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.
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).
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has agreed a deal with ABB to equip two new shuttle tankers, contracted to Statoil, with a range of new systems aimed at creating “better efficiency and lower emissions than any comparable tanker.”
The Latin America Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre, part of a global network established under an IMO-EU project, has been launched in Panama.
20|20 Marine Energy and BunkerMetric have jointly announced the launch of a new predictive analysis tool to allow shipping companies to calculate the financial and operational impact of the impending MARPOL Annex VI global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap, which comes into force on January 1, 2020.
Satellite operator Thaicom has introduced a new maritime service platform called Nava, a broadband system for use in Asia-Pacific waters that will be complemented by a range of digital operational support applications.
SolstadFarstad and Yxney Maritime have completed a pilot project to develop the Yxney fuel efficiency and emission reduction software MarESS, which has resulted in a contract for implementation of the application across the entire fleet.
A £1.8 million Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project has been established in the UK, which aims to quantify the financial benefits of investing in fuel efficient technologies for existing and future vessels to assist in accelerating their deployment across the maritime industry.
Wärtsilä has launched a new Smart Marine Ecosystem strategy, which will focus the company’s efforts on four forces it expects to “re-shape the industry” – shared capacity, Big Data analytics, intelligent vessels, and smart ports.
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