digitalization

WMU marks progress towards Cyber-MAR project

Amid the review meeting for the Cyber-MAR project which took place on 10 November, World Maritime University (WMU) presented the initiative’s work progression during its first year.

Cyber security: the more knowledge the better

Considering shipping’s digitalization era, a common issue that owners and operators are dealing with is cyber security crime, which certainly poses a major risk for companies’ software value. However, it is proved that the more knowledge companies have, the better decision they can make, in response to those malicious activities.

i4 Insight integrates sensor data into platform for operation analysis

Lloyd’s Register, i4 Insight, joined forces with Prisma Electronics to help operators improve operational efficiency and fleet performance. Specifically, the new partnership will boost i4 Insight’s performance, towards helping charterers, owners and operators achieve greater operational efficiency and reduced operational expenditure.

E-navigation technologies: To trust or not to trust

In today’s smart environment, e-navigation remains a controversial subject of discussion, with some supporting that its aim is to assist operations, while others believe that seafarers may find it difficult to trust an autonomous system.

WHO provides free e-learning COVID-19 courses for seafarers

As the COVID-19 pandemic has brought several challenges to the maritime sector and most importantly to seafarers, the World Health Organization (WHO) provides free e-learning courses addressing health issues and operational matters.

Ocean Infinity acquires world’s largest robotic vessels to its fleet

Following the developments in automation, Ocean Infinity announced that it signed a contract for eight 78-metre, optionally crewed robotic vessels to be added at its Armada fleet. It is stated that the new vessels will be controlled by people onshore and will initially only utilise a skeleton crew onboard. In addition, they will be capable of working with no personnel offshore whilst also consuming solely renewable fuel such as ammonia.

DP Ports launch digital platform boosting River Tees’ competitiveness

PD Ports revealed their plans of a new innovative digital platform to enhance the national and international competitiveness of the River Tees. The tool will be used not only to help raise awareness of the Maritime industry with the young people in the Tees Valley but to also highlight to potential investors, the commitment this region has to upskilling our future generation.

Canada launches smart protective coatings project

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced four projects, costing more than $4.6 million, aiming to improve the global ocean economy through the development of revolutionary graphene-based protective coating products for vessels. 

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