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Mandatory Maritime Single Window accelerates global shipping digitalisation

Mandatory Maritime Single Window accelerates global shipping digitalisation

In a leap towards promoting connectivity in the maritime sector, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced the mandatory Maritime Single Window (MSW). As of January 1, 2024, governments worldwide are obligated to employ this digital platform for efficient information exchange between ships, ports, and government agencies. The MSW, which comes under the Convention on […]

Norway’s Maritime Cleantech welcomes new collaborators

Norway’s Maritime Cleantech welcomes new collaborators

Maritime CleanTech, a proponent of green initiatives in the maritime sector has announced it will be collaborating with several key companies.  Ada Jakobsen, CEO of Maritime CleanTech, expressed enthusiasm about the expanded network, underscoring the profound significance of each member’s contributions to the collective endeavor. “Together, we are not merely navigating the seas; rather, we […]

Idwal launches digital platform for maritime inspection and fleet management

Idwal launches digital platform for maritime inspection and fleet management

Idwal, a specialist in ship pre-purchase inspections, has unveiled its latest product – Idwal ID, a digital platform which the company hopes will help to redefine the landscape of maritime inspections. The company aims to improve standardisation in fleet inspections, offering a comprehensive condition improvement program which feature a detailed analysis of individual assets within fleets.  […]

Japanese consortium signs contracts for construction of ammonia-fuelled gas carrier

Japanese consortium signs contracts for construction of ammonia-fuelled gas carrier

In a move towards harnessing more sustainable technology, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Japan Engine Corporation, IHI Power Systems Co., and Nihon Shipyard Co., Ltd. have inked contracts for the construction of the world’s first ammonia-fueled medium gas carrier (AFMGC).   The vessel, a 40,000 m³ type ammonia fuel ammonia carrier, is set to be delivered […]

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Got a story for The Naval Architect? Tell us about it!

For more than half a century, RINA’s principal publication, The Naval Architect, has been covering the latest advances in ship design, construction and technologies, providing independent technical information and insight on commercial shipping’s ongoing evolution. Focusing on large (100m plus) merchant ships, we feature a range of angles and opinions including expert comments from industry […]

From metrics to measures: IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator one year on

From metrics to measures: IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator one year on

Whether you consider it a utilitarian solution for determining shipping’s contribution towards greenhouse gas emissions, or an inherently flawed regulatory instrument that fails to grasp the nuances of ship operations, IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator is now an inescapable reality. By 31 March 2024, shipowners should have submitted their calculated CII to their nominated Data Collection […]

Quick wins: 15% of the global fleet is ripe for decarbonisation, says Powercell

Quick wins: 15% of the global fleet is ripe for decarbonisation, says Powercell

By Johan Burgren, business manager Marine, PowerCell   To date, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has focused many of its greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations on bigger ships in the merchant fleet that make up 85% of the industry’s carbon footprint. But it is the other 15% – such as short-sea fixed route shipping – where ultra-low- and […]

Seahaven makes case for evolution in cruise safety

Seahaven makes case for evolution in cruise safety

The sinking of the Titanic was a tragedy that shook the world. The widespread outrage over the disaster led to sweeping changes on the requirements of lifeboats on board a vessel and the establishment in 1914 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) which still governs maritime safety today. It […]

AYK Marine has disruptive ambitions for marine battery market

AYK Marine has disruptive ambitions for marine battery market

Andorra-headquartered AYK Marine batteries is emerging as one of the prime disruptors in the marine battery industry thanks to innovation in design, safety and driving down production costs. AYK, established by marine battery pioneer and electrical engineer Chris Kruger in 2018, is seeing a surge in demand since opening a new state-of-the-art automated manufacturing plant in […]

UK yards gearing up for shipbuilding boom

UK yards gearing up for shipbuilding boom

The UK shipbuilding industry has been experiencing a resurgence lately. This is driven by ambitious developments at iconic shipyards such as Harland & Wolff and the cutting-edge innovations spearheaded by BAE Systems. These key players are reshaping the industry and contributing to the nation’s maritime prowess in an era of global challenges and opportunities.  Nestled […]

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