A new software system that enables ship owners and operators to assess and predict the risk of hull fouling dependent on the route their vessels are transiting has been launched by AkzoNobel subsidiary International Paint.
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.
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