Standardising and harmonising electronic ship/shore communication for reporting purposes is high on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) virtual Facilitation Committee (FAL) meeting next week (FAL 44).
Evergreen Marine Corp. has been awarded Digital Safe Security certification from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its latest 12,000 TEU ultra large containership, Ever Forward. The vessel was built and delivered by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) on 28 September 2020.
Kongsberg Digital has signed a contract to deliver an Advanced Navigation Research Simulator (ANRS) to the newly-established Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety, CEMS, in Singapore.
Iridium Communications has announced commercial availability of its newest standalone asset management device, Iridium Edge Pro.
Liverpool-headquartered maritime training company Tapiit Live has signed an agreement to become an Inmarsat Certified Application Provider (CAP) enabling it to offer live stream training to crews on close to 10,000 vessels worldwide.
Buying using a combination of data analytics and latest software tools has the potential to help shipping companies operate more safely and compliantly as well as more efficiently, and drive and encourage crews and other stakeholders to adopt behaviours that enhance your overall operational efficiency.
Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has partnered with shipbuilder Metal Shark Boats to supply the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)’s Research and Development Centre (RDC) with a new Sharktech 29 Defiant vessel to test and evaluate the capabilities of available autonomous vessel technology.
In Valour Consultancy’s latest maritime connectivity report, “The Future of Maritime Connectivity – 2020 edition”, Marlink Group remained the largest retail service provider for VSAT communication services in 2019. The global service provider increased its revenue market share from 23.1 per cent in 2018, to 23.9 per cent in 2019, writes Joshua Flood, senior research consultant at Valour Consultancy.
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) is further digitising its ship management operations by implementing a new mobile application QDMS WIKI. The maritime solutions provider allows its employees synchronised access to all latest BSM procedures, manuals, and documents – anywhere and at any time, even in areas without internet access.
The maritime sector keeps talking enthusiastically about Artificial Intelligence (AI). But what is it really? What is the role of technology in the maritime sector at this moment and what does it mean for the future?
Yves de Vos, project manager and Artificial Intelligence expert at Shipbuilder says that, “The term Artificial Intelligence is often misused because a lot of tools are not intelligent at all. If you use genuine AI in your maritime projects, the possibilities and benefits are huge.”
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