Singapore suspends license of Southernpec on suspicion of equipment tampering

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is investigating bunker craft operator Southernpec (Singapore) Pte Ltd for equipment tampering during a bunkering operation, the agency said in an email. The MPA had previously suspended Southernpec’s operator license “with effect from 25 April...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/singapore-suspends-license-of-southernpec-on-suspicion-of-equipment-tampering/

AEGIR-Marine Seal Assembly Receives ClassNK Type Approval

AEGIR-Marine (expert in the field of stern tube seals and services for maritime propulsion systems) was assigned with an NK Class Type Approval. The newly certified seal assembly will be available for customers worldwide as of today. They are an addition to our Type Approval from several other major classification societies.

For the NK Class Approval AEGIR-Marine performed a 2,000 hours endurance test in its state-of-the-art and certified R&D Test Center. A 1,000 hours of test runs were at...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/aegir-marine-seal-assembly-receives-classnk-type-approval

Chinese import curbs still impacting Australian thermal coal cargoes amid May Day holidays

Ships laden with Australian coal are continuing to experience extended waiting times and discharge delays at Chinese ports as China prepares to start its May Day holidays later this week, industry sources said Tuesday. An east China-based trader noted that with the week-long May Day holiday...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/chinese-import-curbs-still-impacting-australian-thermal-coal-cargoes-amid-may-day-holidays/

Eckerö Line Deploys 3D Ship Display for Situational Awareness

Finnish cruise ferry operator Eckerö Line will soon be using a new bridge display technology that shows a sensor-generated visualization of the ship and its surroundings. The system – ABBAbility Marine Pilot Vision – is intended to help increase situational awareness, particularly during docking and in busy waterways. It will soon be installed on the ferry MS Finlandia, which makes three runs per day between Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia.

“Our goal is to improve environmental...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/eckeroe-line-tests-3d-ship-display-for-situational-awareness

Finnish operator Eckerö Line selects ABBto boost operational safety

Finnish cruise operator Eckerö Line has reached an agreement with tech firm ABBto deploy its situational awareness technology on the MS Finlandia ferry.

Known as ABBAbility Marine Pilot Vision, the solution will enable the ferry to help boost operational safety, particularly during docking and in busy waterways.

Eckerö Group technical manager Daniel Olsén said: “Our goal is to improve environmental performance and safety, and we worked with ABB to achieve greater efficiency in docking and...

https://www.ship-technology.com/news/finnish-operator-eckero-line-abb/

ABS Unveils Industry’s First Notations for Smart Functions

ABS published the Guide for Smart Functions for Marine Vessels and Offshore Units (Smart Guide) to help marine and offshore owners and operators capitalize on their operational data.

The Smart Guide introduces a unique class approach leading to the marine and offshore industries' first set of notations to help owners and operators qualify and utilize smart functions. Through the analytics that they provide, smart functions can proactively manage asset health and performance, providing a...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/abs-unveils-industry-s-first-notations-for-smart-functions