SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that MarineFields Holding Ltd has received the 2020 SMART4SEA e-Navigation Award, sponsored by Latsco Marine Management Inc., at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 28th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum.
The UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) announced the first wave of £4 million funding, aiming to revolutionise the way warships make decisions and process thousands of strands of intelligence and data by using Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Hyundai Heavy Industries claims that it has developed a ship operation system by retrofitting its generator-engine model with advanced information and communication technologies. More specifically, it uses artificial intelligence to reduce fuel expenses by more than 10%.
Japanese shipping company MOL announced a joint study with three com-patriot partners on collision avoidance algorithms and autonomous collision avoidance. The study, to be named ‘Focus Brain’ is aspiring the development of Artificial Intelligence for autonomous navigation.
As 2019 comes to an end, the time has come for an annual review concerning smart shipping. This year, the shipping industry continued facing and taking part in major technological developments, providing maritime stakeholders with opportunities to explore new opportunities in the smart era in the field of autonomous vessels, connectivity onboard and cyber security, spreading the digitalization message across the whole industry.
Japanese MOL announced an agreement for joint development of the next-generation engine failure sign diagnosis application, in partnership with ClassNK Consulting Service, IHI Power Systems, and Mitsui E&S Machinery.
During Marintec China trade fair in Shanghai, DNV GL inked a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited (GSI) to launch a project to enhance welding non-destructive testing (NDT) efficiency through the automatic detection and assessment of radiography testing (RT) digital images.
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) announced that it will use a new technology for its business units in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas to protect thousands of end-points across its network. ICTSI will collaborate with BlackBerry Limited to use its BlackBerry Cylance technology.
The pilot project of the Swedish ferry company, Stena Line, using artificial intelligence (AI) technology in order to predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate a vessel is saving fuel on the company’s ships. In particular, the software, which is named Stena Fuel Pilot, is expected to be installed during autumn, on five more Stena Line vessels. Moreover, the company states that its ambition during 2020, is to promote the technology across its 37 vessels operating in Europe.
Olivier Wyman forum launched the “Global Cities’ AI Readiness Index” ranking more than 100 countries on their readiness to adopt AI and other technologies, with Singapore winning the first place as the most prepared to adopt AI technologies.
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