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Norwegian trio seeks to digitalize offshore maintenance

Norway-based oil exploration company Aker BP has announced collaboration with technology provider Cognite and manufacturer Framo, aiming to intensify digitalisation in offshore operations by changing the traditional approach to maintenance.

Blockchain ventures in shipping: Where we stand

Recently, Maersk and IBM named their blockchain venture, marking another step towards the upcoming transformation of global trade. Blockchain seems to emerge in many industries including the maritime. What are the benefits that shipping could take advantage of with respect to this new technology?

SMM 2018: An industry steers towards digitalization

This year’s SMM, the international maritime trade fair to take place on 4-7 September with 2,289 exhibitors from 69 countries in Hamburg, will focus on “Trends in SMMart Shipping”, in line with the numerous digital solutions rising in the maritime sector.

Kongsberg introduces digital twin for unmanned production facilities

Kongsberg Digital launched a new digital twin, after a successful feasibility study with Equinor. The new twin is a virtual model of unmanned production facilities for oil and gas and it allows users onshore to explore planned or existing assets offshore. The digital twin can also improve design quality and processes.

Blockchain: Myths and realities

More and more innovative uses of blockchain technology are recently showing up. Banks, governments and even companies are assessing how to use the blockchain technologies. The demand for greater understanding of this technology is rising much faster than expected. However, there are certain myths and realities about it.

New technology hub to promote smart marine research in Finland

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä is building the Smart Technology Hub, a new centre of research, product development and production, in Vaskiluoto, Vaasa. The vision is to create a partners’ campus where research and product development take place together with suppliers, start-ups and universities.

3D modeling pilot project completed

The American Bureau of Shipping and Crowley Maritime Corporation ‘s naval architecture and marine engineering subsidiary Jensen Maritime completed a pilot project using 3D computer-aided design models to support the class design review process.

Blockchain technology to support Maritime Silk Road development

Yuanben and Maritime Silk Road Platform signed the “Blockchain Technical Service Cooperation Agreement”. This agreement will provide blockchain services for global maritime freight, ensuring the safety of sea-going cargo transportation for the Maritime Silk Road. 

AUV to map deep sea mineral deposits in Norway

After the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy claimed administrative responsibility for mineral deposits on the continental shelf, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has been assigned the task of mapping potential deposits. The mapping will carried out using an an autonomous underwater vehicle. 

V.Group announces new project to enhance crew management

V.Group collaborated with the management consultancy Accenture to improve its approach to crew management. Named Embark, the project seeks to develop an in-house shared services model which streamlines key processes for V.Group’s seafarers, customers, and colleagues. 


Do you think the presence of crew onboard vessels will always be essential for shipboard operations?

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