2020 sulphur cap

Marfin gains fuel transparency using blockchain-based system

Marfin Management, Monaco-based ship manager, signed up as the first commercial partner to use the BunkerTrace system to track marine fuels, to manage any possible non-compliant or contaminated fuel. Marfin will use the system to track marine fuel, using synthetic DNA markers at specific points of the supply chain and record each transaction in a blockchain-based solution.

Assessment launched to manage IMO 2020 safety risks

To support industry management of risk and safety ahead of the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, RightShip calls operators of ships more than 8,000 DWT to confirm their compliant fuel choices and ship implementation plans in a new compliance assessment. 

Tripartite Forums calls IMO, MSC and MEPC to improve collaboration

The Tripartite Forum met in Tokyo discussing the rapidly changing shipping industry and what will follow in the near future, based on the environmental, economic and technological changes that the industry will face. The Forum notes that although the targets are achievable, it is important to implement better and clearer regulation to easier achieve the goals set.

Singapore prepares shipping industry for 2020

During the “2020 & Beyond” conference, MPA Singapore announced its future initiatives concerning the IMO 2020 transition, and its further steps to help shipowners and maritime stakeholders towards sustainability, digitalization and develop skilled maritime professionals.

Inmarsat: Startups play a crucial role in maritime digitalization growth

Inmarsat launched the ‘Trade 2.0: How Startups are driving the next generation of maritime trade’ report examining how startups in line with the technological development such as big data, AI and blockchain in the maritime industry, are bringing a new era and create a ShipTech market. 

Hong Kong improves drones’ sensors to monitor shipping emissions

Hong Kong is gearing up to use drones to monitor emissions from ships. Mainly, from 1 January 2019, all vessels within Hong Kong waters are to use fuels compliant with sulphur regulations, not exceeding the 0.5%. The sensors developed have been fitted on the drones and they measure the pollution content present in the smoke plume that is released by vessels.

Hong Kong to trial drones for shipping emissions due to sulphur regs

Hong Kong authorities aim to fight air pollution coming from vessels with the help of flying drones that will monitor ship emissions. Newly designed sensors can detect pollutants from vessels up to 50 metres from source, with move set to be launched by end of 2019. The drones were designed by the University of Science and Technology.

Port of Rotterdam: Digitalisation can improve environmental footprint of shipping

During 2018, the signatories to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change adopted the guidelines for its implementation. International shipping can can contribute greatly in the transition towards a more sustainable economy. This can be done by developing new vessel types and by improving the current fleet. Digitalization will play a key role in these programmes, Port of Rotterdam believes.

BLOC wins MIT Solve’s Coastal Communities Challenge

Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration MIT Solve’s Coastal Communities Challenge, for its work in developing shipping Emissions Monitoring Reporting solutions. The Solve’s Challenge Leadership Group judges opted the Solver teams as the ideal set of solutions showing potentials into tackling large-scale global challenges. 

New digital seafreight platform launched to help container shipping

Kuehne + Nagel announced that it will expand its digital seafreight platform Sea Explorer. It will now become a smart gateway for all liner services in container shipping, offering smart connections to a number of ports. Sea Explorer will be offering smart connections between 1,200 ports globally, through a pathfinding algorithm.

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