During August, Germany and Denmark conducted oil spill response exercises to excel their response on an accident that could lead to a huge environmental disaster; To assist the exercise, EMSA participated, providing authorities with live feed footage from lightweight Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).
The Smart Green Shipping Alliance (SGSA) entered the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK), and was provided with a grant to develop a prototype digital tool for the precise quantification of available wind for any ship, on any route.
Inmarsat launched the ‘Trade 2.0: How Startups are driving the next generation of maritime trade’ report examining how startups in line with the technological development such as big data, AI and blockchain in the maritime industry, are bringing a new era and create a ShipTech market.
Several discussions see automation completely transforming the industry in the next 30 years, while others seem less convinced of a major reform. Our special ‘Smart Watch’ column is asking global experts to provide feedback on the following question: What will the ship of 2050 look like?
Our special ‘Smart Watch’ column sheds focus on the impact of automation and digitalization in the future of shipping. This time, we have asked global experts to provide feedback on the following question: Digitalization and automation: friends or foes? Are they going to help us to move forward?
The US Navy collaborated with the decommissioned USS Midway to trial an unmanned aerial vehicle as another tool in its inventory for the management of corrosion on its ships. The UAV captures ship imagery for a few minutes along its predetermined flight path.
Adm. (USCG Ret) Thad William Allen notes that we are living in a digital age and therefore industry needs to tackle with new and emerging issues. Earlier this year leaders from the Hellenic and American shipping communities came together in Athens to discuss current issues and exchange views to promote safer, smarter, greener, optimized, innovative, and sustainable shipping.
Loadsmart, digital freight technology company, raised $19 million to embark on a major initiative, enhancing the flow of freight through American ports. Taking part in the initiative are Ports America and Maersk Growth as investors. This investment is in line with Loadsmart’s series A round in late 2018, totalling the funding at $53.4 million.
Cruise ship giant Carnival Corporation announced a partnership with the University of West Florida (UWF), through its CSMART Academy, to enhance the company’s fleet-wide environmental officer training program with the launch of a new environmental training course.
China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the issuance, use and acceptance of Electronic Certificates to facilitate port clearance and Port State control inspections.
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S. Korea officially excludes Japan as trading partner18/09/2019
USCG: Crediting recent sea service of personnel on Uniformed Services18/09/2019