Canada-based offshore vessels operator Horizon Maritime has opened a new Norwegian branch office, in line with a previous acquisition of a harsh environment offshore vessel for operations in Northern Europe.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) in collaboration with Norway has launched a major project support its strategy to cut shipping’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 50% by 2050.

Teekay Offshore Partners has secured $165.5m in long term financing from the Norwegian government for four new shuttle tankers which will operate with zero volatile compounds (VOC) emissions.

DNV GL announced that the classification society’s classed vessels are now able to utilise remote surveys for some inspections through its Veracity data platform.

Wärtsilä is set to deliver the world’s first hybrid retrofit installation for a short-sea vessel owned by Hagland Shipping, following an agreement inked in December 2018.

Norway’s Wilhelmsen has introduced a new digital start-up named Raa Labs to speed up maritime digitalisation.

Optimarin reports that its USCG-approved ballast water treatment (BWT) technology will be aboard the Norwegian Polar Institute’s new research vessel Kronprins Haakon, due to be christened by Fincantieri next week.

Norway is proposing to implement a new legislation to reduce emissions and discharges from cruise ships in the world heritage fjord, a move that will ban operators from burning high-sulphur fuel and using scrubbers.

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM), DNV GL, Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) and University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) have entered into a strategic partnership to set the tone for operational and regulatory framework in autonomous shipping.

The 1937-built classic sailing ship Christian Radich has set sail again, following five weeks of repairs and maintenance at Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSHI).

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