digitalization

Canada launches smart protective coatings project

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced four projects, costing more than $4.6 million, aiming to improve the global ocean economy through the development of revolutionary graphene-based protective coating products for vessels. 

Environmentally friendly shipping can reduce freight costs

A recent study carried out in the Laboratory of Industrial Management at Åbo Akademi University indicates that improved ship utilization rates and investments in environmentally sustainable technologies for enhanced energy efficiency would not only significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions within navigation but would also contribute to lowering freight costs.

New digital business with the aim to optimize vessels’ earnings

According to a recent statement, Maersk Tankers is launching a new standalone digital business with the aim to reduce CO2 emissions and optimize vessels’ earnings across the industry, in an acceleration of its digital strategy. The new standalone digital business was launched on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

GREEN Watch: How can the industry enhance its environmental performance?

Our special column asked from the winners of the first GREEN4SEA – EUROPORT Awards, which were announced in early November on the sidelines of EUROPORT, to assess the environmental status of the shipping industry and suggest ways to move forward and change the path toward a more sustainable future. 

Norway acquires tech-centre to focus on ocean protection

The World Economic Forum collaborates with Aker group, presenting the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Norway (C4IR Norway) aiming to harness advances in technology in protection of the oceans and improve shipping’s environmental footprint. 

Five sustainability challenges for shipping by 2030

Managing cost, digitalization and environmental regulations are some of the key challenges shipping will have to encounter in the next 5-10 years, industry experts said on the sidelines of the latest SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, which took place in Eugenides Foundation on 2 October.

Watch: Planning stage for installation of wave energy farm prototype

The planning stage for the installation of a wave energy farm prototype has been reached in the island of Texel in the Netherlands, as part of a research project aiming to make the island more sustainable through wave energy. The Slow Mill wave pilot project which was invented by Erwin Croughs aims to install five or six Slow Mills and potentially create a wave energy farm.

Gaming application to reduce GHG emissions

W-Foundation, a global relief and conservation organization, collaborates with UN’s Climate Neutral Now initiative to boost sustainability and climate action via an application that will encourage the public to take action and share the results of GHG emissions reductions.

Wärtsilä to launch digital platform on waste and water management

During the Nor-Shipping Conference, Wärtsilä presented its development work on a smart concept for onboard water and waste systems. The work consists of the latest environmental technology and expertise, along with real-time data collection and digital modelling. 

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