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Tankers to benefit from efficiency system


Finland-based WE Tech Solutions, an energy efficiency solution provider for the maritime industry, has signed an agreement to deliver an integrated solution to two newbuild product and chemical tankers for Swedish shipowner Donsötank.

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Wärtsilä & DNV GL agree to collaborate in promoting and accelerating marine sector’s digital transformation


The technology group Wärtsilä and classification society DNV GL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which they agree to work together to contribute to the marine industry’s ongoing digital transformation. In particular, the two companies wish to further explore the potential use of digital technologies, collaborative data sharing, and standardisation to enhance existing products and services, and to develop new ones

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DNV GL study looks at challenges in scrubber operations


The Global Sulphur Cap is in force now and many owners have opted for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (“SOx scrubbers”) to achieve compliance. DNV GL conducted a study to learn about owners’ experiences of installing and operating scrubbers. The insightful results can help the industry avoid some of the challenges.

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Panama Canal Introduces Freshwater Surcharge


Due to changing rainfall patterns and historic low water levels at Gatun Lake, the main source of water for the waterway, the Panama Canal has announced a new freshwater surcharge beginning February 15.

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