• Combining wind and solar technologies to create...

    In the race to develop new, environmentally-friendly shipping technologies, a British company is promoting what it is calling the first true zero-emission ship design. Windship Technology, which says that it is developing a whole-ship solution to CO2 emissions, unveiled its designs that incorporate wind and solar technologies. The company will be working with classification society DNV for the verification of the technology.


  • OSV operator Vallianz joins the all-electric...

    Offshore vessel operator Vallianz Holdings has signed an MoU with SeaTech Solutions to develop a series of all-electric harbor tugs based on a clean sheet design. When coupled with a renewable power supply, the all-electric tug is intended to help owners meet the IMO 2030 and 2050 targets.


  • MARAD seeks input on future of NS Savannah, world...

    One of America’s most historic merchant ships, the n/s Savannah is facing an uncertain future. Recently, the US Maritime Administration asked for the public’s input as they work to complete the decommissioning of the world’s first nuclear-powered merchant ship.


  • K Line, ShipDC to expand sharing of ship...

    Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line) shake hands with Ship Data Center (ShipDC) in order to share operational data of the entire K Line fleet installed with Kawasaki Integrated Maritime Solutions under the IoS-OP data sharing platform.

  • Sea Machines promotes Bourque

    Sea Machines Robotics, a developer of autonomous command and remote-helm control systems, has promoted Phil Bourque to the role of business development and sales director, U.S. Government, effective immediately.


  • Wärtsilä to supply 36 engines for new Arctic gas...

    Finnish technology group Wärtsilä announced Thursday it has secured a deal to supply dual-fuel engines for six new 172,500-cubic-meter capacity liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers being built by South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to serve the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia’s Arctic waters.


  • Inmarsat milestones: 10k ships with fleet express...

    Ship data consumption is booming, and as digitalization and data trends increasingly drive the maritime world, Inmarsat celebrated a pair of milestones, hitting the 10,000 vessel mark on Fleet Xpress installations and launching its "Fleet Data Academy."



China to build largest, electric powered research vessel

In its latest effort to expand its presence in maritime operations, China announced that it plans to build its largest maritime scientific research vessel. China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and the Guangdong Institute of Intelligent Unmanned System agreed to build the vessel. Reportedly they plan to deploy the ship in the South China Sea.


How Digitisation can revolutionise Shipping & Logistics Industry post Covid-19

Honourable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi at the second edition of the ‘Maritime India Summit 2021 held early this month spoke about more than 574 port projects identified at a cost of 82 billion besides an array of initiatives in the pursuit of building India into the leading Blue Economy of the world. While the announcements reiterated the huge potential of the maritime sector, it also signalled the need to build a strategic roadmap to accelerate investments, drive digitisation while addressing the enduring issues the industry has been plagued with. This has become all the more germane today as the sector is competing with the large well-established players of the industry across affluent countries.