France-based shipping company Bourbon has unveiled a new strategic action plan it is calling #BOURBONINMOTION, including a focus on “capitalising on the digital revolution to better differentiate by connecting the fleet” which will see the company dispose of vessels unable to be upgraded as “smart ships.”
Bourbon and Bureau Veritas have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop and deploy a range of real time fleet monitoring applications and other digital technologies, while also looking for ways to mitigate cyber risks as the fleet becomes increasingly connected.
BOURBON has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Automated Ships Ltd (ASL) to support the construction of the world’s first autonomous prototype vessel for offshore operations.
BOURBON and Kongsberg Maritime have signed a collaborative development agreement covering connected and autonomous vessels, with the two companies to work on joint projects to support efficient operations in the offshore services industry.
Autoship Systems reports that it has delivered a 50th licence of its Autoload Onboard Stability software to Bourbon Offshore, with the software to be installed on the multipurpose supply vessel Bourbon Evolution 809.
French fleet operator Bourbon has ordered dual Navmaster ECDIS from English supplier PC Maritime to equip several of its newbuilds.
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