The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s Marine Services Directorate is to use drones to monitor marine pollution in the Bosphorus Strait, northwestern Turkey, to gain greater control over surveillance and fine enforcement.
Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to supply 61 dual-fuel engines for 16 new gas carrier ships being built for Japanese owners. These engines will be the first Wärtsilä 50DF engines delivered for the Japanese LNG carrier market.
2015 was a year of turmoil and uncertainty for the maritime industry. However out of stormy seas came strong technology trends. In this week’s spotlight we examine the innovations that will make an immense impact on shaping the industry in 2016.
Germany’s ministry of transport and digital infrastructure has awarded a “seven-figure” sum to a pilot project that will introduce the world’s first mobile, containerised solution for supplying LNG power to container ships that call at the Port of Hamburg.
A product of enhanced satellite connectivity, big data and advanced analytical powers, the smart ship is being billed as the next ‘revolution’ for all sectors of the maritime industry. When it comes to the pursuit of the smart ship, China is full switched on and as a result is nautical miles ahead of other nations.