The UK government has made technological innovation a key element of its newly published Maritime 2050 strategy, which will include the creation of a ‘Maritime Innovation Hub’ at an as yet unnamed port by 2030.
Classification society Korean Register (KR) has confirmed that it has begun rolling out IMO-compliant electronic class and statutory certificates across its classed fleet, replacing their paper counterparts.
Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Poseidon Navigation Services as the supplier of all chart management services for the fleet managed by Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg, as part of a deal that includes Poseidon’s Challenger software platform to manage weekly updates for all Admiralty products, both paper and digital.
StormGeo reports that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Nautisk, a supplier of charts and publications to the merchant marine sector, from NHST Media Group, a deal which will see StormGeo integrate its routing and weather services with Nautisk’s digital navigation data offerings.
NAPA reports that it has now made its electronic logbook system available as a monthly service, and integrated the application with the company’s NAPA Mobile system to support smartphone logbook entries wherever the crew are onboard.
The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has confirmed that it has started issuing electronic certificates for all its classed vessels, in accordance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) guidelines for the use of e-Certificates (FAL.5-Circ.39-Rev2).
Denmark’s Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has announced its intention to implement blockchain technologies to reduce the administrative burden faced by vessel operators in the maritime sector.
The Panama Maritime Authority has authorised Prevention at Sea to act as a recognised manufacturer and distributor of the Panamanian Oil Record Book in electronic format, alongside electronic versions of other official books in its library.
Korean Register (KR) has released the latest version of its KR-CON software for surveyors, shipbuilders and PSC officers, with the new launch of the 16th version of the application.
ABS has announced the launch of e-Certificates, digital equivalents of traditional ABS paper certificates which will now be made available to ABS’ entire classed-fleet, subject to individual Flag Administrations’ authorisation.
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