Norsepower announces Newport Shipping partnership

May 18, 2021 | 1min read

Digital solution provides shipowners with access to instant quotes and availability information for Norsepower’s Rotor Sail installation.

Norsepower has partnered with Newport Shipping to become the exclusive wind propulsion provider within its online portal that aims to ease the complexities of planning retrofit works.

The platform provides access to a full set of bespoke technology solutions that have a low carbon focus from a list of trusted suppliers within Newport Shipping’s network. This enables shipowners and fleet operators to obtain instant quotes for retrofit projects, get real-time visibility of shipyard availability and receive priority access to dry dock slots.

As shipowners analyse their vessels and make smart investment decisions to follow their chosen pathway to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2030 and 2050 GHG reduction targets, it is increasingly important that crucial information is available quickly and easily. This latest offering from Newport Shipping is a further example of how online tools are now being utilised to aggregate disparate data to better inform how the world’s merchant vessel fleet can be future-proofed. This portal is particularly beneficial for those responsible for the management of multiple vessels, empowering them with a level of transparency and control that more traditional methods cannot provide.

Tuomas Riski, CEO of Norsepower, commented: “Retrofitting vessels with clean technologies such as wind propulsion is becoming an increasingly attractive option to decarbonise operations in light of the incoming EEXI and CII ratings systems, as well as to demonstrate alignment with ESG principles. Making the decision-making process simpler will help to accelerate greater uptake. Newport Shipping’s new portal aims to do just that through enabling owners and operators to identify where vessels can go into dock to be retrofitted as well as accessing potential costs and shipyard availability in real-time. We are proud to be Newport Shipping’s exclusive wind propulsion provider within the initiative so that more operators can access our technology that is proven to achieve both emissions and cost reductions.”

For more information on Newport Shipping, or to access the online portal, please visit https://newportmaritimeservices.com/