Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) partnered with Philippines-based conglomerate Transnational Diversified Group to present an electronic money platform in favour of seafarers, called ‘MarCoPay’, adapting features of Accenture and Citi. The smart platform, located in Manila, is equally owned by NYK and TDG.
The Government of Canada launched the Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness initiative pilot project in May 2019, in support of the user-friendly , local data on marine traffic and boost the Canadian indigenous local communities. Thus, the Minister announced a new funding of $6.9 million to attract more participants in the project and also announced the expansion of the pilot project until March 2022.
MPA Singapore will launch the National Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure which will consist of the latest geospatial data from various sources of Singapore’s marine and coastal data. When ready, the GeoSpace-Sea system will provide comprehensive and consolidated geospatial data for port, marine and coastal planning, and environmental management in a timely and efficient manner
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.
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