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BIMCO relaunches ship benchmarking system

Shipping KPI gives the ability to users to compare performance parameters between ships of similar type, tonnage, trades or flag states, while remaining anonymous. Users can compare 33 different Key Performance Indicators, such as budget performance, ship availability, contained spills and officer retention. The KPIs are based on 64 individual performance indicators. 

Internet of Things: How it works

The Internet of Things is a reality and gives us access to data from millions of devices, due to the convergence of multiple technologies today. The animated video, issued by IBM’s Think Academy, provides an insight on how it works. A “thing” is any object with embedded electronics that can transfer data over a network, without any human interaction.

How Automated Behaviour Monitoring works

EMSA released a leaflet describing Automated Behaviour Monitoring (ABM). ABM uses algorithms to detect certain patterns of ship behaviour for multiple…

How drones enhance productivity in Singapore

Drones are gaining more and more a position in maritime industry, especially in ship inspections -conventionally conducted by humans-, as they have been identified as a way to save time and money and to enhance workforce safety. 

KR to develop VR multi-role training simulator

KR is considering the development of a VR training simulator. The VR ship inspection simulator provides surveyor training software to train a ship surveyor on the classification rules and inspection procedures, using a realistic ship environment.

NYK launches tool to detect ship engine problems

In collaboration with MTI Corporation, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha developed the diagnostic tool “Kirari MUSE” that collects the operating sound of ships’ engine equipment in an effort to utilize big data. Kirari MUSE visualizes the sound of the engine and it diagnoses the condition.

New fixed-wing drone developed for both air and water

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed what they call the first unmanned, fixed-wing aircraft, capable of traveling both through the air and underwater, transitioning repeatedly between sky and sea. The EagleRay XAV holds promise for use in applications such as tracking and observing wildlife.

Data from fitness app shows offshore platforms movements

At the end of 2017, Strava, a mobile appthat tracks athletic activity, released a global heatmap showing the “anonymised” movement patterns of its users who did not keep their data private. Among these users are seafarers and people on offshore platforms as well. 

Managing the Smart Ship

Christos Emmanouilidis, Business Development, DANAOS gave a presentation on ‘’Managing the Smart Ship’’ during the 2016 SMART4SEA Forum. He showcased a case study to address the benefits of big data analysis which are as follows: situation awareness and forecasting, managing end to end processes within the company and partners, capitalizing on mobility to react on time to the upcoming challenges, fully meeting statutory requirements.


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