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DP World joins TradeLens digital platform

DP World recently joined TradeLens digital platform, jointly run by A.P. Moeller-Maersk and IBM, in order to accelerate the digitization of global supply chains.

Wartsila delivers new simulation technology for autonomous vessels

In the last quarter of 2019, Wärtsilä signed a contract with Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in Finland for the delivery of navigation simulator and specific mathematical models, what are called to be used as an ”essential enabler” for testing  autonomous vessels.

Hybrid electric commuter boat launched in Stockholm

The retrofit of the M/S Rex for hybrid operation, undertaken by Transdev subsidiary, Blidösundsbolaget, and Scania, included the adaptation of automotive technology for maritime use. The boat has room for up to 150 people and uses a Scania 13-litre diesel engine that is in line with IMO’s Tier 3 emission standard.

EnergySail demonstration and test unit unveiled in Japan

Eco Marine Power (EMP) announced that a full-scale demonstration version of its EnergySail unit was unveiled at the Onomichi Marine Tech Test Centre (MTTC) in Japan. The unit, manufactured by EMP’s partner Teramoto Iron Works, is to be used for demonstrations for possible customers and during preparations for sea trials.

Dynagas Ltd receives GREEN4SEA Technology Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Dynagas Ltd has received the 2020 GREEN4SEA Technology Award, sponsored by Bureau Veritas, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on March 3rd at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum.

Partners ink agreement to develop hybrid vessels of the future

Wärtsilä technology group inked a strategic development agreement with CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited Huangpu Wenchong, shipbuilder, to jointly develop a hybrid powered dredger, with the possibility to extend to other hybrid vessels, as well. 

HHI launches simplified power system for containerships

Hyundai Heavy Industries launched a simplified power system to be used by 15,000 TEU containerships, and received Approval in Principle by DNV GL. Traditionally, for conventional containerships, onboard electrical equipment is powered at a low voltage level. Yet, as containerships are becoming bigger, this means that the electricity they consume is increased.

Eastern Pacific introduces the nine startups for maritime accelerator

In a recent statement, Eastern Pacific has announced its first class of nine startups for the Eastern Pacific Accelerator powered by Techstars, which were selected from hundreds of worldwide applicants. The class of startups was selected with careful consideration and input from EPS’ Operations, Marine Technical, Commercial, IT, Fleet Personnel, and Management teams, who would work closely with each startup to test their technologies and accelerate their businesses.

GCT Deltaport welcomes its first shore powered vessel

GCT Canada welcomed the first vessel to use GCT Deltaport’s Shore Power system, the MSC Meline, on Thurday November 14, 2019. This transformative technology, which was completed in early 2019, allows vessels to plug into the clean electrical power grid at GCT Deltaport and turn off their auxiliary diesel engines while docked, eliminating up to 95 tonnes of air pollutants per vessel, which is equivalent to removing 20 vehicles off the road for one year.

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