Remotely operated line catcher prototype to be tested

Svitzer announced that it has started sea trials of a new ‘industry-first’ remotely operated line catching technology prototype. The new mechanism is being trialled on the vessel Svitzer Trym, aiming to improve safety standards and reduce risks for crews during the process of connecting with other vessels.

NAPA joins Internet of Ships Open Platform

NAPA, provider of maritime software, services and data analysis, announced that it has become the first service provider for ClassNK-owned Ship Data Centre’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (ShipDC IoS-OP). NAPA will provide ship performance analytics and voyage optimization capabilities for this universal platform developed to share vessel operational data between stakeholders.

Marine insurance blockchain tech sees another participant

Insurwave Limited, a marine insurance blockchain joint venture company from EY and Guardtime, announced a new agreement with Zhuhai Port Holdings Group to collaborate on the development of frictionless trade processes across China’s Greater Bay Area, and onward into international supply chains.

Peer-to-peer vulnerabilities around IoT devices

Paul Marrapese, a security engineer, announced that those using iLnkP2P (peer-to-peer) with their IoT devices face serious cyber threats. The iLnkP2P is used by machine builders and enables users to connect to IoT devices on their mobile phones or computers using a specific serial number, known as an UID.

AIS Technology explained

With the rapid evolution observed within the technology sector, from machine learning to analysis of big data, the information one can extract from Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) are doing nothing but increasing with the passage time. 

Nigerian vessel trials fuel consumption data collection tablet

NIMASA announced the installation ceremony of the Thorium-X tablet, a fuel consumption data collection device, on board a Nigerian-flagged fuel tanker vessel, MT KINGIS, commencing the process targeted at ending green-house gas emissions on vessels. The pilot project aims at reducing fuel consumption by vessels.

Asia/Pacific to invest heavily in AI Systems, report says

According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Systems Spending Guide, Asia/Pacific spending on artificial intelligence systems is expected to reach almost USD 5.5 billion in 2019. This is an increase of almost 80% in spent compared to 2018. IDC expects spending on AI systems to increase to USD 15.06 billion in 2022.

Ooredoo to deploy 5G network in Doha

Qatari communications provider Ooredoo has selected Nokia to build a 5G cloud native core network to support delivery of enhanced mobile broadband services. The solution will be deployed in Ooredoo’s data-centers in Qatar’s capital city Doha.

Iran walks towards smart ports

Iran announced its goal on achieving digitalization growth at its ports, following other countries that make steps towards more intelligent ports. The Deputy Minister of PMO commented that ‘Iran would also like to be on the same path’.

Saudi Customs eyes the first blockchain shipment to Rotterdam

Saudi Customs, in light of their partnership with TradeLens, experienced the arrival of their first shipment powered by the blockchain technology. The shipment left from the Dammam Port in Saudi Arabia bound for Rotterdam while its data and documents were handled by all parties to the shipment on a national single window, FASAH.


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