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.
Visakhapatnam Port in India is to implement a new VTMIS (vessel traffic management information system) from Transas, scheduled to be fully operational by the end of 2015.
Risk Intelligence has announced the launch of PortRisk, offering intelligence on risk in ports including security and threat information, as well as vulnerability and risk assessment covering countries, ports and cities.
Saab reports that it has commissioned its first Port Management Information System in the UK, with Belfast Harbour Commission commencing live operations with its KleinPort system.
The Dubai-based Marcura Group has announced the launch of PortPoint, an online platform with modules for port costs, port information and port agents’ data.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), which will see the organisations collaborate on the development of maritime technologies.
The Port of Gothenburg reports that a new robot is now part of its emergency response in the event of an oil spill, significantly reducing the time it takes to deploy the booms used for containment.
Helm Operations reports that SAAM SMIT Towage Brazil has selected its Helm Marine Operations software for the management of billing and dispatch.
PortVision reports that it has added a range of new features to its TerminalSmart dock and berth management software, used by oil companies and marine facilities to gain an overview of port visits and terminal operations.
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