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Wärtsilä, PSA Marine Achieve Breakthrough in IntelliTug Project

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: The technology group Wärtsilä, in collaboration with PSA Marine, has achieved a breakthrough in its IntelliTug project. Following the successful installation of a first-of-its-kind Dynamic Positioning (DP) system onboard the harbour tug ‘PSA Polaris’, trials are now being carried out in the Port of …

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Maersk To Pilot Battery System to Improve Power Production

  Chennai: Port Wings News Network: A containerized 600 kWh marine battery system will be installed in a trial on board the Maersk Cape Town in December 2019 to improve vessel performance and reliability while reducing CO2 emissions. Søren Toft, Maersk COO, said, “This trial will provide a greater understanding …

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DG Shipping Targets Seafarers’ Recruitment and Manning Agents

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: After targeting maritime training institutes, faculty and seafarers over quality issues, India’s maritime administration is now looking to rein-in recruitment and manning agents by grading their performance through an external agency, according to a report in leading daily Business Line. The directorate General of Shipping …

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Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Webb Institute Students

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Crowley Maritime Corp. has awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two seniors attending Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering. In making the award, the Webb scholarship selection committee honored Louis Bock of Pipersville, Pa., and Mara DuVernois, …

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Indian Register of Shipping Receives RO Authorisation From Denmark

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has approved the application by the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) for authorisation as a “Recognised Organisation” (RO). Seeking RO status from key maritime flags is part of IRClass’ strategy to expand its presence in Europe. The company already has …

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Government Shuts 14 Maritime Training Institutes for Malpractices

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) has shuttered 14 maritime training institutes in the country for indulging in fraudulent practices as India’s maritime administration steps up efforts to improve the training quality in a bid to capture a larger share of the global seafarers’ market, …

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