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Digital shoppers must understand the vital role shipping plays
16/09/2019 Author: Debra Massey
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron of Maritime UK, demonstrated the importance of London International Shipping Week (LISW) by attending a VIP reception at Banqueting House. Read More
Free BIMCO market analysis webinar
16/09/2019 MARPRO Team
On 19 September, BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand, will focus on the current freight market conditions and put them into context, while at the same time looking at recent fleet developments. Read More
Propulsion package set new standards for high-speed vessels
16/09/2019 MARPRO Team
Volvo Penta and Swedish boatbuilder Marell have joined forces to create the new Marell M15 patrol boat. Equipped with Volvo Penta’s latest D6 engine and DPI system, the vessel is tailor-made from helm-to-prop to set a new standard. Read More
AI and ML: essential tools for the future of marine insurance
16/09/2019 By Matthew Madahar, Data Analyst
Historically, 80% of the information needed to make an underwriting decision has been generated internally and 20% externally. Moving forward, this will switch. Read More
New ship operating expenses assessment
16/09/2019 MARPRO Team
The Baltic Exchange has launched a new assessment to track the cost of operating vessels. Initially covering a range of dry bulk vessels, the service will also be expanded to tankers and other sectors. Read More
Super-efficient Wasaline ferry choses navigation system
16/09/2019 MARPRO Team
The new Wasaline RoPax ferry, currently under construction at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) yard in Finland, will be fitted with the technology group Wärtsilä’s Nacos Platinum navigation and communication system. Read More
Chevron Marine Lubricants launches new gear oils
16/09/2019 MARPRO Team
Chevron Marine Lubricants have introduced a new range of premium high-performance gear oils designed for use in industrial and marine clutched gear systems, where extreme load and shock load protection is required. Read More
Goodbye big ships. Hello profitability.
16/09/2019 Author: Kris Kosmala
An interesting article by Kris Kosmala, Strategy for Business and IT, Technology Innovation (AI & optimization), Business Digital Transformation Read More
Pushes fuel efficiency boundaries with new coating
11/09/2019 MARPRO Team
Today, leading global coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched an innovative new fouling defence system – Hempaguard MaX. This unique three-coat system provides vessels with a smoother hull. It reduces drag. Read More
Wärtsilä thrusters contribute to successful sea trials for the world’s largest SSCV
11/09/2019 MARPRO Team
Performance of the propulsion solutions supplied by the technology group Wärtsilä exceeded the design specification and contributed to the success of the sea trials for the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) Read More
Steps to grow UK's $6bn maritime businesses
11/09/2019 MARPRO Team
A new report commissioned by trade promotion body Maritime London has set out 36 detailed recommendations to grow the UK's $6bn - ¬marine insurance, ship broking, legal, finance and classification industries. Read More
V.Group  to provide crew management services to 93 offshore vessels
11/09/2019 MARPRO Team
V.Group has signed a contract with ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to provide crew management services to 93 offshore support vessels, the company announced today. Read More
NORDEN establishes targeted decarbonisation role
11/09/2019 MARPRO Team
NORDEN has established a new, dedicated decarbonisation position to drive NORDEN’s decarbonisation efforts and meet the company’s ambitious emission reduction targets. Read More
Innovative technology to support Naval autonomy
11/09/2019 MARPRO Team
Rolls-Royce is developing an autonomous machinery control system which allows Naval vessels to undertake long endurance missions with less human interaction. Read More
Flexibility is the key as shipping transitions to a lower carbon future
11/09/2019 MARPRO Team
DNV GL – Maritime has released the third edition of its Maritime Forecast to 2050 at London International Shipping Week 2019 (LISW). The Maritime Forecast examines the future of the shipping industry in a rapidly changing global energy landscape. Read More
Damen Workboat Show is rebranded as Damen Maritime Festival
11/09/2019 MARPRO Team
Damen Shipyards Group is once again holding its one-day-only annual industry networking event at its headquarters at Gorinchem in the Netherlands. Read More
Why maritime companies should now start smart with their data
02/09/2019 MARPRO Team
In the data infographic, released by Shipbuilder today, you can discover the most notable advantages of switching to data-driven operations for maritime companies. Read More
BWM convention to reach second phase
02/09/2019 MARPRO Team
The Ballast Water Management Convention is coming into full effect from this September so all ships must be fitted with D-2-compliant ballast water treatment system by the next IOPP renewal survey no later than 8 September 2024. Read More
Semco Maritime adds new business area within Feasibility Studies for Offshore Wind
02/09/2019 MARPRO Team
Semco Maritime to leverage two decades of offshore wind project experience into a new business area focusing on the concept and feasibility phases of offshore wind projects. Read More
Sustainable waste disposal for Princess Cruises vessel
02/09/2019 MARPRO Team
