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Erma First Acquires one TANK LLC, "World's Smallest BWTS"

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Ballast water equipment maker Erma First expands its portfolio and brings "the world’s smallest" ballast water treatment system to the international market through its acquisition of US firm oneTANK LLC.oneTANK, a subsidiary of Glosten, developed a small scale innovative, low-cost, IMO

AI Specialist Launches Container Tracking to Alleviate Shipping Risks

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Predictive intelligence tech company Windward has launched Container Insights, a capability that provides live screening and tracking of containers and Bill of Lading (BOL) verification.The new capability, which Windward says enhances the company’s current Cargo Insights, optimizes and increases

Wärtsilä Sees Rise in Order Intake. Expects Growth in 3Q

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Finland-based marine and energy equipment maker Wärtsilä expects the third quarter of the year to be better than the corresponding one of 2020 but has warned that prevailing market conditions make the outlook uncertain.The company made the statement Tuesday as part of the release of its second-quarter results.

SBM Offshore's AI Mooring Monitoring Tool Gets ABS' Stamp of Approval

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SBM Offshore, a Dutch company best known for its FPSO leasing business, has developed an artificial intelligence-powered mooring lines monitoring solution which has now received new technology qualification from classification society ABS.The company said that the NTQ by ABS allows its AI-powered Intelligent

DNV Verifies Ultrasound Testing Method for Fire Foam on Vessels, Offshore Structures

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Classification society DNV has verified Survitec's fire foam testing process onboard maritime vessels or offshore structures.Survival technology specialist Survitec said its new Produced Foam Live Test method uses ultrasound technology to verify the effectiveness of fire-fighting foam, according to the mandatory requirements set out in IMO MSC.

Cavotec Bags Mooring System Orders in Sweden and Finland

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Cavotec said it has received two major orders for its MoorMaster NxG automated mooring system, one in Sweden – the first order for MoorMaster in a market with considerable growth potential – and the other in neighboring Finland, where the technology is already established.The two multi-unit

Connectivity Key to Seafarer Welfare, Inmarsat Sponsored Report says


Inmarsat sponsored a new report which explores the future of seafaring to 2050, a report that offers not just insights on connectivity, rather recommendations on how shipping, training institutions and welfare services can respond to the changing needs of tomorrow’s seafarers.Dubbed ‘A fair future for seafarers?’,

Huisman Scales Up 3D Printing

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Cranes manufacturer Huisman said it has successfully tested four new 3D printed 350mt crane hooks under the supervision of the independent certification authority Lloyd's Register.The hooks are approx. 170 by 130cm in size, almost nine times larger than the first Huisman 3D printed crane hook, the company said.

Olympic Subsea's Whole Fleet to Feature Kongsberg's Vessel Insight Solution

Olympic Artemis will be the first Olympic Subsea ship to deploy Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight and Vessel Performance data infrastructure and performance monitoring solutions - Image by James Fisher, via Kongsberg Digital

Offshore vessel owner Olympic Subsea has decided to install Kongsberg Digital's Vessel Insight solution across its entire fleet as a means of accessing, collecting, and consolidating a full range of mission-critical data.Olympic Subsea’s fleet-wide upgrade to Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight data

Ampelmann Launches Electric Version of its A-type Gangway

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Dutch offshore access solutions provider Ampelmann has launched an electric version of its A-type walk-to-work gangway system.  According to Ampelmann, the latest version of the A-type has seen its traditional hydraulic power train replaced by electric regenerative actuation, decreasing its energy use by more than 80%.

Castor Marine Expands North Sea 4G Network

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Castor Marine signed a reseller agreement with Tampnet, an offshore 4G LTE network operator in the North Sea, and immediately went to work for its first 4G Tampnet client: supply 4G LTE offshore connectivity to the WTW vessel Keizersborg.With this deal, Castor Marine is now an official Tampnet Activation Point,

Tech File: K-Sim Navigation, Cargo and Engine 'in the Cloud'

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K-Sim Navigation, Cargo and Engine become first cloud-based solutions to gain new DNV class D certificationKongsberg Digital (KDI) said that its  K-Sim Engine, K-Sim Cargo and K-Sim Navigation simulator training solutions will be the first to attain certification according to the new DNV class D standard.

New LNG Carrier Mooring Tool Launched

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A new ship mooring tool has been engineered to perform static and dynamic ship mooring analyses in a rapid, user friendly and intuitive manner.SHIPMOOR was created to make the assessment of mooring a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier a straightforward and user-driven process, tapping into the power

China Navigation Signs Fleet-wide Contract for Sperry Marine Connected ECDIS

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Sperry Marine received a fleet-wide order for its new SperrySphere Connected ECDIS, with a roll-out to 36 vessels operated by The China Navigation Company (CNCo), a member of the Swire Group. Connected ECDIS is the latest addition to Sperry Marine’s portfolio of smart bridge solutions, connected via the unique SperrySphere platform.

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