The container ship Marcos V reported to the Netherlands Coast Guard that it lost at least 26 empty containers at sea on Saturday 19 February. The ship was en route to Rotterdam and lost the containers between the north of the Dutch Wadden Island Vlieland and the west...
A.P. Moller-Maersk has installed automated weather stations (AWS) on fifty of its vessels creating an oceanic web of weather and climate observations. All collected data is transmitted live to the National Meteorological Service of Germany, Deutscher Wetterdienst...
UK-based Windship Technology has come up with a diesel electric ship drive system that eliminates CO2, NOx, SOx and particulate matter whilst also incorporating large solar arrays, carbon capture, optimised hull shapes and specialised weather routing software. The...
The discussion about weather dependent lashing has continued both nationally and internationally, including within the IMO, for over 10 years. No consensus was ever reached about a so-called Unified Interpretation of the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Securing (the...
Roll Group has ordered ABB’s Ability Marine Advisory System – OCTOPUS for its latest addition to the fleet, the BigRoll Biscay. The software is to optimise the module carrier’s route based on weather and forecasted vessel motions. Vessel motion monitoring...
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