GNS and StormGeo have forged a strategic partnership to bring together navigation and weather solutions for their global shipping company customers which have more than 20,000 vessels.

Technology group Wärtsilä is implementing a fleet operations solution catered to the sensitive Arctic waters for the shuttle tankers of Russia’s shipping firm Sovcomflot.

You are the boatswain of a large containership, operating in long-haul routes. You are contracted to a nine-month tour of duty, from which you know there can be no relief. Your fellow ratings are similarly contracted, although the ship’s officers will be relieved every four months.

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.

The debate currently raging over the use of open-loop scrubbers to meet the requirements of the IMO’s 2020 0.5% sulphur cap for marine fuel represents a massive own goal by the industry - from both a PR and global regulatory perspective.

Maersk has set out a vision to achieve zero carbon dioxide emission by 2050, with an intermediate goal of having carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030.

Satellite communications provider Iridium Communications is tying up with Rolls-Royce Marine (RRM) to develop autonomous vessels.

The issue of cybersecurity has gained prominence as the increasingly technology-dependent global maritime industry comes to grips with the costly, growing attacks targeting major international shipping companies.

DNV GL has introduced a new ‘Virtual Trial’ application for yards and owners, allowing them to see the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of hull efficiency at their desktops.

ExxonMobil has launched a new global service named Mobil Serv to provide end-to-end lubrication solutions for the marine industry.

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