digitalization

Maersk launches updated virtual assistant

Maersk launched its updated Remote Container Management (RCM) platform, along with Captain Peter, the updated virtual assistance, which is able to alert customers when needed and keeps an eye on containers’ condition.

SafeMetrix MET-3S set to release soft skills assessments in Tagalog and Greek

A significant step towards continuously ensuring the provision of fair and unbiased assessments that give equal opportunities to all seafarers around the globe is on the horizon for SafeMetrix, a product line of Safebridge. The platform is set to broaden its prospects, aiming to target the Philippine and Greek markets.

Port of Rotterdam trials app providing advice on berths

The Port of Rotterdam Authority will trial a digital service providing application-based advice on public berths for inland shipping, enabling those that will use the system to digitally plan their route for inland navigation.

APM Terminals launch innovative customer alert system

APT Terminals presented its brand new customer alert system, as from the 1st of December is going to replace the previous old email subscription one. Through these additional improvements and with just a subscribe, customers will be able to receive terminal alerts via SMS (Text) or email.

IMO launches new tool to streamline reporting procedures

IMO is currently focusing on streamlining the many administrative procedures necessary when ships enter or leave port, which it considers as an important element. For this reason, IMO made available an important tool used by software developers, in order to create systems for exchanging the relevant data electronically. The tool is available online and free of charge.

Stena Line AI project saves fuel on vessels

The pilot project of the Swedish ferry company, Stena Line, using artificial intelligence (AI) technology in order to predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate a vessel is saving fuel on the company’s ships. In particular, the software, which is named Stena Fuel Pilot, is expected to be installed during autumn, on five more Stena Line vessels. Moreover, the company states that its ambition during 2020, is to promote the technology across its 37 vessels operating in Europe.

Panama Canal upgrades maritime single window system

The Panama Canal and the Panama Maritime Authority upgraded their Panama Maritime Single Window System (VUMPA), highlighting the positive effects of digitalization and informing that according to estimations the VUMPA has reduced the need for more than 300,000 paper forms and documents, improving the efficiency and carbon footprint of transshipment procedures and saving up to 3,260 hours on an annual basis.

Bringing PortCDM to implementation

During the SAFETY4SEA Hamburg Forum, Mathias Karlsson, Researcher, RISE Viktoria, talked about Port Collaborative Decision Making and how digitalization can improve operations at ports. PortCDM aims to improve efficiency and effectiveness of activities in any port by providing a framework for data sharing and enhanced collaboration, thus making their operations more efficient.

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