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Watch: An underwater internet of things

To investigate the unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build an underwater network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface; — an underwater “internet of things.”  MIT researchers could use a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data.

Maersk to establish digital trucking partnership in India

Maersk will be cooperating with BlackBuck, an Indian online marketplace for trucking, aiming to provide an online marketplace for containerized trucking in export/import logistics in India. The  platform will be open to the whole industry. This move comes as India plans to decrease logistics costs from 14% of the GDP, to no more than 9% by 2022.

EU project for ship design and production completed

SHIPLYS (Ship life cycle software solutions) is a three-year project that began in September 2016. The project is in response to needs of SME naval architects, shipbuilders and ship-owners, who need to improve their capability to reduce the time and costs of design and production.

BPA, Port of Rotterdam launch smart ports paper

The British Ports Association announced the launch of a new joint smart ports paper with the Port of Rotterdam examining port digitalization. The paper sets out some of the benefits of smart operations and how UK ports of all sizes can benefit.

Watch: Saildrone, the first unmanned system circumnavigates Antarctica

Saildrone, a seven-metre long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) is the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. The vehicle, also called SD 1020, had climate-grade sensors installed, and had gathered data in previously unchartered waters, providing an additional insight into ocean and climate processes.

MPA’s Maritime Bus presents past, present, future of Singapore’s shipping

MPA Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, launched the “MPA Maritime Bus” at Canberra Secondary School, in conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial. The travelling bus will present Singapore’s maritime past, present future in an immersive way.

Port of Hamburg makes 5G available to Helsinki’s West Harbour

Port of Helsinki and Elisa signed a letter of intent to make 5G technology available to ship passengers in Helsinki’s West Harbour. The partners aim to provide a commercial 5G network in the interior facilities of West Terminal 2 and the outdoor areas of West Harbour during autumn 2019.

Belt and Road initiative to get big data risk monitoring platform

Powerbridge Technologies launched Powerbridge Big Data Risk Monitoring Platform at Nanning Customs. The latter is considered crucial for the Belt and Road gateway along China’s southwestern border. Powerbridge Big Data Risk Monitoring Platform enables the customs agency to effectively and efficiently monitor and manage, in real time, various regulatory and operational risks, regarding cross-border customs declarations.

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