Shipping / Operation


Bridge simulator system to improve training quality

A new bridge simulator system, SimFlex Cloud, launched by Denmark’s Force Technology, will use virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to model real-life circumstances, enabling bridge officers to continue their training anywhere in the…


Training for seafarers at sea extended with new service

Satcoms provider Marlink, and digital learning specialist, Mintra, have launched a new service providing digital training for seafarers at sea via a ship’s IT network or through the cloud. Mintra’s Trainingportal – a cloud-based digital education…


Kotug wins long-term service contract in Gabon

Netherlands-based towage operator, Kotug, has won a long-term contract to provide towage support and services for Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon SA (Perenco) in its operations in and around Port Gentil. Kotug will deploy three vessels on the project,…


Container ship completes first digital port arrival

Hapag-Lloyd’s 4,612-TEU Kobe Express has completed the world’s first digitally controlled port arrival at Tanger Med in Morocco. The container ship is operated by Anglo-Eastern Ship Management. Wärtsilä’s Navi-Port system enabled the real-time…


Maersk orders feeder vessel fuelled by carbon-neutral methanol

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk has placed an order with South Korean yard Hyundai Mipo to build a new type of 2,100-TEU container feeder vessel with a dual-fuel engine using either methanol or traditional very low sulphur fuel. It is among…


Classification society launches digital EEXI tool

A new digital tool for shipowners and operators to gauge their ships’ compliance with the IMO’s energy efficiency existing ship index (EEXI) has been launched by DNV. The EEXI Calculator was unveiled on the closing day of the IMO’s MEPC 76 meeting,…


Port of Kiel commissions another shore power setup

The Schleswig-Holstein Port of Kiel has taken another major step in its decarbonisation journey with the inauguration of another shore power facility at its Ostseekai. The port’s energy set up – with a total of 16 MW of power – now means that one…




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