ABB has agreed a deal to supply its OCTOPUS energy management software to a series of new cruise vessels being built by MV Werften for Genting Hong Kong brands Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises.
COSCO Shipping Lines and Marorka have signed a fleet-wide contract which will see the Chinese shipping giant deploy Marorka’s Energy Management and Operational Performance systems on board all of its container vessels.
Marorka and SMDERI (Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute) have opened an Energy Management Training Centre in Shanghai, following the earlier signing of a cooperation agreement between the organisations in May 2016.
Carbon War Room, exactEarth, and University Maritime Advisory Service (UMAS) have launched a new free-to-access ship operational efficiency portal called BetterFleet, which aims to show how efficiently an individual vessel has operated over the past year in comparison with similar ships.
Springfield Shipping Co of Greece is to extend its use of Eniram’s energy efficiency technology across its VLCC vessels.
Wärtsilä has introduced a new set of marine agreement concepts with the launch of ‘Lifecycle solutions’, a package which aims to assist in managing the efficiency and performance of marine assets by combining advisory services with vessel data and digital tools.
An IMO project which aims to establish a global network of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) in developing countries is to go ahead, thanks to a €10 million funding contribution from the European Commission (EC).
Seaspan Ship Management is to implement the ECO Insight fleet performance management software package from DNV GL, to improve fleet monitoring and energy efficiency.
The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that it is providing $500,000 to support a feasibility study for the design, construction, and operation of a high-speed passenger ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology and a hydrogen refuelling station.
Neste Shipping, a subsidiary of Finland-based Neste, has signed an agreement for the lease of energy management solutions from Marorka to improve the efficiency of Neste Shipping’s chartered tanker fleet.
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