Japanese classification society ClassNK has acquired Finnish software house NAPA for €53 million, both companies announced this morning.
ABB today reports that Spanish ferry operator Balearia has ordered its EMMA energy management software. The advisory software will be installed on board the ferry Martin i Soler, with an option to extend the project to two further vessels in the Balearia fleet.
Kongsberg Maritime today reported that Royal Caribbean has installed its new data management system KIMS (Kongsberg Information Management System) on board the Allure of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship.
BMT Group has announced the launch of a new commercial operating company which it says will focus on the provision of "innovative vessel performance management and decision support solutions for the maritime industry."
NAPA and ABB today announced that they have signed a cooperation agreement whereby NAPA’s Loading Computer and electronic Logbook will be offered under ABB’s Vessel Information and Control (VICO) portfolio, as part of a ship efficiency solution.
UK’s innovation agency has launched an R&D competition that will see businesses developing solutions to increase ship efficiency and reduce marine emissions receive a £3 million boost.
A European study has suggested that advanced emissions monitoring could help save owners and operators of large ships calling at EU ports up to €9 million per year.
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has partnered with FutureShip on a project to find the most efficient design for its future containerships.
Unique System FZE has announced that it has been contracted to deliver Marorka’s ship performance monitoring solutions to the ADNATCO-NGSCO fleet (Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co – National Gas Shipping Company).
Norwegian coating manufacturer Jotun says that Eitzen Chemical has decided to implement its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS), which includes a data management system to measure the impact of its antifouling paint system, on two chemical carriers.
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