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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,…


Titan LNG to further increase infrastructure

Dutch company Titan LNG, an independent supplier of LNG marine fuel, plans construction of an LNG bunkering barge and announces a development tender. To be called Krios, the vessel will increase availability of LNG as a marine fuel in the port of…


CMA CGM announces fleet expansion

French shipping group CMA CGM has ordered 22 container ships from Chinese CSSC Group. The order will include 12 ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 10 to run on very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), CMA CGM said in a statement. The value of…


Euronav orders VLCCs at Hyundai Samho

Europe’s largest listed tanker company, Euronav, has ordered two VLCCs at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea, with an option for a third vessel. As the company pursues its aim of decarbonising the transport of oil by sea, the VLCCs will be…


Agreement on solid wing sails

Norway’s Yara Marine Technologies (YMT) and UK-based Bar Technologies (BarTech) have signed an agreement to design and install solid wing sails suitable for large commercial vessels including bulk carriers and tankers. A vessel from Cargill, a global…




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