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...



NAVTOR cements e-Navigation lead with German growth

(Sep 17 2020)

NAVTOR, the number one global provider of maritime e-Navigation solutions, is looking to consolidate its market leadership with a new office in Germany.



Chemical tanker grounding and ENC data accuracy

(Sep 10 2020)

A report by BSU into a chemical tanker grounding gives interesting insight into the importance of understanding the accuracy of electronic chart data.



Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information

(Aug 27 2020)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a revised edition of the information paper Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information.



Tanker grounding, Lofoten

(Jul 30 2020)

Product tanker KEY FIGHTER ran aground in Lofoten, Norway, south of Restlandet, while en route from Stokkmarknes to Rest, Restlandet.



OneOcean streamlines its voyage solutions for greater transparency and efficiency

(Jul 16 2020)

OneOcean, the global leader in digital compliance and navigation services, has unveiled its latest online voyage solutions for the shipping, cruise line, and superyacht industries.



NAVTOR launches NavStation 5.3 with integrated weather and Optimum Ship Routing from WNI

(Jul 09 2020)

NAVTOR has joined forces with Weathernews Inc. (WNI), the world’s largest private weather service company, to integrate Optimum Ship Routing (OSR) and advanced weather services into digital chart table NavStation.



MENAS – please pay “Nav dues” in Middle Eastern ports

(Jun 25 2020)

Middle East Navigation Aids Services (MENAS), which maintains buoys and DGPS in the Middle Eastern Gulf, would like to request that shipowners pay their invoices after Middle East port calls as the dues are needed to maintian the existing service and...



How LNG operational practise is changing

(Jun 18 2020)

Witherby Publishing has released the 2nd edition of its handbook for LNG carrier operations “LNG Operational Practise”. We took the opportunity to ask the authors about the ways LNG operational practise is changing, and why they wanted to make a new ...



BIMCO shares OCIMF COVID-19 guidance on how inspectors should navigate

(May 07 2020)

Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has issued an update to its COVID-19 bulletin, which gives guidance on Ship Inspection Report Exchange (SIRE) / Barge Inspection Exchange (BIRE)/ Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) inspections.




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