YARA reports that it has signed a deal with shipyard VARD worth approximately NOK 250 million (US$30 million) to build the autonomous container vessel Yara Birkeland, scheduled to be delivered for launch in early 2020.
JRC/Alphatron Marine has launched two new products for the bridge electronics market, introducing their ProLine packages, consisting of a range of navigation equipment, as well as a new ready-to-assemble version of its existing AlphaBridge integrated bridge system.
Common Structural Rules Software LLC, a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has released a software upgrade which aims to simplify compliance with current and pending IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR).
PC Maritime has launched a new route optimisation system, developed in line with the latest ECDIS standards to allow exported vessel routes to be reviewed and modified by ship managers, port authorities and relevant shore-based authorities.
Euronav has begun the rollout of the SERTICA maritime software platform from Logimatic across its fleet of approximately 50 vessels, with the first ship in the programme now successfully installed.
A fleet of 16 dredging vessels owned and operated by CCCC Dredging Company (CDC), to be deployed in support of China’s port and infrastructure-building One Belt One Road Initiative, are to be fitted with Cobham SATCOM maritime antenna systems as part of a VSAT implementation project.
Consolidated Marine Management (CMM) has begun the implementation of an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) programme with class society ABS’ Advanced Solutions division, which aims to optimise management of its vessel assets.
Rolls-Royce reports that it has signed a new agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) and global towage operator Svitzer, part of the Maersk Group, to develop a range of digitisation and ship intelligence systems for use in port operations.
NYK, and its Group companies MTI, Keihin Dock Co, and Japan Marine Science (JMS), have announced their participation in a demonstration project being carried out by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) to demonstrate remote operation of an unmanned ship.
A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM have announced the launch of their new blockchain venture TradeLens, following on from the companies’ January announcement of their intention to work together to leverage blockchain technologies to improve the efficiency of the global supply chain.
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