The European Commission adopted a proposal to optimize ship reporting requirements when calling at ports within the EU. 13 EU Member States called the EU Commission to present a proposal for the revision of the Reporting Formalities Directive. The aim is to reduce the administrative burdens on shipping.
The new software monitors the operational costs and evaluates the performance towards benchmarks like the Charter Party contract, and will try to give the operators the ability to monitor and track their vessel’s performance from a set dashboards and reports. The Charter Party Monitoring features warnings of any issues that could result in disputes towards the Charter Party contract.
MeteoGroup, the global weather authority, launched a new version of its weather routing solution SPOS. The new version enables captains to safely navigate the globe with low fuel consumption and emissions, by calculating the best routes and anticipate weather. SPOS9 aims to optimize shipping routes by considering various sea conditions.
LR launched the “Sulphur 2020 – Options Evaluator” to assist the industry identify the best strategy for compliance with the global sulphur in fuel oil limit of 0.50% m/m, which comes into effect on 1 January 2020. The “Options Evaluator” clarifies the potential cost and investment implications for the various compliance strategies,
The Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs announced a project, in which it will use blockchain technology, in order to significantly reduce administrative burdens in the maritime sector. The project includes the ship trade and ship registration processes which often cross borders and time zones, making them complicated and time-consuming.
JRCS, a Japanese maritime services company, and Microsoft launched an ambitious plan to digitally transform the global shipping industry. JRCS will use Mixed Reality, the Internet of Things, and AI to train shipping crews, maintain ships, and improve navigational safety standards.
APM Terminals Pipavav developed an online version of Form 13 required for each import/export container. Known as e-form 13, it can save up to 3 million kilometres of road trips and their carbon emissions each year. Previously at APM Terminals Pipavav, shipping lines collected documents to issue a completed Form 13 for each import/export container.
Stelios Koroneos, CEO at Soldecom, talks about the effects of digitisation in the shipping industry, highlighting that shipping has gone through a number of disruptions since the past, which required changes to the way that the whole sector is operating. Digitisation is now the new trend, but it requires vessels to be extensively retrofitted to comply with regulations, or else they will be scrapped.
Two members from the International Marine Contractors Association Secretariat will provide their contributions regarding eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspectors. Namely, MCA’s Technical Manager, Mark Ford, will update on the eCMID system, and Captain Andy Goldsmith will highlight reactivation of DP vessels.
UK-based University of Aberdeen, WFS Technologies, and OGIC launched a joint technology project to design and construct the world’s first ExtremeEdge OLM (On-line Monitoring) system for offshore subsea and platform structures. The cooperation seeks to deliver the first generation of real time fatigue monitoring system driven by AI.
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