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IMO launches new tool to streamline reporting procedures

IMO is currently focusing on streamlining the many administrative procedures necessary when ships enter or leave port, which it considers as an important element. For this reason, IMO made available an important tool used by software developers, in order to create systems for exchanging the relevant data electronically. The tool is available online and free of charge.

Stena Line AI project saves fuel on vessels

The pilot project of the Swedish ferry company, Stena Line, using artificial intelligence (AI) technology in order to predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate a vessel is saving fuel on the company’s ships. In particular, the software, which is named Stena Fuel Pilot, is expected to be installed during autumn, on five more Stena Line vessels. Moreover, the company states that its ambition during 2020, is to promote the technology across its 37 vessels operating in Europe.

Panama Canal upgrades maritime single window system

The Panama Canal and the Panama Maritime Authority upgraded their Panama Maritime Single Window System (VUMPA), highlighting the positive effects of digitalization and informing that according to estimations the VUMPA has reduced the need for more than 300,000 paper forms and documents, improving the efficiency and carbon footprint of transshipment procedures and saving up to 3,260 hours on an annual basis.

Bringing PortCDM to implementation

During the SAFETY4SEA Hamburg Forum, Mathias Karlsson, Researcher, RISE Viktoria, talked about Port Collaborative Decision Making and how digitalization can improve operations at ports. PortCDM aims to improve efficiency and effectiveness of activities in any port by providing a framework for data sharing and enhanced collaboration, thus making their operations more efficient.

Port of Zeebrugge gets its own 5G network

Port of Zeebrugge is going to invest in a superfast 5G network. The network may begin operations this year, but according to the authority of the port, it will be the accelerator and a major factor for innovation in and around the port.

K Line, MOL, NYK share data with ONE through common data platform

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K LINE), Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have started sharing of operational data acquired from the monitoring system installed in their container ships with their charter, Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE), through the IoS-Open Platform (IoS-OP) promoted by Ship Data Center Ltd. (ShipDC).

Fleet planning software improves Hapag Lloyd’s operations

Hapag Lloyd announced that they will use a fleet planning software to improve their fleet managing operations and make the workflows between the voyage control and execution easier to manage, improving the operations not only for the company, but for the customers as well.

AI research on maritime logistics in shipping starts

K Line, Japan’s shipping major, has jointly agreed with Hiroshima University, the National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology and Marubeni Corporation to work on the research and analysis of maritime logistics and shipping market conditions using artificial intelligence (AI).

Online platforms could benefit carriers and shippers

Drewry in cooperation with CyberLogitec launched a white paper stating that online platforms that enable shipping lines and their customers to communicate better, could enhance vessel utilisation vessels and decrease freight rate volatility.

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