The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed five separate Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with local and international partners that will see tens of millions of dollars invested in research and development into a range of emerging technologies in the maritime sector, in areas like port technology, vessel traffic management and autonomous operations.
An international PortCDM Council, inspired by the airport CDM (Collaborative Decision Making) council, is set to be established at the end of March 2017, initiated by the STM (Sea Trafic Management) Validation Project and bringing together a range of governmental and non-governmental maritime organisations.
ClassNK has released its new ‘Arrival Checklist for PSC’ application, a preparatory checklist mobile app for Port State Control (PSC) inspections.
A 3D Printing firm focusing on creating items for the maritime industry is set to open at the Innovation Dock at the Port of Rotterdam, with RAMLAB to begin operating in December 2016.
The Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are partnering to pilot a new port information portal which aims to digitise maritime shipping data and make it available to cargo owners and supply chain operators.
Ports of Jersey’s new vessel traffic service (VTS) is now in operation, following an upgrade of its operational and stand-by control centres, multiple remote radios, radars and automatic identification systems (AIS) performed by Frequentis.
Saab reports that it has been awarded a contract from the Curacao Ports Authority to install the latest version of its KleinPort application for use in the Authority’s new Harbour Management System.
Transas has built a simulator model of a proposed new cruise terminal currently under discussion in the Cayman Islands, to be used to inform Cayman authorities on the logistical and environmental implications of constructing the new facility by running simulations of ship traffic to and from Grand Cayman.
Mandatory requirements for the electronic exchange of information on cargo, crew and passengers have been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), obliging public authorities to establish systems for data transfers within a period of three years after the adoption of the amendments.
Softship has launched a new cloud-based software system designed specifically for port agents, a pay-as-you-go tool that manages all port agency and husbandry activities in a single online platform.
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