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tiltable rotor sails

First Tiltable Rotor Sails Installed on SEA-CARGO Ro-Ro by Norsepower

Two 35m tall Rotor Sails are estimated to reduce fuel consumption, fuel costs, and emissions by as much as 25%

Comments Off on First Tiltable Rotor Sails Installed on SEA-CARGO Ro-Ro by Norsepower / 20th January 2021

annual tonnage tax

New Cyprus Green Incentives Programme Introduces Tonnage Tax Reductions of up to 30%

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has announced a new range of green incentives to reward vessels that demonstrate effective emissions reductions.

Comments Off on New Cyprus Green Incentives Programme Introduces Tonnage Tax Reductions of up to 30% / 20th January 2021

marine cooling

Hydroniq Coolers Enters Marine Partnership with SonFlow

As part of the strategic partnership, Hydroniq Coolers will integrate SonFlow’s plate heat exchangers and pumps in its offering towards shipowners, shipyards and designers within the maritime and shipping industries.

Comments Off on Hydroniq Coolers Enters Marine Partnership with SonFlow / 19th January 2021

ship control systems

Leading Supplier of Ship Control Systems Servowatch Acquired by Rolls-Royce

Servowatch, based in Heybridge, Essex, will significantly expand the ship automation division of the MTU product and solution brand of Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems business.

Comments Off on Leading Supplier of Ship Control Systems Servowatch Acquired by Rolls-Royce / 13th January 2021

ballast water treatment system

De Nora Receives New IMO Type Approval for BALPURE Ballast Water Management System

This certification was officially approved at the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee’s 75th session (MEPC 75). 

Comments Off on De Nora Receives New IMO Type Approval for BALPURE Ballast Water Management System / 12th January 2021

cybersecurity

Cybersecurity will Remain a Major Maritime Threat in 2021

January 2021 will see the introduction of new safety rules for the maritime sector from the IMO and it will also become mandatory for ship owners, managers and operators to address cyber risks in the safety management systems on their vessels.

Comments Off on Cybersecurity will Remain a Major Maritime Threat in 2021 / 6th January 2021

geospatial

Power of Location Data to be Unlocked Across the UK’s Blue Economy with Geospatial Data Strategy

Geospatial, or location data, is having a significant impact on our lives. It is transforming the way we complete everyday tasks, supports key decisions on where to develop vital infrastructure and helps us to use resources efficiently.

Comments Off on Power of Location Data to be Unlocked Across the UK’s Blue Economy with Geospatial Data Strategy / 23rd December 2020

maintenance services

Verifavia Shipping Provides IHM Maintenance Services for 350 Vessels in the Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Fleet

Maintenance involves ensuring the IHM is continuously updated with relevant suppliers documents such as Material Declarations (MDs) and Suppliers Documents of Conformity (SDoCs) throughout the ship’s operational life and renewed every five years. It covers all items and equipment that are installed, modernised or replaced.

Comments Off on Verifavia Shipping Provides IHM Maintenance Services for 350 Vessels in the Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Fleet / 16th December 2020

cyprus shipping

Tender Opportunity for Subsidised Ferry Link Between Cyprus and Greece Announced by Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry

Following the massive expression of support from the general public, a policy decision by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus has been taken to put into motion the process of re-establishing the ferry connection, which previously operated until the year 2000.

Comments Off on Tender Opportunity for Subsidised Ferry Link Between Cyprus and Greece Announced by Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry / 15th December 2020

Counterfeit Products

Dangers Posed by Counterfeit ADMIRALTY Products Highlighted by UKHO

These counterfeit items pose a significant danger to crew, vessels and cargo, as they have not been assessed by UKHO experts nor supplied by an authorised ADMIRALTY Chart Agent, who both perform vital quality assurance to ensure the integrity of information in genuine products.

Comments Off on Dangers Posed by Counterfeit ADMIRALTY Products Highlighted by UKHO / 14th December 2020

Bureau Veritas

Faroe Islands Capability to Successfully Develop & Build High-specification Vessels Showcased by Bureau Veritas Classed Vessel

Measuring 54 metres in length, Jákup Sverri, which will conduct work for the Faroe Marine Research Institute, is packed with the latest specialized and highly automated equipment for oceanographic and fishing research activities, including pelagic and bottom trawling, underwater acoustic research, hydrographic, seismic, ROV operations, and plankton and bottom sampling.

Comments Off on Faroe Islands Capability to Successfully Develop & Build High-specification Vessels Showcased by Bureau Veritas Classed Vessel / 13th December 2020

seafarers uk

Support Seafarers And Their Families At This Time of Crisis

In addition to Seafarers UK’s existing annual grants programme and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seafarers UK has established a new COVID-19 Emergency Fund of £2 million this year to support merchant seafarers and British fishers through the COVID-19 crisis.

No Comments / 9th December 2020

Offshore Renewable Energy

New Innovation Challenge Launched by UKHO and Cefas to Support Growth in Offshore Renewable Energy

Latest challenge invites innovators to identify how marine geospatial data can be used to find suitable sites for offshore wind and tidal wave energy infrastructure

Comments Off on New Innovation Challenge Launched by UKHO and Cefas to Support Growth in Offshore Renewable Energy / 2nd December 2020

Methanol Put in Pole Position as Safe Clean Arctic Fuel by CEN Workshop Agreement

Polar states can take immediate action to avoid another decade of HFO use in the Arctic and mitigate black carbon risks from VLSFO

Comments Off on Methanol Put in Pole Position as Safe Clean Arctic Fuel by CEN Workshop Agreement / 1st December 2020