China’s Sinochem International Logistics, a leading chemical tanker owner and operator with 80 vessels, is implementing DNV GL’s data smart fleet management system ShipManager on the entire fleet, optimizing operations and improving performance and efficiency.
This partnership will enable the two shipping companies to offer, what they believe is, the market’s best shortsea solution between Norway, Poland and the Baltic countries.
Containerships has invested to a strong growth path with new LNG-vessels and trucks. The other focus has been to open new services in its main market area in the Baltics. Opening a new service in Norway with a strong player like Viasea enables us to offer competitive solution to our customers right from the beginning and speeds up our growth, says Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, CEO of Containerships plc.
Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, has launched Eniram SkyLight 3.0 for fleet performance monitoring and is partnering with Concirrus to deliver sophisticated solutions for marine insurance underwriting based on accurate operational data.
Eniram SkyLight 3.0 is a significant update to its subscription-based fleet performance monitoring service. The service now includes mobile notifications and virtual propeller RPM (revolutions per minute) sensing. This latest innovation supports Wärtsilä’s intention to lead the marine industry’s transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem via improved connectivity and the use of real-time data.
Kvaerner said it plans to invest NOK 370 million ($46.8 million) in a new quay at the company’s facility at Stord.
”The objective for this upgrade will be to make the facility more flexible. We invest now to strengthen our competitiveness, and this extension will position Kvaerner for deliveries of new solutions to both oil and gas projects and other market segments,” said Kvaerner president & CEO, Jan Arve Haugan.
Croatian investment corporation Kermas Group intends to buy Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (AHS) in Finland from Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC confirmed to World Maritime News.
KERMAS plans to acquire a 55 percent stake from USC, becoming a majority shareholder of the Finnish shipyard, the group told World Maritime News separately.
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a 10-year service partnership agreement with the Swiss company Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD), a leading developer of two-stroke low-speed gas and diesel engines used for propulsion power in merchant shipping. The new partnership agreement appoints Wärtsilä as an authorized global service provider for all WinGD products and provides WinGD and its customers continued access to Wärtsilä’s worldwide service network and comprehensive services offering. It also enhances the opportunity for Wärtsilä to provide integrated smart solutions and smart services to the merchant shipping industry.