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Maersk Line signs with MeteoGroup

September 15 - MeteoGroup, the weather forecasting business, has in partnership with ABB agreed on a contract with Maersk Line to equip 140 container vessels with SPOS Seakeeping.

The company says that taking advanced approach to forecasting a vessel's motion will help optimise routes and ensure safety.

Combined with ABB's Octopus motion-forecasting product, the Seakeeping module will allow Captains to avoid routes where a ship's motion thresholds are likely to be exceeded.

The combined service allows for more advanced and accurate route planning and an early response to adverse conditions when they are forecast.

The collaboration will include advanced 3D modelling to calculate motions indicating a vessel's likely response to weather conditions.

MeteoGroup's business unit director, marine, Mark White said: "Maersk is a long time user of MeteoGroup's SPOS (Ship Performance Optimisation System) and we are delighted that it has chosen to work with us and ABB in implementing SPOS Seakeeping across their vessels."

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ESTA joins EC best practise project

July 16 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has been asked to support a European Commission study to “explore health, safety and environment (HSE) best practise in the wind power sector”.
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LDA installs kite system 

July 16 - Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has fitted its ro-ro vessel Ville de Bordeaux with an AirSeas kite system, as it looks to develop the use of wind propulsion technologies.
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Sarens partners with Moir Crane

July 16 - Sarens has teamed up with Canada’s Moir Crane as the two companies look to capitalise on the region’s upcoming construction projects.
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Karl Gross teams up with Natco

July 15 - Bremen-headquartered Karl Gross Group and Natco SA have formed an exclusive partnership in South Africa.
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