ClassNK (B2 – T01e) chose Sea Asia 2019 to announce the launch of its global data utilization platform IoS-OP (Internet of Ships – Open Platform), by its wholly owned subsidiary Ship Data Center Co Ltd (ShipDC).

Japan’s ClassNK has come out in support of the IMO 2020 regulation by developing a guidance on the use of 0.5% fuels and a sample implementation plan for switching to compliant fuels.

As LNG as a marine fuel continues to gain traction Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has taken delivery of its first LNG-powered tugboat Ishin.

In 2018 the value of the Greek fleet increased by over $5bn to break the $100bn milestone, ensuring Greek shipowners continue to run not only the world largest fleet but also the most valuable.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has carried out a test operation of the first bunkering of LNG fuel with LNG-powered tugboat Ishin in Japan’s Sakai Senboku port in the Kansai region.

Japan’s Asahi Tanker Co and Exeno-Yamamizu Corporation Tokyo have jointly developed an electric zero emissions bunker tanker set for commercial launch in the last quarter of 2020.

A Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) car carrier has made a first call for such a vessel type in Cambodia.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Asahi Tanker Co have launched a new MR product tankers pool with a fleet of about 25 ships.

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has suspended the search for the remaining missing crew member from the stricken car carrier Sincerity Ace, while the bodies of four others have been located but are unresponsive.

Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has landed its first order for an environmentally-friendly marine diesel engine for installation on a 99,000-dwt bulk carrier to be built at Oshima Shipbuilding.

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