Navigation, Autonomy & New Technologies

Wärtsilä has agreed a deal to acquire Transas for €210 million, to leverage its navigation, simulation and monitoring systems in accelerating the development of Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem concept.
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.
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published a new edition of ADMIRALTY Ocean Passages for the World (NP136), incorporating information on the world’s busiest trade routes, and routes of increasing importance due to shifting macroeconomic trends, based on analysis of global AIS tracking data.
NAVTOR’s digital chart table, NavStation, will now have UKHO’s ADMIRALTY e-Nautical Publications (AENPs) integrated into its software, via a new option within the upcoming NavStation 4.1 release.
Rolls-Royce has introduced a new system to improve situational awareness for navigators operating vessels at night, in adverse weather conditions or in congested waterways, which works by fusing sensor data with intelligent software to provide bridge crews with a more detailed understanding of events unfolding around them than what would…
ABB is to deliver a range of hardware and digital systems to a new Lindblad Expeditions Holdings vessel, a passenger ship which will operate exploration cruises in remote polar areas.
The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has signed up as a pilot customer for a Cloud-based application of Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim simulation technology, allowing BCIT to offer ‘simulation as a service’ by integrating the simulator with Kongsberg’s Kognifai digital platform to enable students to train on their own devices.
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.
SevenCs has launched a new software tool called TMS ChartServer, which aims to increase the speed of electronic navigational chart viewing within software applications.
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