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CMA CGM to embed artificial intelligence onboard boxships

French CMA CGM announced collaboration, since the beginning of the year, with San Francisco-based startup company Shone, specializing in the use of artificial intelligence for maritime transportation. The collaboration enables Shone to finalize the development of artificial intelligence systems onboard container ships.

New electronic tracking system to improve safety for tourists

A new electronic tracking system is being tested, which will use tourists’ handprints in order to identify and monitor them. The new system is being trialled on the Great Barrier Reef, aiming to reduce the risk of divers and snorkellers that are left behind. The system uses a palm vein scanning technology and facial recognition.

First blockchain platform for marine insurance available for use

Following few months since the announcement of the world’s first blockchain platform for marine insurance, the platform is now available for commercial use with a view to be expanded into other types of business insurance including marine cargo, global logistics, aviation and energy sectors.

EU adopts proposal for simpler ship reporting

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.

New tool for Charter Party Monitoring

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.

New solution for shipping weather routing

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.

New tool helps maritime comply with 2020 sulphur cap

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,

Denmark to reduce administrative burdens in maritime with blockchain

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.

Watch: Mixed Reality technology to improve maritime safety standards

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.

New technology at APM Terminals saves time and reduces emissions

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. 


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