digitalization

Watch: 10 tech trends to impact shipping industry

DNV GL’s “Technology Outlook 2030” outlines future technologies and their impact on the shipping industry, focusing on how these technologies will affect various sectors, from the shipping industry to energy or food sectors.

Watch: Blockchain solution to improve seafood traceability

IBM and Raw Seafoods are collaborating through the IBM Food Trust, a blockchain-based platform that promotes food traceability, safety, and sustainability. This information will automatically be shared with other members of the scallop supply chain.

MOL sets bird’s-eye view monitoring system on board tugboat

MOL collaborated with Oki Electric Industry (OKI), to launch a joint study on the use of OKI’s bird’s-eye view monitoring system to monitor a 360° field of view around a tugboat. The system was installed on the tugboat Asaka Maru and a preliminary experiment was conducted.

Watch: Rotterdam’s app tracks containers

The Port of Rotterdam launched an application that enables shippers and freight forwarders to locate their containers at any given time and is a more user-friendly way of collecting information from all kinds of sources. 

Watch: Autonomous navigation test carried out

NYK conducted, what it claims to be, the first autonomous navigation trial for a large commercial ship under the Interim Guidelines for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships by the IMO.

Watch: Planning stage for installation of wave energy farm prototype

The planning stage for the installation of a wave energy farm prototype has been reached in the island of Texel in the Netherlands, as part of a research project aiming to make the island more sustainable through wave energy. The Slow Mill wave pilot project which was invented by Erwin Croughs aims to install five or six Slow Mills and potentially create a wave energy farm.

Watch: Partners test robots for quays’ inspection

The port authority of Rotterdam and North Sea Port conducted tests using an underwater robot that will be used to inspect quays, given that inspections are still being conducted by divers; The partners aim to replace the divers with robots for safety reasons.

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.

Watch: An underwater internet of things

To investigate the unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build an underwater network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface; — an underwater “internet of things.”  MIT researchers could use a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data.

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