Ship management company OSM reports that it is in the final stages of completing a Singapore-based Maritime Operations Centre that will act as a global hub for management of its vessels, with the aim of improving the efficiency of its operations through the application of Big Data analytics and decision support.
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has announced a partnership with Microsoft to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) research to improve network operations and achieve efficiencies within the shipping industry, with more than 200 AI developers expected to be trained by the project over the next 12 months.
The Baltic Exchange is to work with digital container freight platform Freightos in publishing independent audited benchmark rates for the global container shipping industry, to be called the Freightos International Freight Index.
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published a new edition of ADMIRALTY Ocean Passages for the World (NP136), incorporating information on the world’s busiest trade routes, and routes of increasing importance due to shifting macroeconomic trends, based on analysis of global AIS tracking data.
BIMCO has relaunched the Shipping KPI vessel benchmarking system, originally developed by InterManager in 2009 before being passed on to BIMCO in 2015, after two years of redesign.
France-based shipping company Bourbon has unveiled a new strategic action plan it is calling #BOURBONINMOTION, including a focus on “capitalising on the digital revolution to better differentiate by connecting the fleet” which will see the company dispose of vessels unable to be upgraded as “smart ships.”
Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has launched a new integrated system for the analysis of engine and ship data, called WiDE (WinGD Integrated Digital Expert).
Eco Marine Power, a Japan based provider of vessel renewable energy systems, has announced that it is to begin incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into a range of its ship related technology projects, specifically using the Neural Network Console provided by Sony Network Communications.
ShipServ has launched ‘Supplier Performance Report’, an addition to its monitoring and analytics tools that provides users with data on the procurement performance of every supplier that they transact with, enabling them to analyse trends and identify where improvements can be made.
Wärtsilä has launched a new Smart Marine Ecosystem strategy, which will focus the company’s efforts on four forces it expects to “re-shape the industry” – shared capacity, Big Data analytics, intelligent vessels, and smart ports.
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