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Watch: World ROV market on the increase again

The market for work-class ROVs is on the increase again as the oil and gas industry is now exiting a cyclical downturn and entering a period of recovery, according to Westwood energy consultancy. Cost efficiency remains critical and drives the need for modern systems that can maximise uptime.

UK explores benefits of artificial intelligence in transport

The UK Department for Transport’s Science Advisory Council met in October 2017 to discuss Artificial Intelligence in transport as this technology has the potential to transform the transport sector. The Council reflected that DfT should consider its role in regulating transport AI and data.

Maritime ready to ride on Internet of Things 

The 4th Industrial Revolution does happen in almost every sector including transportation – where it creates queries with respect to how maritime is investing in Internet of Things or whether the industry has the right skills for IoT adoption.   

Drivers of the 4th Industrial Revolution in maritime industry

Earlier this month Inmarsat revealed Fleet Data, an Internet of Things (IoT) service, which will help accelerate the adoption of IoT across the maritime industry. The 4rth Industrial Revolution is here and may  make the world look like science fiction moviesof the 80s and 90s.

American Club launches e-learning tool for STS operations

The American Club announced the release of its latest e-learning module, Ship-to-Ship Transfer. Ship-to-ship cargo transfer operations are more complex than those involving a single vessel discharge of cargo, and involve a wider set of risk factors relevant to safety and environmental protection. The new e-learning module provides guidance for ships’ crews involved in STS operations.

Australian partnership to bring drone training in maritime

AMC Search, the commercial arm of the Australian Maritime College, and The Institute for Drone Technology have signed a MoU aiming to bring drone technology training into the maritime. Drones are gaining increasing interest in shipping for providing improvements in safety and efficiency.

EMSA launches new marine casualty information platform

The new European Marine Casualty Information Platform, EMCIP, went live on 3 September following 18 months of development and testing. The newly developed system offers enhanced reporting tools which have been implemented through internet technologies.

China bans drones in Shanghai Port

China’s Maritime Safety Administration will carry out special security inspections on vessels entering Shanghai Huangpu River & Yangtze River Shanghai from 15 September through to 15 November. If a ship entering the concerned waters is found to be carrying a drone, the MSA will require the vessel to dispose it immediately.

Data analytics can improve offshore operations, report says

A study by the UK oil and gas industry’s Technology Leadership Board, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre and the Oil and Gas Authority has found that adopting data analytics and digital technologies for asset maintenance and operations could increase production and reduce maintenance costs worth £1.5 billion annually to the UK Continental Shelf.

Project shows how intelligent awareness supports safe navigation

Roll-Royce and Japanese shipping company MOL announced the successful conclusion of a joint pilot project onboard the 165m passenger ferry ‘Sunflower Gold’, which proved how Intelligent Awareness and machine learning technologies can significantly improve navigational safety.


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