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Application launched to digitalize Antwerp breakbulk sector

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, ZF work on digital solution to limit fuel consumption and emissions

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 launch online route planner

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.

HVCC to improve its inland waterway shipping at Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg’s Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC) is developing a digital platform for inland waterway vessels, to allow ship calls to be coordinated centrally in the future. The concept will be presented in 8 May, along with the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the HVCC. 

Yilport presents Compass app, improving ports’ workflow

Navis announced that Yilport Holding Inc. will present Navis’ Compass visual workflow management application to five terminals that use Navis N4 to bring enhanced visibility, communication and collaboration to the planning process across terminals. 

LR presents smart solution to tackle fatigue and boost safety

LR announced the launching of its LR SafetyScanner, which combines applied data science and artificial intelligence to improve health, safety and environmental managers see beyond practices, gain greater insights and move to adopting leading-edge systems, ready for the 21st century.  

Watch: Why USB sticks might be a threat

Be Cyber Aware at Sea focused on the importance of knowing what lies inside a USB device, highlighting that although it may seem small, there’s a high possibility of hiding major dangers that could easily affect a vessel’s operation. Avoid the use of USB sticks unless absolutely necessary and only use them where they have been firstly checked for a virus.

Canada, Indigenous communities to use maritime information system

The Government of Canada stated that it supports a new maritime information system pilot project in partnership with the Tuktoyaktuk Hunters and Trappers Committee. Via the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is collaborating with Indigenous people, local stakeholders and coastal communities to protect Canada’s unique marine environment from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Danish maritime Authority paves the way with digital certificates for seafarers

The Danish Maritime Authority attended the stage at the International Maritime Organization in London to present their project on digital certificates for seafarers. The Authority’s representatives noted that while the digitalization of certificates for seafarers is in great progress, they are now initiating a proof of concept-project to demonstrate how it will function in practice.

Blockchain is taking shape in Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam announced that the first blockchain applications have begun shaping. BlockLab, in a joint collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Municipality of Rotterdam, is the leader of these applications. The teams focus on two domains: Energy and Logistics.


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