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After over 20 years of hard work, the maritime community has succeeded in its drive to ensure all SOLAS vessels use ENC with ECDIS. But why, asks Paul Elgar, OEM business relations, NAVTOR, can’t those very same charts be accessed onshore?

Navtor has teamed up with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to integrate automated mutual assistance vessel rescue (AMVER) into its digital chart table software NavStation.

Maritime navigation specialist Voyager Worldwide has upgraded its Voyager Fleet Insight web software to make it easier to monitor voyage status.

Data analytics specialist ioCurrents and navigation solutions provider Rose Point have formed a strategic partnership to help mariners plan and navigate safely and efficiently.

ABB has published the 2/2022 edition of ABB Review, the company’s technical journal.

Wärtsilä Voyage has launched its Smart Panoramic Edge Camera System (S.P.E.C.S), which has been designed to enhance marine safety by providing 360-degree situational awareness, streamed directly to the bridge in real-time.

Marine technology company Seall has signed a partnership deal with Intermarine Electronics to provide software for the company's new range of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) products.

Thursday, 31 March 2022 09:00

Does AI dream of electric ships?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Autonomous Shipping (unmanned vessels) are set to transform the mercantile fleets of the world. In addition to the greening of the industry and the smartening of the logistics, there will soon have to be a wholesale revamp of design with respect to understanding of the changes that will be wrought in the maintenance and repair of cargo vessels. In this article Steve Flood, senior research consultant at Valour Consultancy outlines the steps that need to be addressed and proposes some systems of work. Current vessel design needs crews, autonomy needs a full redesign.

Orca AI's artificial intelligence (AI)-powered collision avoidance and navigation safety platform has received Product Design Assessment (PDA) certification from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Norwegian technology company Vissim, together with project partner M-Nav Solutions, has successfully installed and upgraded an advanced coastal monitoring and surveillance system designed to ensure safer vessel navigation in Papua New Guinea’s waters.

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