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Meriaura Grows Fleet with Two More Ships

VG-Shipping, part of Meriaura Group, has acquired two second-hand 4,100 dwt dry cargo vessels. The duo includes M/S Aava VG (ex. Nemuna), which was delivered to VG-Shipping on October 12, in Antwerp. After discharging its first cargo in Kotka, the vessel will continue to dry dock in Tallinn. The sister ship, M/S Lotta VG (ex [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Wärtsilä to Power Ponant’s New Cruise Ship

Wärtsilä’s 31 DF dual-fuel engine has been selected to power the polar ice-class luxury cruise vessel being built for the France-based operator Ponant at Vard Søviknes, a part of VARD shipbuilding group in Norway. The 150-metre long ship is intended to operate in environmentally sensitive Arctic and Antarctic waters, hence it will run primarily on [...]

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Announcing the Launch of BASSnet™ Web Portal

BASS, the leading provider of maritime software solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of the BASSnet™ Web Portal, the next step in accessible web solutions for a globalised shipping workforce. With a modern and user-friendly design, the BASSnet™ Web Portal provides customers with the means to monitor their fleet’s pending approvals, alerts, compliance issues, [...]

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The impact of the IMO GHG Strategy on shipping

In this guest blog, Tore Longva from DNV GL Maritime explains all the different ways by which emissions regulation will be an industry game-changer. The key environmental challenge for shipping will be in the short term to comply with the global 0.5% sulphur limit in 2020, and in the longer term to achieve the ambitions [...]

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Lease Accounting: Are You Up To Speed With The New Approach?

The new lease accounting standard, IFRS 16 Leases, comes into effect for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. Shipping companies need to make sure they have assessed and understood its implications. IFRS 16 has the biggest impact on lessees, for whom it removes the distinction between an operating lease and a finance lease, [...]

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Rolls-Royce and Intel announce autonomous ship collaboration

Rolls-Royce and Intel are intending to collaborate on designs for sophisticated intelligent shipping systems that will make commercial shipping safer, the parties announced yesterday. This will advance smart, connected and data-centric systems for ship owners, operators, cargo owners and ports, bringing together the expertise in advanced ship technology from Rolls-Royce with components and systems engineering [...]

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Maritime leaders gather at Kanoo Shipping’s Annual Regional Meeting

Bringing together prominent maritime leaders from its Middle East/Africa network, Kanoo Shipping once again successfully concluded its Annual Regional Meeting with this year’s theme, “Onwards and Upwards.” The meeting was recently held onboard the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 in Dubai. Executives from Kanoo Shipping including Jonathan Bygrave, EGM-Kanoo Shipping, and Nikolai Norman, Head of Commercial [...]

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Chelsea Technologies Announces ‘SIGNIFICANT’ Wash Water Monitor Order From Fuji Electric

Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG), a world leader in the design and manufacture of sensors for the maritime sector, has today announced an order from Fuji Electric Company Limited for its Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems. The order, for 26 units to be installed on 13 vessels, comes during [...]

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Kinks in the supply chain Money, fuel and logistics – and the rising tide of IMO 2020Kinks in the supply chain Money, fuel and logistics – and the rising tide of IMO 2020

The global container industry is huge — in excess of $4 trillion worth of goods will be shipped using containers in 2018. Almost everything we use on a daily basis is transported by containers at some point in its life. But at the same time there seems to be a lack of transparency in all-inclusive [...]

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Ecochlor is pleased to announce the complete harmonization of USCG Type Approval to their IMO Type Approval for their line of Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment Systems

Ecochlor is pleased to announce the complete harmonization of USCG Type Approval to their IMO Type Approval for their line of Ecochlor® Ballast Water Treatment Systems. During Ecochlor’s USCG Type Approval amendment process, minor updates and improvements were made to aspects such as documentation, available filter models, and control system software. Once the USCG Type [...]

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