Digitalisation is steering the shipping industry in a new direction, some comforted by the increasing opportunities that it offers and others wary of the uncertainty that comes with it. One country embracing the waves of digitalisation is Japan. Here are five ways Japanese companies are using digital technology to deliver more efficient and safer shipping operations.
ABB has opened a new marine service centre in Russia to support the company’s ship power, propulsion and automation technologies and expand service capabilities for ice-going vessels.
Joined up thinking on technology standards and shipping rules critical if autonomous shipping is to prove seaworthy says Päivi Haikkola, One Sea Ecosystem Lead.
OneWeb has been awarded £18 million of UK Space Agency funding by the European Space Agency to extend its satellite constellation for global communications. The news has been announced one week ahead of OneWeb’s planned launch of its first of ten satellite batches.
Yanmar and JAMSTEC are developing technologies for robotic boats and auto-docking that are expected to be used for maritime surveys and dangerous water operations.
“Tectonic shifts are within maritime on three fronts right now,” claims Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL Maritime.
Norwegian shipyard VARD has contracted PG Flow Solutions to supply the engine room pump system to the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel, the Yara Birkeland.
One Sea, an alliance pushing autonomous maritime transport by 2025, has secured new funding and added Shipbrokers Finland as a new partner to support its role as a business ecosystem.
Online freight forwarder iContainers says a year of uncertainty awaits the shipping industry, with many issues surrounding IMO 2020, Brexit, and the US-China trade war far from being resolved.
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