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Volvo Penta and Danfoss combine to power two of UK’s first fully integrated hybrid electric crew transfer vessels (CTVs)

Two globally renowned companies in marine electrification, Volvo Penta and Danfoss’ Editron division, have worked together to power two of the United Kingdom’s first fully integrated hybrid electric crew transfer vessels (CTVs). The two fully integrated hybrid electric crew transfer vessels (CTVs) have been in operation at an offshore wind farm, for a month and are already making a positive environmental impact. Hybrid electric crew transfer vessels A recent announcement from COP2...

Danfoss Editron chosen by Damen Shipyards to power their first Fast Crew Supply vessel, FCS 7011

Danfoss Editron, part of Danfoss, has been chosen by Damen Shipyards to provide the electric drivetrain system, powering the shipyard’s newest Fast Crew Supply (FCS) vessel. Known as the FCS 7011, the vessel will represent a leap forward, in terms of speed, comfort and efficiency of FCS vessels. The FCS 7011 vessel, which recently completed sea trials in Turkey, will be used by the offshore energy market, for the high-speed transit of personnel and light cargo, to and from offshore locati...

Inmarsat secures contract for its new Fleet LTE service from Solstad Offshore ASA

Inmarsat, the world renowned company in global mobile satellite communications, has secured a contract for its new Fleet LTE service, covering the connectivity needs of several Solstad Offshore North Sea vessels.  Offshore vessel operators commonly buy LTE and VSAT connectivity separately, using LTE when within range of shore, rigs or wind farm networks then relying on crew to switch manually to VSAT beyond 4G coverage limits. Costs can be hard to control where services are billed separate...

Island Offshore to digitise its entire fleet with Vessel Insight infrastructure from Kongsberg Digital

By installing the Vessel Insight infrastructure, Island Offshore will collect all data from its fleet on one common platform. The data collected will enable the company to use advanced decision support tools and benchmark its vessels, by comparing operational data from all vessels, in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as automate the reporting processes. “We are very pleased to contribute to further strengthening Kongsberg’s collaboration with Island Offshore....

Kongsberg and Shell enter into a strategic partnership agreement

Kongsberg Digital (Kongsberg) and Shell International Exploration & Production (Shell Marine) have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement. Hege Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital and Executive Vice President (EVP) at Kongsberg, said “We are very excited to enter into this new strategic partnership agreement with Shell International and enable the digital transformation of their Wells business unit.” Digital transformation Hege Skryseth ad...

HENSOLDT to deploy ARGOS-II HD Electro-Optical Infrared system to strengthen Frontex maritime surveillance project

Edge sensor technology developed by HENSOLDT will strengthen Frontex maritime surveillance in the Mediterranean Sea and contribute to the protection of Europe’s strategic south-eastern border. In the frame of a technology pilot programme, HENSOLDT’s ARGOS-II HD Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) system will be deployed on two tethered aerostats and deliver extensive security surveillance. Frontex maritime surveillance project The project is operated by Frontex, the European Border an...

Ocean Infinity highlights how Digital Twin technology can enhance offshore Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR)

Shabnum Hanif, Ocean Infinity’s Offshore Business Line Director discusses how Digital Twin technology can enhance offshore Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR). It’s become commonplace to see more and more digital visualisation tools being used in many industries. The term Artificial Intelligence (AI) itself is almost used in the vocabulary, as much as ‘milk and two sugars’. Thinking about all these newly available technologies (from robot dogs to driverless cars), f...

Mediterranean Shipping Company to share eBL insights at the Swiss Supply Chain & Logistics Conference 2021

Five months after the launch of MSC eBL, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will be taking to the stage at the Swiss Supply Chain & Logistics Conference 2021 (SCLC) to explain what this digital solution means for customers and the industry. Held in Geneva, the home of MSC’s headquarters, the Swiss Supply Chain & Logistics Conference (SCLC) is expected to attract around 150 participants and feature more than 30 speakers. Swiss Supply Chain & Logistics Conference The aim of...

Ocean Infinity announces the acquisition of marine geo-technics solutions company, Geowynd

Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company, is excited to announce that it has acquired marine geo-technics expert company, Geowynd. Based in the United Kingdom and serving clients all over Europe, Geowynd’s team of geo-technical engineers provide consultancy services, to aid the safe and optimal development of offshore renewable energy projects. Geo-technical analysis services major Geowynd’s market renowned geo-technical analysis services include developing smart site investiga...

Inmarsat publishes new report, The Future of Maritime Safety to show the way for the marine industry with unique data

Inmarsat, the globally renowned company in global, mobile satellite communications, has published a new report based on an exclusive analysis of Global Maritime Distress and Safety Services alerts from ships. The Future of Maritime Safety Drawing on distress calls sent free at the point of use via the Inmarsat network, from vessels worldwide, between 2018 and 2020, The Future of Maritime Safety report is published by the Inmarsat Research Programme and has been written by the team at Intent Co...

