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ABP: Smart companies should boost UK ports’ innovation

Associated British Ports (ABP) calls all British technology companies to overcome any operational challenges in the shipping industry and focus on bringing innovation and digitalization; It collaborates with  the Knowledge Transfer Network, to run the EnSiX Challenge Competition, which invites UK businesses to provide innovative solutions to help boost efficiency and sustainability.

Singapore to use its LNG terminal to develop data center cooling technology

The National University of Singapore Engineering collaborated with the Keppel Data Centres Holdings Pte Ltd and Singapore LNG Corporation to develop a technology that can efficiently store and carry cold energy from the Singapore LNG Terminal to various data centres. This solution aims to open the way for more sustainable and compact data centres.

Norway acquires tech-centre to focus on ocean protection

The World Economic Forum collaborates with Aker group, presenting the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Norway (C4IR Norway) aiming to harness advances in technology in protection of the oceans and improve shipping’s environmental footprint. 

3D printed boat awarded with Guinness world record

The University of Maine System Advanced Structures and Composites Center was awarded with three World Records on Oct. 10 for the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer, largest solid 3D-printed object, and largest 3D-printed boat.

BIMCO submits proposals to IMO for easier exchange of data

BIMCO has made two proposals to the IMO, in order to pave the way for easy exchange of port logistic operational data and allow for real-time updates between ship and shore. The two proposals aim to limit the administrative burden for the shipping industry, as well as to ensure better communication between ships, ports, terminals and all other parties involved through the  harmonization of the data model used.

GCT joins TradeLens

Global Container Terminals (GCT), a container terminal operator in North America, has joined the TradeLens supply chain platform. By taking part in TradeLens, GCT aims to securely connect with supply chain partners including ocean carriers, beneficial cargo owners, and railways.

Watch: Blockchain solution to improve seafood traceability

IBM and Raw Seafoods are collaborating through the IBM Food Trust, a blockchain-based platform that promotes food traceability, safety, and sustainability. This information will automatically be shared with other members of the scallop supply chain.

Watch: AR navigation system to support safe watchkeeping

Japanese shipping company MOL and electronics firm Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. made a joint presentation of their advanced augmented reality (AR)-based Navigation System. The system provides visual support to crew members during their watch-keeping and ship operations by using AR technology.

Port of Rotterdam offers tracking of dry cargo flows

The Port of Rotterdam now offers the tracking of dry cargo flows. NPRC, the inland shipping cooperative, digitized its ‘supply chain’ in an efficient way in order to enable clients to monitor the status of their cargo with precision. Since summer, clients have been in the position to track connections to sea-going transport in Rotterdam as well as have real-time insight into inland shipping transport.

Partners launch blockchain application

BlocBox, Singapore-based company developing maritime apps, is collaborating with Consentium, a cryptocurrency chat-app, on developing and delivering a blockchain-based universal maritime ecosystem. This partnership will enable seafarers use social apps and a cryptocurrency wallet.

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