The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) Company is to roll out the NS Workboat application from classification society ABS across its fleet of approximately 40 vessels, to be used to manage Subchapter M regulatory compliance.
The European Commission has adopted a proposal to promote increased harmonisation of ship reporting requirements when calling at ports within the EU, including the development of a common IT system for data exchange.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched its Sulphur 2020 – Options Evaluator system, used to identify appropriate strategies for compliance with the global sulphur in fuel oil limit of 0.50 per cent m/m (mass by mass), which comes into effect on 1 January 2020.
Maritime software company NAPA, owned by ClassNK, reports that it has received funding from INTENS, a VTT-coordinated Finnish research-industry collaborative consortium, to support its work improving vessel technical and operational performance and lowering ships’ emissions.
Bureau Veritas has introduced the first phase of its My Fuel Consumption software system, a Cloud-based web application offering a digital process to manage compliance with IMO-DCS (Data Collection System) and EU MRV (monitoring reporting and verification) regulations, which aim to track shipping CO2 emissions.
German software provider Hanseaticsoft reports that it has updated its Cloud MRV module to assist its users in compliance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) upcoming mandatory Data Collection System (DCS).
Nautic Alert has launched a new system, the X2, to manage the discharge of untreated bilge water onboard commercial vessels, using edge computing and internet of things (IoT) technologies to improve accuracy and enable remote access.
A new series of four ‘smart’ shuttle tanker concept vessels being developed by Teekay are set to be fitted with Vessel Performance Management software from Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram, alongside a range of other energy and emissions management systems and machinery, as part of a €110 million deal for Wärtsilä.
The Panama Canal has launched an Emissions Calculator, a tool to allow shipping companies to accurately assess their carbon emissions, which will also rank transiting vessels by the extent to which they have reduced carbon emissions by using the Canal versus alternate routes.
Emissions verification company Verifavia has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Liberian Registry to conduct verification of processes for IMO DCS (data collection system) and EU MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) on Liberian-flagged vessels.
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