Category : News

marine pollution

Need For MARPOL Update Highlighted By Grey Water Spill

While the alleged incident is still under investigation by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the pulped slurry could have been transferred from a food waste holding tank to the ship’s grey water holding tank from where it was unintentionally discharged overboard into the protected marine park.

Comments Off on Need For MARPOL Update Highlighted By Grey Water Spill / 27th Oct 2018

pollution rules

Thordon Bearings Strengthens Its Presence to Meet Anticipated Pollution Rules For Cleaner Seas

The appointment of new distributors for Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Azerbaijan coincides with concerns that more should be done to reduce the impact of oil pollution in the ecologically sensitive Baltic Sea and Caspian Sea areas.

Comments Off on Thordon Bearings Strengthens Its Presence to Meet Anticipated Pollution Rules For Cleaner Seas / 17th Oct 2018

hull cleaning

Affordable Hull Cleaning Brought to the Panama Canal By HullWiper in Partnership With Talleres Industriales

As the key transit point for vessels sailing between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Panama Canal is a gateway to the world and the obvious choice for HullWiper’s first operational location in the Americas.

Comments Off on Affordable Hull Cleaning Brought to the Panama Canal By HullWiper in Partnership With Talleres Industriales / 16th Oct 2018

ballast water treatment

Ballast Water Treatment System to Newbuild Wellboat

Under the contract, PG Flow Solutions will supply its IMO approved PG-Hyde ballast water treatment system, which is based on medium pressure UV technology, in combination with automatic, self-cleaning filters. The PG-Hyde ballast water treatment system sterilises the ballast water at both ballasting and de-ballasting, ensuring high level of quality and reliability.

Comments Off on Ballast Water Treatment System to Newbuild Wellboat / 15th Oct 2018

blockchain

Blockchain Has Won MIT Solve’s Communities Challenge With Blockchain Shipping Emissions MRV Solutions

BLOC was selected from 33 teams participating in the Solve Challenge Finals, which included a live pitch event at the UN General Assembly week in New York City. The Solver teams were selected by Solve’s Challenge Leadership Group judges as the most promising set of solutions tackling large-scale global challenges.

Comments Off on Blockchain Has Won MIT Solve’s Communities Challenge With Blockchain Shipping Emissions MRV Solutions / 13th Oct 2018

global maritime

Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2018: Industry is Not Prepared to Deal With Global Issues

The five issues that the maritime industry appears to be least prepared for are ‘cyber-attacks and data theft, ‘global economic crisis’, ‘geopolitical tension’, ‘air pollution’ and ‘governance failure’.

Comments Off on Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2018: Industry is Not Prepared to Deal With Global Issues / 3rd Oct 2018

bio-sea

BIO-SEA Ballast Water Treatment System Successfully Installed Aboard CMA CGM Flagship

The vessel, one of the largest containerships to be built by Hanjin Heavy Industries’ yard in the Philippines, and the largest to fly the French flag, was christened in Le Havre earlier this month by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, and the Minister in charge of Transport, Elisabeth Borne.

Comments Off on BIO-SEA Ballast Water Treatment System Successfully Installed Aboard CMA CGM Flagship / 21st Sep 2018

marine software

Volaris Group Acquires Helm Operations

Leading marine operations software company Helm Operations announced that it has been acquired by Toronto-based Volaris Group Inc. (“Volaris”). Volaris specializes in strengthening and growing technology companies and is a leader in the marine software space.

Comments Off on Volaris Group Acquires Helm Operations / 20th Sep 2018

bunker delivery

BLOC and GoodFuels Marine Announce World’s First Bunker Delivery Using Blockchain Tech

GoodFuels Marine, the world’s first supplier of sustainable low carbon marine fuels, and blockchain technology and governance experts Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC), have successfully completed the world’s first bunker delivery and transaction using blockchain technology.

Comments Off on BLOC and GoodFuels Marine Announce World’s First Bunker Delivery Using Blockchain Tech / 19th Sep 2018

connect

More Than 3000 Vessels Subscribing to Helm CONNECT

Leading marine software company, Helm Operations, announced that it now has more than 3000 vessels subscribing to Helm CONNECT, its industry-leading maintenance, compliance, personnel, and vessel operations software. This achievement highlights the incredibly rapid growth of demand for the software platform, which was officially released just 24 months ago.

Comments Off on More Than 3000 Vessels Subscribing to Helm CONNECT / 17th Sep 2018

Autonomous Shipping

ABB Paving the Way Towards Autonomous Shipping With the Launch of Next Generation DP System

With its user-centric design, ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Control reduces the workload on automating navigational tasks and allows bridge officers to focus holistically on the overall control and positioning of the ship. The system integrates seamlessly with existing onboard equipment and ensures ease of installation and maintenance, adding significant “bridge-to-propeller” value for the shipowners.

Comments Off on ABB Paving the Way Towards Autonomous Shipping With the Launch of Next Generation DP System / 14th Sep 2018

Internet of Things

Major New Internet of Things (IoT) Service Unveiled For the Shipping Industry By Inmarsat

Developed in partnership with Danelec Marine, Fleet Data will record data from the onboard Voyage Data Recorder (VDR), and other vessel sensors, pre-process that data, and upload it to a central (cloud-based) database equipped with a dashboard and Application Process Interface (API).

Comments Off on Major New Internet of Things (IoT) Service Unveiled For the Shipping Industry By Inmarsat / 13th Sep 2018

Propeller Shaft Alignment

Thordon’s GSS Division: Propeller Shaft Alignment Added to Its Global Service Portfolio

The new addition completes the company’s service offering, providing shipowners with a one-stop-shop maintenance, installation and commissioning solution for Thordon’s entire product portfolio.

Comments Off on Thordon’s GSS Division: Propeller Shaft Alignment Added to Its Global Service Portfolio / 12th Sep 2018

Development Index

Dubai Selected as One of the World’s Top Five Hubs in the International Shipping Centre Development Index

acked by legal and legislative excellence, Dubai is known for its advanced infrastructure, world-class maritime and logistics capabilities–a competitive environment conducive to trade, business and investment, and innovative free zones that match the world’s best.

Comments Off on Dubai Selected as One of the World’s Top Five Hubs in the International Shipping Centre Development Index / 10th Sep 2018

Ballast Water Treatment Systems

Ballast Water Treatment Systems: Gibdock Completes Complex Retrofit

Underlining its capabilities in this field, Gibdock has just completed a complex ballast water treatment system retrofit onboard the 179m, 34,500dwt bulk carrier Zambesi.

Comments Off on Ballast Water Treatment Systems: Gibdock Completes Complex Retrofit / 9th Sep 2018

COMPAC

Thordon Bearings COMPAC Seawater Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearing System Guaranteed for Life

To date, the COMPAC bearing has been offered with a 15-year wear life guarantee, but with the development announced at the SMM 2018 trade show in Hamburg, Germany, Thordon, the global leader in seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings, is guaranteeing that its tough polymer bearings will not need to be replaced throughout a vessel’s operational life.

Comments Off on Thordon Bearings COMPAC Seawater Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearing System Guaranteed for Life / 7th Sep 2018