Paul Bartlett is a maritime consultant and editor of Seatrade's annual Green Guide and twice-yearly Middle East Workboat and Offshore marine publications, as well as being a former editor of Seatrade Maritime Review. Paul's vast experience of the maritime industry spans three decades and all the continents, and has included spells working in specialised ship finance companies.
Fleet Secure, launched at Inmarsat’s London headquarters yesterday, is an all-inclusive, real-time, managed monitoring service, providing shipowners and managers with the cyber security protection needed to guard against malicious attack or malware, detect vulnerabilities, and respond to threats.
Italian ferry firm Grimaldi, one of the early movers in International Paint’s innovative carbon credits programme, has been awarded nearly 110,000 credits worth more than $500,000 in the first phase of its hull coating upgrade programme.
Wärtsilä-owned Eniram launched Skylight in London’s Baltic Exchange on Monday. The new performance monitoring tool is designed to raise tanker and bulk carrier efficiency at a cost of just EUR460 a month, inclusive of hard- and software and performance reports for customers.
Hard-hit Norwegian shipbuilders are adopting new business strategies as the offshore meltdown continues.
Rolls-Royce is now pioneering “power-by-the-hour” in the marine field and claims the model could reduce customers’ maintenance costs by as much as 25% over a 10-15-year contract.
As many as 10,000 ships of more than 5,000 gt engaged on trades involving port calls in the EU will have to comply with monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulations fast-tracked in Europe ahead of less stringent IMO regulations due to be introduced later.
The shipping industry should prepare for a multi-fuel future, a panel of experts agreed in the gmec conference at SMM yesterday.
Port of Fujairah has begun the construction of a new harbour for service boats in response to current space constraints and increasing demand for marine services at the critical bunkering hub south of the Straits of Hormuz.