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Agreement signed to improve Industrial-Internet-of-Things environments

Rajant Corporation entered into a strategic partnership with Extronics, to make dangerous areas safer. Extronics will provide Wi-Fi tags for personnel and assets tracking, which will be combined with Rajant’s firmware to be safer and certified for use in hazardous work areas. This personnel tracking could be proven useful for industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical and ports. 

SOHAR port and Freezone launch online route planner

SOHAR port and Freezone launched SOHAR Navigate, an online route planner that provides information on hinterland connections. The platform has many options for the user on shipping, starting from the departure point, to the destination, and users are able to opt between means of transport and transportation time that is ideal for them.

Guangzhou to use 5G technology to improve port services

Huawei and Guangzhou Port Group will collaborate to establish a ‘5G port innovation center’ in Guangzhou city. The center will be built under the framework of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and its announcement was made during the International Ports Conference in Guangzhou.

IMO considers issues on electronic certificates of seafarers

During the 6th session of its Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 6) on 29 April-3 May, IMO established a correspondence group to consider how to address the use of electronic certificates and documents of seafarers.

Watch: First ever 3D printed crane hook for offshore vessel

Huisman informed that it delivered the first ever class certified, 3D-printed crane hooks. The 3D-printed hooks were certified following load testing at more than double their safe working load. The hooks are certified for offshore use based on ABS standards. The OOS Serooskerke will be the first ship to have a 3D-printed crane hook installed.

Abu Dhabi ports signs MoU with Dell technologies

Abu Dhabi ports announced that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dell Technologies, with the aim of joining their expertise in maritime and IT to develop technology based concepts, solutions and services, mostly for the marine sector.

Port of Los Angeles and partners to fight cyber threats

Port of Los Angeles convened a conducted a working group consisting of maritime stakeholders to discuss the creation of a cyber-resilience industry, boosting cooperation and helping manage cyber security threats. The centre will be a collaborative effort to fight cyber threats across many companies within the port complex.

Data sharing a necessity for a successful Just-In-Time operation

Data sharing is necessary to enable the successful implementation of ‘Just-In-Time’ operations. These cut the time ships spend idling outside ports and help reduce emissions as well as save on fuel costs. IMO’s Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping at IMO Headquarters, in London, from 1 to 2 May, agreed that increased transparency of information through data sharing was vital.

Canada, Indigenous communities to use maritime information system

The Government of Canada stated that it supports a new maritime information system pilot project in partnership with the Tuktoyaktuk Hunters and Trappers Committee. Via the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is collaborating with Indigenous people, local stakeholders and coastal communities to protect Canada’s unique marine environment from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

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