ABS released its Nautical Systems Enterprise fleet management software, including NS Insight, a new business intelligence module. The NS aims to assist in the planning, execution and documentation of all compliance work processes. The new system includes a cloud-based NS Voyage Manager, tan expanded NS Autologger, and enhancements to NS Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental Manager.
ABS Executive Vice President, Dr. Kirsi Tikka, discussed interim benefits on the shipping industry’s journey to autonomous, noting that fast-paced advances in technology will be a gradual process of evolution for the sector, both at sea and ashore.
MGTIC, to be hosted at SUNY Maritime College, is a collaborative incubator fostering technology developments in the maritime space through entrepreneurial innovations bringing together maritime, technology and financial interests to accelerate tools for commercial growth.
Addressing the American Institute of Marine Underwriters, Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO of ABS, described the future of maritime cyber security and risk mitigation, and outlined how the classification and insurance industries can strengthen their collaboration ahead of the progression of autonomy.
During the World Maritime University’s Kinney Lecture Series, Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO of ABS, underlined the fact that the evolution of marine and offshore industries into new operating models is strengthened by groundbreaking changes in technology.
ABS informed that it joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance to work with industry partners, including class organizations, shipyards, equipment manufacturers and designers to advance autonomous shipping.
In view of the sudden spread of a new ransomware variant, that affected maritime owners and operators, forcing them to shutter operations, ABS suggests that such cases illustrate what can happen to systems, when technology use outruns system understanding.
ABS has issued the first Integrated Software Quality Management Product Design Assessment Certificate in the Asia-Pacific region, for Industrial Control Systems software to Singapore-based Excel Marco. The program aims to ensure the security of control systems, in view of the increasing automation within the industry.
The American Bureau of Shipping has launched NS Workboat™, a new mobile application from ABS Nautical Systems, purpose-built for the workboat/inland sector, that aims to simplify Subchapter M compliance requirements with minimal disruption to day-to-day operations.
Howard Fireman, ABS Chief Technology Officer, highlights the significance of the digitalization era that drives decisions within the maritime sector, identifying key focus areas that will help industry deal with this new data-centric world.
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