BC Ferries announced that it will implement NAPA’s electronic logbook as its fleet-wide standard solution. Namely, NAPA Logbook will be in use on more than 20 BC Ferries ships by the end of 2020. NAPA Logbook will be available on the NAPA Mobile smartphone interface, meaning reporting can be completed anywhere on board a ship.
The Iranian Director General of Coast and Ports engineering announced the launch of a new version of the Integrated Coastal, Ports and Maritime Information System with new features and a virtual training course. In this course, the definitions and basic concepts of GIS, familiarity with the general and specialized tools of the PMO-GIS system, familiarity with the various types of general and specialized reporting is provided in a WebGIS environment.
A new strategic cooperation agreement among South Korean shipbuilder DSME, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, data analysis provider NAPA and simulation provider AVL, seeks to combine expertise in naval architecture and maritime technology to develop digital ships and related strategic solutions.
RINA has released a new version of its electronic logbook. This tool is the first to use blockchain technology to provide a traceable record of ship data for shipping companies who want to showcase their commitment to integrity and transparency across all operations.
Japanese joint venture Ocean Network Express (ONE) revealed plans to implement the world’s first cloud-based collaborative network to ensure real-time insights for ocean carriers and terminal operators. The network is expected to enhance operational efficiency.
Port of Rotterdam’s application ‘Navigate’ is now operational in the ports of Gdansk and SOHAR. Now, importers and exporters are able to select the ideal transport options for containers they want to ship. The application also contains an online information guide for the ports.
During the Nor-Shipping Conference, Wärtsilä presented its development work on a smart concept for onboard water and waste systems. The work consists of the latest environmental technology and expertise, along with real-time data collection and digital modelling.
The port data platform NxtPort has collaborated with the Antwerp breakbulk community in order to develop a new app. Called Bulkchain, it aims to simplify administration and make the supply chain simpler, faster and more efficient. Bulkchain was launched at the AntwerpXL breakbulk trade fair and its first two modules are now active. Namely terminal delivery order; and terminal delivery confirmation.
Rolls-Royce is developing a new electronic monitoring system together with ZF to achieve maximum availability for ships, while keeping fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to a minimum. It will be tested by the Förde Reederei Seetouristik. From 2021, the system will make sure that fleet managers are able to operate their fleets as efficiently and as environmentally friendly as possible.
SOHAR port and Freezone launched SOHAR Navigate, an online route planner that provides information on hinterland connections. The platform has many options for the user on shipping, starting from the departure point, to the destination, and users are able to opt between means of transport and transportation time that is ideal for them.
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