Starting from 24 February 2020, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator will issue the Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance Part I (DMLC Part I) in electronic format only. An original hard copy will no longer be provided.
HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center, Wärtsilä and Carnival are collaborating in a digitalisation project, to ensure reliable ship arrivals, more efficient ship handling and port logistics, as well as reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
The Norwegian Maritime Authority announced that it is now issuing electronic CLB and CLC certificates. As of today, 1,400 certificates are already in place. Starting February 20, the CLB and CLC certificates will be displayed on the “My side vessel” portal.
CargoX, the provider of the CargoX blockchain document transfer (BDT) platform, has been granted approval by the International Group of P&I Clubs. It has now become the first approved provider to use the neutral, public blockchain Ethereum network for its platform.
The US Navy awarded contracts totaling $1 billion to over 40 organizations to support the Unmanned Surface Vehicle Family of Systems. The multiple award contracts (IDIQ-MACs) have a five-year base period and one five-year ordering period option.
The UK Government provided an £1.2 billion fund to develop a state-of-the-art “supercomputer” which will predict severe weather and the impacts of climate change fast and accurately and is said to be the world’s most advanced dedicated to weather and climate.
i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s Life of Field business unit, and Shell International Exploration & Production, Inc, joined forces to develop a collaborative technology agreement to accelerate subsea digitalization, initially for a period of five years, beginning from the fourth quarter of 2019.
The European Union expressed its support for the first phase of Smart System for the Evaluation and Control of Maritime Safety in Port Access and Operation development, known as Safeport. Designed by Siport21, the investment came through the SME instrument of Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme.
Following the coronavirus outbreak, two online maps have been already launched, presenting the development of the virus, while Wilhelmsen launched its own online tool providing the global port restrictions, easing the shipping industry.
During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, John Southam, Loss Prevention Executive, The North of England P&I Association Limited, focused on the P&I perspective of autonomous ships and new technologies in general. As he explains, with the emergence of automation, new risks have been born as well, such as new definitions or new roles. Shipping should address these changes and adopt to the new situation.
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