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,…


Flag and class leaders unite to support shipping with technology challenges

Leading flag states and classification societies have united to launch the Maritime Technologies Forum (MTF) to provide technical and regulatory research, expertise and leadership to assist the shipping sector and its regulators address technology…


DNV awards first merchant vessel Silent-E notation

Onex Peace, an Aframax tanker built for international energy trading company Onex DMCC, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s Silent-E notation. The vessel was constructed at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in South Korea,…


Wärtsilä and Finnish Border Guard to collaborate on bioLNG tests

Technology company Wärtsilä is to work with the Finnish Border Guard on tests using bioLNG as fuel for a patrol vessel. State-owned biogas refiner, Gasum, will supply bioLNG for the 96m-long Turva, built in 2014 by STX Finland Rauma Shipyard. The…


Meriaura targets carbon-neutral transport

Finnish shipping group Meriaura has started the preparation and design of a container feeder ship which will be part of a transport concept that targets 100% carbon neutrality. The concept is based on hybrid propulsion that enables the ship to…




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