Clean Marine, a marine exhaust scrubbers supplier based in Norway, has secured a contract from International Seaways for the supply of exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers).

The scrubbers will be installed on the seven very large crude carriers (VLCCs) of International Seaways.

The installation is scheduled to be completed before the enforcement of the International Maritime Organisation’s 0.5% sulphur mission cap in January 2020.

A new joint venture (JV) has been established by Ideanomics and APMEN Trade Tech to use blockchain technology to streamline port operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

The JV will make use of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to enhance the Asia-Pacific Model Electronic Port Network (APMEN) online port clearance system for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries.

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Ideanomics will hold a 60% interest in the newly formed JV, which will act as a combined platform for banks, lenders and customers, while eliminating middlemen in the supply chain.

GasLog has awarded a contract to Kongsberg Digital (KDI) for the delivery of a comprehensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) simulator package.

The package is designed to offer advanced safety and operational training to the GasLog crew.

The integrated training solution of the package includes engine and cargo-handling simulator models, as well as K-Sim navigation.

“The new equipment will be used by GCT to renew its existing machine fleet at the Deltaport and Vanterm facilities in the Port of Vancouver.”

The package also features a K-Sim engine desktop simulator, comprising the Steam Plant Dual Fuel LNG Carrier and Diesel Electric Duel Fuel DE21 LNG models, in addition to the K-Sim Navigation DNV Class A ship’s bridge simulator.

Global Container Terminals (GCT) has placed a contract with Kalmar for the supply of ten new machines.

Kalmar will be responsible for the delivery of three reach stackers, four empty container handlers, and three heavy-duty loaded container handlers, under the contract.

The new equipment will be used by GCT to renew its existing machine fleet at the Deltaport and Vanterm facilities in the Port of Vancouver.

Delivery of the machines is expected to take place in the fourth quarter of this year.

Associated British Ports (ABP) has reached an agreement with Marine Transport International (MTI) to facilitate the development of blockchain technology-based solutions to enhance port connectivity.

The pilot programme will be carried out at 21 ports handled by ABP in the UK. The ports account for 25% of the seaborne cargo in the country.

The blockchain solutions developed by MTI will be used by ABP in pilot shipments, under the partnership.