digitalization

Chances arising from testing additive manufacturing

Wärtsilä Marine Solutions used additive manufacturing (AM) in order to create a crucial component for an inert gas system; In this technological step, DNV GL assisted in a time when initial production prototypes displayed an unexpected characteristic. 

Agreement signed for vessel and fleet management digital ecosystem

Intellian signed a strategic partnership in satellite communications with Hyundai Global Service, on July 15, aiming to expand HGS’ ‘Integrated Smart Ship’ solution. This is a digital ecosystem for vessel and fleet management, including a data analysis platform.

Autonomous vessels will not happen in the near future

Concerning SEA-KIT International Ltd’s autonomous vessel that sailed from the UK to Belgium, BBC contacted various industry stakeholders discussing the advantages of autonomous shipping, while also the dangers behind it, keeping in mind that many are those who support that automation in the shipping industry may jeopardise seafarers’ jobs. 

Digital shipping solution receives ClassNK approval

Alpha Ori’s SMARTShip received Type Approval from Class NK. A mid size gas carrier ‘Hourai Maru’, delivered on 11th March, 2019 was the first ship certified with a ClassNK approved SMARTShip. This Internet of Things platform aims to enable the on board operation of various systems with different degrees of autonomy. It is already installed on over 30 ships, while another 60 vessels are at various stages of the set-up process.

Guidance published to facilitate container tracking

The Container Owners Association published a ‘Guide to Container Tracking and Telematics Technology’, providing container operators, leasing companies and other interested stakeholders with an overview of the technology issues that they might experience, and the choices that are available to them.

Danish ship passes official PSC with digital certificates

Shortly after it revealed plans for a new digital Danish Register of Shipping, the Danish Maritime Authority informed it reached an important milestone for digital certificates in Ningbo, China. The Danish-flagged container ship ‘Mumbai Maersk’ passed PSC without remarks, only using digital certificates.

DSME presents smart solution for ship monitoring

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) launched its Smart Ship Solution, which received approval in principle from Lloyd’s Register. The application is a fleet monitoring smart ECDIS and surveillance system. 

MAN, DSME, HSD Engine team up on engine digitization

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), ship engines provider HSD Engine (HSD) and German MAN Energy Solutions signed a strategic agreement to cooperate in the field of marine engine systems digitization.

Partners conduct auto berthing and un-berthing test

Today, partners announced the completion of a demonstration test, using  the TUMST training ship Shioji Maru for their proposed joint demonstration project related to the safety of vessels’ auto berthing and un-berthing. The project was selected for Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT)’s FY2018 autonomous vessel demonstration project.

Shipping giants take part in new data exchange platform

Shipment management software solutions provider, CargoSmart, announced the execution of Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) Services Agreements with maritime industry operators CMA CGM, Cosco Shipping Lines, Cosco Shipping Ports, Hapag-Lloyd, Hutchison Ports, OOCL, Port of Qingdao, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group.

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