Veson Nautical has announced that new features are being added to its a cloud solution for fleet management, Veslink IMOS Platform, to help users navigate the IMO’s 2020 Sulphur regulation.
A mandatory requirement for national governments to introduce electronic information exchange between ships and ports has come into effect from April 8, 2019.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the need to consider seafarer training and standards as the use of technology in shipping evolves in the future, and the automation of tasks currently performed by humans continues to grow.
The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee’s (MSC) 100th session has been completed, with progress reported by the committee in the Organization’s regulatory scoping exercise on maritime autonomous surface ships.
The three-year, €20 million STM Validation Project has concluded with a final conference held at the International Maritime Organization in London, where representatives of nine industry stakeholders expressed their intention to take future responsibility for the digital Maritime Service Infrastructure developed by the project.
Classification society ClassNK has released a new software system for the reporting, monitoring and verification of shipping CO2 emissions in line with the IMO DCS regulations that will come into effect in 2019, an addition to its existing ClassNK MRV Portal.
The Nautical Institute has insisted that all vessels, autonomous or not, should comply with the COLREGs, as the process to decide how to regulate unmanned systems begins at IMO.
BIMCO, Liberia, the Marshall Islands and Turkey have submitted a proposal requesting the IMO to push for greater harmonisation of data ahead of the April 2019 deadline when new mandatory requirements come into force for automated ship reporting.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has confirmed that it has begun work to examine how the operation of autonomous ships could be addressed within IMO instruments.
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has formally approved Inmarsat’s Fleet Safety service for use as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), in line with a recommendation from the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) made at the end of February.
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