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Port of Hamburg to have a Hyperloop transportation system

The collaboration between Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and the US-based research and development company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) aims at constructing a system that would enable transporting containers at high speed through a tube to and from the Port of Hamburg. 

New report explores future maritime trends through digitalization

Danish Ship Finance and incubation firm Rainmaking issued their Maritime Trend Report providing perspectives on the future of the maritime industry through current trends of global startups. The findings are part of the ‘digital 2030 vision’ for the shipping industry, highlighting that some of the basic mechanisms for value creation in the industry could be redefined within the next 10-15 years.

First autonomous subsea pipeline inspection completed

Swire Seabed has completed the first autonomous inspection of offshore pipeline systems in October 2018, for Equinor, using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). The vessel provided positional updates to the vehicle. 

Fuels assurance platform enter testing phase

Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a partnership between Lloyd’s Register Foundation and BLOC, announced a real-world testing phase for a technology solution that improves traceability and trust in bunker fuel supply chain.

NYK launches ship management platform to reduce burden for crews

Japanese shipping company NYK has developed a new platform for ship management, aiming to reduce burdens for onboard crew, thus helping them to work comfortably and concentrate on ship operations. The data will be shared with five ship-management companies, overseeing about 260 vessels to realize further safety.

Denmark’s most modern container to be completed by 2021

Denmark’s most modern container port will be completed by the end of 2021 and it will be a sustainable and automated container terminal in Copenhagen. The area in Outer Northern Harbour is fairly anonymous, however, the current works remind that this is where the container terminal will be in three years from now.

London receives new high-tech vessel to monitor Thames

Heidi Alexander, the Deputy Mayor of London for Transport, has named the latest addition to the Port of London Authority f of vessels that survey the bed of the tidal River Thames. This ship aims to ensure that the is safe for freight and passenger vessels, as well as recreational river users.

Canada to develop maritime awareness system

Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced that more than $2.5 million has been awarded to four coastal communities in British Columbia to develop, test and evaluate a new maritime awareness information system in Canada.

Watch: US Navy provides 3D simulator for aircraft carrier flight deck crews

The US Office of Naval Research Global and the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division collaborated to create a training simulator for aircraft carrier flight deck crews. The simulator has 3D technology and enables the communication of the full flight deck team with akey decision-makers.

New blockchain solution launched to ease transactions

US-based cloud provider Oracle launched the Oracle Blockchain Applications Cloud, aimed to increase transparency and agility in transactions in the global supply chain. Modern supply chains generate millions of data points and thousands of daily transactions that need to be validated and confirmed. This limits the pace of business and exposes organizations to risk.


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wreck removal
IMO focuses on wreck removal challenges
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
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Breaches of regulations identified at Hammerfest LNG leak
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Vopak tests drones for safer inspection
NSSLGlobal: Digitalisation, AI and smart connectivity are setting maritime industry’s agenda
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
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Ship denied access to Paris MoU region for 3 months
employment discrimination
Shipyard labor contractors fined for employment discrimination
oily waste at sea
US court fines Navimax for discharging oily waste at sea
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
Ocean Health Index 2018 assessment to note avg score for the oceans is 70 out of 100
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Overview of three key ship types markets in 2018
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Navis: Trends for shipping industry in 2019
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China’s import limitations on coal decreases demand on Panamaxes
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US BOEM reminds the start of US’s 8th offshore wind auction
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PSA Norway orders companies to fix lifeboat issues
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