operational efficiency

It’s time for a change of mindset on IT at sea

The potential of digitalisation and the imperative of decarbonisation mean shipping needs to embrace secure, regulated networks, writes Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink.

How much fuel saving could your vessel get through operational excellence?

For the global shipping industry, fundamental changes are about to occur. New regulations, greater demands from increasingly environmentally conscious customers and higher fuel prices mean that being competitive and maintaining a financially and environmentally sustainable business is a bigger challenge than ever before, argues Mikael Laurin, CEO, Lean Marine

Fuel performance monitoring in real life: problems and solutions

During the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum, Giampiero Soncini, Marine Division – Chief Executive Officer, IB Marine, focused on fuel management on board ships, commenting that efficient fuel monitoring can be achieved through digitalization. Sharing the strengths of digitalizing onboard data, he concluded that fuel performance is different in theory and in practice, given that the majority of vessels are old, and that digitalization needs planning in order to be effective.

Increasing efficiency through hybrid technology

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Giannis Moraitakis, Senior Business and Sales Development Manager, Wärtsilä, presented how shipping can increase efficiency through the use of hybrid technology. As he described, using big data, long with machine learning and simulation tools, can identify the needs of a vessel, so operators can act accordingly.

2020 onwards: Some thoughts

During the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. John N. Cotzias, Projects & Finance, Xclusive Shipbrokers, provided an overview of the developments up until the 2020 sulphur cap, as well as current developments, and estimations about the future, considering implications due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Operators’ key challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak

After almost two months of monitoring and navigating through these new Coronavirus times, the pandemic’s effect on our businesses and personal lives is beginning to show. Although the disruption to the shipping industry might seem trivial compared to the human lives that are in danger and those who have already been lost, the importance of shipping should not be taken lightly since it directly affects the product and energy supply chain, argues Mr. Alexandros Danousis, DPA / HSEQ Manager at Eurobulk Ltd.

MOL enhances data to its FOCUS project

NAPA maritime software expert will collaborate with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) for enhancing the collection and application of MOL’s FOCUS project , which aims of applying operational data to develop digital applications that enhance the safe operation of MOL’s  fleet and reduce its environmental impact. Mitsui E & S Shipbuilding and Weathernews are additional partners to the project.

EU supports Safeport system development

The European Union expressed its support for the first phase of Smart System for the Evaluation and Control of Maritime Safety in Port Access and Operation development, known as Safeport. Designed by Siport21, the investment came through the SME instrument of Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme.

Maintenance of lighthouses is a challenging operation

12 kilometres from the West Australian coastline a lighthouse that has been signalling across the ocean for more than a century can be seen, representing a major part of Australia’s maritime history. ABC reports that the maintenance and preservation of these beacons is an unstoppable project for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

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