The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has completed a regulatory scoping exercise to analyse relevant ship safety treaties, in order to assess how Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) could be regulated.
In the midst of digital technology continuously changing the landscape of the international shipping industry and how ships are operated, developer of smart water quality monitoring technology Rivertrace has published a new white paper on digitalisation, with expert insight into the evolution of smart water quality monitoring technology and electronic reporting methods.
A new Just In Time (JIT) Arrival Guide that aims to provide both port and shipping sectors with practical guidance on how to facilitate JIT Arrivals has been released.
Neptune Cyber has launched an innovative new online tool to ensure marine operators stay ahead of new cyber risk regulations that take force in January 2021.
Classification society Korean Register has released the latest version of its KR-CON software, enabling users to add their own notes, memos and bookmarks to IMO codes and conventions.
Videotel has launched a new crisis management e-learning course, developed in cooperation with the IMO, Royal Caribbean, and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
The UKHO reports that its digital publications have been approved for use in place of paper equivalents by the USA, Lithuania and Belgium.
The IMO’s Marine Safety Committee (MSC) met in London last week for its 94th session, with several IT issues on the agenda, including Iridium’s proposed move to become a GMDSS satellite provider.
Following a five-year review, the IMO Facilitation Committee has approved amendments to the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965, which will introduce the mandatory electronic exchange of information on cargo, crew and passengers.
Iridium says it is moving closer to being recognised as a provider of mobile satellite communications for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) after its application was approved by the IMO's Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR).
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