ABS Expands and Extends Industry-Leading Remote Survey Options

ABS Expands and Extends Industry-Leading Remote Survey Options

ABS is expanding its remote survey options for vessel owners and extending its remote survey and audit services for equipment and materials manufacturers and other key service provider firms.

“As organizations rely more heavily on remote and virtual operations, ABS is making it easier for vessel owners and equipment manufacturers to leverage digital applications by offering even more remote surveys and audit options,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and Chief Executive...


Panama Canal Adopts Measures To Guarantee Sustained Operations Amid COVID-19

Panama Canal 4000th Neopanamax Vessels

Following the mandatory countrywide lockdown announced by the Panamanian Government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Panama Canal adopted new measures to guarantee the continuity of its operation and prevent the further spread of the virus, safeguarding its workforce and the safety of its customers.

These measures include:

  • The creation of teams with the necessary staffing levels in order to maintain the safe operation of the waterway and provide continuous service to international trade.
  • Thes...


Mission To Seafarers Urges Industry To Recognise Seafarers As International Key Workers During COVID-19 Crisis


The Mission to Seafarers is highlighting the serious challenges faced by seafarers and calling for an urgent response.

In support of a joint plea from the from International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers Federation, The Mission to Seafarers is uniting with other maritime charities to call for recognition of the role of seafarers in providing essential international trade during the COVID-19 pandemic, as outlined in a letter from the International Christian Maritime...


Bulgarian Ports First In Black Sea Region To Benefit From Wärtsilä Sea Traffic Management Concept


The technology group Wärtsilä is assisting Bulgaria to become the first country in the Black Sea region with an integrated vessel traffic management and information system (VTMIS).

The project represents a practical implementation of the Wärtsilä Sea Traffic Management (STM) concept, the global technology platform that enables ports and vessels to share information and work together in a collaborative environment.

The Wärtsilä STM solution was delivered in December 2019 following the order placed...


Chevron Marine Cloud Solutions To Support Shipping’s Digital Transformation

Chevron Cloud Solutions

Chevron Marine has launched a suite of digital solutions to support shipping’s journey into a more efficient future. Chevron Marine Cloud Solutions, including the customer order management platform OnePort launched last year, offers ship owners and operators tools with which to analyse, manage and ultimately help to improve their operational performance.

The solutions, developed under Chevron’s Business Technology Innovation (BTI) initiative, are part of an on-going, multi-year digitization...


Fugro Partners With SEA-KIT International To Develop New Range Of Uncrewed Surface Vessels

SEA-KIT image for Fugro PR - Line up for HUGIN AUV recovery into SEA-KIT USV_InnerSpaceCenter COMPR

Fugro, the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, has announced a strategic partnership with SEA‑KIT International, winner of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE.

SEA-KIT, a global provider of hi-tech solutions to maritime and research industries, will work with Fugro to develop a new range of agile and compact uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) which can deploy remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for marine asset inspections.

The first USVs will be launched before...


Stena Bulk Performs Test Running An MR Tanker On 100% Biofuel

Stena Bulk Performs Test Running An MR Tanker On 100% Biofuel_

During the coming weeks Stena Bulk will perform a test running an MR tanker on 100% biofuel. The fuel is the MR1-100 bio-fuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by GoodFuels in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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It has been bunkered onto the Stena Immortal and will be used to power the main engine in normal operations to test and prove the technical and operational feasibility.

“By doing this test we want to contribute to push the industry and pave way towards more...


MOL To Enhance Organizational Structure, Promoting Ship Big Data Analysis Of Ship Operation

Release of FOCUS Project Part II 'Fleet Performance' Application Aimed at Monitoring Fleet Performance in Actual Operation_

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced an agreement with NAPA, Ltd., a software company that develops systems for ship design and operation support, to jointly develop the “FOCUS” project, which aims at the application of big data to analyze vessel operation.

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With this agreement, the “FOCUS” project will be developed with four companies—MOL, NAPA, Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and Weathernews Inc.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), NAPA...


DNV GL And MAN ES Approve Innovative Solution For EGR And Bilge Showing Significant Cost Savings


Marinfloc announced their combined Exhaust Gas Recirculation Bleed Off water treatment system and Bilge water separator. Their innovative solution is approved by both DNV GL and MAN Energy Solutions and fulfils the requirements of MEPC 107(49) and MEPC 307(73).

The approval means that only one separator is required instead of two. Reducing the amount of equipment needed on a vessel will provide shipyards, engine makers and ship owners with a significant cost saving solution.

Reduce both CAPEX...