Solis Marine, the project manager for a new prototype data platform that aims to help develop autonomous vessels has urged more companies and organisations to come forward to test the data platform, MARLab.
Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) have signed an MOU to launch Digital Waves, a comprehensive joint innovation programme to explore the digitalisation of certain domains of the maritime industry.
ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for Automated/Autonomous Operation of ships - Design development, Installation and Operation of Automated Operation Systems/Remote Operation Systems.”
FURUNO has launched its NEW 800W IMO Solid-State device X-band Radar/Chart Radar and is offering a complete Magnetron-free Radar/Chart Radar Solution in both X-band and S-band with the addition of X-band models to the FAR-2xx8/3xx0 NXT Series from summer 2020.
BW Group has signed a new contract with KVH to continue using its VSAT services for at least five years. The company is also upgrading 102 vessels to utilise KVH’s mini-VSAT BroadbandSM HTS network for advanced satellite communications.
The Liberian Registry has announced its Expedited Registration Process (ERP), which allows for technology and digital files to replace tedious administrative work in registering and re-registering vessels, creating a more simplified process overall.
Kinnetik Solutions has announced totally free distribution of its e-procurement platform, the KinnetikBuyer, to marine suppliers.
The Marlink Group company Telemar, which is dedicated to Bridge Electronics, onboard services and maintenance, has enhanced its remote support capabilities within the recently launched BridgeLink solution.
The impact of technology on the shipping industry will grow in 2020, as companies increasingly introduce cloud-based software and apps in their businesses, says Alexander Buchmann, managing director, Hanseaticsoft.
Athens-headquartered ship manager Signal Maritime Services and commercial tanker operator Heidmar have agreed a milestone partnership, under which Signal will manage a joint tanker fleet of 18 Aframax vessels in Heidmar’s Sigma Pool using its proprietary technology and analytical approach.
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