InterManager Daily News 30.11.2023.

1. Wärtsilä retrofit ten Hafnia tankers for improved propulsion efficiency Technology group Wärtsilä will supply its EnergoFlow and EnergoProFin solutions for ten Bird Class oil and chemical tankers owned by Hafnia – the Singapore head-quartered global tanker operator. The combination of the two Wärtsilä systems ensures an optimised waterflow over and after the propeller, thereby improving propulsion efficiency considerably. The order was booked by Wärtsilä in October 2023.
2. Demonstration test of autonomous navigation system on large RORO cargo under the Nippon Foundation MEGURI2040 fully autonomous ship project Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, has been participated in the Joint Technological Development Program for the Demonstration test of Fully Autonomous Ships under the MEGURI 2040 Fully Autonomous Ship Project*administrated by the Nippon Foundation.
3. Petrobras invests in robots to automate offshore inspections Petrobras will invest US$4 million in the acquisition of robots from ANYbotics. These robots will be capable to run autonomous visual inspections. The data obtained from ANYmal X inspection missions will show the most efficient and safest teams in maintenance routines. Petrobras will receive six ANYmal X units in 2024 for testing and development at its facilities.
4. Shipping’s upcoming dot-com bubble Giampiero Soncini, managing director of Oceanly, is a seasoned maritime IT salesperson. Writing for Splash today he warns of clear similarities between today’s shipping tech scene and the dot-com bubble at the start of the century.
5. Atlas Maritime bolsters suezmax tanker orderbook in South Korea Greece’s Atlas Maritime has added to its orderbook of suezmax tankers in South Korea.The Leon Patitsas-led company has returned to DH Shipbuilding for two more 158,000 dwt ships, after booking four scrubber-fitted units earlier this year.
6. McDermott given green light for work on Shell’s gas field off Trinidad US subsea and deepwater engineering and construction player McDermott has received a limited notice to proceed with an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract from Shell for the Manatee gas field development project, located off the east coast of Trinidad and Tobago.
7. Top Admiral Says Royal Canadian Navy Is In Trouble Canada’s understaffed and resource-stretched navy is in “a critical state” and might not be able to carry out its basic duties next year, the top admiral said in a YouTube video released this week. The comments by Vice-Admiral Angus Topshee are an unusually blunt expression of unhappiness from the military over the state of the armed forces.
8. Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery of Icon of the Seas, the World’s Largest Cruise Ship Royal Caribbean International has taken delivery of the world’s largest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, from Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland. Delivery comes after more than seven years since the order was placed and 900 days of design and construction.
9. Baltic index extends rally on higher capesize rates The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index rose on Tuesday for the fourth consecutive session driven by a jump in the capesize segment. The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax and supramax shipping vessels, gained 132 points, or 5.8%, to 2,391 – its highest level in one-and-a-half years.
10. DP World Slashes Carbon Emissions in UAE by Accessing Renewable Energy DP World has cuts carbon emissions from its UAE operations by nearly 50% this year by accessing renewably produced power from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). DEWA has issued more than 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) to DP World so far this year.


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