• WasteFuel Technology Converts Municipal Solid...

    With the shipping industry moving toward the broader adoption of methanol as an alternative fuel supply and sourcing concerns remain. California-based start-up WateFuel, which counts Maersk and NetJets among its investors, has developed a new technology module for converting municipal solid waste into low-carbon fuels. According to the company, the technology can be built efficiently where waste is located and scale production efficiently and rapidly toward meeting the shipping industry’s growing demand for green methanol.

  • How Portable Simulator Benefits VSTEP’s Clients

    The Portable Simulator is an accessible entrance point to maritime simulation training. While a full-mission bridge simulator might be an investment and require a lot of internal alignment, a Portable Simulator is a rather economical option. It gives organizations data points to decide whether it’s worth setting up maritime simulation training. This is what the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, MSG eG and Royal Boskalis Westminster are aiming to achieve with our Portable Simulator. It gives them an indication about whether simulation could enhance their learning possibilities. 

  • Vessel Becomes Unique Lab and Demonstrator for...

    One of the challenges for shipowners and operators in deciding on new technologies is often that they needed to be ordered without experiencing how they perform in real-life environments. Wärtsilä Voyage, part of the technology group Wärtsilä, unveiled at SMM in Hamburg a unique new solution, a demonstrator and innovation vessel that presents a platform to experience different technologies.


  • Commodity shipping to optimise port time in new...

    Two shipping software and service digitalisation leaders join forces to deliver end-to-end digitalisation of the voyage management processes in global commodity shipping, solving the complexities of predicting and managing port times, demurrage and costs at terminal level.


  • Agreement signed for design of climate-neutral...

    Germany’s shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) and Canadian intermodal transportation company Oceanex signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the design of a climate-neutral container roll-on/roll-off (ConRo) vessel.


  • Kongsberg Maritime Launches Ecoadvisor™, a...

    Kongsberg Maritime Launches Ecoadvisor™, a powerful decision support tool for vessel optimisation EcoAdvisor™ is an outcome of a joint ‘Intelligent Efficiency’ research project between Kongsberg Maritime, vessel operator DOF Subsea AS (DOF), Sintef, NORCE and Innovation Norway, with the aim of developing technologies to monitor and reduce the GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions during vessel operations.

  • AtoB@C Shipping orders five more electric hybrid...

    AtoB@C Shipping, subsidiary of ESL Shipping, declares an option and order for five additional vessels from the Indian shipyard Chowgule & Company Private Limited, from which the shipping company has previously ordered seven identical electric hybrid vessels.


  • Wärtsilä to digitalise Associated British Ports’...

    Wärtsilä Voyage, part of the technology group Wärtsilä, has signed a prestigious contract for a five-year framework agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading ports group, to digitalise operations at its 21 ports. The project aims to accelerate the digital transformation of port calls and operations, making them as efficient, sustainable and safe as possible. The Wärtsilä Voyage technologies chosen for the project; Navi-Port, Navi-Harbour Vessel Traffic Services, and Port Management Information System (PMIS) will help ABP employees meet their targets, complement the company’s safety culture during port operations and optimise vessel planning and movements, which can have a positive impact on local, national and global supply chains.


ZeroNorth unveils new AI-enabled fuel model

Technology company ZeroNorth has today unveiled its new advanced fuel model, which uses a combination of AI and best practice naval architecture knowledge to predict the expected operational fuel consumption of any type of vessel in the global fleet.


Innovative Vessel Being Built for Hawaiian Marine Research

An innovative research vessel is being built for the University of Hawai?i at M?noa and the University of Hawai?i Foundation (UHF) on behalf of the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) to allow them to access and study marine environments in the Hawaiian Islands. The unique design of the vessel will be fundamental to meeting the University of Hawai’i’s research goals and according to the researchers, the knowledge gained from the science missions on this vessel will directly support the management and conservation of Hawai?i’s marine resources.