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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.  

Jeddah Islamic Port to accommodate e-commerce bonded express facility

LogiPoint and NAQEL signed an agreement to establish the first Bonded Express facility at LogiPoint – Bonded and Re-Export Zone at Jeddah Islamic Port, which will be dedicated to e-commerce operations. This facility will be the first of its kind at a Saudi Port dedicated to the clearance and fulfillment of express and e-commerce shipments.

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.

IMO launches new tool to streamline reporting procedures

IMO is currently focusing on streamlining the many administrative procedures necessary when ships enter or leave port, which it considers as an important element. For this reason, IMO made available an important tool used by software developers, in order to create systems for exchanging the relevant data electronically. The tool is available online and free of charge.

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.

Wartsila’s autonomous harbour tug a step closer to reality

Following Wärtsilä’s partnership with PSA Marine on developing the project of IntelliTug, both partners achieved a milestone after conducting the first trials at the Port of Singapore under real-world condition. In the following months, Wärtsilä and PSA Marine will keep developing the IntelliTug project, by testing and trialing in Singapore port waters.

Digitalization and greening are the next key industry’s challenges

On the sidelines of EUROPORT, we were pleased to host an interview with Dr-Ing Orestis Schinas Professor of Shipping and Ship Finance, Head of Department of Maritime and Logistics of Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) which was the winner for a 2019 CAREER4SEA- EUROPORT award alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.

Singapore prepares shipping industry for 2020

During the “2020 & Beyond” conference, MPA Singapore announced its future initiatives concerning the IMO 2020 transition, and its further steps to help shipowners and maritime stakeholders towards sustainability, digitalization and develop skilled maritime professionals.

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