KONGSBERG and MAN Energy Solutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the purpose of exploring the potential for collaboration on a common data infrastructure for the maritime sector. The collaboration will broaden the value offering to vessel operators, improve return on investment in digital solutions and increase the adoption of secure connectivity.
In a bid to reduce emissions from shipping, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set a target of January 2020 for the implementation of a new policy that limits the sulfur content of maritime fuel to 0.50 %. No mean feat when the current maximum is 3.50 % and high-sulfur fuel has been the norm for many years. International guidance to help has just been published.
The Platform Supply Vessel Stril Barents was delivered from VARD to Simon Møkster Shipping in 2015.
Minerva Marine Inc., one of the leading ship management companies worldwide, announced that it intends to invest in one of the latest industry digital technology solutions for the real-time monitoring of its fleet.
The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to engineer, supply, and commission a hybrid propulsion system for an offshore sector vessel. Norway-based Eidesvik AS has contracted Wärtsilä to carry out the upgrade project on its ‘Viking Neptun’ construction vessel. The order was placed in August 2019. This latest order follows two similar hybrid upgrade contracts awarded to Wärtsilä in recent months.
On August 21, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJAM) for the delivery of a Utility Vessel 3911. The vessel will be used by Damen’s client for buoy-laying and maintenance support operations in the ports of the island nation.
Before heads of state and government at September’s UN Climate Action Summit in New York, members of the Getting to Zero Coalition – a powerful alliance representing senior leaders within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, supported by decision-makers from government and IGO’s – announced, that they will lead the push for international shipping’s decarbonization.
Fleet Data from Inmarsat, a world leader in global, mobile satellite communications has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from leading classification society Bureau Veritas. This is a major milestone for the maritime industry’s leading secure sensor data and Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Conditions of approval by Bureau Veritas verify that Fleet Data can be installed safely on board, without its operation affecting existing navigation, safety and radio communication systems.
Dutch maritime connectivity and IT service provider Castor Marine has completed extensive network performance testing of the new Intellian v85NX, reporting that the world’s first Ku- to Ka-band convertible 85cm VSAT antenna system displays RF capabilities well on par with larger, heavier and more costly VSAT antenna system alternatives.