IT company Dualog, announced that it has won a contract to install and upgrade email capability on 160 Teekay vessels worldwide. Work has already started, with over 100 vessels being equipped. Teekay wants to move towards digitalisation, for this reason it decided to get a new email platform, to enhance its cyber security.
Bourbon Corporation with its new plan wants to digitalize its existing fleet, in order to improve their operations. Namely, the “Smart shipping” program will connect the fleet of 132 supply vessels of Bourbon Marine & Logistics. Overall, Bourbon Marine & Logistics’ has 65 vessels, of which 41 non-smart vessels, which cannot be connected, will be sold at current market price.
In a recent publication on the digital revolution of the container industry, Boston Consulting Group argues that digitalization is imperative for carriers, but in order to be successful, a digital transformation agenda must be comprehensive, ranging from the strategic vision to the fundamental enablers.
Ahead of the need to raise awareness regarding cyber risk threats and vulnerabilities in the shipping industry, companies are advised to consult the Resolution MSC.428(98) and identify possible cyber risks with regard to their operations ashore and aboard.
DNV GL announced the establishment of Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Singapore, expected to serve as an incubator and testbed for research and development of additive manufacturing technology for the oil and gas, offshore and marine sector.
The city of Dubai now has its own cryptocurrency. This new cryptocurrency, called emCash, runs on its own blockchain and is designed for various financial transactions. emCash uses the latest blockchain technology and works as part of payment system called emWallet. The digital currency has varied advantages – faster processing, improved delivery time, less complexity and cost, to name a few. The city will also have a shared platform, called Blockchain-as -a -Service.
China has initiated construction of Asia’s first testing facility for autonomous vessels in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, Saturday. The Wanshan Marine Test Field is a a 225 square nautical mile zone, where operators can test autonomous steering and obstacle avoidance. The test field will be the also the largest in the world.
Speaking about digital transformation in container shipping, BGC reports that the industry has failed to adapt to the digital age, yet. For this reason, it is important for the industry to follow some steps, which will help container industry modernize.
The Port of Hamburg is testing 5G, the next generation mobile standard that aims to transform communications. After six months of preparation the project partners, Hamburg Port Authority, Deutsche Telekom and Nokia, launched a testbed across some 8,000 hectares of port area. A base station has already been installed on Hamburg’s television tower as well.
Bremenports will take part in a project sponsored by the European Union to address how can inland shipping benefit from digitisation. The project is called #IWTS 2.0 and aims to promote innovative solutions for handling barge cargoes. The project also aims to strengthen the role of inland shipping in vocational training institutions.
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