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Australian government inks technology deal with IBM

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.

Maritime digitalization to reshape supply chain, says new report

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.

EU report explains EU GDPR law

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.

Port of Rotterdam tests monitoring system to ease container transport

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.

Watch: Microsoft tests underwater datacenter in Scotland

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.

Key challenges toward the way from Smart Shipping to Internet of Ships

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.

How location intelligence redefines global shipping

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.

Let’s kick ASS and remove the FOSSIL

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.

Infographic: What do UK ports think could shape the port of tomorrow?

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.

HMM joins forces with Oracle on smart shipping

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. 


Are the vessels’ crew members aware enough of the new requirements of STCW Convention?

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Tanker damages hull after scrapping bottom in Suez Canal
icing on fishing vessel
Tips to address the risks of icing on fishing vessel stability
improper maintenance
Improper maintenance causes failure to UPS
Arctic Ballast Emissions Fuels Green Shipping Pollution Ship Recycling Technology
automatic mooring systems
Automatic mooring systems in RoRo/Pax ports bring 97% CO2 reduction
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Dutch partners study shore power feasibility in Port of Rotterdam
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Total seals acquisition of Engie LNG business, becomes world’s 2nd LNG player
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UN launches Panel to address the effects of digitalization
automatic mooring systems
Automatic mooring systems in RoRo/Pax ports bring 97% CO2 reduction
NIS Directive
NIS Directive: When cyber security meets operational resilience
CIC Detentions Fines PSC Focus Vetting
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EMSA supports PSC training in Turkmenistan
air pollution
Trial starts for cruise ship Captain over air pollution
anticompetitive conduct
South Asia LPG fined over anticompetitive conduct
CSR Shipping Sustainability Women in shipping
climate change
Increasing temperatures expected due to climate change
shore power in Calandkanaal
Dutch partners study shore power feasibility in Port of Rotterdam
hamburg sud emissions
Hamburg Süd reduces CO2 emissions by 40%
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icing on fishing vessel
Tips to address the risks of icing on fishing vessel stability
port of antwerp
Port of Antwerp achieves record Q2
fishing vessel flooding
Reducing the risk of flooding on fishing vessels