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Helm Operations Joins Volaris Group

By MarEx 2018-09-21 18:42:29

Leading marine operations software company Helm Operations announced today that it has been acquired by Toronto-based Volaris Group Inc. (“Volaris”). Volaris specializes in strengthening and growing technology companies and is a leader in the marine software space. Founded in 1999, Helm Operations is widely known as the leading developer of marine operations software for the workboat market. Following an acquisition by ClassNK in 2014, the company released its newest platform, Helm CONNECT, in 2016, achieving tremendous growth...

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DNV GL Releases Autonomous and Remotely Operated Ship Guidelines

By MarEx 2018-09-21 18:39:35

As digitalization continues to reshape the maritime industry, the first commercial autonomous vessels are due to launch in the next several years. To help build a safety culture around these new technologies, DNV GL has released a new class guideline covering autonomous and remotely operated ships. “A new set of sensor, connectivity, analysis, and control functions in maritime technologies is laying the foundation for remote and autonomous operations in shipping,” says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime. “Increased...

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ACL Christens New Con/Ro 'Atlantic Star'

By MarEx 2018-09-21 18:35:13

On Friday, Atlantic Container Line (ACL) christened its new G4 vessel, the ATLANTIC STAR, at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s Dundalk Marine Terminal. Commissioner Rebecca Dye of the Federal Maritime Commission acted as godmother of the vessel.    The ACL G4 vessels are the first of their kind and the largest multipurpose RORO/Containerships ever built. They incorporate an innovative design that increases capacity without significantly changing the dimensions of the vessel. The G4s are bigger, greener and more efficient than their predecessors. Their container capacity is...

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Signet Maritime's CEO Receives USCG Meritorious Service Award

By MarEx 2018-09-20 17:08:44

Mr. J. Barry Snyder, President & CEO of Signet Maritime Corporation was presented the United States Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award by Rear Admiral Paul F. Thomas, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, for his outstanding contributions to the Port of Corpus Christi, Ingleside and the United States Coast Guard from July 2017 to January 2018. Signet supported the Coast Guard on three separate occasions during this time, demonstrating their proactive engagement and cooperative spirit. During and after Hurricane Harvey,...

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Kongsberg to Deliver LNG Simulator Package for GasLog

By MarEx 2018-09-20 17:06:03

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) and GasLog have agreed on the terms of a contract through which KDI will deliver a comprehensive LNG simulator package designed to enable new levels of safety and operational training for GasLog’s professional crews. GasLog, an international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers, operates 27 LNG vessels through its subsidiary, GasLog LNG Services and seven ships currently on order. The KDI contract represents a major commitment and investment on GasLog’s part to provide a flawlessly accurate...

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InfoSHIP - Electronic LogBooks Software Approved by Major Flags

By MarEx 2018-09-20 16:29:52

The shipping industry is rapidly changing: the IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) has developed the draft guidelines for the use of electronic MARPOL record books, and it is anticipated that these guidelines will be adopted by IMO in 2019, a confirmation of how important it is to gain and share experience in the use of electronic record books (ELBs). The maritime administrations of Panama, Marshall Islands, Cyprus and the Isle of Man have already recognized the use of InfoSHIP...

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Contract Signed for One of the World’s First Small-Scale LNG FRUs

By MarEx 2018-09-19 18:44:30

TGE Marine Gas Engineering recenty signed the contract for the design and supply of the cargo handling system and tank material package for one of the world's first small-scale floating storage and regasification units (FSRU) with Jiangnan Shipyard group. The 28,000 m3 capacity barge-type FRU was ordered by TEMA LNG, which is backed by Helios Investment from London and shall be located in Ghana. In close co-operation with the owner and the shipyard, TGE Marine has participated in the development of this new flexible...

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Navarino Announces Connectivity Cooperation with Intelsat

By MarEx 2018-09-19 18:13:14

Navarino, the maritime industry’s leading technology company, announced today that it will add maritime connectivity services from Intelsat S.A. to its portfolio of connectivity solutions. Under the agreement, Navarino will introduce innovative Intelsat satellite services delivered from the award-winning IntelsatOne Flex platform, a global managed service designed to optimize bandwidth allocations and provide flexible coverage where it is needed most. With this service set to be introduced to customers in Q3 2018, Navarino CEO Dimitris Tsikopoulos is expecting a high...

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Sembcorp Marine, ABS and A*STAR Team Up

By MarEx 2018-09-19 18:06:00

With the growing relevance of LNG as a sustainable alternative to oil and other fossil fuels, Sembcorp Marine, ABS and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) are teaming up to develop new technologies, applications and capabilities in the offshore, marine and energy sectors that will advance the adoption of LNG as a globally preferred fuel.  Through this collaboration, the three organizations aim to make LNG more accessible, reliable and safer for industry and domestic consumption. This morning at Sembcorp...

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Green Corridor JIP Delivers Innovative Bulk Carrier Designs

By MarEx 2018-09-19 17:55:35

The Green Corridor Joint Industry Project (JIP) has ended on a high note, delivering a well-received LNG-fuelled Newcastlemax design for transporting iron ore and coal on the Australia–China route in Phase 1a, and upsizing it to the very large ore carrier (VLOC) class in Phase 1b. The project was recently concluded with a signing ceremony in Singapore. “The Green Corridor project brought together key stakeholders in the iron ore and coal trades, and the partners have made great progress in...

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