Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Swedish ferry company Stena Line to collaborate in the development of its first intelligent awareness system, fusing data from a range of sensors with information from existing ship systems like AIS and radar, as well as data from global databases.
The EU’s EfficienSea2 project has announced that it is testing a system for digitalising Navigational Warnings that it intends to propose as a global standard, based on the International Hydrographic Organization’s (IHO) S-124 draft standard for Navigational Warnings.
IBM and Maersk have announced a new collaboration to use blockchain technology to improve operations in the global supply chain by increasing data transparency and information sharing.
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched ‘Innovation Quay’, a new initiative designed to take advantage of technology in promoting development of Dubai’s maritime sector by providing an integrated facility for major manufacturers and research institutions to support development in areas such as drones, 3D technology, and smart and autonomous ships.
Maritime navigation technology companies Transas and Japan Radio Company (JRC) have announced a new strategic partnership that will see the two companies work together on research and development, product distribution and project collaboration.
ECDIS manufacturer Furuno will provide 43 ships with Sea Traffic Management-compatible on board systems, becoming the fourth ECDIS supplier supporting the project along with Transas, Wärtsilä SAM Electronics and Adveto.
Dualog has launched a new ‘Innovation Garage’ division that aims to drive innovation in maritime software and IT systems, inspired by Silicon Valley garage start-up stories of allowing developers an opportunity to pursue radical or unusual products while working alongside Dualog’s existing research and development teams.
The Danish Maritime Fund has backed an Internet of Things (IoT) technology development pilot project led by Aalborg-based company GateHouse, which aims to use data collected from a variety of shipboard sensors to optimise vessel performance and provide information to authorities as required.
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register (LR) to jointly undertake research and development, as well as commercialisation, of new maritime technologies and services.
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has signed an agreement with DNV GL to collaborate on a range of maritime innovation initiatives to bolster the Dubai maritime sector’s technological capacity, in areas such as smart shipping, digitalisation, Big Data and real time information management.
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