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Watch: Maersk CEO on cyber security and digitalization

During an interview, A.P. Moller-Maersk’s CEO Soren Skou, talked about digitalization. Mr. Skou explained what measures Maersk has taken in order to improve its cyber security after the recent cyber attack, and highlighted the importance of digitalizing container shipping, in order to make it simpler.

USCG to receive small unmanned aircraft

The US Coast Guard signed a will $117 million contract with Boeing subsidiary Insitu, to receive a small unmanned aircraft system. The contract covers installation and deployment of the system, and provides 200 hours of flight time per 30-day patrol. ScanEagle hardware will be installed on USCGC James this fall.

Port of Rotterdam tests monitoring system to ease container transport

The Port of Rotterdam Authority is starting a test project with Barge Terminal Tilburg and Certus Port Automation. The program aims to enable cargo owners and terminal operators to monitor more precisely the time at which a container can be transferred for further transport.

FAL Committee standardises data for effective electronic business

IMO’s FAL Committee approved a revised structure for its Compendium on Facilitation and Electronic Business, including a new standard IMO reference data set, which will be used as basis for automated and digital systems for exchange of information when ships arrive at and depart from ports.

IACS Chairman: Classification societies have to be ready for change

Chairman of IACS Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen identified the need for classification societies and IACS itself to be adaptable and prepared for change, while at the same time staying true to the core purpose of classification. Mr. Ørbeck-Nilssen said that great progress had been made in making classification able to deal with the digital transformation.

Shipping lags behind in new tech, say experts at Posidonia 2018

Shipping’s digital transformation, cyber technologies, autonomous mobility and artificial intelligence (AI) are the driving forces shaping today the industry for tomorrow, and several Internet service providers and AI specialist firms sharing their perspectives on the issue on the sidelines of Posidonia 2018 currently underway in Athens.

IMO to focus on digital administrative processes for shipping

IMO’s Facilitation Committee, which is meeting from 5 to 8 June, will approve a revised format of the IMO Compendium on Facilitation and Electronic Business, including a revised and updated standard IMO data model set. The revised Compendium will include digitalization-friendly definitions of all the information elements that a ship needs to report.

Watch: Microsoft tests underwater datacenter in Scotland

Microsoft is working at the second phase of its moonshot to develop self-sufficient underwater datacenters, that can deliver lightning-quick cloud services to coastal cities. An experimental, shipping-container-size prototype is currently processing workloads on the seafloor near Scotland’s Orkney Islands.

Shore-to-ship drone delivery service to be set up at Singapore

Wilhelmsen Ships Service will cooperate with Airbus in the Agency by Air project. This project aims to test shore-to-ship drone delivery services at the Port of Singapore. The project will be launched during the third quarter of 2018. The two-week shore-to-ship pilot trial will begin by delivering parcels to vessels anchored off the coast of Singapore.

Singapore launches programme to promote maritime innovation

PIER71 was officially launched by Singapore’s Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, Dr Lam Pin Min. PIER71 is an industry-wide acceleration programme that supports innovation and encourages the maritime industry to venture into new growth areas through collaboration with technology start-ups.

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