eMAR, a marine transport project part-funded by the EU, has announced the completion of its e-Maritime Strategic Framework (EMSF), which has been designed to enhance IT-based cooperation in the maritime sector.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed a new anti-piracy software system that is currently being tested in two maritime operational centres in Kenya and the Seychelles.
The EU-backed SUPPORT (Security UPgrade for PORTS) project reports that it will be demonstrating some "practical results" from its programme to develop technologies to improve port security at an event in Sweden in May.
The eMar project has announced its aim to develop a range of pilot tools in the coming months in order to facilitate daily transactions between maritime agencies and governmental / administrative services throughout the EU.
Inlecom Systems has launched a Guide and Check List to enable maritime authorities and trade organisations to fulfil their obligation to deliver information required under ship reporting rules in electronic format via a Single Window.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the worldwide trade association for shipowners, is urging the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop a global regulation on CO2 monitoring before the European Union adopts what it calls “unilateral regional regulations.”
A new Port Security Management System (PSMS), developed as part of a European R&D project, was introduced this week in London.
The European Commission has signalled its intention to introduce a monitoring and reporting system to tackle emissions from shipping vessels in the EU.
Galileo, the European satellite navigation system, has passed a significant milestone in its development, with the world’s first successful reception of the encrypted Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) signal from the first Galileo satellites (launched in October 2011).
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