Al-Hamd International Container Terminal (AICT) becomes Pakistan’s first company to directly integrate with TradeLens

Al-Hamd International Container Terminal (AICT), one of Pakistan’s important container terminals in Karachi, has become the first inland depot operator in Pakistan to join TradeLens, a blockchain-powered digital container logistics platform. AICT is also the first network partner for TradeLens in Pakistan, thereby leading the digitisation journey of Pakistan’s container logistics and supply chain ecosystem. TradeLens digital container logistics platform TradeLens brings together d...

Hapag-Lloyd to provide full transparency on schedule performance of vessels to enhance supply-chain reliability

With their initiative on schedule reliability, Hapag-Lloyd is tackling one of the main challenges faced by the global shipping industry. Container shipping is currently going through its worst operational crisis, in many years. Due to high demand, massive COVID-19-related restrictions and the Suez Canal incident in April 2021, the shipping industry has been forced to deal with major operational challenges, such as congested ports, ship delays and infrastructural bottlenecks. Transparency on th...

IFAN highlights the importance of safe navigation for vessels in the Middle East Gulf region on World Marine Aids to Navigation Day

On World Marine Aids to Navigation Day, which falls on Thursday, July 1, the Board of the International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) is reminding the world’s ship owners that Aids to Navigation (AtoN) are imperative to keeping the Middle East Gulf region safe for vessels and crew, but that they must be paid for. Aids to Navigation (AtoN) services The Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS) has been providing AtoN services since 1911 The Middle East Navigation Aids Servic...

HHI Group’s new subsidiary firm, Avikus becomes South Korea’s first company to successfully demonstrate fully autonomous navigation

Avikus, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group’s newly established subsidiary, specialised in autonomous navigation technology, became South Korea’s first company to succeed in fully autonomous navigation of a ship. Avikus Avikus announced that it successfully completed fully autonomous, unmanned operation of a cruise ship Avikus announced that it successfully completed fully autonomous, unmanned operation of a cruise ship for 12 passengers, at a demonstration event, held in Pohang-...

Kongsberg attains contract with CMHI to deliver construction service operation vessels (CSOV/SOV) to Awind AS

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has won contracts to design and equip two construction service operation vessels (CSOV/SOV) for the Norway-based ship owner, Awind AS, a fully-owned subsidiary of Integrated Wind Solutions AS (IWS). The combined contract value is approximately NOK 250 million. Destined for the renewable offshore wind market, the new CSOVs will be built to Kongsberg Maritime’s UT 5519 DE design, by the Chinese shipyard, China Merchant Heavy Industries (CMHI), with which Kongsberg ha...

The launch of NORMA Cyber, Norway’s cyber security centre, generates widespread interest in the field of maritime cyber security

NORMA Cyber was formally opened on 1 January 2021. The centre will provide cyber security services to Norwegian shipping companies and several ship owners, who have already become members of NORMA Cyber. “We have experienced great interest from the shipping and maritime industries, and the ambition is to give Norwegian shipping an international competitive advantage, as digitalisation in shipping picks up speed,” said Lars Benjamin Vold, Managing Director of NORMA Cyber. Maritime c...

A.P. Moller - Maersk’s logistics solution deployed by Global Shippers Association to quickly deliver PPE cargo

The customer, Global Shippers Association (GSA), is one of the world’s renowned retailers, with over 11,500 stores, located across 27 countries. They employ more than 2.2 million associates, around the world and 1.5 million of those associates in the US alone. The COVID-19 situation required GSA to transport personal protective equipment (PPE) urgently, without damaging the quality of the cargo. Exporting PPE cargo quickly The customer, Global Shippers Association (GSA), had to export P...

A.P. Moller - Maersk’s supply chain solutions deployed by Tokmanni to synchronise its internal and external logistics process

In this fast-changing world, visibility and control are critical to capture the full benefit of business opportunities. Great products and a strong brand build the foundations for better growth. Still, an unbroken supply chain at all levels, from suppliers to sales, is essential in achieving it. Identifying the challenges for Tokmanni Tokmanni Group has been on top of its game for several years now. The Finnish discount chain deals in the quick movement of its retail cargo. However, the compan...

Evergreen Marine Corp. (Evergreen Line) launches GreenX, an integrated container logistics solution

In fulfilling its mission to provide the most optimised service to its customers, Evergreen Marine Corporation (Evergreen Line) has launched ‘GreenX’ platform. Responding to the need for greater efficiencies through digitalisation, GreenX allows customers to enjoy seamless booking capabilities, in addition to direct access to integrated trade services. GreenX digital platform GreenX has received nearly two thousands of sign-ups via this one-stop digital platform GreenX provides a...

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