Testing has commenced on a 2.4-ton scale model of an autonomous container vessel in Norway, with the country’s government affirming its support for the project by making a NOK 133 million (approximately $16.5 million) financial contribution to its further development.
DNV GL reports that it has transferred all its 90,000 certificates to a private blockchain, with every certificate digitally tagged and traceable within the system, allowing companies to communicate their certification in a transparent and secure way while also providing a defence against the use of counterfeit certificates.
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL Maritime and the newly appointed chairman of IACS (International Association of Classification Societies), has announced a series of initiatives outlining IACS’ intention to support its stakeholders in taking advantage of the rapid digitalisation of ship operations.
A group of nine recent Norwegian graduates, working as part of a project with DNV GL, have developed a smart ‘robot container’ concept vehicle, with built-in cooling systems and the ability to sail to ports autonomously without any human interaction.
Seaspan Corporation reports that it has enlisted the help of DNV GL to assist in its planning for EU-Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) compliance on board its 109 vessels.
Rolls-Royce, The Norwegian University of Technology Science (NTNU), research organisation SINTEF Ocean, and classification society DNV GL have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create an open source digital platform for use in the development of new ships, capable of creating a vessel’s ‘digital twin’.
Sinochem has agreed two separate software deals to add new systems across its entire fleet of chemical tankers, having agreed a contract to implement DNV GL’s fleet management software ShipManager while also signing a long-term agreement with Seagull Maritime to deliver onboard training.
Arcadia Shipmanagement has received verification from classification society DNV GL for compliant monitoring plans for its whole fleet ahead of the introduction of the new EU MRV regulation for CO2 monitoring.
NYK and DNV GL have presented the first results of an ongoing maritime data centre pilot project involving the companies, which collects operational data from NYK vessels on DNV GL’s recently launched Veracity data platform to monitor vessel performance and support condition-based maintenance.
The Navis Bluetracker monitoring and reporting software has been declared ‘MRV Ready’ by DNV GL, following a validation gap analysis audit conducted by the classification society confirming that the MRV module supports three of the prescribed four monitoring methods and collects all MRV-relevant data.
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