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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.

KVH Industries and Kongsberg Digital have announced the successful installation of their first joint maritime Internet of Things (IoT) system on a Norwegian research vessel, owned and operated by Kongsberg.

Singapore-based Avetics Global has received Lloyd’s Register certification as approved service supplier to conduct surveys using Remote Inspection Technique (RIT) on the structure of ships and mobile offshore units by via unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAV) and attending surveyor for close-up survey.

Maersk Tankers has launched a new standalone digital business to reduce CO2 emissions and optimise vessels’ earnings across the tramp shipping industry.

Digitisation has been paramount in propelling the logistics and shipping industry forward in 2019, and will continue to do so in 2020, says managing director of Maersk South Asia, Steve Felder. Here, Mr Felder outlines the company’s progress throughout 2019 and its plans for 2020.

Wärtsilä has been awarded Lloyd’s Register (LR) system-level cyber certification for its network architecture relating to Wärtsilä’s integrated main and auxiliary machinery.

Ascenz has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to become one of its Certified Fleet Data Application Providers.

Hanseaticsoft has announced a 41 per cent increase in customers in 2019, adding 19 new shipping companies to the company’s global client base, including eight in Singapore, Philippines, India and China.

Piraeus-based Virtual Maritime Services (VMS SA) has launched a new service to provide commercial vessels with a high-speed connectivity, voice and data service technology with IoT capabilities.

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