Kongsberg Digital to digitalize fleet of over 100 ships

(May 05 2022)

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) recently signed a fleet agreement to provide its vessel-to-cloud infrastructure, Vessel Insight to over 100 vessels.



Marlink provides secure IT management for Socatra tankers

(Apr 14 2022)

Marlink, the smart network company, has extended its service provision to tanker company Socatra, providing high-speed connectivity as well as secure IT management.



Tanker disabled in Bosphorus taken under control

(Mar 17 2022)

Product tanker “ATOLL” reported as disabled after mechanical failure while transiting the Bosphorus has been taken under control after drifting for some distance.



You can go filterless – with chlorine dioxide treatment technology

(Mar 08 2022)

You can go filterless if your ballast water management system uses chlorine dioxide technology, because its effectiveness is not reduced by any sediment, says Andrew Marshall, CEO of ballast water management system manufacturer Ecochlor.



Factors to consider with filters

(Mar 08 2022)

Mark Riggio, head of marine with Filtersafe, shares advice about what shipping companies should consider, when deciding whether or not to buy a ballast water filter and what to buy.



Smaller ships with flammable cargoes need an inert gas system

(Feb 24 2022)

Global Survival Technology specialist Survitec has welcomed industry initiatives to install Inert Gas (IG) systems to smaller oil and chemical tankers less than 8000dwt.



Optimarin achieves record revenue in 2021 on rising BWTS sales

(Feb 17 2022)

Optimarin notched up record revenue last year on sales of its industry-leading ballast water treatment system (BWTS) as it overcame market challenges to accelerate deliveries in response to rising demand and tight installation schedules.



Optimarin expands global sales team in market push for BWT retrofits and newbuilds

(Jan 20 2022)

Optimarin has bolstered its global sales force with new appointments in Turkey, Hong Kong and Singapore to serve customers better in response to increasing demand for its industry-leading ballast water treatment system (BWTS).



OljOla Shipping increases digitisation through Hanseaticsoft’s Cloud Fleet Manager

(Nov 18 2021)

OljOla Shipping, an operator of modern tankers based in Donsö, an island located in the southern archipelago of Gothenburg in Sweden, has implemented Cloud Fleet Manager from Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software, to improve their ef...



Optimarin riding the wave of BWT retrofit demand surge

(Nov 18 2021)

The market is heating up for ballast water treatment (BWT) systems amid a retrofit rush that has resulted in a recent surge of orders for leading supplier Optimarin – and it says fast-track delivery is vital to meet soaring demand.



Filters in ballast water systems

(Oct 21 2021)

Filters for ballast water systems may not be a legal requirement, but they may prove very helpful, particularly if the vessel is loading ballast in sediment-rich waters. We spoke to filter system manufacturer Filtersafe.



Managing cyber risks of ECDIS

(Oct 21 2021)

There have been concerns raised in the industry about cyber risks of ‘operational technology’ onboard ships, such as ECDIS. We talked to Navtor, one of the world’s leading ECDIS technology companies, about how the risks can be best managed.



BazePort launch BBC Studios content

(Oct 14 2021)

BBC Studios and Baze Technology have entered into a partnership to offer premium British on demand content on BazePort IPTV.



Navigazione Montanari extends use of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress satcom

(Oct 07 2021)

Inmarsat expands Fleet Xpress agreements with Italian chemical tanker owner to extend connectivity, cyber security, maintenance and IoT-based enablement services fleet-wide.



Can inert gas systems be included in decarbonisation drives?

(Oct 07 2021)

Inert gas systems themselves use energy. The gas needs to be provided for inerting at the same time as the tanks are emptied, and inert gas cannot be stored onboard, with the volumes so large. Sometimes gas or fuel is burned specifically to create th...




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