DNV GL reports that it has published the first classification guidelines for the use of additive manufacturing (AM), including 3D printing, in the maritime and oil & gas industries.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), along with IBM Japan and a host of Japanese stakeholder organisations, has begun a demonstration test to examine the practical applicability of blockchain technology in streamlining cross-border trade operations.
After close to 30 years working with maritime software provider SpecTec, former CEO Giampiero Soncini has left the firm’s parent company Volaris Group to take up a new position with Italian classification society RINA (Registro Italiano Navale).
BMT is set to lead a new £1.2 million research project funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to address the challenge of how traditional manned vessels can co-exist with autonomous systems in shared water space.
IMO’s global maritime technology centre network, consisting of five Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) across the world, has officially launched, with the aim of promoting ship energy-efficiency technologies and operations, and the reduction of harmful emissions.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), in collaboration with Japan Radio Co (JRC) and JSAT MOBILE Communications, reports that it has successfully tested a new system to share shipboard data contained in the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) with shore based offices, connecting the ship with shore via Inmarsat Fleet Xpress.
Wärtsilä has launched a new SparkUp Challenge initiative for technology start-ups, divided into two sections – Smart Marine and Smart Energy – with applications open to interested parties up until the end of January 2018.
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.
The first full sea trials of the Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP), created via a partnership between the EfficienSea2 and STM Validation projects in Europe and the Korean SMART Navigation Project, have been successfully completed with a demonstration of the technology in Korea.
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.
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