New OCIMF Information Paper – Guidelines for Transiting the Turkish Straits

(Mar 31 2021)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published an updated edition of the information paper Guidelines for Transiting the Turkish Straits.



Zeaborn Ship Management builds on navigational excellence with Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution

(Mar 18 2021)

Hamburg-based third-party ship manager Zeaborn Ship Management (ZSM) has chosen Wärtsilä Voyage’s Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) as the digital navigation platform for its managed tanker fleet.



NAVTOR acquires vessel analytics and performance specialist Tres Solutions

(Feb 25 2021)

NAVTOR looks to extend its success in e-Navigation into leadership in vessel analytics and performance optimisation with the acquisition of Tres Solutions.



Christophe de Margerie arrives at Yamal LNG’s Sabetta terminal - a unique voyage completed

(Feb 25 2021)

A unique voyage along the Northern Sea Route completed.



Texas deep freeze shuts vital Houston ship channel

(Feb 18 2021)

A deep freeze that hit Texas over the weekend wrought more havoc on the U.S. energy sector on Tuesday, shutting the Houston Ship Channel, a 53-mile (85 km) waterway crucial to oil and fuel exports.



Under Keel Clearance under scrutiny in latest issue of The Navigator

(Feb 11 2021)

All aspects of under keel clearance, from passage planning to calculating squat, are covered in the first edition of 2021 of The Navigator, the free magazine published by The Nautical Institute aimed at maritime navigators around the world.



NAVTOR optimises potential with fleet management and performance move in NavFleet launch

(Feb 04 2021)

Global e-Navigation leader NAVTOR has announced a bold move into the realm of fleet management and performance optimisation with the launch of NavFleet.



Tanker embarks on first ever mid-winter voyage on Northern Sea Route

(Feb 04 2021)

The Christophe de Margerie is approaching the Bering Strait on a historical voyage. Never before has a commercial ship crossed the Northern Sea Route in February.



Using VDR data to audit navigation

(Jan 21 2021)

You don’t need to send an auditor to a vessel to meet OCIMF’s TMSA guidance for “navigation audits”. Another way to do it is to inspect voyage data recorder (VDR) data. We spoke to Avenca’s Dr Neil Baines, an expert on maritime VDR analysis.



OneOcean - specify bespoke company rules for individual vessels

(Jan 21 2021)

OneOcean Group has launched a web-based software module “EnviroManager+” which tanker companies can use to set company rules for how specific vessels in their fleet should operate in different parts of the world.



d'Amico Società di Navigazione selects ABS Nautical Systems to drive digital transformation

(Jan 21 2021)

ABS Nautical Systems (ABS NS) has been selected by d'Amico Società di Navigazione to implement NS Enterprise, one of the leading fleet management software systems for digital maritime operations, across its entire fleet of vessels.



GPS spoofing – and a proposal to fix it

(Jan 14 2021)

GPS spoofing is a growing concern for the maritime industry – but a UK company has a technical solution.



Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution to optimise performance of UltraShip’s entire fleet

(Jan 14 2021)

Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) by Wärtsilä Voyage is to be employed by Denmark-based UltraShip for its entire fleet of 18 LPG tanker vessels.



Tankers set course for thick ice as part of experiment on Northern Sea Route

(Jan 07 2021)

As natural gas carrier Christophe de Margerie sails eastwards towards China, the Nikolay Zubov enters the Bering Strait in the opposite direction. A first mid-winter operation of the kind, the two commercial ships will cross each others' paths in one...



OCIMF publishes Recommendations on Usage of ECDIS and Preventing Incidents

(Nov 12 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has released a new information paper, Recommendations on Usage of ECDIS and Preventing Incidents, which provides guidance to enhance policies and procedures regarding the safe use of Electronic Cha...




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April-May 2021

Safety risks from digitalisation and decarbonisation - seafarer mental health - ABS advice on ballast water systems