Crosby Tugs has agreed a deal to implement the Nautical Systems (NS) mobile compliance software system from classification society ABS to manage compliance with Subchapter M regulatory requirements across its fleet of tugboats.
Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Athens-based Arista Shipping to participate in the Project Forward initiative, under which it will assist in the development of monitoring and optimisation tools for a highly energy efficient dry bulk carrier vessel design, based on LNG-fuelled propulsion.
The European Commission has adopted a proposal to promote increased harmonisation of ship reporting requirements when calling at ports within the EU, including the development of a common IT system for data exchange.
Maritime software provider Hanseaticsoft has joined a new project in Germany to design a platform for the ‘e-healthy ship’, using technology to optimise health management on board merchant vessels.
Rolls-Royce and Finnish shipowner Finferries report that they have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly develop new decision support systems for marine operations, as well as agreeing to work together on demonstrations of remote and autonomous ferry technologies.
Hyundai Merchant Marine has announced that it is to work with tech giant Oracle on the development of a next-generation IT system, built on a Cloud-based infrastructure.
OW Logistics reports that it has begun trial shipments using 300cubits’ blockchain system, which aims to provide certainty to shippers that their products will sail on the intended vessel, and assurance for carriers that ‘no shows’ will be minimised.
Norway-based offshore operator SolstadFarstad has agreed a new deal with maritime technology provider GNS to fulfil all of its digital and paper navigation requirements, as part of a fixed-price bundle contact.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched its Sulphur 2020 – Options Evaluator system, used to identify appropriate strategies for compliance with the global sulphur in fuel oil limit of 0.50 per cent m/m (mass by mass), which comes into effect on 1 January 2020.
Satellite operator Telesat has announced a collaboration agreement with service provider Global Eagle Entertainment, to work on the development of services for the maritime and aeronautical markets leveraging Telesat’s LEO (low Earth orbit) satellite system.
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