300cubits’ roll out of its TEU cryptocurrency for the shipping industry has received a boost with the news that members of Coopernic Group, a strategic buying alliance from Europe, have confirmed their participation in the project by joining the Shipper Sign-Up Scheme for the new crypto tokens.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and IBM are to collaborate on a multi-year digitalisation initiative to improve port operations through the application of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud technologies, including an upgrade of the infrastructure of the entire 42-kilometre site to facilitate the hosting of connected ships in the future.
Netherlands-based marine engineering consultancy Royal Roos has entered into a cooperation agreement with 3D printer manufacturer CEAD to develop and build an industrial size CFAM 3D printer that will be capable of printing large parts for the maritime sector.
Bourbon and Bureau Veritas have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop and deploy a range of real time fleet monitoring applications and other digital technologies, while also looking for ways to mitigate cyber risks as the fleet becomes increasingly connected.
Japan-headquartered Weathernews and Mitsui & Co. have announced that they have formed a joint venture called maruFreight, which aims to provide a platform for maritime companies to match cargo with the best available shipping options.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has agreed a deal with Rolls-Royce to collaborate in the testing of intelligent awareness systems for ships, starting with installation on board the 165m passenger ferry Sunflower, operated by MOL-Group Ferry Sunflower Limited on a 222-nautical mile route between Kobe and Oita via the Akashi Kaikyo, Bisan Seto and Kurushima Straits.
Rolls-Royce and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a cooperation agreement that will see the organisations work together in harnessing space-based technologies to support autonomous and remote controlled shipping.
Trelleborg has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Third Harbor Consultants Company (THCC), a subsidiary of the state-owned China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), which will see the firms work together on the development of new marine technologies to support China’s ports.
KVH reports that it has concluded an agreement with SKY Perfect JSAT (SJC) that will see the two companies work together in delivering maritime VSAT services.
Navis, part of Cargotec Corporation, has partnered with Microsoft China, terminal equipment manufacturer ZPMC and infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt & Nichol to form a joint taskforce on automation systems for container terminals.
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