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Monday, May 24, 2021 

Newport Maritime Services (NMS), an online booking and quoting service for shiprepair and conversion services, has partnered with Helsinki-based Norsepower, a provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, as an exclusive wind technology supplier for its NMS platform.

According to NMS, the current demands on the industry to cut its emissions mean that new and innovative solutions need to be accessible for the maritime market. Ship operators and owners are also looking at smart technologies which will help them future proof their business, whilst cutting time and cost. Under the new partnership, shipowners will now be able to access Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology via the NMS booking platform. Having this type of access will mean that ship owners and operators benefit from being able to access this technology whilst booking other services.

NMS MD Ege Akcasoy said: “We are delighted to establish an exclusive partnership with Norsepower. NMS encourages all customers to consider this exciting solution within our broad set of turnkey services to lead decarbonisation efforts in the industry through higher efficiency and improved cost management.”

Tuomas Riski, CEO Norsepower, said: “We are pleased that Norsepower has been chosen as Newport Shipping’s exclusive wind propulsion provider. 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. To do this, shipowners and operators are having to make critical decisions now about how to adjust their fleets’ operations to meet these goals while ensuring the choices they make are commercially viable in the long term. This is why having easy access to trusted information is so important. Newport Shipping’s NMS portal will help to do this by increasing access to transparent and real-time information from credible partners. Not only will this enable better decision-making, it will improve the speed and efficiency of planning the retrofit process .”

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