digitalization

Ship registration becomes digital in Panama

The Panama Ship Registry will launch the ‘Electronic Ship Registration System (ESRS)’, a platform that will simplify the process of ship registration, consisting of Panama Maritime Authority’s General Directorate of Merchant Marine (Ship Registry) and General Directorate of Public Property registry of Ships (ownership titles and mortgage registration).

Ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp urge EU to focus on ports economic significance

The energy transition and digitisation are the two strategic challenges facing large industrial ports. In addition, the EU can offer port authorities and industrial clusters significant incentives to achieve the transition toward the CO2-neutral ports of the future. For this reason, Antwerp and Rotterdam Port Authorities will organise a joint event for European policy makers, with contributions from experts from the world of science, industry and logistics.

Maritime industry needs to do more to mitigate skills gap

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy carried out a global research, revealing that over 67% of people surveyed believe that there is a skills gap within the sector. What is more, about 20% specifically indicated a gap within technology and IT.

Antwerp, SAFIR trial simultaneous drone flights

The SAFIR consortium of partners conducted tests to the first simultaneous drone flights in Sint-Truiden DronePort, for among other things package deliveries, inspection flights and emergency situations. The Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) chose SAFIR to demonstrate integrated drone traffic management for a broad range of drone operations in Belgium.

Inmarsat: Startups play a crucial role in maritime digitalization growth

Inmarsat launched the ‘Trade 2.0: How Startups are driving the next generation of maritime trade’ report examining how startups in line with the technological development such as big data, AI and blockchain in the maritime industry, are bringing a new era and create a ShipTech market. 

Smart Watch – Digitalization and automation: friends or foes?

Our special ‘Smart Watch’ column sheds focus on the impact of automation and digitalization in the future of shipping. This time, we have asked global experts to provide feedback on the following question: Digitalization and automation: friends or foes? Are they going to help us to move forward?

Watch: US Navy tests drone that detects vessel’s corrosion

The US Navy collaborated with the decommissioned USS Midway to trial an unmanned aerial vehicle as another tool in its inventory for the management of corrosion on its ships. The UAV captures ship imagery for a few minutes along its predetermined flight path.

Reimagining Maritime Boundaries in a Digital Age

Adm. (USCG Ret) Thad William Allen notes that we are living in a digital age and therefore industry needs to tackle with new and emerging issues. Earlier this year leaders from the Hellenic and American shipping communities came together in Athens to discuss current issues and exchange views to promote safer, smarter, greener, optimized, innovative, and sustainable shipping. 

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