Automation group ABB has completed its acquisition of APS Technology Group, which will see ABB add Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to its crane portfolio.
Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, has received an OCTOPUS-Onboard order for the newbuild Dockwise Vanguard.
APM Terminals and Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) are to install automation systems from ABB for their new ship-to-shore cranes, which will allow the cranes to be operated remotely, without a driver on board.
Power and automation technology group ABB has introduced a number of new software applications for the marine market aimed at assisting in reducing fuel consumption.
ABB has agreed to acquire Amarcon BV, a Dutch company providing software systems for the shipping industry.
Rickmers Group in Germany has agreed a deal with ABB to supply advisory systems for dynamic trim optimisation and fleet management solutions for five multi-purpose vessels operated by Rickmers-Linie.
Subsea 7 has ordered the OCTOPUS motion monitoring and ship response forecast system from Amarcon for the recently delivered Pipelay/Heavy Lift vessel Seven Borealis.
Smit Marine Projects B.V. has extended its relationship with Amarcon, with an order for the OCTOPUS-Onboard system for the vessel Taklift 7.
The newbuild 50,000 dwt vessel HYSY 278, managed by the Dutch heavy cargo transporter Dockwise on behalf of the Chinese Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd (COOEC), is to install the OCTOPUS-Onboard system from Amarcon.
Software company Amarcon reports that it has recently received orders from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC), Mammoet and RWE Innogy for its hydrodynamic analysis application, OCTOPUS-Office.
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