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Iran walks towards smart ports

Iran announced its goal on achieving digitalization growth at its ports, following other countries that make steps towards more intelligent ports. The Deputy Minister of PMO commented that ‘Iran would also like to be on the same path’.

Saudi Customs eyes the first blockchain shipment to Rotterdam

Saudi Customs, in light of their partnership with TradeLens, experienced the arrival of their first shipment powered by the blockchain technology. The shipment left from the Dammam Port in Saudi Arabia bound for Rotterdam while its data and documents were handled by all parties to the shipment on a national single window, FASAH.

US announces the launch of a Virtual Archaeology Museum

The US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that it launched a Virtual Archaeology Museum. The museum shows video, detailed 3D models and mosaic maps of shipwrecks mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. These shipwrecks were discovered via underwater research and oil and gas exploration.

Shipping industry faces technological advances

The Global Maritime Forum focuses on emerging technologies arising in the shipping industry, along with the explosion of data sources, from weather systems, ship movements and supply chains to Augmented Reality navigation for very large crude carriers. With the technology, shipping provides new insights concerning the benefits but also the dangers in the shipping industry.

How digitalization affects the energy sector

DNV GL published the ‘Digitalization and the future of energy’ report, focusing on what’s the meaning of digitalization, how it affects the energy sector and where can it add most value for society and individual organisations. 

Chile to publish vessel tracking data through Global Fishing Watch

The Chilean government announced that it will make its vessel tracking data available to public through the Global Fishing Watch map (GFW), which tracks the movements of commercial fishing vessels in near real-time.  The agreement was made between Chile’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (or SERNAPESCA) and GFW.

DNV GL and NTU Singapore partner for 3D printing advances

DNV GL and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, are supporting academic advances in additive manufacturing, the process of 3D printing – for the maritime, oil and gas and other industries, through a four-year research collaboration agreement. The research collaboration will focus on developing industry standards, quality assurance processes, certification and supply chain tracking for the additive manufacturing sector.

Tesla effect threatens the oil industry

According to CNN, the development of automation and Tesla are a great threat to the oil industry. The passenger vehicles are the number 1 source of demanding oil; the future transportation, though, might no longer need gas station.

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