Since the start of the economic downturn, finding cost-saving opportunities while optimising efficiency and performance has emerged as one of the most critical challenges facing the global maritime industry. Technology has, of course, been imperative in finding solutions to such challenges - but so too has been the role of data.

Innovative solution from ABB saves the environment and increases reliability.

ABB’s Measurement & Analytics business prides itself on developing instrumentation and analyzers that make solving tough measurement applications easy for customers. In this article, we discover how ABB helps the shipping and power companies save fuel and improve the reliability of large diesel engines.

Shipping is increasingly being faced with a raft of environmental legislation aimed at reducing its impact on the natural landscape. Probably the most significant are IMO’s sulphur cap and its regulations surrounding the management of ballast water. However, more recent discussions at IMO have focused on carbon emissions where the Agency has reached agreement that shipping’s CO2 output should be halved by 2050. This is a big deal for shipping.

BMT Group is offering a cost effective fleet performance management based on the existing noon report.

Just 12% of maritime leaders surveyed by Sea Asia 2017 are utilising big data, despite the benefits they believe it can bring.

Applied Weather Technologies (AWT) has announced its latest service, SmartWatch, enabling ship managers to record ship performance information using noon and import reports.