Ports America reports that it has implemented the Navis N4 system at its 47 acre Napoleon Container Terminal in New Orleans, Louisiana, to optimise container flows through the terminal.
The Port of San Diego has confirmed that it has been the victim of a cyber-attack, disrupting the agency’s information technology systems.
Wärtsilä’s has unveiled a new industry initiative it calls ‘An Oceanic Awakening’, which aims to support the evolution of the world’s marine and energy industry into a single digitally connected ecosystem.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is set to launch a new intelligent prediction service for equipment on merchant vessels, which it says can predict and monitor upcoming critical issues and communicate them to users to reduce unplanned downtime.
Rolls-Royce reports that it has signed a new agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) and global towage operator Svitzer, part of the Maersk Group, to develop a range of digitisation and ship intelligence systems for use in port operations.
The European Commission has adopted a proposal to promote increased harmonisation of ship reporting requirements when calling at ports within the EU, including the development of a common IT system for data exchange.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and IBM are to collaborate on a multi-year digitalisation initiative to improve port operations through the application of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud technologies, including an upgrade of the infrastructure of the entire 42-kilometre site to facilitate the hosting of connected ships in the future.
Trelleborg has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Third Harbor Consultants Company (THCC), a subsidiary of the state-owned China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), which will see the firms work together on the development of new marine technologies to support China’s ports.
Wärtsilä has launched a new Smart Marine Ecosystem strategy, which will focus the company’s efforts on four forces it expects to “re-shape the industry” – shared capacity, Big Data analytics, intelligent vessels, and smart ports.
Navis, part of Cargotec Corporation, has partnered with Microsoft China, terminal equipment manufacturer ZPMC and infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt & Nichol to form a joint taskforce on automation systems for container terminals.
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