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply and install an Auto Gasification solution for the ‘Regal Princess’, a Princess Cruises vessel. This innovative technology will enable the safe disposal of waste from the ship. Read More
Høglund to supply gas solutions to Norway´s first LNG bunker vessel
02/09/2019 MARPRO Team
Høglund has been awarded a contract by Bergen Tankers to deliver a cargo handling system (CHS) for the LNG bunker vessel Bergen LNG, the company announced today. Read More
Port Of Cork doubles its customs facilities in preparation for No-Deal Brexit
02/09/2019 MARPRO Team
The Port is in close coordination with the Irish government and European Union to ensure the fluidity of trade. Read More
Record high seaborne US crude oil exports in June 2019
02/09/2019 Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst BIMCO
The highest US crude oil exports to China in 11 months lifted total seaborne US crude oil exports to a record high at 11.9 million (m) tonnes in June 2019. Read More
First Additive Manufacturing Approval
02/09/2019 MARPRO Team
DNV GL awards thyssenkrupp first Additive Manufacturing Approval of Manufacturer certificate Read More
Methanol Institute welcomes new additions to dual-fuel shipping fleet
26/08/2019 MARPRO Team
Total of four product tankers to be launched this year will be IMO2020 and IMO NOx Tier III compliant. Read More
AWILCO Drilling PLC and SH Group signs first option i.e. second order
26/08/2019 MARPRO Team
Xervo™ by SH Group, the leading producer of the approved conventional NORSOK lifeboat systems, The Boat-In-A-Box™ davit system, has signed the contract for the first option with Awilco Drilling PLC. Read More
Damen wins Award for  Human Machine Interface
26/08/2019 MARPRO Team
Damen Shipyards Group has won an award for the Human Machine Interface that it has been developing over the past two years for its Next Generation Tug Series. Read More
Impressive speaker line up for Maritime Cyprus 2019
26/08/2019 MARPRO Team
Maritime Cyprus has unveiled its impressive speaker line-up and programme for the October conference, themed ‘Sea Change’. Read More
Wallenius Wilhelmsen delivers improved results in a challenging market
26/08/2019 MARPRO Team
Wallenius Wilhelmsen reports EBITDA of USD 211 million in the second quarter, delivering improved results despite lower revenues. The results were positively impacted by higher net freight/CBM, more efficient operations and lower net bunker cost. Read More
HRH The Princess Royal to welcome global maritime leaders to London
26/08/2019 MARPRO Team
HRH The Princess Royal will officially welcome five hundred of the world’s leading maritime executives, diplomats and heads of government to the UK for London International Shipping Week in September. Read More
Wind farm being considered at Snorre and Gullfaks
26/08/2019 MARPRO Team
Equinor and partners at Gullfaks and Snorre have decided to explore the possibilities of supplying the Gullfaks and Snorre fields with power from floating offshore wind. Read More
EGCSA launches global database to eliminate uncertainty around the operation of exhaust gas cleaning
26/08/2019 MARPRO Team
With just 5 months until the entry into force of a global marine fuel sulphur cap of 0.50%, the number of ships fitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) by 1 January 2020 is set to be around 4,000. Read More
Meet BIMCO’S Chief Shipping Analyst at JOC Container Trade Europe in Hamburg
21/08/2019 MARPRO Team
Join Peter Sand at the JOC Container Trade Europe conference in Hamburg, Germany on the 17th of September. Read More
Clean Arctic Alliance calls on Nordic Prime Ministers to support a ban on heavy fuel oil
21/08/2019 MARPRO Team
Lead Advisor, Dr Sian Prior and Árni Finnsson from the Iceland Nature Conservation Association are calling on the Nordic Prime Ministers and the German Federal Chancellor to support the call for a ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic. Read More
Scandlines installs Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution on board hybrid ferry
21/08/2019 MARPRO Team
Scandlines drives investment in wind propulsion technology on board the M/V Copenhagen reducing further carbon emissions. Read More
NORDEN signs multiple long-term global contracts
21/08/2019 MARPRO Team
NORDEN has contracted with Enviva to transport 1.3-1.5 million metric tons of wood pellets from the United States to Europe over a 6-year period. Read More
Hurtigruten introduces three new hybrid powered cruise ships
21/08/2019 MARPRO Team
Hurtigruten continues to move boundaries for green technology: Through giant makeovers, three Hurtigruten vessels will be transformed to premium, hybrid powered expedition cruise ships. Read More
Jumbo and GoodFuels partner to take sustainable Bio-Fuel Oil to the offshore support market
21/08/2019 MARPRO Team
Leading global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo, and the world’s first commercial, sustainable marine biofuel company GoodFuels, today announced a joint initiative. Read More
Digital solution helps to  reduce fuel costs and environmental footprint
21/08/2019 MARPRO Team
ABB secured its first contract for ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT for fleet of 55 vessels with Hamburg based ship manager CPO Containerschiffreederei (CCPO) Read More
Download free sulphur marine fuel guide
21/08/2019 MARPRO Team
A number of shipping, refining, fuel supply and standards organisations have worked together to produce Joint Industry Guidance on the supply and use of 0.50% - sulphur marine fuel. Read More
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