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  • Ardmore Shipping chooses Lean Marine’s FuelOpt™...

    Swedish propulsion optimization experts Lean Marine have signed a contract with tanker operator, Ardmore Shipping Corporation, to install its FuelOpt™ propulsion optimization technology across its fleet. This new agreement follows on the heels of the success of the FuelOpt™ installation onboard the MR tanker Ardmore Sealion in 2020.

     

  • BSM launches digital payment platform for...

    It is difficult to imagine today’s world without the ease of electronic salary payments, online and mobile banking. While the COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated the digitalisation of banking, the shipping industry is still slow to ride on this wave. With BSM NiumPay, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) intends to make digital payment more accessible to seafarers across the globe.

     

  • Hydromea 'cuts the cord' with new...

    As technology development continues at pace in the subsea space, a young innovative group out of Switzerland—Hydromea—unveiled the prototype of what it is calling the "world’s first" wireless underwater drone in a pool demo. 

     

  • EU Green Port Project explores new fuels,...

    An international alliance of 45 companies, research institutes, and port authorities, headed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, has received EU funding for a new project focusing on the greening of port operations. The consortium will be using this grant to execute 10 pilot projects and demonstration projects that focus on sustainable and smart logistics in port operations.

     

  • Foss Builds First U.S. Tug With Autonomous...

    Leading U.S. tug and logistics operator Foss Maritime is installing an autonomous control system aboard its latest tug, the Rachael Allen. The new ASD harbor tug will be the first in the United States to integrate autonomous systems into real-world commercial operations, and it marks a significant milestone for the small but growing class of autonomy-equipped workboats on the global market. 

     

  • NAVTOR Launches NavStation 6.0

    NAVTOR has announced a major upgrade of its NavStation software, introducing new features delivering enhanced security, usability, accuracy and efficiency for an increasingly digitized shipping industry. The solution, which originally launched in 2014 as the world’s first digital chart table, has been revamped to offer more seamless passage planning, faster and higher quality rendering of charts, even more robust cyber security, and better functionality for busy vessel navigators.

     

  • Continuing evolution: The LNG carrier of 2030

    by Peter Fitzpatrick, Vice President, Global Business Development and Account Management, ABS

     

    While LNG carriers have a relatively short history, they have been subject to a continuous evolution in their design and operational parameters over the last decade. Many of the design changes reflect the natural maturity of the industry, others have come in response to technical, operational and regulatory changes.

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AUTOSHIPMAN: Considerations for a new standard form agreement

Later this year, the Yara Birkeland – the first autonomous container vessel – is due to commence commercial operation in Norwegian waters. For the owners, Yara, and the ship management company, Massterly, the terms of their ship management agreement will need to address its operation, initially as a crewed vessel but subsequently, as an autonomous vessel.

 
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APM Terminals Mumbai seeks to improve efficiency and customer experience with implementation of Navis N4

Navis, the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for leading organizations throughout the global shipping industry, announced that APM Terminals successfully completed the latest implementation of N4 within its network of terminals – at the APMT Mumbai location. Also known as Gateway Terminals India (GTI), the facility joins the more than 30 other APMT sites leveraging N4 as the standard TOS and with the system in place, GTI is better equipped to provide significant enhancements in the interactive tools available to its customers while simultaneously driving efficiencies.

 
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Japanese demonstration of autonomous docking system

A Japanese project to develop an autonomous docking and system for commercial vessels recently completed demonstration testing as the next step in the program. It was the first time the system was tested using a large passenger ro-ro ferry on its service route and at a pier.

 
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Demonstration of autonomous vessel operations

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries conducted demonstration tests for its new unmanned surface vessel. Autonomous and unmanned applications are drawing broad attention both from navies around the world but also for their potential in a range of commercial operations. 

 
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Taiwan Navigation selects Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has announced that JRC (Japan Radio Company Co. Ltd.) has joined its fast-expanding group of Certified Application Providers (CAP) offering applications via Inmarsat’s dedicated Fleet Connect bandwidth.

 
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By rethinking radar, Rutter is making maritime operations safer

The Canadian technology company Rutter is revolutionizing radar, giving mariners new access to actionable information on their surroundings. Through advanced software and signal processing, Rutter's radar systems can identify ice in the water, find patterns in currents and swells, and spot small boats against background clutter.

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Ardmore Shipping chooses Lean Marine’s FuelOpt™ to enhance fleet efficiency

Swedish propulsion optimization experts Lean Marine have signed a contract with tanker operator, Ardmore Shipping Corporation, to install its FuelOpt™ propulsion optimization technology across its fleet. This new agreement follows on the heels of the success of the FuelOpt™ installation onboard the MR tanker Ardmore Sealion in 2020.

 
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