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Wilhelmsen helps Hitachi with on-board fuel sulphur testing

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has moved to an agreement with Hitachi High-Tech, to offer the company’s handheld XRF sulphur content analysers to the maritime market. This technology helps vessel crews test the sulphur content in their fuel in detail. Hitachi High-Tech’s XRF spectrometers offer upstream and downstream quality control, requiring little sample prep, minimal training and providing almost instantaneous, verifiable results.

Reliability and Transparency in Vessel Performance Monitoring

During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Soren Vinther Hansen, COO, Vessel Performance Solutions, advised operators on how to structure a clear vessel performance management system, providing an overview of the systematic feedback loop needed for the different stakeholders involved in the performance management process.

d’Amico receives SMART4SEA Energy Efficiency Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that d’Amico Group has received the 2019 SMART4SEA Energy Efficiency Award, sponsored by Hudson Analytix, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 29th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference.

China MSA: Regulation on data collection for energy consumption of vessels

UK P&I Club advises members that a new regulation on data collection for energy consumption of vessels has been enacted by the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration, which was put forward on January 1, 2019. According to the new regulation, applicable vessels calling at Chinese ports are to submit to the MSA the ‘Data Report Format for Energy Consumption of Ships’, and providing information on the last voyage, prior to their departure from the port.

New class-approved battery pack is installed onboard cargo ship

Eco Marine Power (EMP), in cooperation with Masterbulk Pte. Ltd. (Masterbulk), has announced that an UltraBattery(UB) battery pack, which was manufactured by the Furukawa Battery Company (Furukawa Battery), has been installed on the large general cargo ship, ‘MV Panamana’.

Partners test new technology for monitoring emissions

Nordic Tankers, Dania Ship Management and Danfoss IXA are collaborating to test new technology for monitoring emissions. Namely, a sensor equipment aspires to help ship owners prove compliance with the IMO’s requirements for sulphur emissions.

Watch: Smart ships using air lubrication to save fuel

Air lubrication is a system used in vessels by using air to decrease the frictional resistance of the hull of a ship. As a result, the vessel glides easily through water. Tiny air bubbles are pumped through vents fitted in the hull of the ship.

Propulsion Analytics: Unlocking the benefits of ‘Digital Twin’ concept for shipping

Mr. Andreas Simeonidis, Marketing & Business Development Manager at Propulsion Analytics argues that technological developments have accelerated pace and entered shipping as well, however this is not the main issue. The big challenge lies with the impact that technology has on industry’s operations, or in other words what we call it as ‘’digital disruption’’ that aims to transform industry’s culture.

Eniram: Improving energy efficiency through digitalization

Mr. Johan Backas, Managing Director at Eniram, a Wärtsilä Company mentions that the shipping industry has successfully adapted to technology evolution, highlighting that smart technology is the key in enabling and unlocking the fleet’s efficiency potential. However, the challenge for all industry stakeholders is to become ‘more open’.

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