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New partnership to explore next generation of VLCCs and ULCSs

In fact, ABS and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) have signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement to explore decarbonization and digitalization strategies for Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) and Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS).

MNTB Director addresses seafarers of tomorrow

On Friday, December 6, the Director of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), Kathryn Neilson, addressed the seventy Vships cadets and staff during their conference; highlighting the vitally important work implemented by the MNTB right now. 

ABS advises on data quality for marine and offshore applications

As modern marine vessels and offshore units are equipped with various functionalities for structural and machinery health monitoring, efficiency monitoring, and operational performance management and optimization, the collection of data is carried out through sensors and onboard instrumentation in order to analyze data and provide health and condition awareness, operational and crew assistance, and operational optimization. ABS issued an Advisory paper on data quality for marine and offshore applications.

Watch: 10 tech trends to impact shipping industry

DNV GL’s “Technology Outlook 2030” outlines future technologies and their impact on the shipping industry, focusing on how these technologies will affect various sectors, from the shipping industry to energy or food sectors.

Panama Canal endorses sustainability across the shifting industry

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) published its Review of Maritime Transport 2019 earlier in the year, addressing the shifting landscape and range of challenges, further highlighting the rising concern of climate change. Thus, as the Panama Canal underlines, climate change adaptation and mitigation have become urgent priorities across the maritime industry, leading to changes such as the IMO 2020 regulation or rise of climate-conscious shipping finance portfolios around the world.

Diversity is crucial for maritime sustainability

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President of WISTA International and CEO of TOTOTHEO MARITIME, a leading global supplier of advanced maritime technology and services, spoke to Nor-Shipping, after being elected to a second two-year term as WISTA International President, arguing that the changing world, defined by changing technology, demands a changing maritime workforce.

SMART Watch: How can the industry enhance its digital performance?

Our special column asked from the winners of the first SMART4SEA – EUROPORT Awards, which were announced in early November on the sidelines of EUROPORT, to assess the digital status of the shipping industry and suggest ways to move forward and change the path toward a more sustainable future. 

Port of Oslo set for zero emissions from shipping

The municipality of Oslo has made clear that the Port of Oslo has a plan to become the world’s first emission-free port. The port also has a contract with the marine tech firm, Norled in order to switch three ferries to electric power, with the first being delivered earlier in September.

UNEP warns for a more than 3-degree temperature increase

In fact, The UNEP Emissions Gap Report for 2019 which was launched on Tuesday, November 26, warns that the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leading to even wider-ranging and more destructive climate impacts, even if countries meet commitments in accordance with the 2015 Paris Agreement.

New joint research agreement for Condition-based Maintenance

Classification Society ClassNK has concluded a joint research agreement for developing advanced condition-based maintenance (CBM); a new maintenance and management system to be used for the machineries of autonomous ships, as well as to further establish a new classification survey scheme based on CBM.

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