A pilot project from big data and fleet management specialist is being conducted, aimed at providing better overview of traffic. The project is a collaboration of Traxens with the MSC Terminal Valencia, the Port Authority at the Port of Valencia and Fundacion Valenciaport using the IoT project.
While the entire maritime industry is gradually shifting towards the digital era, with fully autonomous ships lurking just around the corner, the maritime certification process has remained unchanged. Safebridge took it upon itself to tackle this problem and see what can be done to take the certification ecosystem one step further into the future.
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Mr. Lambros Babilis, CEO at Stealth Maritime Corporation S.A., talks about its ‘Eco Freeze’ vessel which is an LPG Carrier encompassing all latest technologies. The vessel is one of the first LPG vessels with hybrid scrubber and advanced cargo handling system, representing a landmark on the field of LPG sector for the international shipping industry.
Vopak announced that it is testing the use of drones and robots, in order to ensure safer inspection and digital vessel clearance tool for better clearance process. Among others the testing includes drone inspection and jetty inspection using an underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV).
Navis expects that the biggest trends that will characterize the industry over the next year will include increased IT spending, more collaboration and data standardization, trade wars, smart containers, automation productivity gains, and improved carrier capacity management and environmental efficiencies.
The future of automated ports is thoroughly examined by a recent study by McKinsey & Company consulting. The study suggest that the port sector is underdeveloped regarding automation, in comparison other industries. The sector could consequently benefit from automation if it deal with the challenges with careful planning and implementation.
Mr. Alberto Perez, Inmarsat Maritime, notes that the maritime industry has realized the benefits of digitalization. Among many, digital technologies offer transparency which is very important; In this regard, Mr. Perez cites the example of Inmarsat’s Fleet Data which can virtually connect to any sensor, giving full transparency on bills as connectivity costs are included in the service.
Despite facing several challenges, commercial ships are becoming more and more connected, but also the workforce onboard them are being digital natives potentially trained on new technologies. This article is an overview of the shift from manual to digital systems and processes, a shift into … systems, driven by the aforesaid challenges.
Israel-based IoT solutions provider Loginno unveiled a plan to form the world’s first digital shipping company. Under its initiative ‘Contopia Factor’, the startup will select one organization to have its entire container fleet digitalized in 2019.
The Port of Amsterdam is set to conduct a four-week drone detection system trial, aimed to build understanding of how, where and why drones are flying over the Port of Amsterdam, as well as to monitor the potential of drones for numerous use applications across its, and its customers’ operations.
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