The long-established processes and practices associated with bulk commodity shipping present distinct challenges. For cargo owners, they mean a lack of transparency – leading to significant inefficiency and waste. OceanSMART managing director Bryan Phillips explains how new technologies that digitise these methods are poised to change the entire industry.
Colombian bulk carrier company NAVESCO S.A. has joined the Logimatic family by implementing SERTICA to create digital workflows and increase efficiency.
Hoppe Marine has launched two new ship-to-cloud data service solutions to support the maritime community in their efforts to increase efficiency and reduce emissions.
Maritime technology company Navisense and towage operator Svitzer have teamed up to make port towage services more efficient and sustainable.
Netherlands-based marine tech start-up unafix.com has launched its efficiency-improving software solution targeting the maritime services industry.
OneOcean has unveiled its latest online voyage solutions, which have been developed to help fleet owners and managers solve multiple navigation and compliance issues whilst enabling their ship and shoreside teams to communicate much more effectively.
Kongsberg Digital has acquired supplier of software solutions for vessel performance and monitoring, COACH Solutions. The new name will be KONGSBERG COACH Solutions.
Oceaneering International has announced the launch of a new business, OceanSMART Cargo Logistics and Maritime Technology, which aims to eliminate waste and increase transparency within the bulk commodity cargo logistics industry.
ABB has won a contract to supply its digital solution ABB Ability Marine Advisory System – OCTOPUS to Roll Group’s latest vessel, BigRoll Biscay. The ABB marine software improves the safety and efficiency of ship operations by optimising the route based on weather and forecasted vessel motions.
OneOcean has opened up a new office in Tokyo, Japan to capitalise on growing demand for its products. The new base in central Tokyo will enable OneOcean to provide more dedicated support to its local clients as the company continues to expand its operational capacity.
It will further assist the Japanese shipping industry’s move to digitalisation with its comprehensive range of navigation and compliance products. Almost 20,000 vessels worldwide currently use OneOcean’s services to aid regulatory and passage planning activities.
Martin Taylor, chief executive officer of OneOcean, said: “We are excited to be opening this new Tokyo office to provide a dedicated service for local customers. Japan is already a major market for us and we see excellent scope for further expansion in this region which has always been enthusiastic about embracing the change to digitalisation.”
He continued: “We have seen a growing demand, specifically in this region for our digital products, especially OneOcean’s Regs4Ships and EnviroManager to help fulfil MARPOL requirements.”
Leading OneOcean’s Tokyo office as general manager is Takashi Nakagawa, who has been managing the company’s operations in the country in recent years. Mr Nakagawa has over 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry, bringing exceptional industry knowledge and expertise, having helped vessels transfer from paper to digital navigation from the technology’s inception.
Speaking about the new office, Mr Nakagawa said: “I believe the Japanese market is ripe for expansion and OneOcean’s increasing investment recognises that opportunity. Through the use of OneOcean’s exceptional Total Voyage solutions, I look forward to further aiding the industry’s adoption of digital systems.”
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