Monthly Archives : April 2018

Digital Ship’s Maritime Big Data Forum, Oslo – 29 May 2018

In this era of the connected ship, with increasing reliance on digital paradigms such as the cloud, IoT, sensors, remote monitoring, blockchain, electronic navigational systems, electronic data exchange, we are generating ever growing pools of data. But how does the ship owner control this data?

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pulpaper

PulPaper, The Leading Event in the Forest Industry, Will be Held in Helsinki, Finland 29-31 May 2018

PulPaper is the leading exhibition and conference event in the forest industry’s calendar. It will be held in Helsinki, Finland on 29–-31 May 2018. The forest industry is experiencing a transition period as the environmental impact of the sector is known better than before. The event programme takes this into consideration with a strong environmental perspective.

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smart shipping

Palau International Ship Registry Calls For More Technology

Panos Kirnidis, CEO of PISR, believes the next decade in shipping will be dominated by smart technology and increasing concerns about cyber-security – both featuring on the agenda at this year’s Posidonia.

Comments Off on Palau International Ship Registry Calls For More Technology / 26th April 2018

GAC South Africa Opens New Branch and Expands into Port Elizabeth

GAC has served customers with vessels calling at Port Elizabeth through a sub-agent for more than 10 years, and is now expanding its operations in the region in response to growing demand for GAC’s range of shipping, logistics and complementary services.

Comments Off on GAC South Africa Opens New Branch and Expands into Port Elizabeth / 25th April 2018

Thordon Bearings Joins International Windship Association as a Full Associate Member

Thordon Bearings has joined a growing number of organisations to have signed up as a full associate member of the International Windship Association (IWSA), the organisation established to facilitate and promote the economic and environmental advantages of wind propulsion across the shipping industry.

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fuel oil

Technical And Material Impact on Shipowners as High-Sulphur Fuel Ban Takes Place

Finland-based exhaust gas cleaning pioneer Langh Tech has explained how last week’s decision to prohibit the carriage of non-compliant fuel oil will have a material and technical impact on commercial ship operations.

Comments Off on Technical And Material Impact on Shipowners as High-Sulphur Fuel Ban Takes Place / 20th April 2018

Ecospeed: Wash and Go

Most anti-fouling or foul-release coatings carry risks of damage to the environment or to the coatings themselves during cleaning. However, there is a system – Ecospeed – that lends itself to fast, effective cleaning.

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viking grace

Viking Grace Sets Sail

The M/S Viking Grace sets sail on her first voyage as the only passenger ship in the world equipped with a Rotor Sail to harness wind power for propulsion. Developed by Finnish clean technology and engineering company Norsepower Oy Ltd., the Rotor Sail Solution will cut fuel consumption and reduce carbon emissions by up to 900 tonnes annually.

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hull repairs

Delays Kept at Bay Due to Repair Diversity

In Amsterdam, recently, Hydrex responded to an emergency call from a ship’s crew, requesting a permanent repair to a crack in the port side grey water tank of their 145m chemical tanker.

Comments Off on Delays Kept at Bay Due to Repair Diversity / 11th April 2018