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Amarcon confirms RollDock order

December 7 - Amarcon has confirmed that RollDock has ordered OCTOPUS-Onboard for its newbuild multipurpose heavy lift vessel, RollDock Sea which is due to be delivered soon. This vessel is a sister ship of RollDock Sun - pictured below - which has been in

OCTOPUS-Onboard is a state-of-the-art modular decision support system for ships and other floating structures. World-leading shipping companies have used OCTOPUS-Onboard since 2003 for route planning and optimization of speed, heading and fuel consumption in every weather condition.

OCTOPUS-Onboard combines wave measurements, weather forecasts, and navigation data such as speed, course,RPM and the voyage plan, with ship characteristics, loading conditions, and motion sensor measurements. This facilitates continuous monitoring as well as simulation and forecasting of the ship responses and performance. Warnings can be instigated for possible hazards and their consequences. As a result, OCTOPUS-Onboard makes the main tasks of the officer on watch easier, by giving support for safe and economic navigation, damage avoidance and route planning.

All the RollDock newbuildings have similar operating principles, a combination between flo-flo, ro-ro and lo-lo capabilities.

By using OCTOPUS-Onboard, the crew of RollDock Sea will benefit from accurate decision-making support and ship motion monitoring during the full length of any operation, anytime, anywhere, says Amarcon, adding that it believes that OCTOPUS-Onboard is the perfect solution to make ship operations at sea more efficient and safe.

For more information about Amarcon products for various markets within the maritime industry, please visit:www.amarcon.com

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Still time to enter ESTA Awards 

January 17 - The deadline to enter the 2020 ESTA Awards of Excellence, which will be held on the evening of April 23 at the Postillion Hotel Amsterdam in the Netherlands, has been extended to January 25, 2020. 
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Wijnne Barends opts for LNG newbuilds 

January 17 - Wijnne Barends, based in the Netherlands, has placed an order with China’s WuHu Shipyard for four shortsea cargo ships featuring LNG propulsion and battery storage systems.
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Bati handles yacht move 

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Methanex hat trick for Mammoet

January 17 - Methanex has awarded the levee crossing and heavy haul scope of work for the construction of its Geismar 3 methanol plant in Louisiana, USA to Mammoet.
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