The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the world’s dependence on shipping. More than 90% of global trade is carried by sea, yet few outside the industry appreciate its scale, dynamism and technological progress, or the opportunities it offers for an exciting and rewarding career.
The SESAME Solution II project successfully completed a major milestone when the Norwegian Coastal Administration released the first iteration of an automated ship reporting service. The service is hosted on a test environment in SafeSeaNet Norway, the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s maritime single window (MSW), and was developed through the SESAME Solution II and STM BALTSAFE projects.
Damen Shipyards Group has recently completed a conversion project for Norwegian company Eidsvaag. Following a tender procedure, Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) converted a former platform supply vessel (PSV) into a fish feed carrier, named Eidsvaag Opal, in a project involving a series of major works.
Nor-Shipping 2021, Your Arena for Ocean Solutions, has announced the launch of the final accolade in its unique industry awards programme. The Next Generation Ship Award highlights innovations in the spectrum of newbuilds, retrofits and vessel conversions, with an expert jury, presided over by Award President Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, DNV GL, casting their eyes over standout projects from around the world.
Danelec Marine (Danelec) and Veracity by DNV GL (Veracity) have signed a pilot agreement to enable new maritime use-cases; combining the strengths of DanelecConnect’s onboard data capture capabilities and Veracity’s eco-system and platform architecture.
For the first time, Volvo Penta invited a global, commercial marine audience to tune in for a live, digital product reveal. With sustainability as a driving factor, introductions include more fuel-efficient engines that exceed maritime emission legislations – and more connected boating through the Easy Connect App. Here we summarize what marine commercial professionals can expect from the new arrivals.
Siemens Energy has partnered with Houston-based ProFlex Technologies to provide spontaneous leak detection services for pipeline operators. As part of the agreement, Siemens Energy gains exclusive access to ProFlex Technologies’ digital Pipe-Safe™ advanced leak detection technology.
On 12th November, the Pakistan Navy commissioned its new Corvette – a Damen OPV 1900 – named PNS Tabuk at the Port of Constanta, Romania. The ship is part of a two vessel order with Damen, signed by the Pakistan Ministry of Defence in 2017. Both ships are built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The first vessel, PNS Yarmook, joined the Pakistan Navy’s fleet in February this year.
Kongsberg Maritime has revealed that during 2020 it won contracts for 12 of its highly advanced Shuttle Tanker concepts, with a value totalling over NOK 400 million. Shipyards in South Korea and China are building the vessels, which are destined to operate between offshore installations and onshore plants in Norway, Brazil, Canada and China.
ABB заключила контракт на более чем 300 миллионов долларов США с судостроительной компанией Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering на поставку энергетического и электродвижительного комплекса для шести новых технологичных судов высокого ледового класса, предназначенных для транспортировки сжиженного природного газа (СПГ) по Северному морскому пути.
In close collaboration with electrification experts, Danfoss Editron, Volvo Penta is powering two hybrid vessels using pilot technology. Set to be launched in summer 2021 these vessels are an innovative combination of integrated electric Volvo Penta Inboard Performance Systems (IPS), state-of-the-art gensets, and advanced vessel management systems.
First two shuttle tankers for Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) to feature battery technology, in addition to a wide scope of ABB’s electric solutions, will achieve significant gains in fuel efficiency, operational flexibility and emissions reduction
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured an order to provide cargo handling cranes for four 62,000 dwt general cargo ships to be built in Asia. The order is booked into Cargotec's third quarter 2020 order intake, with deliveries planned to commence during the third quarter of 2021 and completed during the first quarter of 2022.
Top loaders are typically used in container terminals for moving loaded containers from trailers to a stack or vice versa and are the preferred choice where selectivity is a higher priority than high container density.
In recognition of the ongoing crisis affecting seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic, DNV GL has joined the Mission to Seafarers Flying Angel Campaign as a Gold sponsor. The sponsorship will be used to help fund the development of the Seafarers Happy-at-Sea App, which helps track seafarer welfare, book chaplain visits and order medicine.