The team behind the Maritime Cloud project, a joint initiative of three global e-Navigation projects, has decided to change the name of its information exchange network to the Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP), to more accurately describe its objectives as it moves from testbed to real life implementation.

International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) president Dieter Berg has predicted a shake-up in marine insurance as a result of the introduction of disruptive technologies across the maritime sector, with potentially positive results for insurers if the process is approached in a responsible manner.

Thursday, 27 July 2017 15:32

Hyundai launches smart ship systems

Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has launched its new Integrated Smart Ship Solution (ISSS), a collection of information technology systems aiming to optimise navigation processes by collecting and analysing real-time information on navigational operations.

Published in Maritime Software

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCC) has signed a deal with NAVTOR to install the NavBox system across its entire corporate fleet of 49 vessels, spanning the six different operating companies within RCC.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has released a roundup of the developments coming out of the recent 98th session of its Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), showing a strong focus on technology-related areas such as autonomous ships and cyber security.

The STM (Sea Traffic Management) validation project reports that it has completed the first operational tests of its integrated vessel information sharing system with shore centre manufacturers, facilitating data exchange beet two different maritime IT manufacturers’ systems.

The SESAME Straits e-Navigation project, which aims to apply technology in the reduction of  maritime traffic congestion and in improving traffic safety and efficiency in Singapore, has conducted a successful demonstration in close collaboration with the Maritime and Port Authority.

The EU’s EfficienSea2 project has announced that it is testing a system for digitalising Navigational Warnings that it intends to propose as a global standard, based on the International Hydrographic Organization’s (IHO) S-124 draft standard for Navigational Warnings.

Maritime navigation technology companies Transas and Japan Radio Company (JRC) have announced a new strategic partnership that will see the two companies work together on research and development, product distribution and project collaboration.

Shipping company GC Rieber has signed a fleet-wide agreement with NAVTOR for the supply of navigation services, data and publications, spanning both paper and digital deliveries, across its seismic and offshore ships.

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