The technology group Wärtsilä will carry out an important retrofitting project aimed at lessening the environmental footprint of a ferry operating on the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage listed area in the south eastern end of the North Sea.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to supply a total of 10 terminal tractors to Sintermar Darsena Toscana (SDT), a joint venture between the Grimaldi Group and Terminal Darsena Toscana (TDT). The order, which also includes a Kalmar Complete Care service contract, was booked in Cargotec's 2019 Q3 order intake and delivery is scheduled for Q4 of 2019.
ABB signs a landmark contract with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine to enable autonomous tug operation in 2020. ABB, in collaboration with Keppel O&M’s technology arm, Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), will jointly develop the technology for autonomous vessels and retrofit a 32-meter harbor tugboat with leading-edge digital solutions, enabling autonomous vessel operations in the Port of Singapore at the end of 2020.
Consortium weighs viability of harvesting, preprocessing and transportation of Sargassum. Damen Shipyards Group and Maris Projects have joined forces to tackle the issue of invasive Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean region – including the Dutch Caribbean Islands.
The innovative “Elektra” push boat, ordered by Berlin harbour’s warehousing and logistics firm BEHALA and developed at the Department of Design and Operation of Maritime Systems at the Technical University of Berlin, will be equipped with rudderpropellers from the German propulsion expert SCHOTTEL.
SCHOTTEL, one of world’s leading manufacturers of marine propulsion systems, announced the 1,000th delivered rudderpropeller type SRP 460. This makes it the most successful azimuth thruster worldwide. With a maximum power rating for tug duties of up to 2,350 kW per engine, rudderpropellers such as the SRP 460 are among SCHOTTEL’s bestsellers.
Next year Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) will be making no adjustments to port dues levied for use of the Port of Hamburg by seagoing, inland or port vessels. In recent years, changes for seagoing ships were already below the inflation rate. Following various innovations and adjustments, continuity in tariff development will also be the aim in the inland and port shipping segment.
The technology group Wärtsilä will engineer, supply, and install complete battery hybrid packages to two offshore supply vessels owned by the Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore. The upgrading project will be carried out at the Fitjar shipyard in Norway.
Leading Classification Society ClassNK is participating in the “Getting to Zero Coalition” (*1), an international corporate coalition that promotes the de-carbonization of the maritime industry.
Siemens and Materials Solutions - a Siemens Business - officially opened a new, highly advanced innovation center this week in Orlando, Florida. The center is the only one of its kind in the U.S. to offer a unique pairing of design with manufacturing, implementing robotics, rapid prototyping, scanning, digital tools and on-site metal additive manufacturing.
Premium service features dedicated bandwidth to deliver unlimited HD-quality streaming onboard yachts.
KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that it is introducing KVH Elite, a premium unlimited VSAT streaming service delivering HD-quality, dedicated bandwidth to yachts in selected geographic regions.
CCN’s 31-metre motor yacht “Vanadis” is the first hybrid yacht propelled by SCHOTTEL azimuth thrusters (type STP). It is powered by a propulsion system consisting of diesel engines with in-line electric motors. The vessel was built by the Italian shipyard CCN and has already been handed over to its European owner. It will be deployed in Italian waters.
Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released “Guidelines for Remote Surveys” in preparation for carrying out remote surveys (*1) using ICT (Information and Communication Technology) (*2). The guidelines outline requirements to apply to remote surveys for some types of occasional surveys, and from now on ClassNK will implement remote surveys that satisfy the requirements.
Tokyo – Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released its “Booklet for ship crew members: Precautions concerning change-over to 0.50% sulphur compliant fuel oils” to address the IMO regulation on the new sulphur limit for fuel oil used on board ships beginning 1 January 2020. The precautions outline potential risks for ship crew members responsible for operations in the change-over from conventional fuel oils to compliant fuel oils and measures to mitigate the risks.
Navigational accidents, why they happen and how to avoid them is the focus of the latest issue of The Navigator, which rolls off the presses this month. This is the 22nd edition of the free publication that is produced by The Nautical Institute and aimed at maritime navigators and seafaring colleagues around the world. The navigational accidents issue is available in print and as a downloadable version, direct from The Nautical Institute’s website.