Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:29

IACS chairman outlines technology projects

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has launched “several projects” to help the industry adapt to changes in regulations and technologies, as well as identify barriers to autonomous ship operations, according to chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.

The Latin America Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre, part of a global network established under an IMO-EU project, has been launched in Panama.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 09:52

Thome reaffirms technology commitment

Thome’s vice president for business development, Gautam Kashyap, has outlined the importance of technology and digitalisation of operations to the Group’s future strategy, with a three-phase process already underway at the company that will eventually connect all of its vessels to shore and enable data exchange across a range of processes.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is set to launch a new Maritime Transformation Programme (MTP) and Singapore Maritime Data Hub (SG-MDH), as part of its efforts to build a support ecosystem for innovation and R&D in the port city.

A £1.8 million Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project has been established in the UK, which aims to quantify the financial benefits of investing in fuel efficient technologies for existing and future vessels to assist in accelerating their deployment across the maritime industry.

The Efficiensea 2 project has begun tests of a new digital ‘Under Keel Clearance Service’ to support mariners in assessing the impact of tidal levels and weather on passage plans that include shallow water.

Vancouver-based naval architects and marine engineers Robert Allan Ltd are working with Kongsberg Maritime to develop a new remotely-operated fireboat to be used to respond to dangerous port fires.

Rolls-Royce has opened a new research facility in Turku, Finland, to focus on technologies to support the growth of autonomous systems in the global shipping industry.

Monday, 22 January 2018 16:50

Baltic route data sharing system initiated

Vissim and the Finnish Transport Agency, backed by the EU-funded EfficienSea2 project, have partnered on a digital route sharing mechanism to allow different VTS systems in the Baltic to efficiently share information.

Monday, 15 January 2018 17:40

Singapore eyes digital future

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced details of a new Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM), which aims to apply emerging technologies arising from ‘Industry 4.0’ as part of a long term strategic plan to develop its next-generation port and international maritime centre (IMC).

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