Nulogy, a provider of agile supply chain solutions, along with the Government of Canada’s scale.ai program, launched a collaborative government-sponsored and industry-led initiative, aiming to make Canada an international leader in the field of artificial intelligence applied to supply chains.
Rotterdam’s PortX announced its collaboration with Helm Operations, to bring OptiPort’s AI assistance, aiming to improve scheduling harbour towing operations; The partners aim to combine the former’s AI-based port dispatching system, OptiPort, with Helm CONNECT, the world’s leading harbor dispatching and operations software.
US Secretary Rick Perry welcomed President Trump’s Action on A.I, while also announcing an XLab Summit on Artificial Intelligence in Chicago. This came after the Trump Administration published the National AI R&D Strategic Plan: 2019 Update.
According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide, Asia/Pacific spending on artificial intelligence systems is expected to reach almost USD 5.5 billion in 2019. This is an increase of almost 80% in spent compared to 2018. IDC expects spending on AI systems to increase to USD 15.06 billion in 2022.
NAPA, a maritime software, services and data analysis provider and ChartWorld, a digital chart agent, announced their partnership to provide artificial intelligence-driven voyage planning and optimization. The solution incorporates modules for evaluating the operational efficiency of past voyages. It then uses this data to improve the efficiency of future transits where there are similar variables and trends.
Nokia and Finnish private LTE provider Ukkoverkot have agreed to a four-year deal in order to bring connectivity, automation, and intelligence to the Port of Kokkola, Finland. The project will be covering computing, automation, and artificial intelligence. The private LTE network will use the local 2.6 GHz radio band, provided to the port by Ukkoverkot as part of the deal.
ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe completed a pilot project applying artificial intelligence models to find levels of corrosion and coating breakdown on ships and offshore structures. The project showed the accuracy of AI in detecting and assessing structural anomalies commonly found during visual inspection. AI techniques could also be used to analyze images over time to understand corrosion and coating breakdown trends.
Start-ups have the capability to help the maritime industry adopt innovation among the increasing intrusion of digital technologies and lead its transformation. With a maritime backround, their founders may have worked for big maritime companies in the past, but are now exploring ways to work with a much smaller team. This gives them the ability to find solutions quickly.
The video, issued by Stena Line, shows how the Captain and crew onboard the cruise ferry ‘Stena Scandinavica’ are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to reduce the fuel consumption on the Gothenburg – Kiel route, under a pilot study initiated back in September 2018.
Gazprom Neft, part of Russian oil and gas company Gazprom, announced launch of the world’s first ever digital Arctic-logistics management system, aiming to ensure uninterrupted year-round shipments of crude produced and to improve efficiency in logistics management.
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