Japan to deploy US-made autonomous underwater vehicle for survey

Japan will acquire an autonomous underwater vehicle in 2020, in line with the Government’s search for industrially vital rare-earth elements, in what officials describe as the world’s first survey of its kind, according to Nikkei Asian Review. For the project, Japan will spend about 1 billion yen ($9.2 million), for the AUV and the rest of the equipment.

Wärtsilä, PSA Marine join forces on smart and clean energy shipping

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä and Singapore-based PSA Marine have agreed to collaborate in the co-creation of smart technologies for the marine sector, with a focus on human-centric and deployable solutions. The intention is to integrate knowledge from the IntelliTug project with new configurations of clean energy sources.

Mexican oil company refuses to pay ransom to hackers

As Reuters reports, the Mexican national oil company Pemex detected a hack in its operations on Sunday, November 10, that forced the company to suspend its operations, shutting down computers across Mexico and freezing systems such as payments. Still, the company refuses to pay the ransom demanded by the hackers.

Shortlisted nominees announced for 2020 SMART4SEA Awards

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce the distinguished shortlisted nominees for the 2020 SMART4SEA Awards, following an online nomination process, initiated a few months ahead, where industry stakeholders proposed nominations. The aim of the awards is to recognize those organizations that demonstrated outstanding performance within the scope of fostering Smart & Sustainable Shipping.  

First SAFETY4SEA Manila Forum focuses on key shipping workforce challenges

The inaugural SAFETY4SEA Manila Forum was successfully concluded on Tuesday 12th of November 2019 at New World Manila Bay Hotel, Philippines, attracting 350 delegates from 120 organizations. Discussions varied among key challenges affecting the industry, with a special focus on the hot issue of attracting new generations and diversified talents in the maritime industry which is struggling to cope with the reforms brought by accelerating technology and remain productive and efficient.

Rotterdam considers e-trucks for container transport

In attempts of a more sustainable environment, the port of Rotterdam Authority along with Transport en Logistiek Nederland (TLN) have begun an exploratory study to get a better insight into turning the container transport by road more sustainable in the port area.

The pros of an open simulation platform in shipping industry

The shipping industry is now able to test advanced and integrated systems before installing them through the Open Simulation Platform, launched in 2018 by DNV GL, Kongsberg Maritime, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and SINTEF Ocean.

Platform monitoring push barges saves time and costs

Push barges have an active role in the port of Amsterdam, sometimes leading to the need of space that has to be compromised; Thus, the port developed the “Poseidon” platform that helps interested parties digitally map the presence of the barges in the area.

2020: What will change in maritime cyber security

In its latest issue of Be Cyber Aware at Sea, Phish and Ships discusses the upcoming 2020 transition from the perspective of the finalization of cyber security plans by the IMO, which will improve safety communications and e-navigation in the year to come.


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