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e5 Consortium to Develop Zero-Emission Vessels

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Seven companies–Asahi Tanker Co. Ltd., Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., Exeno Yamamizu Corp., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd., Tokyo Electric Power Co., and Mitsubishi Corp.–have established the “e5 Consortium,” with the goal of establishing new ocean shipping infrastructure services through various initiatives to develop, realize and commercialize zero-emission electric vessels. e5 stands for five

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Report on Japan’s Maritime Innovation Ecosystem

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A new study, “A quiet revolution – the maritime innovation ecosystem in Japan,” explores the commitments to Internet of Things (IoT)-based ship and crew management already made by corporate Japan and offers unique insights into the country’s emerging start-up culture. The report, sponsored by Inmarsat, is the first in a series of in-depth profiles into maritime technology and start-ups in

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First Vessel Built in Class by Sri Lankan Co. for Japanese Owner

KDDI Cable Infinity

Colombo Dockyard PLC has delivered a modern cable-laying vessel to Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd. (KCS). After leaving the Colombo Dockyard, KDDI Cable Infinity successfully reached the Yokohama Port in Japan on July 7. At 113.1 m in length, 21.5 m in breadth and 8.8 m in depth, Cable Infinity is the largest vessel constructed by Colombo Dockyard to date, with a deadweight

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Collaboration to Develop Large Ocean-Going Autonomous Vessel

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced during Singapore Maritime Week a memorandum of understanding with both ST Engineering Electronics Ltd., an information communications technologies provider and co-creater of Smart City Solutions, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd., the second largest trading house in Japan. The partners will collaborate on a project titled, “Development of Ocean-going Autonomous Navigation System on a Marine Asset”. The collaboration

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Kreuz Subsea Hires its First Non-Executive Director

Global integrated subsea services business Kreuz Subsea has announced the appointment of Knut Eriksen as the board’s first independent non-executive director. Eriksen took up the advisory position on Dec. 1, 2018 and will support the business on a strategic level and help to identify future growth opportunities. Eriksen is an experienced leader in the field, having worked for more than

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New Study Examines Key Factors for Onboard Solar Power Systems

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has released a study on the use of solar power on ships and the selection and installation of related equipment. This study was carried out over a five-year period and included: installation of a trial system on the high speed RoRo Ferry Blue Star Delos, several ship surveys, computer-aided analysis and evaluation of various equipment in

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