Rolls-Royce has announced that it intends to conduct a “strategic review” of its commercial marine business, which could see these operations sold off as it looks to narrow its focus and concentrate on the aerospace, defence and power systems markets.
The newbuild COSCO Shipping Aries has become the first container ship to receive LR’s Cyber-enabled ship (CES) descriptive note ‘Cyber AL3 SECURE PERFORM’ for autonomous or remote control of its energy management system, in compliance with the revised version of LR’s Cyber-enabled ships ShipRight procedure, issued in December 2017.
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.
A new series of four ‘smart’ shuttle tanker concept vessels being developed by Teekay are set to be fitted with Vessel Performance Management software from Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram, alongside a range of other energy and emissions management systems and machinery, as part of a €110 million deal for Wärtsilä.
Marine Press of Canada, a supplier of integrated navigation systems, is launching a web-based platform called SeaOps that it says will enable users to track, monitor, and manage their fleet through a single portal.
Rolls-Royce has opened what it says will be the first in a series of “ship intelligence experience spaces” in Ålesund, Norway, to demonstrate the how the company can apply digital technologies to optimising vessel performance.
Inmarsat has opened a new facility in Ålesund, Norway, at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Center (NMCC), to ramp up its work with third party technology companies on development of applications to connect with Fleet Xpress through its Certified Applications Provider (CAP) programme.
ABB has launched a new situational awareness system that can be used by officers anywhere onboard a ship to access multiple real-time visualisations of a vessel’s surroundings.
The Thome Group has opened a new digitally-powered operations hub at its offices in Singapore to support both duty-personnel and Thome’s crisis teams.
ABB Turbo Systems has signed an agreement to acquire the Tekomar Group, headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, with the aim of adding Tekomar’s digital system for engine analytics and advisory systems to its ABB Ability maritime digital services portfolio.
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