By Capt. Malcolm MacKenzie

ERMA FIRST adds world’s smallest ballast water treatment system to product range


Global ballast water equipment manufacturer ERMA FIRST is bringing the world’s smallest and easiest to install ballast water treatment system to the international market through its acquisition of US firm oneTANK LLC. oneTANK, a subsidiary of naval architecture and marine engineering firm Glosten, has developed a small scale innovative, low-cost, IMO Revised G8 Code and [...]

HEMEXPO Invites Visitors to New Virtual Exhibition Centre


Representing Greek maritime technology specialists worldwide, the custom-built virtual platform provides visitors with round-the-clock access to a wide range of resources, information, online conferences and networking opportunities. Visitors will be welcomed in a reception area which includes an information kiosk, media centre, resource archive and business lounge for networking and meetings. In the exhibition hall, [...]

Gourdomichalis and Pappadakis inducted into the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame


With the addition of the Inductees for 2020, the Hall of Fame’s pantheon of great personalities from the history of Greek merchant shipping now includes 34 legendary names. Shipping legends Stathis G. Gourdomichalis and George A. Pappadakis have been inducted into the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame after an Induction Ceremony & Dinner that took [...]

New study reveals vessels using Jotun HPS reported 20% lower carbon intensity in operations New Jotun study based on European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) data has revealed vessels using Jotun Hull Performance Solutions reported a 20% lower carbon intensity in operations.


Based on the latest carbon emissions MRV data published by the EU, it can be seen that cargo vessels using Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) reported a 20% lower carbon intensity on average in operations compared to non-HPS peers in 2019 and 2020. Cross-checked statistics also indicate lower carbon emissions than from vessels known to [...]

Industry leaders & organizations call for decisive government action to enable full decarbonization of international shipping by 2050


Full decarbonization of international shipping is urgent and achievable. This is the clear message from more than 140 industry leaders and organizations representing the entire maritime value chain, including shipping, cargo, energy, finance, ports, and infrastructure. In conjunction with the UN General Assembly and ahead of critical climate negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow this November, they [...]

WinGD takes holistic approach to marine decarbonisation with ecosystem of solutions


Engine developer WinGD has developed an ecosystem of solutions around the main engine that enhances energy efficiency and enables a seamless transition to new fuels – the two keys to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with International Maritime Organization ambitions. The WinGD solutions deploy digital vessel optimisation and battery-hybrid energy systems to improve [...]

More efficient shipbuilding processes through artificial intelligence


Shipyards that build large and complex ships are dependent on accurate project management. New techniques such as artificial intelligence and machine learning make it possible to design more efficient processes by making use of historical data. That is exactly what the Floor2Plan tool developed by the Dutch company Floorganise does, making artificial intelligence a key [...]

The new Executive Committee for the Propeller Club of Piraeus Costis Frangoulis was re-elected as President


Following the elections of 8th September the new Executive Committee of the International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus was formed. 11 of the members of the new Board served as Governors during the previous two years, while 5 new Governors were elected. With 248 votes out of 309, the highest number during [...]

MARITIME CYPRUS 2021 rescheduled for 2022 Biennial conference postponed to preserve its character and values


The infamous biennial October shipping conference, Maritime Cyprus, has been postponed. The event will now take place from 9th – 12th October 2022. The organizing committee of the Maritime Cyprus Conference 2021, which consists of representatives from the Shipping Deputy Ministry, Cyprus Chamber of Shipping, and Cyprus Union of Shipowners, has taken the difficult decision [...]

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