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,…


D’Amico heads biofuels comparison initiative

The d’Amico Group is leading a joint industry project (JIP) to test the performance of B30 biofuel blends derived from advanced second-generation feedstock on board its 74,999dwt product tankers, Cielo Bianco and Cielo di Rotterdam. The aim of the…


Swiss climate tech start-up seeks crowd-funded equity

Daphne Technology, a climate tech start-up in Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland, is raising equity through Crowdcube, described as “the world’s largest crowdfunding platform”. The company has developed a “universal green converter” to assist global…


GAC plans Jones Act-compliant LNG bunker barge

GAC Bunker Fuels, a division of the Dubai-based GAC Group, is planning to issue a request for proposal to U.S. yards to build a Jones Act-compliant LNG bunker barge. The vessel will be constructed, owned, and operated by another third party. Under…


EU grant for global alliance on smart port logistics

Rotterdam is to lead an international alliance of 45 companies, knowledge institutes, and ports, in the pursuit of sustainable and smart logistics in port operations. The consortium has already been awarded about EUR 25 million in funding from the…




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