May 26, 2017
Just in time for the Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo, DNV GL has published this year’s first issue of the classification society’s customer and stakeholder magazine MARITIME IMPACT. It covers such topics as the digitalization of shipping, outstanding projects with customers and technology trends in the maritime world.
The theme of the issue is: ‘The Digital Journey’. “Every Nor-Shipping challenges us to engage with the transformative trends within our industry, to see where the opportunities might be, and to work to identify and mitigate the risks of today and tomorrow. This year, the digital transformation of the shipping industry is the central theme, and in this issue of MARITIME IMPACT we address many aspects of this key topic,” says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime.
Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc., an international shipping company focused on the transportation of chemicals, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Navig8 Spica, a 25,000 DWT stainless steel chemical tanker, from Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
The Navig8 Spica is the first of two vessels contracted at Fukuoka to be delivered to the Company and is the first of two vessels to be delivered under the sale and leaseback arrangements entered into with subsidiaries of SBI Holdings, Inc (SBI) announced on May 19, 2017. Following delivery from Fukuoka, the Navig8 Spica was delivered to SBI under the terms of the sale MOA and then delivered back to the Company under bareboat charter.
The Navig8 Spica will be entered into and operated in Navig8 Group's Stainless8 commercial pool.
Just in time for Nor-Shipping, DNV GL will launch the LNG Fuel Finder - a new tool on its LNG business intelligence portal LNGi.
The new LNG Fuel Finder service will allow shipowners and charterers to register their interest in using LNG as a ship fuel free of charge, connecting them directly with LNG suppliers. DNV GL has also introduced the option of signing up to a new lean version, where interested parties can access some of LNGi’s services and data free of charge.
Alfonso Castillero has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the Liberian International Ship &Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry.
Alfonso will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of the Liberian Registry’s global sales, marketing, and service assurance strategy. Together with the Registry’s business development group and regional managers, he will further enhance co-ordination of business development and service initiatives, while expanding the Liberian Registry’s leading position in an increasingly competitive shipping industry.
astragon Entertainment GmbH and the developer Misc Games AS are proud to announce a new license partnership with Scanmar AS today. The Norwegian company is one of the pioneers in the field of electronic catch control systems for professional use in the fishing industry.
Subsequently to this agreement players will be able to make use of these electronic aids by Scanmar AS in Fishing: Barents Sea, currently under development using Unreal® Engine 4.
May 26, 2017 - Seaspan Corporation announced today that it has accepted delivery of the YM Wind, a 14000 TEU containership that will commence a fixed rate charter with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. for a ten-year term with an option to extend for an additional two years.
The new containership, which was constructed at CSBC Corporation, Taiwan, is the ninth 14000 TEU SAVER design containership to join Seaspan's fleet, and expands the company's operating fleet to 89 vessels.
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with Eidesvik Offshore to install a hybrid system with batteries on board of its vessel Viking Princess. It will become the first offshore supply vessel in which batteries reduce the number of generators on board. The new energy storage solution will improve engine efficiency, generating fuel savings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Viking Princess provides supplies to oil rigs in the North Sea and Barents Sea. The 5-year old vessel runs on four LNG-powered Wärtsilä engines. Depending on the ongoing task and weather conditions, the engine load varies between 90% and 20%.
The single most important factor for determining the success of any voyage? Getting safely to port.
Now Eltorque is making safe arrival a more dependable outcome. Eltorque’s ‘Safe Intelligence’ concept is a prototype line of battery-assisted failsafe valve actuators that will guarantee full functionality in the event of power or signal loss.
A robust solution to round out the intelligent control offered by all Eltorque actuators, Eltorque’s intelligent battery solutions keep valves under control, even in an emergency.
A new frame size for the Power2® 800-M two-stage turbocharging solution will allow more vessels to benefit from the high efficiency and fuel savings
ABB Turbocharging will launch a new frame size for its two-stage turbocharging solution, Power2 800-M. With this addition to the portfolio, to be launched mid-2017, the benefits of high pressure ratios, increased turbocharging efficiency and fuel savings will be extended to a wider scope of advanced medium-speed engine configurations.
Ten years after the launch of Inmarsat FleetBroadband, SAILOR terminals continue to deliver a vital link between ship and shore
Cobham SATCOM has marked a major milestone for its market leading Inmarsat FleetBroadband hardware portfolio, with delivery of the 50,000th SAILOR FleetBroadband terminal. Launched in parallel with Inmarsat’s then game-changing L-band maritime satcom service in 2007, SAILOR FleetBroadband has played a major role in enabling safety and efficiency improvements on board merchant ship and fishing vessels, while proving a popular choice for keeping ocean going yachts and motorboats connected globally.
Wilhelmsen and Ivaldi Group are collaborating to explore in-port 3D printing opportunities for marine products and spare parts
“With an ambition to shape the maritime industry, exploring new technologies and business models are key,” says Thomas Wilhelmsen, group CEO at Wilhelmsen. “We are one of the largest suppliers of spare parts, and we believe that sending files and printing instructions digitally instead of spare parts can enable us to deliver faster, cheaper and more specialised products to our customers.”
May 25, 2017
Coldharbour Marine, developer of a unique in-tank, in-voyage and inert gas-based ballast water treatment system for large tankers, bulkers and LNG vessels, has signed an agreement with Sembcorp Marine that will see the latter offer the Coldharbour GLD™ BWT as part of the Sembcorp Marine Green Technology Retrofit (GTR) solutions for ship owners.
The GTR solutions provide carefully evaluated ballast water treatment systems from a select group of equipment manufacturers with whom Sembcorp Marine is working closely. Coupled with expert technical assistance from Sembcorp Marine, the GTR solutions ensure that ship owners are able to select and install the most appropriate technology for their vessels.
Drawing on 30 years of experience in routing, optimization, navigation and fleet management, IMS employs a cutting edge algorithm for unparalleled decision support.
C-MAP®, a leading supplier of digital navigation products to the maritime market, has launched the Integrated Maritime Suite, a powerful onboard application platform that employs machine learning and customised ship performance models to deliver unmatched voyage optimization.
Ready for the 2020 sulphur cap?
There is a big change in fuels ahead of us and the fuel suppliers are busy looking into several options. However, regardless of whether de-sulphurisation, MGO or distillate blends or any predominantly hydrocarbon blend with a maximum of 0.5% sulphur content or a 0.1% limit in ECA - “We are ready.” says Stefan Claussen, Technical and Marketing Director of LUKOIL Marine Lubricants.
In order to offer the best possible lubricant solutions in the years leading up to 2020 and beyond, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants launched NAVIGO MCL Extra, a 40 BN marine cylinder oil for distillate, ultra-low Sulphur fuel oil (<0.1%S) and low Sulphur heavy fuel oil applications.
May 24, 2017
Keppel Offshore & Marine's (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has secured contracts from Codralux S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, to build two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). The dredgers are valued at approximately S$120 million, including owner-furnished equipment.
Keppel Singmarine is currently building three dredgers for Jan De Nul Group, based on contracts that were secured in July 2016.