Carbon War Room (CWR), a non-profit organisation backed by Virgin boss Richard Branson, reports that it is to make grants up to US$200,000 to finance shipowners or charterers in retrofitting a single vessel with a bundle of technologies, with the aim of creating a minimum fuel saving of 10–15 per cent.
Softship has launched a new software package for liner operators, to work alongside its existing vessel scheduling software VOYCES.
Diesel power company Royston reports that its Enginei fuel management system is being installed on 25 vessels in Nigeria, with a similar number of additional installations planned for the coming months.
The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced that it is providing $500,000 to support a feasibility study for the design, construction, and operation of a high-speed passenger ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology and a hydrogen refuelling station.
Mideast Ship Management Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), is to implement ship performance monitoring systems from Marorka on 26 of its VLCC tankers.
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) and DNV GL have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a new module for DNV GL’s ECO Insight fleet performance management software.
DNV GL and Norwegian paint manufacturer Jotun have signed a cooperation agreement to work on improving hull performance which will bring together DNV GL’s ECO Insight software system with Jotun’s Hull Performance Solution to collect and analyse data on hull degradation.
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and software company NAPA have announced a new tailored NAPA-DSME Power solution for LNG carriers built by DSME.
Imtech Marine will be providing remote monitoring and energy management for a new hybrid ferry operated by Scotland’s Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL).
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