Research

NAPA, MOL, and ClassNK push on with navigational risk monitoring system

  Helsinki, Finland and Tokyo – NAPA, a maritime software, service and data analysis provider, alongside classification society, ClassNK, and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), announced that the software they have been collaborating on to intelligently monitor and mitigate grounding risks has been verified as successful in its proof-of-concept stage. Following the proof-of-concept stage, MOL, …

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Wilhelmsen sets up to USD 500 million investment target for renewables

  Wilhelmsen, one of Norway’s best known shipping brands redesigns organization of the group portfolio to intensify growth of maritime services and renewable energy and decarbonization. “Our strategy is very clear, we will contribute to the energy infrastructure transition and be an active player in decarbonization,” says Thomas Wilhelmsen, group CEO at Wilhelmsen. “In addition …

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Bureau Veritas releases modern rules for wind propulsion systems

  Bureau Veritas (BV) has released new-generation classification rules for wind propulsion systems. These rules will help support and drive the development of zero carbon propulsion options for modern ships. The new Bureau Veritas rule notation for Wind Propulsion Systems (WPS) NR 206 builds on pre-existing BV rules released in 1987. Now two new notations …

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Denmark joins major shipping nations for USD 5 billion green research fund

  Washington, D.C./Brussels/ Singapore- The proposal to create a USD 5 billion USD International Maritime Research and Development Board (IMRB) was submitted to the UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the 10th of March 2021 by Georgia, Greece, Japan, Liberia, Malta, Nigeria, Palau, Singapore, and Switzerland. Denmark now joins as a co-sponsor, and we expect …

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Shipping industry backs the creation of IMO $5 billion decarbonization fund

  Responding to the UN Secretary-General’s call for “urgency and ambition” on climate change, the global shipping industry is giving “full and unequivocal” backing to a moon-shot proposal submitted by governments, to catalyze the complete decarbonization of maritime transport by deployment to scale of zero-carbon ships within a decade. The proposal submitted yesterday by governments …

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Five percent zero emission fuels by 2030 needed for Paris-aligned shipping decarbonization (Forum)

  The ambition of the Getting to Zero Coalition is to have commercially viable zero emission vessels operating along deep sea trade routes by 2030. But at what degree of adoption do zero emission fuels become “commercially viable”? An S-curve based analysis suggests that zero emission fuels need to make up 5 percent of the …

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New study provides overview of vessels traffic in Canada’s Pacific region

  Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, an independent not-for-profit research centre that supports safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada, contracted Nuka Research and Planning Group, LLC, to conduct a study to provide a clear, comprehensive picture of the commercial vessels operating in Canada’s Pacific region, their typical routes and behaviours, and the …

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RSS Sir David Attenborough delivered to LR Class

  The UK’s largest commercial newbuild for over 30 years has been formally presented with LR certification after a four-year-long construction period. Photo: BAS. Britain’s new polar research ship, the RSS Sir David Attenborough has been awarded LR certification after a four-year-long construction period. The vessel was delivered to Natural Environment Research Council and British …

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen orders first Oceanbird vessel

  Wallenius Wilhelmsen will be the first to order a vessel of Wallenius Marine’s Oceanbird concept. At a live webcast, commented by the Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Wallenius Wilhelmsen launched the world’s first full-size wind-powered pure car and truck carrier, the Orcelle Wind.  “This is the beginning of an amazing chapter and the …

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Canadian Sterling PlanB signs MOU with Indian Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers

    Vancouver, Canada – February 9, 2021 – Industrial energy storage experts, Sterling PlanB (SPBES), and Government of India company Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies. The MOU is intended to facilitate an increase in access to hybrid and fully electric propulsion and power …

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