USCG’s Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise (OCS NCOE) issued two publications, enabling the easy use for both guides through a smartphone, tablet, or device of choice leading to an efficient navigation.
A containerized 600 kWh marine battery system will be equipped in a trial on board the Maersk Cape Town in December 2019 to improve ship performance and reliability while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions. The battery system will be shortly transported to Singapore and installed on board the Maersk Cape Town.
During an ABS event at the London International Shipping Week in early September, experts highlighted that the shipping industry needs to develop new maritime technologies that will assist in meeting its targets towards decarbonization by 2050.
During a National Seminar on Facilitation of Maritime Traffic, September 24-26, shipping stakeholders from Georgia had the chance to discuss and get a better insight into the maritime single window and electronic data exchange.
Kongsberg Maritime has successfully adapted a propeller concept used in naval applications, aiming to provide operational and environmental benefits to commercial shipping customers. By deploying such a technology can significantly reduce cavitation-induced noise and erosion risk.
During his speech at Nor-Shipping 2019, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim delivered a strong reminder regarding the ever-increasing importance of balanced and sustainable development. Mr. Lim also highlighted moves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry.
During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Dr. Teemu Manderbacka, Senior R&D Engineer, NAPA, talked about the various methods for improving operational efficiency. One way to improve energy efficiency is to optimize, to better plan operations, and – in a cost-efficient way – to reduce GHG emissions, lowering operational costs and possibly even improving revenue and thus the overall global competitive edge.
During the 2019 GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Tom H. Evensen, Sales Director for Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions and Mr. Manolis Levantis, Analyst Manager, focused on hull performance for ships. Mr. Evensen and Mr. Levantis highlighted the major impact that such a feature has on a vessel’s efficiency. They also noted that in order to achieve the ideal hull efficiency, proper surface preparations are vital.
The technology group Wärtsilä successfully completed sea trials of its SceneScan system, the world’s first ‘targetless’ dynamic positioning (DP) laser sensor. This technology requires no reflector target to be deployed, increasing both safety and operational uptime.
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