Canadian software company Helm Operations and Western Australian marine consultant Tiller Technical have signed a new partnership agreement to help vessel operators digitalise their operations.
Diaplous-Cyber, an emerging cybersecurity service provider, has announced a strategic partnership with Alpha Marine Consulting, with the aim of providing holistic cyber defense and cybersecurity services capable of protecting maritime companies against cyber threats and possible attacks.
RINA, the ship classification multinational company, and e-commerce platform for sourcing marine equipment, spare parts and services, ShipParts.com, have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to enhance the procurement efficiency of the shipping industry.
Predictive Maritime Intelligence company Windward has collaborated with Vortexa, the energy analytics company using AI, to exchange maritime data in order to provide greater visibility into compliance and risk factors associated with physical trading and chartering activities in the global tanker fleet.
A new digital partnership to create an innovative and advanced asset management system is being launched by James Fisher Asset Information Services (AIS) and Manchester-based tech company SRO Solutions, representing IBM’s Maximo software in the marine industry.
Two Danish software companies, Logimatic and Soft-Team, have formed a new alliance to offer their two solutions as one. The new solution will see Logimatic add Soft-Team's OMEGA payroll and crew management software to its product portfolio.
Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products division and thyssenkrupp have signed a joint venture letter of intent to re-examine and optimise the production and delivery process of 3D printed spare parts for the maritime market.
Mackay Marine has opened its newest marine electronics sales and service centre in Cape Town, South Africa, following the acquisition of Dynamic Marine Systems (DMS).
ShipParts.com and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement for delivery of Classification Services and development of Frontier Technologies to the companies’ mutual customer base.
Lloyd's Register (LR) and the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have teamed up to collaborate on marine autonomy projects to ensure that appropriate levels of service and competence can be achieved within the maritime industry.
As part of the framework agreement, the two organisations will collectively establish and enhance the current body of knowledge for marine autonomy. This combination of skills, expertise and experience will be built on to bring clarity to the requirements for the assurance of autonomy and assist stakeholders in realising the potential of these systems in the market.
This will allow standards to be set and consistently applied and will therefore bring surety to risk management and certification for autonomous and unmanned systems and vessels.
By partnering with NPL, LR will enhance the delivery of its services and assurance in marine autonomy and gain access to a wide range of knowledge and expertise developed in other aligned domains.
LR and NPL are currently working together to deliver a scope of services to the THEMIS Project, to demonstrate the feasibility for the world’s largest ocean-going autonomous vessel, which is part funded by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) Maritime Innovation and Technology (MINT) fund.
NPL’s head of Digital, Neil Stansfield, said: “The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is excited by the opportunities presented in this collaboration with Lloyd’s Register, where the two organisations complementary capabilities are well suited to addressing the challenge of assuring marine autonomous systems. This work represents an important part of the UK’s national programme to deliver confidence in the intelligent and effective use of data, which is being conducted with a range of partners across sectors and with a specific focus on autonomous systems. NPL is applying a combination of measurement skills, expertise and experience, in areas as diverse as sensor characterisation, data quality and AI validation, to support partners in the development of new tests, standards and regulations for the safety of autonomous systems. This collaboration with Lloyd’s Register will help ensure the UK maintains its global leadership in the marine services Sector, where the autonomous shipping sector is expected to represent a global $52bn market opportunity by 2050.”
Tim Kent, LR technical director for Marine and Offshore said: “This collaboration with the NPL will allow LR to improve our own processes, knowledge and competency to better support our clients with marine autonomy projects. We are delighted to be partnering with NPL given its domain knowledge on autonomy from the connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) domains.”
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