The Danish International Registry of Shipping submitted a proposal for new legislation on January 9, aiming to achieve digital ship registration. According to the registry, this will reduce paper-work and time spent on transmission of documents. The digitalization of the Danish register is expected to happen in 2020.
On January 10 the European Parliament Transport Committee will vote on Deirdre Clune’s report on the draft regulation for a European Maritime Single Window Environment. The World Shipping Council and ECSA strongly supported the Commission proposal and the rapporteur’s recommendations.
As shipping rapidly adopts digitalization with electronic record-keeping and data exchange, flag administrations must increase their ability to provide relevant information to shipowners and managers in a timely and convenient way, the Liberian Registry claims.
In the discussion on the European Maritime Single Window proposal, MEPs have issued an amendment introducing an EU level access point interface, in addition to the new harmonised interface that will be developed at European level for the national single windows (NSW). The ports of Hamburg, Antwerp and Rotterdam urge the European Transport Committee to vote against the European Maritime Single Window, according to Port of Rotterdam’s statement.
ExxonMobil signed an agreement with IBM to promote the potential use of quantum computing in developing next-generation energy and manufacturing technologies. The partnership was announced during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
In May 2018 Inmarsat asked Vanson Bourne, a technology market research company, to interview 750 respondents about their use of IoT within their organisation and industry. After that, Inmarsat created a tool which helps operators find out how their business’s IoT plans are, in comparison with the rest of the sector.
Equinor’s digital support centres were established to help create higher value, improve safety and reduce emissions from the company’s installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Thus, they have fruitful results from the first onshore-supported fields, according to Equinor’s statement.
Maersk Container Industry is entering the IoT space, transforming reefer operations through the use of operational data and focuses on growing its cold chain business. For the time being, one out of the three refrigerated containers used in global perishable transportation uses Star Cool container technology manufactured by MCI.
The International Marine Contractors Association, launches a new web-based method for collecting safety statistics from its contractor members. This will result in simpler, more timely reporting, and the ability to easily benchmark performance. IMCA supports that the easy completion and the ability to benchmark company performance will conclude in higher data submission rates than in the past.
Zion Market Research has published a new report according to which the global blockchain in energy market was valued at around USD 208 million in 2017 and is expected to reach about USD 11,899 million by 2024, increasing at a CAGR of above 78.2% between 2018 and 2024.
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