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Tuesday, 22 December 2020 10:55

Navis identifies trends for 2021

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has identified its top predictions and trends that will drive the industry in 2021 and the technology that will be most impactful for meaningful operations in the coming year.

Thursday, 17 December 2020 16:22

KVH supports seafarers as holiday season nears

With the holidays drawing near, KVH has voiced its support for seafarers and is helping them to stay connected to loved ones.

Voyager Worldwide and S5 Agency World have teamed up to help make management of crew changes during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic easier and more efficient by providing details of COVID test facilities via Voyager Worldwide’s FLEET INSIGHT service.

The Nautical Institute has joined forces with ITN Productions to produce a film that aims to raise awareness and understanding of the vital role played by the maritime sector. The film, Navigating the Future, was launched ON Wednesday November 25 at the CrewConnect Global virtual conference by The Nautical Institute’s CEO, Captain John Lloyd.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 13:08

COVID-19 drives digital technology demand

A recent study by McKinsey has highlighted that responses to COVID-19 have speeded up the adoption of digital technologies by several years and suggests many of these changes could be here for the long haul.

To support seafarers this Christmas in what has been an exceptionally challenging year, a group of maritime organisations are collaborating on a campaign called #SeafarersDeliveringChristmas.

Thursday, 05 November 2020 11:10

DNV GL opens new Operational Centre

A new state-of-the-art Operational Centre to support the delivery of remote services to maritime customers has been launched in Hamburg, Germany, by the classification society, DNV GL – Maritime.

Wärtsilä Voyage will supply two of its advanced cloud-based simulation solutions to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) in the USA under a one-year agreement. This will allow cadets at the Academy to continue receiving safe and effective navigational training, despite restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To mark World Mental Health Day on 10th October, Hanseaticsoft is urging shipping companies to ensure seafarers have good connectivity at sea so that they are not left isolated from family and friends, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, 24 September 2020 10:53

V. Group releases Life After Lockdown paper

Ship management company V.Group has released its second discussion paper in the ‘Life After Lockdown’ series, examining the acceleration of digital engagement.

Each paper focusses on a specific area of maritime operations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and sets out key lessons learned. 

The first paper discussed crew engagement post Coronavirus whilst the second is entitled “The acceleration of digital engagement.”

Each paper aims to challenge long-established ways the shipping industry operates by posing questions and inviting the views of others in the industry.

The second paper, a 20-page document, explores whether the pandemic could be a catalyst for change, challenging entrenched ways of working in the maritime sector. It looks at the industry’s use of small data, the impact of digitalisation on crew wellbeing as well as digitalisation’s role as a tool to drive environmental change.  

Stephen Macfarlane, Information Systems director at V.Group, said: “There’s no doubt the pandemic has been a catalyst for change and as we look to the future, this paper explores the extent to which it has accelerated the move towards digitalisation and digital engagement.  There’s no doubt the industry has taken great strides in recent years, but the pandemic and resulting lockdown has certainly had an impact and it’s vital we learn from this.

“We’ve all been forced to change the way we work and communicate with each other and the paper discusses whether the move towards a more digital workforce could be a long-term change.”

To download a copy of the second paper “The acceleration of digital engagement” click here https://vgrouplimited.com/life-after-lockdown-2-download-the-paper 

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