The shipping industry has to be prepared for challenges on an unprecedented scale ahead of IMO’s strictest global fuel sulphur content limit, and a clearer indication on the direction of that regulation will be heard in October this year, according to the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA).

Kelvin Hughes (Hall B6 Stand 201) has announced the launch its new 12kW X-band navigation radar transceiver at SMM 2016 in Hamburg, Germany.

The current downturn in the offshore vessels segment has put a cap on demand for marine equipment, but Germany’s Schottel has positioned itself to capture opportunities during an upswing with new product launches.

Shipowners and operators are now “at a crossroad” as they face stricter fuel regulations by the IMO and a more complex operating environment due to the use of different fuels.

ABB Marine has launched a new linear flow Azipod propulsion unit that is 5-10% more efficient than previous versions, potentially allowing the shipping industry to save on millions of tonnes of fuel.

Alfa Laval has added its new FCM One Gas solution to its FCM One family, the company’s new generation of high-performance booster systems.

China has drawn up its first ever set of national standards on curbing harmful emissions from ships as part of the country’s ongoing fight against air pollution.

Singapore has launched a new two-part video with an aim of promoting and demonstrating safe navigation practices in the Straits of Singapore.

Shell Marine will preview its revitalised Shell LubeMonitor service, a cylinder monitoring service at SMM, held in Hamburg, Germany from September 6-10.

Over 70% of shipowners, operators and managers believe that it would be helpful to have shared input/operational responsibility between on-board crew and shore-based personnel at all times, according to a survey shared by Transas.

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