Dubai-based Bahri Data and DNV GL report that they have signed a contract to co-develop Big Data technologies for use in the maritime sector.
Satellite AIS data provider exactEarth, working in the United Kingdom with the Satellite Applications Catapult, Pole Star Space Applications, TeamSurv and OceanWise, has completed the demonstration of a new global maritime machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) platform that can upload sensor data from vessels in real-time.
Wärtsilä reports that it has opened the first of four planned Digital Acceleration Centres (DAC), to support technological innovation in intelligent vessel development and other projects in conjunction with customers and industry partners.
Testing has commenced on a 2.4-ton scale model of an autonomous container vessel in Norway, with the country’s government affirming its support for the project by making a NOK 133 million (approximately $16.5 million) financial contribution to its further development.
The International Maritime Centre (IMC) 2030 Advisory Committee, established by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in August 2016, has submitted its IMC 2030 Strategic Review report to the Singapore government, outlining the city-state’s vision to create a Global Maritime Hub for connectivity, innovation and talent.
The NYK Group and its Norwegian maritime IT partner Dualog have entered into a collaboration agreement with the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), to work together on a proof-of-concept project to create a new shipboard Internet of Things (IoT) platform.
The Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have jointly launched a field lab for the development and testing of applications based on blockchain technology. The new applied research lab has been christened ‘BlockLab’.
The UK Department for Transport has launched a new ‘Cyber Security for Ships’ code of practice, aimed at assisting maritime companies in developing cyber security assessment plans, devising appropriate mitigation measures, and making sure they have the necessary structures and processes in place to guard against attack.
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has announced that it has successfully completed its first pilot programme using blockchain technology to manage collection and dissemination of all related shipping and logistics data for a vessel voyage from Korea to China.
Kongsberg has signed a Research & Innovation (R&I) contract with the PILOT-E programme for the development of zero emission, full-electric, autonomous ferry concepts in line with Norway’s integrated zero emissions national transportation plan.
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