DNV GL has issued its first SmartShip descriptive notation to a very large ore carrier (VLOC), the vessel Pacific Vision, which has been delivered by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard to China Merchants Energy Shipping Company.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) reports that it has presented Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) with approval in principle (AiP) for its smart ship system INTELLIMAN SHIP, the first time the ‘Digital AL2 SAFE PERFORM SECURE’ notation has been granted to confirm compliance with LR’s new Digital Ships requirements.
Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has announced a deal to make Amazon Web Services (AWS) its preferred Cloud services provider as it continues development of its smart ship and autonomous vessel programmes.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has been granted approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for the DSME Smart Ship Solution (DS4), receiving the Cyber SECURE notation confirming compliance with LR’s cyber security requirements for smart ships.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has reached an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries to jointly develop intelligent steering gear technologies, to improve vessel reliability and save energy in operations through the application of Big Data analytics.
ABS reports that it has granted a certificate of CyberSafety Compliance to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for its Smart Ship Solution, certifying that the system adheres to the ABS Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries and the ISO 27000 series, IT Security Control Code of Practice.
Wärtsilä has agreed a deal to acquire Transas for €210 million, to leverage its navigation, simulation and monitoring systems in accelerating the development of Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem concept.
Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have signed a new agreement to integrate a range of intelligent ship systems, from the engine room to the bridge, to improve vessel performance.
The Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) and Iceland-based maritime technology company Marorka have signed a partnership agreement that will see the firms work together on a ‘smart ship’ concept.
Inmarsat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), under which the satellite operator’s Fleet Xpress service will be integrated into newbuild ‘smart ships’ from the vessel construction stage to provide connectivity for a range of digital processes.
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