The Australian Government has awarded IBM a new AU$1B, five-year technology partnership, involving IBM hardware, software and cloud-based solutions, and including joint innovation programs in quantum, cyber security, and research aimed at furthering the government’s digital transformation agenda.
New digitization solutions, such as big data, blockchain, automation, drones, and robotics, are enabling the maritime freight industry to introduce game-changing approaches that will significantly reduce or eliminate non-value-added activities, according to new report from ABI Research.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights released the report “Handbook on European data protection law”, providing an overview of the EU’s and the Council of Europe’s applicable legal frameworks. The handbook explains key case law, summarising major rulings of both the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority is starting a test project with Barge Terminal Tilburg and Certus Port Automation. The program aims to enable cargo owners and terminal operators to monitor more precisely the time at which a container can be transferred for further transport.
Microsoft is working at the second phase of its moonshot to develop self-sufficient underwater datacenters, that can deliver lightning-quick cloud services to coastal cities. An experimental, shipping-container-size prototype is currently processing workloads on the seafloor near Scotland’s Orkney Islands.
For centuries, the shipping administration has been collecting huge amounts of manual scripts and reports in and continuous effort to maintain the OPEX and the CAPEX under control. Only the last few decades Technology (Telex, Fax, emails, smart control systems) have managed to bring the ships closer to Onshore Operations and secure the existence of at least one report per day, notes Mr. Christos Giordamlis, CEO, Prisma Electronics.
In his presentation at the last SMART4SEA Conference, Daniel Shirley, Product Marketing Manager, MarineTraffic, emphasized on the importance of always asking whether information is useful when assessing any new data source or technology.
While speaking at last SMART4SEA Conference, Mr. Frank Coles described the maritime constituency as ‘Citizens Against Virtually Everything’ (CAVE) when it comes to connectivity advances, insisting on adapting to new demands.
The UK Major Ports Group summarized the results of a survey to the UK’s biggest port owners and operators on what developments could shape the port of the future, in line with the Government’s Maritime 2050 Call for Evidence. The survey highlights developments in augmentation-automation to transform competitiveness.
South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine has started cooperation with California-based software company Oracle, to move its data to a cloud-based system. The company revealed intentions to find a technology partner for this purpose since early 2018 and is expected to move all of its data by 2020.
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