• Theme: Maritime Industry

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    When it comes to the cost of the shipping industry meeting environmental regulations, the next expensive outlay on most owners’ shopping lists will be the purchase of a ballast water treatment system. That will need to happen within the next five or six years, but very shortly after that, owners will have another...

    To ease the maintenance of its propulsion systems, Siemens has developed an innovative way of taking care of them: the service container. This standardized freight module, showcased during SMM, holds all the devices required to fix a drive. Not only does it contain the required tools and parts but operators can also...

    Early this year, BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, released the Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, together with industry partners such as CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO. Philip Tinsley, maritime security manager at BIMCO, talked to NauticExpo e-Magazine about the rising...

    There are many commercial options for shipowners to make their fleet more environmentally friendly and to meet new regulations.  One option on the market is for shipowners to slow down: Opting for slow steaming can cut both fuel costs and emissions. Over recent years the shipping industry has been hit by environmental...

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    Wärtsilä’s new Sea-Master promises real-time drivetrain oversight yielding important operational data. A recent press release described “digital technology coupled with composite components and existing seals” in a system that “can be applied to open- and closed-loop water-lubricated stern tubes, as well as...

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    In the early days of ballast treatment system development -before the IMO convention had been written, yet alone adopted-, many new technologies were being explored. Although heat, deoxygenation and ultrasonics were considered highly promising, UV and electrochemical systems now dominate. Certainly the vast majority...

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    Rolls-Royce has a vision: Unmanned cargo ships that sail around the world and are remotely controlled from the virtual bridge of the future. Equipped with interactive smart screens, voice recognition systems, GPS information, holograms and surveillance drones, a small team shall be able to monitor marine traffic...

    Ship owners are increasingly turning to natural-gas-powered vessels, whether out of concern for the environment or for financial reasons. Abundant and stable in price, this fuel seems to be a viable alternative to oil. According to DNV GL, more than 1,000 vessels should be LNG-propelled by 2020, compared to...