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IOTICS to build a digital twin of Portsmouth International Port

IOTICS is creating a digital twin of Portsmouth International Port as part of an ambitious 1.5m project to demonstrate an achievable modular green hydrogen generation system within the Port. The Shipping, Hydrogen & Port Ecosystems UK (SHAPE UK) project is part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. Portsmouth International Port is the UK's largest and most successful municipal port, operated by...

Rolls-Royce mtu Series 500 gas generator to provide combined heat and power for lubricant manufacturer in Mexico

Raloy Lubricantes, one of the top four lubricant manufacturers and main suppliers for automotive OEMs in Mexico, has selected the new mtu Series 500 generator set from the Power Systems business unit of Rolls-Royce to provide combined heat and power for its manufacturing operations in Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico. The electricity will be used to power operations, while the heat from the exhaust will be used to warm up thermal oil for mixing processes. Thermal energy from jacket heat will be r...

MAN Energy Solutions and DP World sign strategic partnership agreement

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a cooperation agreement with DP World (Drydocks World), the globally renowned provider of smart logistics solutions. Effective immediately, the agreement targets common progress in the field of decarbonisation and is scheduled to run for five years, with an option to extend thereafter.   Wayne Jones OBE – Chief Sales Officer, and Gaby Hanna – Senior Vice President and Head of Region – Middle East & Africa, acted as signatories for MAN...

Teknotherm exhibits at DanFish 2021

DanFish International is one of the most important exhibitions in the world for equipment and services for the fishing industry. The event – which is being held for the 27th time in 2021 – is an international forum where manufacturers and other suppliers to the fishery sector have a peerless opportunity to interact with customers from all parts of the world. The exhibition is a meeting point, where both exhibitors and visitors can engage in active networking. The exhibition takes p...

MAN Energy Solutions announced dual-fuel portfolio passes two million running hours

MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its portfolio of two-stroke, dual-fuel engines have accumulated more than two million operating hours in total, running on LNG, methanol, ethane and LPG. The news comes on the back of the 470 engines the company has received orders for – with over 185 already in service – and all running on the aforementioned alternative fuels.   Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Low-Speed, MAN Energy Solutions, said, “This signifi...

BAE Systems to sustain critical carrier landing systems with $68.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy

BAE Systems, Inc. will continue providing lifecycle sustainment, integration, and engineering services to support U.S. aircraft carriers after being selected for a five-year, $68.5 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.   Under the Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems (ATC&LS) Engineering Products & Technical Services (EPTS) contract awarded earlier this year, BAE Systems will leverage decades of program history to develop, produce, equip, test, evaluate,...

BAE Systems begins delivery of new programme to support the Royal Navy in Portsmouth

Today, BAE Systems marks its first day as part of the team that will deliver the five-year Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) alongside the Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the Royal Navy.   In March, BAE Systems was selected by the MOD to deliver the Ship Engineering Delivery & Management contract at Portsmouth Naval Base. A joint venture between BAE Systems and KBR, named KBS Maritime, was awarded the Hard Facilities Management (FM) & Alongside Services contract at Portsmou...

Unifeeder-operated vessel, ‘ElbBlue’ fuelled with renewable liquefied SNG to reduce carbon emissions

In a world-first for the marine industry, Unifeeder-operated vessel, ‘ElbBlue’ was fuelled with liquefied SNG for a trial voyage, in a major boost for the shipping industry’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions. Carbon-neutral liquefied SNG The liquefied SNG, produced at Kiwi’s Power-to-Gas facility in Werlte, Germany, is a synthetic form of LNG that is carbon-neutral and generated from 100% renewable energy. With the European Commission releasing a proposal this ye...

Maersk to exhibit solutions at the Danish Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

Maersk Kanoo, UAE (part of A.P. Moller - Maersk) has partnered with Danish Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai that opens its gates next month. Maersk will be present at the Danish Pavilion, throughout the six months of Expo 2020 Dubai, to welcome and interact with the visiting customers, and businesses that are curious to know more on how Maersk transports goods around the world. Expo 2020 Dubai Expo 2020 Dubai revolves around three key themes – mobility, sustainability and opportunity. Maersk...

MBDA returns to DIMDEX 2022 as Gold Sponsor, with the long partnership reflecting event’s global stature

The Organising Committee of the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) has announced that it renewed sponsorship contract with MBDA, the world’s renowned developer of missile systems, will be the Gold Sponsor of the event for the seventh time. DIMDEX 2022 DIMDEX 2022 will take place under the theme ‘Connecting the World's Maritime Defence and Security Community’. Commenting on this occasion, High Excellency Chief of Staff of Qatari Armed Force...

AqualisBraemar LOC Group to develop green hydrogen production barge, under the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC)

AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group) has been awarded an innovative research and development (R&D) project, to develop a green hydrogen production barge, under the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC). The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) is funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. ABL Group and Longitude Engineering partnership ABL Group, including group company, Longitude Engineering, will work in a consortium with G...

UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050, as greenest ever London International Shipping Week begins

Cleaner and greener channel crossings are expected in the next decade, as the London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW 2021) launches, announced the Department for Transport’s, Robert Courts MP, and The Rt. Hon Grant Shapps MP. Highlights include: UK to push for international shipping emissions to reach absolute zero by 2050, Transport Secretary sets out ambitious global 2050 target, as the UK government launches greenest ever International Shipping Week, and Vision of...

