Greater use of standardised systems will be needed for the maritime industry to achieve the advantages of digitalisation, says Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) launched a range of services providing UK emergency responders and planners with access to an extensive suite of marine geospatial data through the UK government’s centralized Resilience Direct network.
As part of its ambition to support wide adoption of secure electronic data exchange for ports, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) announced the launch of a global questionnaire of the world’s ports to gauge how far processes have been digitalized to track movements of ships, cargo and passengers.
In a joint statement to EU decision makers, associations representing the freight and passenger transport sectors call for the establishment of an EU framework on the governance of B2B data, in order to ensure a level playing field for all partners in the digital economy.
During IUMI’s annual conference, the attendees discussed big data, the use of digital technologies, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has put digitalization on the fast track.
The Maritime Police Agency of South Korea announced that it will establish a ‘Ship Traffic Control Technology Development Team’ to prevent drunk traffic accidents in the sea by using big data and artificial intelligence technology.
Technology giant Rolls-Royce signed a MoU with manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions to collaborate on mýa, the open asset and fleet management system. Launched by MAN earlier this year, Mýa is an open digital platform enabling the integration of OEM data across the marine, power, and energy industries.
Chemical tanker shipbroker SPI Marine announced partnership with tech giant Microsoft, aiming to bridge the gap between data and decision making in shipping.
Nearly a fifth of the world’s entire ocean floor has now been mapped, experts say, as plans are progressing despite the challenges of COVID-19 crisis. Charting seabed aims to help understand the impact oceans have on the earth’s climate.
During the 2020 SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum, Giampiero Soncini, Marine Division – Chief Executive Officer, IB Marine, focused on fuel management on board ships, commenting that efficient fuel monitoring can be achieved through digitalization. Sharing the strengths of digitalizing onboard data, he concluded that fuel performance is different in theory and in practice, given that the majority of vessels are old, and that digitalization needs planning in order to be effective.
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