Tag: Safety 4 Sea
Date: May 18, 2012
From eco ships to maritime administration, we’ve been keeping an eye on all the most interesting stories from the maritime industry. Here’s a selection of articles from the past week:
Maritime software drives energy efficiency – Germanischer Lloyd experts recently showed how the increased deployment of the latest maritime software systems can help shipping businesses to reduce emissions to air and sea, enhance their reputation as good corporate citizens and even save on port fees. With a growing number of environmental regulations coming into force, the use of maritime software is on the rise benefiting ship managers and operators. It’s also one area of shipping that is highly underinvested with only 0.7% of the investments that go into new vessels going into software technologies, Safety 4 Sea reports.
Date: May 11, 2012
From maritime mentoring to training standards legislation, we’ve been keeping an eye on all the most interesting stories from the maritime industry. Here’s a selection of articles from the past week:
Standards of training: During the IMO’s most recent meeting of the Sub-Committee on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) new working groups were set up to consider the standards of training in the maritime industry. Specific focus was put on the development of an e-navigation plan. The session, held at the IMO Headquarters, also aimed to highlight the contribution the shipping industry is making to ensure sustainable development of the global economy. More information on the committee session can be read on Safety 4 Sea here.
Date: May 4, 2012
From eco-shipping to survival through innovation, we’ve been keeping an eye on the most interesting maritime news. Here’s a selection of green themed articles from the past week:
The next generation cargo ship – The Wind Challenger Project, set up by the University of Tokyo, aims to substantially reduce fuel consumption by large merchant vessels. The key idea is to utilise giant retractable sails, 20m wide by 50m high, to make maximal use of wind energy. DigInfo.tv reports that the group has done simulations for shipping routes, with the results indicating that hybrid ships with sails and engines could reduce annual fuel consumption by about 30% on average.
Date: April 27, 2012
From e-Navigation to the last surviving tea clipper, we’ve been keeping an eye on the most interesting maritime news. Here’s a selection of articles from the past week:
Rebranding of EfficienSea – The Danish Maritime Authority is still in the lead of the development of the navigation concept of the future, e-Navigation. Safety 4 Sea reports that the framework is no longer called EfficienSea, but ACCSEAS. The Danish Maritime Authority has hosted two e-Navigation conferences, and a third one is already being planned.