ATPI Marine & Energy and Qatar Airways open London International Shipping Week

As the industry looks ahead to its recovery, specialist travel management company, ATPI Marine & Energy, in partnership with Qatar Airways, has today kicked off this year’s London International Shipping Week (LISW21) by opening the London Stock Exchange. The week-long event will be the largest and most important LISW to date, hosting up to 160 in-person, hybrid and virtual functions. This year’s theme of ‘Driving Growth and Recovery in a Disrupted World’ will explo...

ABS launches industry-first simulation decarbonisation service

In an industry first, ABS has launched an advanced service using sophisticated modelling and simulation technologies to assess the impact of a wide range of vessel decarbonisation technologies at the design stage as well as simplifying EEXI and CII compliance. The SIM-based Energy Efficiency Evaluation Service will allow both new-build vessels and existing vessels to compare different design and operational options and evaluate the performance impact of adding new technologies. This is just th...

Maritime charities attract top industry speakers to share views on seafarers’ welfare during London International Shipping Week

As the global maritime industry looks back on a hugely challenging year for seafarers, four major maritime charities will come together at Inmarsat, to explore how technology will shape the future for seafarers’ welfare. The Mission to Seafarers, in collaboration with The Seafarers’ Charity, Stella Maris and Sailors’ Society, will be fielding their CEOs, on each of the four panels. Promoting Seafarers welfare This half-day afternoon conference, ‘Meeting the needs of se...

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...

Newport Shipping joins LISW21 as Bronze Sponsor

Newport Shipping, the global dry-docking, retrofit repair and vessel conversion specialist, has signed up to London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21) as a Bronze Sponsor, showcasing its support for one of the industry’s biggest events. "LISW is one of the must-attend events for the shipping industry, so we’re honored to be a sponsor,” said Lianghui Xia, Managing Director, Newport Shipping. “We really appreciate this chance to showcase Newport’s unique value...

Sea/ to sponsor LISW21

Digital shipping platform provider Sea/ has signed up as a Bronze Sponsor of London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21). The company, which digitalises workflows to enable traders, charterers, operators, analysts, owners and brokers to manage freight transactions, has committed to supporting one of the shipping industry’s biggest global events. Responsibility As a bronze sponsor, Sea/ will have a brand presence across LISW21, which takes place from 13–17 September. Company r...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding receives approval in Principle from Classification Society for LCO2 Carrier Cargo Tank from France’s Bureau Veritas

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has been granted Approval in Principle (AIP) from the French Classification Society Bureau Veritas (BV) for a cargo tank system to be mounted in a liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carrier. MHI Group is pursuing a range of strategic measures to strengthen businesses related to the energy transition, and establishing a CO2 ecosystem is a key part of that effort. Further, Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilisation, and Storage...

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) welcomes Belgium’s seafarer vaccination programme

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a globally renowned transportation and logistics company, welcomes initiatives, such as Belgium’s efforts to vaccinate all seafarers, who visit Belgian ports. Antwerp is a strategic location for MSC and seafarers on many MSC ships will now be able to take advantage of the programme. COVID-19 vaccination campaign Following a successful COVID-19 vaccination campaign, which was aimed at Belgian seafarers, Belgium is now extending its vaccination program...

BAE Systems named one of America’s best employers for women by Forbes

Forbes has recognised BAE Systems, Inc. as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women” for 2021, one of only 300 companies selected. Forbes and its partner, statistics portal and industry ranking provider Statista, evaluated the companies through an independent survey of 50,000 employees across two dozen industries, including more than 30,000 women. Out of the 14 current members of the BAE Systems, Inc.’s Senior Leadership Team, eight are women. Foster gender parity &...

Wilhelmsen partners with Klüber Lubrication to exclusively sell and distribute maritime lubricant range

As of August 1st, 2021, Wilhelmsen will begin to take over sales, logistics and consulting for Klüber Lubrication’s maritime portfolio for its sea-going vessels. Initially within European countries and Southeast Asia, followed by the rest of the world from October onwards.  Kjell André Engen, Executive Vice President of Marine Products, Wilhelmsen says, “This exclusive partnership pairs Klüber Lubrication’s market-leading marine lubricants with our unriva...

NeuroFlow attains contract from the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) to support the mental health and wellness of USNA Midshipmen

NeuroFlow, a globally renowned company in technology and services for behavioural health integration and shipmen health solutions, has been contracted by the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) to support Midshipmen wellness, during their 47-month journey to commission as naval officers. The new offering gives Midshipmen access to a secure mobile application, which is designed to enhance resiliency and when necessary, support a pathway to care. NeuroFlow platform NeuroFlow's platform confidentially cap...

A.P. Moller - Maersk on complete end-to-end supply chain visibility with TradeLens

Managing large amounts of documentation, data and paperwork can take a toll on the supply chain operations of any business. It can end up being a drain on resources, without providing accurate results.   In order to improve their relationship with their customers and offer cargo journey visibility, Drac Logistics (Drac), a supply chain solutions provider based in the United Kingdom, turned to TradeLens for a solution. The Customer Established in 2009, with their head office in Staffor...

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