Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced the launch of an ambitious research partnership in Japan aimed at developing an advanced navigation support system for use at sea.
An autonomous ship model has been successfully tested in Aker Arctic’s ice model test laboratory in Finland, the company reports.
The CMA CGM Group has announced a collaboration agreement with San Francisco-based startup Shone, to examine use cases for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in maritime transportation.
Wilhelmsen has announced that it has purchased 50 per cent of Dolittle, a Norwegian start-up specialising in the creation of IT architecture and frameworks for digital product building, as it expands its range of in-house digital projects.
Maritime software provider Hanseaticsoft has joined a new project in Germany to design a platform for the ‘e-healthy ship’, using technology to optimise health management on board merchant vessels.
Rolls-Royce and Finnish shipowner Finferries report that they have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly develop new decision support systems for marine operations, as well as agreeing to work together on demonstrations of remote and autonomous ferry technologies.
Hyundai Merchant Marine has announced that it is to work with tech giant Oracle on the development of a next-generation IT system, built on a Cloud-based infrastructure.
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has announced a partnership with Microsoft to apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) research to improve network operations and achieve efficiencies within the shipping industry, with more than 200 AI developers expected to be trained by the project over the next 12 months.
Maersk has signed a contract with Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics to trial the US company’s perception and situational awareness technology on board one of the shipping company’s new-build Winter Palace ice-class container ships.
Tests of a new autodocking system installed on the 83m ferry Folgefonn, owned by Norwegian operator Norled, have been concluded by Wärtsilä, with the vessel successfully completing actual harbour docking trials without the captain needing to take manual control at any stage in the procedure.
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