A group of ports located in the North East of the UK have joined a project aiming to pilot ‘smart’ digital initiatives and satellite-based systems to improve operations, as part of the Smart Port North East Testbed.
The Council of the European Union has reached agreement on a proposal to bring together all reporting formalities associated with a port call across all Member State’s different ports, under a system called a European maritime single window.
COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSP) has announced a new partnership with Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, which will see the companies jointly run a new Center of Excellence (CoE) to support implementation projects of Navis systems across CSP’s portfolio of assets, as well as ongoing optimisation of CSP’s infrastructure.
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China-based Tianjin Port Group, currently the world’s largest terminal complex using the Navis N4 terminal software system.
Ports America reports that it has implemented the Navis N4 system at its 47 acre Napoleon Container Terminal in New Orleans, Louisiana, to optimise container flows through the terminal.
The Port of San Diego has confirmed that it has been the victim of a cyber-attack, disrupting the agency’s information technology systems.
Wärtsilä’s has unveiled a new industry initiative it calls ‘An Oceanic Awakening’, which aims to support the evolution of the world’s marine and energy industry into a single digitally connected ecosystem.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is set to launch a new intelligent prediction service for equipment on merchant vessels, which it says can predict and monitor upcoming critical issues and communicate them to users to reduce unplanned downtime.
Rolls-Royce reports that it has signed a new agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) and global towage operator Svitzer, part of the Maersk Group, to develop a range of digitisation and ship intelligence systems for use in port operations.
The European Commission has adopted a proposal to promote increased harmonisation of ship reporting requirements when calling at ports within the EU, including the development of a common IT system for data exchange.
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