Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has announced that it has entered into new agreements with DNV GL, the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) and the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) to work on the development of autonomous shipping technologies and new regulatory frameworks.
Norwegian company VesselMan reports that it has teamed up with classification society DNV GL to integrate DNV GL’s Best Practices for dry-docking into the VesselMan Cloud-based system for management of maintenance projects.
DNV GL has signed partnership agreements with WinGD, VAF Instruments and Viswa Lab to connect to its ECO Insight fleet performance management software package, to channel the vessel data collected by their respective systems into the ECO Insight application.
DNV GL reports that it has released a new class guideline covering autonomous and remotely operated ships, aiming to cover new operational concepts that do not fit within existing regulations and technologies that control functions that would normally be performed by humans.
DNV GL reports that it is launching a new Shore Monitoring module for its Navigator Port port clearance software, currently used by approximately 2,500 vessels.
DNV GL has announced the release of its first cyber security class notations, to be published on the classification society’s rules page from July 2018.
DNV GL reports that its Veracity data management platform is closing in on a million service subscriptions, with users from 1,500 different companies using the digital marketplace to access a variety of products, as it opens the system up to a new ‘public preview’ phase.
German company MINSHIP Shipmanagement is to implement DNV GL’s ShipManager fleet management software application for its fleet of dry cargo vessels, replacing the variety of separate systems and spreadsheets currently used for ship management activities with an integrated system.
A new initiative to create an open source digital platform for the creation of ‘digital twins’ for ships has been launched, with a ceremony at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Centre in Ålesund, Norway.
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.
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