsors the Mission to Seafarers’ Family Support Network

Pacific Basin Shipping, a leading dry bulk owner and operator, joins five other leading companies as a Platinum sponsor of the Mission’s Sustaining Crew Welfare Campaign, allocating their contribution specifically to the Mission’s Family Support Network in the Philippines.

First established in 2016, the Mission’s Family Support Network (Philippines) has grown significantly and now supports over 4,000 seafarers and their family members across the Philippines. This valuable service not only Read More…

Titan LNG to supply Corsica Linea’s new ro-pax ferry in Marseille

Titan LNG has secured the tender for the delivery of LNG in the Port of Marseille for Corsica Linea’s new Ro-Pax LNG-fuelled ferry, A Galeotta.

This partnership marks the significant expansion of Titan’s operations into the Mediterranean which will enhance the availability of LNG, bioLNG, and in the longer run hydrogen-derived LNG in the region. Titan will start with Truck-to-Ship operations for a period of time until the Krios vessel Read More…

Harry Theochari succeeds Lord Mountevans as Chair of Maritime London

At the AGM of UK professional services’ body Maritime London this week, Lord Mountevans stepped down as the association’s Chair with Vice Chair Harry Theochari (pictured) appointed as his successor.

Commenting on the change in leadership, Maritime London Chief Executive Jos Standerwick said: “Lord Mountevans has been a conscientious and dedicated Chair, a constant source of sound advice and a faultless figurehead for Maritime London both at home and overseas. Read More…

DNV Conference shows collaboration as shipping’s true fuel of the future

Participants from across the maritime value chain participated in the DNV Conference – The Fuel of the Future. Aimed at advancing the idea that collaboration is the key to success in decarbonizing the maritime world, the event attracted more than 6500 registrants, and brought together a comprehensive line-up of shipowners, energy majors, financers, and regulators who offered their unique insights on how shipping can chart the optimal route ahead.

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Intelsat continues investment in global 5G software-defined network

Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, and Thales Alenia Space, Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%) have signed an agreement to build two software-defined satellites designed to advance Intelsat’s global fabric of software-defined GEO connectivity as part of its 5G software-defined network.

The addition of the Thales Alenia Space software-defined satellites represents an essential advancement in Intelsat’s 5G software-defined network designed to enable Read More…