BP announced that it has discovered two new oilfields in the Gulf of Mexico and has found one billion barrels of oil at an existing field with the help of a new seismic technology. The company, years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Spill, announced its plans on expanding its production at its Atlantis oilfield in the Gulf of Mexico.
Indian Ports Association (IPA), under the guidance of Ministry of Shipping, launched the Port Community System ‘PCS1x’ on December 11. ‘PCS 1x’ is a cloud based new generation technology, with user-friendly interface.
The CMA CGM Group, and Freightos have announced their partnership on an agreement where CMA CGM is the first ocean carrier listed on Freightos. Online bookings, guaranteed pricing, and secured capacity on China-US trade lanes are available on the platform.
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.
NYK by combining photo data with operational data from the ship information management system, as well as engine data from an electronic checklist, developed the software to diagnose internal chamber conditions. NYK has also developed a smaller version of Kirari NINJA, which photographs smaller cylinders.
Japanese MOL announced that it has joined forces with Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and Weathernews Inc. to launch the Fleet Optimal Control Unified System (FOCUS), a project that will gather and apply ship operation data to ensure safer, more environmentally friendly ocean transport.
ClassNK released the ‘ClassNK MRV Portal IMO DCS’, a software for reporting, monitoring and verifying shipping CO2 emissions according to the IMO DCS regulations that will come into effect in 2019. ClassNK MRV Portal was first released in 2017 and has now been updated to support IMO DCS compliance.
MOL plans to launch the experimental use of a system that supports ship operation during voyages using augmented reality technology on a very large crude carrier subsequently to car carrier. The system will be showing information such as other ships sailing around the vessel and landmarks like buoys.
Zeppelin Power Systems announced that it has extended its agreements for AIDAprima and AIDAperla. The cruise ships’ engines will now include the software ‘Cat Asset Intelligence’. This software analyzes the operating parameters and enables a service support.
IACS published 9 of its 12 recommendations on cyber safety, in order to facilitate the delivery of cyber resilient ships, in order to maintain their resilient throughout their working lives. The first report recommended procedures for software maintenance of shipboard equipment and systems. The second one focuses on control of software dependent systems.
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