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ABS Launches Maritime Software Firm ABS Wavesight

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As digitalization in the maritime sector gains speed, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has launched a new maritime software as a service (SaaS) company called ABS Wavesight, to effectively consolidate all digital products under one roof, offering ship owners a one-stop-shop for it’s A-to-Z digital solutions.

A Robotic Reach in Offshore Wind

STL’s Autonomous Synchronised Stabilised Platform being put through its paces at the University of Plymouth’s COAST Laboratory. Photo from STL

With a background in subsea and offshore, coming up with new ideas is the norm for UK-based engineering consultancy STL (Submarine Technology Limited), writes Elaine Maslin.The last few years have been no different. The company has been focusing on ship-based robotics, including robotic arms. These

Maersk, IBM Discontinue Shipping Blockchain Platform

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Shipping company Maersk said on Tuesday it would discontinue a blockchain platform announced in 2018 in partnership with IBM with the aim of limiting the industry's costly paper trail.The platform called TradeLens will be phased out by the end of March next year, Maersk said."While we successfully developed a viable platform,

Furetank Gets Grant Funding for Shore Power Setup

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Furetank has been granted state and EU climate investment support for installing shore power connection on a tanker currently in production.The funding will be provided by Klimatklivet, an initiative by the The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and NextGenerationEU. It supports local climate investments

UAB-Online: Digitizing Vessel Handling Workflow

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UAB-Online, creator of a digital platform for optimizing liquid bulk shipping, said it is offering a freemium model for deep sea and inland terminals to give operators rapid access to its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform.With the freemium model, deep sea and inland terminal stakeholders can rapidly experience firsthand the platform’s benefits,

Russia Oil Turmoil Seen Driving Tanker Market Higher

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Tough new sanctions on Russian oil shipments taking effect from December are likely to boost already high tanker rates as buyers race to replace cargoes and are forced to use longer routes, a leading ship manager said.In the latest action against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine that began in February,

Vessel Autonomy in Offshore Wind: Scaling up Ops via Tech, Regulation

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Autonomous technology is adding value to the offshore wind (OSW) industry, its supply chains and government policy with the potential to deliver benefits such as increased operational efficiency and safety, and reductions in human error and operational costs. With the unique needs for wind leases and their relative close proximity to shore,

Techcross’ BWMS Get LR Cyber Security Certificate

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Techcross’ ballast water management systems have received Lloyd's Register's Cyber Security Capability certification.The company said that the two models that received the certificate are ECS, direct electrolysis and HYCHLOR, indirect electrolysis.According to, LR Classification that Techcross is the

Firefighting at Sea – Towards a Safe Ship Concept

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The most important of all international maritime safety conventions is the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). The first version was adopted at a conference in London in 1914. The catalyst for this conference was the sinking of the Titanic on her first voyage in April 1912,

Grant Funding for GT Green's AirWing

Three AirWing systems fitted to a 225m bulk carrier. Image courtesy GT Green Technologies

Based in the UK, GT Green Technologies said it secured grant funding from its Department of Transport following this year’s Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 2 (CDMC2) for the company’s proprietary AirWing propulsion solution, currently in development. Patent-pending, AirWing is designed

Marubeni Taps 'Suction Sails' for Bulk Carrier

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MMSL PTE. LTD., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation based in Singapore signed an agreement with bound4blue to install four suction sails on the Crimson Kingdom, making it the first wind-assisted vessel owned by Marubeni. According to the preliminary studies, the 229-m Panamax bulk carrier

RightShip’s GHG Rating: EEXI, EVDI and EEDI, All In One

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RightShip is pressing ahead with its zero-harm vision for the maritime industry by evolving its GHG Rating to incorporate new regulations being introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2023.In Q1 of 2023, the GHG Rating methodology will be updated to incorporate Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) values.

AIP for C-Claw Fastener for Marine and Offshore

BV delivers an Approval in Principle to C-Claw, a non-intrusive mechanical fastener for marine and offshore steel structures. Image courtesy COLD PAD

Bureau Veritas delivered an Approval in Principle to COLD PAD, an industrial start-up, for its C-Claw technology, a heavy-duty fastener for steel structures that is non-intrusive (no hole and no hot work is required). It was designed as an alternative to welding and drilling for the maritime and offshore sectors.

Tech File: VIKING Norsafe E-Mako-655, the All-electric Rescue Boat

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VIKING Life-Saving Equipment and maritime electric motor systems developer Evoy launched an electrically powered 6.55m rescue boat, the VIKING Norsafe E-Mako-655. The Mako-655 is an existing rescue boat design that, up until now, has only been offered with traditional engine propulsion due to the current

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