IUMI (International Union of Maritime Insurance) reports that it has successfully concluded a large loss database pilot project, a proof of concept exercise aiming to demonstrate how the use of a wider range of data on large losses across the marine insurance industry could benefit the sector.
Inmarsat has launched a new Internet of Things (IoT) service called Fleet Data, which aims to simplify the collection and transmission of data from a ship’s onboard Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) and other vessel sensors, providing a platform for data analysis and optimisation of operations.
Vessel management company V.Group has launched a new prototype concept for technical management and marine support services called Fleet Cell of the Future, redesigning its traditional Fleet Cell model to shift away from a single-user focus to full-team problem-solving.
Virgin Voyages has agreed a deal with Wärtsilä which will see the maritime technology company take responsibility for the maintenance of Virgin Voyages’ three new cruise ships under a ten-year Optimised Maintenance Agreement.
Norwegian company Nautisk has announced a partnership that will see its digital navigation and bridge management products made available via Kongsberg Digital’s Kognifai platform.
Inmarsat has released the results of a new research project exploring attitudes to the application of IoT (Internet of Things) technologies in the maritime sector, which suggest that the sector may be more amenable to adopting related analytic, management and operational tools than many commentators have supposed, the satellite operator says.
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.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has reached an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries to jointly develop intelligent steering gear technologies, to improve vessel reliability and save energy in operations through the application of Big Data analytics.
DNV GL reports that its Veracity data management platform is closing in on a million service subscriptions, with users from 1,500 different companies using the digital marketplace to access a variety of products, as it opens the system up to a new ‘public preview’ phase.
Norwegian shipping company Grieg Star has opened a new Vessel Support Centre in Bergen, which will leverage hundreds of data sources from its general cargo and bulk carriers to enhance cooperation between ship and shore, and improve decision making across its fleet of approximately 40 vessels.
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