South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine has signed a MoU with compatriot shipbuilding giant Samsung Heavy on smart ship technology. Under the MoU, the two companies will collaborate in the research, development and innovation in the field of smart ship solutions.
In fact, it is said that if driverless HGVs were to replace much of the UK’s conventional lorry and container transport within a generation, they would transform the way the RORO market works in Great Britain.
Shipping will continue to play an important part of the world economy for decades to come, but the industry itself, the vessels, the infrastructure, and the systems that connect them could change substantially, said Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL.
The Tripartite Forum met in Tokyo discussing the rapidly changing shipping industry and what will follow in the near future, based on the environmental, economic and technological changes that the industry will face. The Forum notes that although the targets are achievable, it is important to implement better and clearer regulation to easier achieve the goals set.
Under the sidelines of this year’s Global Marine Forum, which took place in Singapore 30-31 October, Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, announced the launch of ‘[email protected]’, country’s maritime single window system that aims to drive decarbonisation and digital transformation.
During an ABS event at the London International Shipping Week in early September, experts highlighted that the shipping industry needs to develop new maritime technologies that will assist in meeting its targets towards decarbonization by 2050.
ABS, Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Global Service have agreed on a framework for exchanging of Digitalization and Decarbonization concepts to implement to existing and future designs. This new framework will be an industry first D&D ecosystem between class, shipyard and ship service company.
An MoU was signed between the Republic of San Marino, Republic of San Marino Innovation Institute S.p.A, DNV GL Business Assurance Group AS and VeChain Foundation Limited, to guide the Republic toward the adoption of the blockchain technology. The blockchain MoU, aims to define models able of incentivizing sustainable behavior from citizens.
A consortium of UK companies, academia and government, have formally established a new national centre for maritime innovation and technology (MarRI-UK). The centre is expected to provide a collaborative field for the maritime sector to address innovation challenges. The first area of focus is Clean Maritime.
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