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.
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.
Today’s ports calls are increasing to be more and more inefficient, according to a study. Yet, cross-industry collaboration and data sharing are the ones to potentially enhance the fleet and capacity utilization. As the Global Maritime Forum reports, the study presented an analysis of nine European ports, meaning four ports in the Mediterranean and five ports in the Nordic region.
Logistics solutions group WiseTech Global announced a strategic agreement with supply chain leader Bolloré Logistics to roll out its CargoWise One platform globally from May 2019. It will now be set up for Bolloré Logistics to use across its worldwide network, including Africa, a key market for Bolloré Logistics.
Japanese shipping company MOL announced its intention to install a navigation system using augmented reality (AR) technology jointly developed by Furuno Electric and MOL Techno-Trade, on 21 MOL-operated very large crude oil carriers (VLCCs).
Logistics service provider Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has launched a new online seafreight booking system called KN Pledge, which allegedly, offers Full Container Load (FCL) shipments with guaranteed lead time, bookable with immediate pricing through the Internet.
The previous week, the port of Gothenburg launched a digital application to make bunkering operations at the port easier and more efficient. The ‘bunkering app’ is one of the first in the world to offer this range of functionality.
Nautilus Labs has secured USD 11 million in Series A funding led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, along with Root Ventures. Existing and new investors including Quiet Capital, Trail Mix, and Amplifier Lab participated in the round, which brings Nautilus’ total funding raised to USD 14.5 million.
DNV GL announced that Samsung Heavy Industries INTELLIMAN Ship software is compliant with the EU-MRV and IMO-DCS regulations. The INTELLIMAN Ship is a smart ship solution, aiming to facilitate data management from fleet operation to life-cycle service. DNV GL confirmed that the software can be used as a recording and reporting tool.
The Royal Canadian Navy is testing a Mixed Reality Remote Assistant Support (MIRRAS) system, as part of a project that aims to improve maintenance and repairs aboard active naval vessels, provided by Kognitiv Spark. This technology will be used by the Navy’s technicians and weapons engineering technicians.
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