ABB pioneers drydock-to-drydock turbocharger service concept

(Jun 25 2020)

ABB Turbocharging has introduced a holistic service package that offers shipowners financial predictability and peace of mind while reducing complexity and enabling greater insight into equipment health.

New Alfa Laval PureSOx Express offers easy access to SOx scrubber advantages

(Jun 11 2020)

For smaller vessels like handymax bulkers or product tankers, the cost of installing a scrubber for SOx compliance has sometimes outweighed the benefits. Now Alfa Laval PureSOx Express makes it simple for these vessels to continue using HFO and compl...

RightShip launches new Safety Score

(Jun 04 2020)

RightShip, the world’s largest maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, has announced the launch of its new Safety Score, heralding a new era for safety and due diligence in the shipping industry.

Hempel: coatings which reduce both corrosion and fouling

(May 28 2020)

Marine coatings company Hempel has developed a new hull coating solution Hempaguard MaX which can reduce both steel corrosion and fouling, needing three coats compared to the usual five.

Jotun – hull cleaning service with a robot

(May 21 2020)

Coatings company Jotun has launched a hull cleaning service with a robot cleaning device which stays permanently attached to the hull, activated and controlled by staff in a centre in Norway.

Can you use drones to inspect tanks?

(Apr 30 2020)

Inspecting tanks is dangerous, and requires expertise which seafarers don’t usually have. Being able to use drones could be a big improvement – in safety and also perhaps supporting better inspections. There are interesting projects in Denmark and Al...

HullWiper – hull underwater cleaning by robot

(Mar 26 2020)

Hull robot underwater cleaning company HullWiper Ltd reports a big growth in use of its technology, as an alternative to underwater divers, to remove marine biofouling from ship hulls.

Silicone curative introduced for top coats

(Sep 02 2014)

SiVance, LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Co, has introduced the patented SiVance C1008 curative, a new silicone curative that is claimed to significantly improve the durable flexibility of epoxy polysiloxane protective top coats in marine and other a...

DNV GL addresses lubes in US waters

(Mar 14 2014)

DNV GL has launched the EAL Report Service to help ship operators meet new US rules on vessel/water interfaces.

Diversification is the key for ship repairers

(Mar 03 2014)

The four major repairers in the area have all had a reasonable amount of success by diversifying away from their core business of bread and butter ‘haircut and shaves’ into other areas, such as the offshore sector.

Chemical tank cleaning animated video launched

(Nov 30 2013)

Indian-based training video supplier KARCO has released Chemical Tanker Cleaning - A Simple Understanding, Vol 1&2.

Consider seawater propeller shaft lubrication

(Nov 30 2013)

Seawater is a free environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) under the forthcoming US Environment Protection Agency Vessel General Permit (VGP).*

New cleaning product series introduced

(Nov 30 2013)

Marine Care, based at Maassluis, outside Rotterdam, has introduced a series of on board cleaning products under the banner of GreenCare.

Crew competency and cost control

(Oct 24 2013)

With the constant pressure on shipping companies to minimise costs yet make their vessels as efficient as possible, it is often a scenario that sees many ship operators turn to outsourcing as a way to strike the balance.*

Maintenance a key issue on board

(Oct 22 2013)

German-based shipping software and service provider, INTERSCHALT maritime systems, has developed a concept to maintain navigation and communications systems on board ship.

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