• Japanese tanker firms invest in Finnish AI navigation startup
    Three Japanese domestic tanker operators have invested in a Finnish smart navigation firm. Groke Technologies was established in October 2019 to develop autonomous-related navigation solutions. It has since gained the backing of Japanese bluechip Mitsubishi Corporation. Groke announced this week that it has raised funds from three Japanese tanker operators ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 01.12.2021By Sam Chambers
  • Samos Steamship orders capesize pair at Nihon Shipyard
    Samos Steamship has entered into a shipbuilding contract with Japan’s Nihon Shipyard for the construction of two capesize bulk carriers. The Greek owner is paying $60.5m for each 181,000 dwt ship with the delivery set for the third quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024, respectively. According to ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 01.12.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Wiljanen to take the helm at Gasum
    Finland-headquartered Gasum has appointed Mika Wiljanen as the company’s new chief executive officer. Wiljanen will take up the position on March 1, 2022. Wiljanen has served as CEO of St1 Oy since 2010, since when he has driven the company towards renewable energy solutions. At the same time, he has ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 01.12.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Tune into Thursday’s Captain’s Table finals for a free masterclass into how to pitch maritime tech
    Are you an aspiring maritime tech creator? Get a masterclass tomorrow for free in how to pitch your product in the marketplace by tuning in here to the finals of the Splash-supported Captain’s Table, one of the world’s top maritime start-up competitions. Into its third year, the Hong Kong-based Captain’s ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 01.12.2021By Sam Chambers
  • IFCHOR makes offshore wind play
    Shipbroker IFCHOR has invested in Hamburg-based Global Renewables Shipbrokers, moving into the booming offshore renewable shipping space. IFCHOR co-CEOs Ghigo and Manu Ravano said in a release: “Offshore renewable energy is an exciting new opportunity for us. GRS is a first mover company in this sector and has a solid ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 01.12.2021By Sam Chambers
  • Maersk Drilling jackup awarded more work with Petrogas
    Maersk Drilling and Petrogas North Sea have struck a deal to exercise the previously agreed exclusive option to employ the 2008-built jackup rig to drill an appraisal well at the Birgitta field in the UK sector of the North Sea. The contract is expected to commence at the end-2021, in ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 01.12.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Nexans wins $736m Italian interconnector contract
    Nexans has been awarded a frame contract worth more than €650m ($736m) with Italian transmission system operator Terna to supply an interconnector cabling solution for Tyrrhenian Link in Italy.  Under the contract, Nexans will manufacture and install 500 km of a 500 kV mass-impregnated cable and fiber optic cable at ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 01.12.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Using IoT technology to manage, track and locate cargo at sea
    Marc Pégulu from Sensing Products on how best to keep track of your box shipments. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a booming ecosystem of technology companies solving challenges and making the world better. Whether it be managing soil levels in remote farms to yield better harvests or connecting the ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Splash
  • Google to buy power from Orsted’s German offshore wind farm
    Google has signed up to offtake 50 MW of Ørsted’s planned 900 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Under a 12-year corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA), Ørsted will contribute to Google’s commitment to operating all of its data centres, cloud regions, and campuses on ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Keppel and Ørsted sign substations framework agreement
    Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine, through its shipbuilding subsidiary Keppel FELS, has inked a global framework deal with Danish utility Ørsted to potentially undertake future offshore substation projects. The agreement follows Keppel O&M’s recent completion of its first project for Ørsted in Singapore in September – two substations for Taiwan’s ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Methanol-fuelled towboats to enter market in 2023
    The world’s first methanol-powered towboat will join the fleet of Louisiana-based Maritime Partners and be available for hire in 2023. The towboat, dubbed Hydrogen One, will be IMO 2030 compliant and fulfill all criteria of the US Coast Guard’s Subchapter M standards. Elliott Bay Design of Seattle designed the ship, ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Höegh LNG seals FSRU deal in Australia
    Norway’s Höegh LNG has sealed a long-term charter deal with Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) for floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and agreed to collaborate on the future design and development of a new generation FSRU capable of receiving fuels such as green hydrogen. The 2019-built FSRU Höegh Galleon has ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • X-Press Feeders signs for 16 methanol-powered newbuilds
    Sea Consortium-controlled feeder operator X-Press Feeders has placed an order for sixteen 1,170 teu dual-fuel newbuild containerships that can operate on regular fuel or green methanol. The vessels will be built by China’s New Dayang Shipbuilding and Ningbo Xinle Shipbuilding Group, with each of them supplying eight units. The first ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Adis Ajdin
  • Biden’s supply chain plans are working: Walmart
    Walmart chief executive Doug McMillon praised the Biden administration’s efforts to ease supply chain bottlenecks yesterday, noting the decision to extend port hours was having a positive impact on the flow of goods. “We are seeing progress. The port and transit delays are improving,” McMillon told President Joe Biden during ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Sam Chambers
  • Shipping gets a new ship type with the introduction of the ultra large ethane carrier
    GTT, the French gas containment system manufacturer, has shown off a supersized ethane carrier it has developed with South Korean shipyard, Samsung Heavy Industries. The record-breaking design is 50% bigger than today’s largest ethane carriers afloat and ushers in a new acronym for shipping. The new ultra large ethane carrier ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Sam Chambers
  • Newcastlemax fleet swells in 2021
    Additions to the newcastlemax fleet have soared by double digits this year. Data from Braemar ACM shows that in the year-to-date, 9.2m dwt of newcastlemaxes have left Asian shipyards to join the merchant fleet, swelling the bunker segment by 12.3%, the highest growth in any dry bulk sector this year. ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Sam Chambers
  • Diana wins bid for Namura resale
    New York-listed Diana Shipping has emerged as the buyer of a sought after Namura Shipbuilding capesize. The Greek owner has paid just shy of $60m for its first cape since 2015 after the Japanese yard received multiple bids for the Tier III, 181,500 dwt ship that will hit the water ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Hans Thaulow
  • Pacific Basin debuts carbon neutral offering
    Hong Kong dry bulk shipping giant Pacific Basin has today launched its PB Carbon Neutral Voyage Programme. For customers wanting carbon neutral shipping, the company now offers the option of voluntarily offsetting voyage emissions from the transportation of their cargoes on Pacific Basin ships. Martin Fruergaard, the recently installed CEO ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Sam Chambers
  • Can dry bulk have success without excess?
    Felipe Simian, CEO of dry bulk firm Nachipa, on the markets ahead. Over the last two decades any sustained uptick in dry bulk freight rates has triggered a tsunami of newbuild orders. That was certainly the case when there were spikes in 2007-2008, 2010-2011, and 2013-2014. Will this time be ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Splash
  • CMA CGM implements incentive program to ease congestion at ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
    Starting on December 1, the CMA CGM Group will offer incentives to importers to pick up their containers from terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach within eight days of their arrival. This early container pickup incentive program will run for 90 days and is intended to ... read more
    splash247.com NewsPublished on 30.11.2021By Kim Biggar
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