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Ship Emissions: ABS Spearheads the Future of EEDI for Ships

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A team led by ABS has been awarded a contract by the European Commission (EC) to explore future directions for the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for ships.The landmark study will look at ways to improve and accelerate the integration of low-carbon fuels and innovative technologies into the requirements of the index,

Ship Power: Inside WinGD's X-DF2.0 Technology

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Developments in marine power today are centered on ever tightening legislative mandate which increasingly aim to dramatically reduce and eventually eliminate greenhouse gas emissions to the environment. While the holy grail of being truly ‘emissions free’ is still not feasible, there is

Crew Welfare Innovation Challenge Launched

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Challenge for start-ups and SMEs will fund and test application that helps improve the safety of deck operations, minimizes fatigue on board, reduces administration on board and improves overall crew welfare.Mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has joined forces with Shell Shipping and

Pump Tech Focus: Leistritz FlexCore Screw Pump Series

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Leistritz Pumpen GmbH is a long and storied name in maritime business, and with its FLEXCORE screw pumps the company claims to provide an unusually wide application window and more freedom of installation. “With FLEXCORE, Leistritz has created a groundbreaking innovation – a pump class that unites qualitative,

Sea Machines Bringing Marine Autonomy to the Classroom

MMA cadet Mary Shea commands a Sea Machines autonomous vessel (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, a developer of autonomous command and control systems for surface vessels, has partnered with Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) and representatives of the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD)’s Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance (META) Program to bring hands-on

RH Marine Maintaining Operations with Remote Services

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Maritime electrical and automation systems integrator RH Marine reports it is performing an increasing number of its services remotely amid travel restrictions and other challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.The engineers and people from RH Marine that normally go on board vessels to solve malfunctions,

Understanding Marine Autonomy: Today’s Market and Future Concerns

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Press coverage of early commercial marine autonomy projects is remarkably broad given the small number of marine industry professionals engaged in bringing these projects to market. The much larger assembly of industry stakeholders are left wondering what marine autonomy means for them. Regulatory, cost,

Tech File: Hybrid-Electric Propulsion for Crew-less Vessels

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The move to autonomy on the world's waterways is undeniable, with the direction clear, the pace hazy. What is clear is the need for reliable, fuel efficient propulsion, and last month Torqueedo announced a deal to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems to power XOCEAN’s XO-450 USV, a custom-designed

Sea Machines Raises $15 Mln, Partners with Huntington Ingalls Industries

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Autonomous vessel technology developer Sea Machines Robotics announced Wednesday it has closed a new $15 million financing round with significant participation by America's largest military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII).The Boston-based tech company said it expects the investment and

HII Forms Defense and Federal Solutions Business Group

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Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Technical Solutions division on Tuesday announced changes to the organization and alignment of its business groups following an organizational review and series of strategic acquisitions and major contract awards.The previous Fleet Support group and Mission

Marine Scrubbers: Yara Marine Plots the Path Forward, Post-COVID-19

The coronavirus turned our world upside down virtually overnight,” said Ina Reksten, COO, Yara Marine Technologies.

Yara Marine Technologies COO Ina Reksten and Research and Development Manager Shyam Bahadur Thapa reflect on the effects of the coronavirus crisis and share their vision for a future beyond the pandemic.2020 will go down in history as the year that changed everything for many industries, not least the marine exhaust gas cleaning segment.

ABS Unveils New Mobile App

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Classification society ABS launched a new suite of fleet management and vessel compliance services powered by its smart functionality and advanced analytics which will also be available through a new mobile app.An enhancement to the ABS MyFreedom client portal, the new portal and digital tools are designed to simplify access to operational,

Maritime Cyber Attacks Increase 900%

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Cyber-attacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology (OT) systems have increased by 900% over the last three years with the number of reported incidents set to reach record volumes by year end.Addressing port and terminal operators during an online forum last week, Robert Rizika, Naval Dome’s

ClassNK Publishes Maritime Cyber Security Guidelines

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Japan-based classification society ClassNK has released the second edition of its Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships outlining current best practices for newbuild design.In the latest iteration, which is available to download at no cost via ClassNK’s website, the control measures

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