Bureau Veritas Joins International Windship Association

July 16, 2019
Bureau Veritas Joins International Windship Association

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA). This non-profit organisation brings together wind propulsion projects and research organisations and promotes wind as a viable and increasingly economic option for commercial vessels.

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Mitsui and Tokyo University Test Autonomous Vessel Berthing

July 12, 2019
Mitsui and Tokyo University Test Autonomous Vessel Berthing

Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding, Mitsui OSK Lines and the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology have completed 54 autonomous berthing operations using a virtual pier set on the open water off the coast of Japan. The demonstration project was conducted using the university's training ship Shioji Maru.

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Dutch Offshore Hydrogen Pilot Ready for Take-off

July 10, 2019
Dutch Offshore Hydrogen Pilot Ready for Take-off

With the addition of Neptune Energy, a new power-to-gas pilot project that is to create the first offshore hydrogen plant in the Dutch North Sea is ready to start. Neptune owns the platform off the coast of Scheveningen that will be used to install a megawatt electrolyser.

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Hydrogen Could Be a Big Step in Reducing Emissions in Port of Rotterdam

July 9, 2019
Hydrogen Could Be a Big Step in Reducing Emissions in Port of Rotterdam

Two hydrogen plants on the Maasvlakte can drastically reduce CO2 emissions in the port of Rotterdam. The plants, including the required infrastructure, will cost about two billion euros. This is the result of a feasibility study carried out by sixteen organisations united in the H-vision project.

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Drones Can Now Measure a Ship's Steel Thickness

July 8, 2019
Drones Can Now Measure a Ship's Steel Thickness

Visual inspections and steel thickness measurements are key elements of renewal surveys. To reduce survey time and cost, DNV GL has developed a new type of drone with ultrasonic technology that can measure steel thickness.

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Studies into Vulnerability of Distributed Systems and Ammonia as a Marine Fuel Nominated for Maritime Designer Award

July 4, 2019
Studies into Vulnerability of Distributed Systems and Ammonia as a Marine Fuel Nominated for Maritime Designer Award

Agnieta Habben Jansen with her entry 'Vulnerability Reduction of Distributed Systems' and Niels de Vries with his research titled 'Ammonia as renewable fuel for the maritime industry' have been nominated for this year's Maritime Designer Award. This award is intended for individual designers, PhD students, recent graduates and start-ups who want to bring their work and approach to the fore.

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New Bulk Carrier Design Meets IMO 2030 Targets

July 3, 2019
New Bulk Carrier Design Meets IMO 2030 Targets

Through the use of optimised propulsion, LNG, sails, energy storage and solar panels, a new type of bulk carrier has been designed that meets IMO's 2030 emissions targets. Remarkable about the design is that it uses currently available technologies.

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International Standard for Bollard Pull Trials Launched

July 2, 2019
International Standard for Bollard Pull Trials Launched

The bollard pull certificate plays an important role in the delivery and commercial deployment of tugs. Up until now, a uniform standard for the conduct, measurement and analysis of a bollard pull trial was not available. A recent Joint Industry Project (JIP) has now developed this standard.

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First Blockchain Container Reaches Rotterdam

July 2, 2019
First Blockchain Container Reaches Rotterdam

The first paperless, instantly financed and fully door-to-door tracked container made its way from Korea to the warehouse of Samsung SDS in Tilburg via Port of Rotterdam. This was made possible by Blockchain-based platform Deliver.

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Dutch SME Catalyst Fund Supports Dredging Robot Project

July 1, 2019
Dutch SME Catalyst Fund Supports Dredging Robot Project

The company Aqitec Water Systems in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, has received 20,000 euros from the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Catalyst Fund Drechtsteden. The company uses this co-financing to carry out a feasibility study for a dredging robot.

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