Wärtsilä and Cargotec have respectively announced partnerships with two separate maritime startup accelerator programmes, to support the development of new technologies for the shipping and logistics sectors.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is set to launch a new intelligent prediction service for equipment on merchant vessels, which it says can predict and monitor upcoming critical issues and communicate them to users to reduce unplanned downtime.
DIMECC, leader of the ‘One Sea – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem’, has opened what it says is the first globally available test area for autonomous vessel projects in Finland. The test area will be open to anyone wishing to examine the success of their research into unmanned ship systems in open waters, the company says.
Navis has added a new Hull Monitor module to its fleet performance management software Bluetracker, to be used to track degradation in hull performance resulting from self-polishing, fouling or damage.
China COSCO Shipping (CCS) Group has ordered MACS3 loading computers from Navis Carrier Solutions for three 20,000 TEU container vessels currently under construction at Shanghai Wai Gao Qiao shipyard in China, scheduled for completion between April 2017 and February 2018.
Cargotec is to begin restructuring at maritime software provider Interschalt, following its acquisition of the company earlier this year.
Cloud-based vessel stowage and collaboration platform XVELA reports that it has passed the first milestone in its partnership with software company Interschalt maritime systems to create an open stowage planning and collaboration platform, with the XVELA system now able to exchange data with Interschalt applications.
Hapag-Lloyd is to begin a pilot programme to carry out the first real-world trials of the XVELA cloud-based vessel stowage and collaboration platform. Hapag-Lloyd is the first ocean carrier to sign on to the pilot.
Cargotec Corporation has agreed to acquire INTERSCHALT maritime systems, a deal which Cargotec says will complement its strategic goals in the intelligent cargo handling market by providing it with additional competence in software development and adding branch offices, service stations and new partners.
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