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Bunkers are one of the largest costs associated with a voyage, so making the right decisions around it are crucial. Although many shipping companies have dedicated bunker teams, the decision of where to bunker tends to start with the chartering manager during their initial voyage estimation.{mprestriction ids="1,2"}

DOF, SINTEF Ocean and NORCE have formed a partnership with Kongsberg Maritime to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for complex offshore operations, while streamlining fleet-wide maintenance.

Specialist insurer Beazley has announced a new marine cyber insurance product to meet the growing cybersecurity needs of vessel owners and operators in a digitalised and connected environment.

Research published last year by Inmarsat on digital transformation in shipping* indicated that, on average, ship operators and managers plan to spend $2.5 million on IoT-based solutions within three years. A study from the satellite operator, which drew on a survey of 750 transport chain professionals including 125 shipowners, also indicated that maritime participants expected average IoT-driven cost savings of 14 per cent over the next five years.

Aage Hempel and e3 Systems have signed a new strategic cooperation agreement to share resources and enhance service offering in marine electronics.

IEC Telecom will unveil its new communications solution to the yachting community during this year’s annual Skagen race, taking place from May 29 to 31.

A new maritime cybersecurity operations centre (MSOC) has been opened by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to monitor and correlate data activities across all maritime Critical Information Infrastructure (CII). 

A new survey from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) reveals that internet access for seafarers for personal use onboard ships is more widespread than previously imagined, while the positive benefits associated with this access outweigh the feared safety concerns around the technology.

Bureau Veritas has launched digital platform ‘Optimum Survey Planning (OSP)’ following trials with shipowners and managers, which sought to improve the delivery of the right survey at the right time.  

 

Five new ocean carriers have joined the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) including CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hyundai Merchant Marine, ZIM, and Yang Ming.

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