A new report from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) has identified the capabilities and limitations of automation at sea as part of new research that was carried out to understand how human-machine collaboration can strengthen operations at sea.
Sea IT has opened new office outside Gothenburg for support, R&D, and production to expand and recruit employees and test and produce equipment for worldwide shipping.
Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) reports that it has completed an assessment and feasibility study on a new navigation support system in conjunction with Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) and the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), using an NMRI-owned ship handling risk simulator.
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has confirmed that it has made a contribution to a new UK government-funded study on navigational requirements for autonomous maritime vessels, working on development of a prototype ‘Smart Chart’ navigational data system.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority, ABN AMRO and Samsung SDS, the logistics and IT arm of Samsung, have joined forces to launch a pilot project that will look to integrate physical, administrative and financial transactions within international distribution chains through the use of blockchain technology.
The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator has opened a call to find new innovations to improve safety of life and assets, with up to four start-up winners to receive trial funding for their systems under separate categories.
Dubai-based Zaitoun Green Shipping (ZGS) is to lead a consortium aiming to create a new generation of container ship with maximised levels of efficiency in areas such as operations, cargo management, and energy usage.
A new COLREG-compliant collision avoidance system developed by the MTCAS project is scheduled for its first demonstration test in Germany this week, in Wilhelmshaven on September 6th.
Fraunhofer FHR has announced a new project with FH Aachen and Raytheon Anschütz to develop a cost effective sea rescue radar to be used to locate individual persons or small boats over long distances.
Wärtsilä has announced plans to build a new €200 million Smart Technology Hub in Finland, which will act as a centre of research, product development and production for the company when it opens in 2020.
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