Shipping industry is increasingly using sensor technology to conduct performance monitoring and maintenance operations. This technology can be proven very useful, as the data generated by such devices could provide better solutions to mitigate risk. Sensors can also be combined with other developments, like blockchain.
The use of drones in the shipping industry is about to take-off. They are used more and more by class societies and marine surveyors and they can provide faster and more informed decision-making on board, reducing the impact of any incident. What is most important however, is the fact that drones can help protect lives.
The remote location of polar oceans, their vastness and dangerous environment raise significant challenges when gathering data and conducting science. However, advances in technology are providing new opportunities for data collection that go beyond what was possible even 20 years ago.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Port of Rotterdam Authority renewed their Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in Information Exchange and Research and Development, during the 4th Port Authorities Roundtable held in Long Beach, USA from 16 to 18 July 2018.
USCG informed that the TugSafe Lite has been expanded and retitled TugSafe Central. TugSafe Central is an online source for Subchapter M compliance requirements and guidance. However, TugSafe Central should not be used as a standalone source to determine compliance with Subchapter M.
As digitalization is penetrating in the shipping industry more and more, operators can benefit from its use. One aspect of this is the digital twin concept. This provides a virtual model of a physical ship, producing valuable insights from data. A digital twin can also simulate how a ship will perform without testing it in the real world.
Plastic pollution is, without any doubt, causing big problems. However, up until recently, not many were aware of the full scale of the problem. Thus, by using drones the size of plastic pollution can be measured more easily. This will inform more people, and will provide solutions to tackle it.
The concept of “intelligent port” has emerged in the last decade, with many ports deploying Internet of Things, cloud-computing technologies, geographic information systems and computer simulation technologies, to optimise various aspects of port operations and enhance production efficiency.
A new report aiming to verify the effect of the Automatic Mooring System on the emissions in the surroundings of the installations devoted to Ro-Ro/Pax vessel traffic, reveals that, in the RoRo/Pax terminals in which the AMS is operating, brings a reduction in CO2 emissions of 97%.
In order to advance technology-based innovation in the port and maritime environment, the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Antwerp will host an international ‘Hackathon.’ The technology competition will take place October 11-13, 2018 in the two cities at the same time, and it will involve participants from around the world.
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