Japanese shipping company NYK has completed a new concept for a ship’s bridge and employed it on a large container ship. The space and nautical instruments on this new bridge have been designed to take advantage of IoT aspects of instruments and to improve the safety and efficiency of vessel operation.
Wärtsilä will provide an integrated cargo handling and fuel gas system for two new gas carrier vessels for Exmar. The ships will transport LPG and will be the first vessels capable of running on LPG. The Wärtsilä equipment is expected to be delivered during mid-2019, and the vessels are planned to be delivered during the end 2020.
Stena Line announced that it will conduct a pilot study in which artificial intelligence will be implemented on board. The new AI technology will be added onboard ‘Stena Scandinavica’. The model will present the most fuel efficient way of operating a vessel on a particular route.
Inmarsat revealed Fleet Data, an IoT service, which will enable ship owners and managers to access and analyse real-time onboard. Fleet Data will record data from the onboard Voyage Data Recorder, and other vessel sensors, process that data, and upload it to a central database, which incorporates a dashboard and Application Process Interface.
EMSA in collaboration with the European Commission created an infographic presenting the benefits of electronic tags for marine safety. Namely, eTags give direct access to product details; seamless data flow between manufacturers, notified bodies and authorities; read RFID and data matrix formats among others.
DNV GL announced release of the first approval of manufacturer scheme for additive manufacturing producers, as it forecasts a rapid development of additive manufacturing or 3D printing in shipping, a technology that ‘holds a great deal of promise for the maritime industry’, said Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.
UK-based oil and gas giant BP announced that it has deployed Plant Operations Advisor, a cloud-based advanced analytics solution developed with Baker Hughes, a GE company, across all four of its operated production platforms in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
MOL has concluded a technology consulting agreement with Professor Tomoharu Nagao of the Yokohama National University Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, who is the creator of the next-generation AI advanced machine learning and the percolative learning method.
The first ever blockchain-based CargoX Smart Bill of Lading has successfully passed its trial. Namely the smart bill of lading completed its mission during a trial shipment onboard the cargo ship Ever Safety, which arrived in the Port of Koper from Shanghai on 19 August 2018.
Blockchain venture studio ConsenSys and cloud-based metal concentrates exchange Open Mineral, announced a joint venture establishing Minerac, a consortium aiming to change the way mineral commodities trading and connected supply chains operate by using blockchain.
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