digitalization

MASS concept: A first step toward autonomous operations in shipping 

In the ongoing battle of improving, the shipping industry has made the greatest ally; Digitalization. The smart era has already been useful for the sector, while the advancement in the maritime industry has called for the development of autonomous ships, presenting the motion of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).  

Automation vs autonomy in shipping: Key differences

Automation and autonomy play a significant role in the shipping industry, paving the way for a more digitalized future and enabling the industry deal with its current smart challenges. Yet, there is confusion between those two terms; so what do we mean when we talk about automation and autonomy within the maritine industry?

DNV GL, StormGeo to boost maritime data sharing

The weather service provider, StormGeo along with the Norwegian classification society, DNV GL shake their hands and inked an MoU in order to further develop digitalization and accelerate maritime data sharing within the maritime community.

NAVTOR: Too much information on ECDIS can jeopardize navigational safety

Mr. Tor A. Svanes, Managing Director, NAVTOR AS –who recently received the 2020 SMART4SEA Leadership award for his valuable contribution in the e-navigation field – shares his perspective on the the future of navigation. Among many important things to consider in the digital era, Mr. Svanes highlights that one platform for the exchange of all navigational information is vital as well as a new approach on ECDIS.

IntelliTug autonomous project completes its sea trials

The technology group Wärtsilä in collaboration with PSA Marine successfully completed IntelliTug project’s sea trials. In fact, through their initiative both sides aim to further enable autonomous navigation.

Cyber attackers taking advantage of COVID-19 fears

Reports have arose that the live map by the Johns Hopkins University has been cyber attacked by hackers who are selling malware claiming to compromise the map and infect users. It has been stated that cyber crime has been dramatically increased, as BBC also reported the rise of phishing emails after tracking down “campaigns” asking for money and personal data.

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