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Maritime industry players join forces to realize the decarbonization potential of solid oxide fuel cells

Alfa Laval, DTU Energy, Haldor Topsoe, Svitzer and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping are entering into a joint project to accelerate the development of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology. Funded by a grant from Danish EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), the partners will pursue a high-efficiency solution with the scalability to support marine industry decarbonization. 
 

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Proactive vs. reactive cyber security strategies in maritime

CMA CGM, the world’s fourth-largest container shipping company, announced that it had experienced a cyber breach. Initially stating that its systems security hadn’t been compromised, a few days later, it had to declare that it was working on a plan to get access back to its systems. A few years ago, this kind of news would have been unheard of, however organisations publicly declaring that they have suffered a cyber breach is becoming almost an everyday occurrence.

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Wärtsilä refits classic laker with semi-autonomous navigation

American Steamship Company and Wärtsilä are breaking new ground with a hands-off, self-driving, self-docking navigation sytem installed on a traditional lake freighter. According to Wärtsilä, the 24,000 GT American Courage is the largest ship ever to perform automatic dock-to-dock operation.

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Subsea Europe, Cyprus Subsea partner up

Germany-based marine data and equipment firm Subsea Europe Services and marine robotics and autonomous systems Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services, based in Cyprus, have entered strategic cooperation.

 
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International Maritime Security Associates (IMSA) launches remote cyber vulnerability scanning capabilities for ships

Vessels worldwide are now facing compliance with IMO 2021 cyber security regulations. These are the first of what could be additional cyber security regulations for regulated vessels and facilities. International Maritime Security Associates (IMSA), the developers of the award-winning ARMS software platform, have developed a suite of cyber security tools and services for the maritime industry. The company has recently launched the capability to conduct basic shipboard network vulnerability assessments without sending personnel onboard.

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