The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) has been selected to host the regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) for the Latin America region, joining MTCCs in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to work on projects aimed at mitigating the harmful effects of climate change.
Navis is to introduce a new Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) module to its Bluetracker fleet performance management system, tailored to the new EU MRV regulations that will apply to all ships of more than 5,000 GT that enter EU ports as of January 1, 2018.
A group of associations representing the European shipping industry, including CLIA Europe, EBA, ECASBA, ECSA, EMPA, ETA, ETF, EuDA, Interferry, and WSC have signed a statement welcoming the European Commission’s mid-term review of the EU Maritime Transport Strategy 2009-2018, calling for better regulation and a fundamental overhaul of the EU Reporting Formalities’ Directive.
IMO has announced the first two institutes selected to host regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) as part of its EU-funded project to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.
Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) application for its K-Fleet suite of Marine Fleet Management Software used to meet the requirements of new EU-regulation 2015/757, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.
The European Commission has granted €6.2 million in funding to the SHIPLYS (Ship Lifecycle Software Solutions) research project, a group of 12 maritime companies and research facilities from several European countries working to develop simulation and modelling tools to improve ship design and production.
NAVTOR has been selected to represent the maritime industry in the ENABLE project, an EU initiative to validate the safety of autonomous vehicles in Europe, with the Norwegian firm having received funding to investigate the concept of ‘shore-based bridges’ over the next three years as a stepping stone on the path to autonomous vessels.
A two-year R&D project called iSea has been announced by a consortium of companies in Denmark and Turkey, with the aim of improving efficiency in ship operations and safer navigation through the delivery of a set of Expert Decision Support Systems (EDSS) for vessels.
Following three years of research and development, the e-Compliance project, part funded by the EU’s FP7 programme, says it is ready to present a number of key concepts it has developed.
SetelHellas’ SeeMBox-V MRV Solution has been certified as compliant with EU Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation requirements by Verifavia, an emissions verification company for the transport sector.
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