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3D printed foam to help submarines dive at greater depths

A team of scientists at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering developed the first process to 3D print components of syntactic foam, extremely strong and lightweight composites used in vehicles, airplanes, and ships. This development is beneficial to submarines as they will be ale to survive at greater depths.

Agility to join Maersk, IBM blockchain venture

Logistics provider, Agility became the first freight forwarder to cooperate on a joint solution by Maersk and IBM to provide efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade by using blockchain technology to manage container shipments. Agility will identify events regarding individual shipments and share and receive information about them.

DSME selects NAPA for ship design processes

Maritime software, services and data analysis provider NAPA, announced that DSME chose the 3D model-based NAPA Steel software to streamline design processes and be up to date with the 21st century naval architects and structure designers. DSME will use the software at both the initial design stages, and detailed design stages.

New big data project to enhance safety at sea

Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, President of the UK Chamber and Shell’s vice president of shipping, launched HiLo, a predictive modelling tool that aims to prevent ‘high-impact’ maritime events like explosions, collisions and groundings by recording the frequent low-level incidents that are pre-cursors to major incidents.

New service for Under Keel Clearance

A new digital test service is developed to facilitate the assess of tidal level and weather affecting their plans to sail challenging passageways where shallow water poses a risk. Initially, the service will cover the Sound between Sweden and Denmark. The data for the service is provided by the Danish Meteorological Institute, the Danish Geodata Agency and the Swedish Maritime Administration.

Smart Watch – Disruption: Technology push vs market pull?

Our “Smart Watch” special column asks industry experts on critical issues with respect to smart shipping developments.  We have asked global experts to provide feedback on what technological disruption that has appeared currently in shipping means to the industry: Is it a technology push or a market pull and why?

3D training for cargo operations launched

Kongsberg Digital launched a 3D virtual application for its K-Sim Cargo simulator. The system generates visualization for operational training on important areas of the cargo deck, enabling training centres to deliver safer cargo transfer operations. The 3D virtual model is based on a customized simulation model of a VLCC, M/T “Kiho”.

Unmanned fireboat to be developed

The unmanned RALamander fireboat aims to keep marine firefighting professionals out of harm’s way. Fires involving containers, petrochemicals, shore-side structures or vessels can be dealt with more quickly in situations where toxic smoke or explosion risk may obstruct manned vessels from responding effectively. 

Top 6 cyber threats for 2018

In its latest newsletter, ‘Be Cyber Aware At Sea’ highlights cyber security developments and acknowledges the top 6 cyber threats. Despite the sudden spurt in malware and ransomware attacks worldwide, non-malware attacks were the weapons of choice for cyber criminals in 2017.

ZPMC develops world’s first AI straddle carrier

In November 2017, the first automated driving unmanned straddle carrier was created. Using AI technology, this straddle carrier can conduct multiple functions without pre-embedded magnetic nails. After tested on the terminal for a long time, the straddle carrier can perform unmanned driving like self-location and autonomous navigation.

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