Maritime Roundup: 29 March 2019

PortXL Maritime Roundup

Fortnightly maritime news for the industry and PortXL community.

MARITIME NEWS

Bureau Veritas and Kongsberg Maritime in remote survey first

The ability to remotely survey the data output with “DP Digital Survey” from the Kongsberg Maritime solution is a first for the industry and a further step on the road to ever smarter ships.

Inmarsat board agrees to sell company for $3.4bn

Inmarsat’s board of directors has announced that it intends to “unanimously recommend” to shareholders that they accept a cash offer of approximately $3.4 billion to sell the business to a consortium led by Apax Partners, judging the bid to be a “fair and reasonable” price for the satellite business.

Maritime data analytics platform raises $5m

Maritime data analytics company ioCurrents has announced the completion of a new $5 million financing round, led by Imagen Capital Partners, to support the continued roll-out of its MarineInsight analytics platform.

ABB to power first Chinese-built cruise ship

ABB has inked a deal to supply a digitally connected power and propulsion package for China’s first domestically-built cruise ship, which will allow the vessel’s onboard systems to be remotely monitored and optimised from shore.

Maersk to test biofuel on Triple E vessel

Danish shipping giant Maersk has partnered up with members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) in the world’s largest maritime biofuel pilot project.

CMA CGM boxship refueled with sustainable marine biofuel in Rotterdam port

The biofuel trial saw French shipping company CMA CGM, the Port of Rotterdam, the GoodShipping Program and IKEA Transport & Logistics Services work together in a first-of-its-kind partnership for the shipping industry.

Port of Antwerp readies landmark hydrogen fuelling

The Port of Antwerp aims to open a hydrogen bunkering station later this year, marking the first time a major port has announced a marine hydrogen fuel supply.

More than one in two maritime employees are actively seeking a new job

The 10th annual Maritime Employee Survey carried by Halcyon Recruitment and Coracle highlighted grave concerns about job security in today’s challenging shipping conditions.