The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has confirmed that it has made a contribution to a new UK government-funded study on navigational requirements for autonomous maritime vessels, working on development of a prototype ‘Smart Chart’ navigational data system.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority, ABN AMRO and Samsung SDS, the logistics and IT arm of Samsung, have joined forces to launch a pilot project that will look to integrate physical, administrative and financial transactions within international distribution chains through the use of blockchain technology.
The Lloyd’s Register Safety Accelerator has opened a call to find new innovations to improve safety of life and assets, with up to four start-up winners to receive trial funding for their systems under separate categories.
Dubai-based Zaitoun Green Shipping (ZGS) is to lead a consortium aiming to create a new generation of container ship with maximised levels of efficiency in areas such as operations, cargo management, and energy usage.
A new COLREG-compliant collision avoidance system developed by the MTCAS project is scheduled for its first demonstration test in Germany this week, in Wilhelmshaven on September 6th.
Fraunhofer FHR has announced a new project with FH Aachen and Raytheon Anschütz to develop a cost effective sea rescue radar to be used to locate individual persons or small boats over long distances.
Wärtsilä has announced plans to build a new €200 million Smart Technology Hub in Finland, which will act as a centre of research, product development and production for the company when it opens in 2020.
Maritime satcom provider Marlink has announced two new partnerships with We4Sea and Transmetrics, to expand its portfolio of digital services for shipping clients and assist them in improving fuel efficiency and reducing operating costs.
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.
NYK, and its Group companies MTI, Keihin Dock Co, and Japan Marine Science (JMS), have announced their participation in a demonstration project being carried out by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) to demonstrate remote operation of an unmanned ship.
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