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Navigation, Autonomy & New Technologies

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released a new study, conducted on its behalf by the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA), examining the potential impact of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry.
ChartCo reports that it has agreed a new partnership with MeteoGroup to deliver its weather routing technology services through the ChartCo OneOcean e-navigation software platform.
Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Poseidon Navigation Services as the supplier of all chart management services for the fleet managed by Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg, as part of a deal that includes Poseidon’s Challenger software platform to manage weekly updates for all Admiralty products, both paper and digital.
Kongsberg has landed what it says is its largest ever simulator contract, following the agreement of a SGD$21.2 million (US$15.5m) deal with the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs for the delivery of four K-Sim Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators to the Singapore Police Coast Guard, alongside a 10-year maintenance…
The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Department for Transport (DfT), in collaboration with the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, have successfully secured £1 million to fund research and development into autonomous and ‘smart’ shipping.
Wärtsilä reports that it has agreed a deal to provide a package of marine simulators for a new training facility at Solent University’s Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, located in Southampton, UK.
Thales Canada reports that it is investing more than $315,000 in a new research project with Virtual Marine of Newfoundland, to improve Virtual Marine’s embedded ship simulation systems.
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.
Sea Machines Robotics, a Boston-based developer of autonomous technology for marine vessels, reports that it has successfully completed product sea trials for an introductory line of intelligent command and control systems to automate elements of commercial vessel operations.
Wärtsilä has announced that it is to restructure its organisation under two business areas, Wärtsilä Marine Business and Wärtsilä Energy Business, to take effect from the beginning of 2019.
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