New smart bollard tests

A new Smart Bollard is under test at Hutchison Ports ECT Delta Terminal on the Maasvlakte, Rotterdam. The bollard can measure the loads imposed on mooring lines in realtime. It allows the real-time safety monitoring of the moored vessel, and generally it provides clearer information about the berth conditions for vessels.


Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) undertakes successful sea trials for pioneer batch of vessels in India to use biofuel

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has undertaken successful sea trials for two vessels towards use of biofuels in concurrence with the Indian flag administration. The two vessels – Ambuja Mukund and Ambuja Vaibhav, are owned by Ambuja Cements Ltd., which is a part of the global conglomerate Lafarge Holcim, a leader in building solutions.