New IACS chairman emphasizes on flexibility and transparency

Speaking in London, new IACS Chairman, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen announced a series of initiatives designed to ensure that IACS provides the support its stakeholders need in a rapidly changing industry. As Mr Ørbeck-Nilssen explained, the industry is becoming more and more complex ahead of digitalization.

Wärtsilä tests remote control ship operating capability

Wärtsilä, in collaboration with Gulfmark Offshore, has realized testing of remote control of ship operations, on August 21, off the North Sea coast of Scotland. The testing involved driving the vessel through a sequence of manoeuvres using a combination of Dynamic Positioning and manual joystick control.

Maersk Tankers, CargoMetrics partner on data analytics

Maersk Tankers has entered an equity agreement with CargoMetrics Technologies, providing the company access and exclusive rights to CargoMetrics’ analytical models, algorithms and capabilities. The agreement is cementing Maersk Tankers’ commitment to integrating digital solutions into the product tanker industry.

Port of LA, GE expand digital solution for cargo handling

Less than a year since launching a first-of-its kind digital solution to keep cargo flowing efficiently through America’s largest container port, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are expanding the program, to include all container terminals and shipping lines at the Port.

Hapag-Lloyd, CMA-CGM invest in New York Shipping Exchange

The New York Shipping Exchange informed that German Hapag-Lloyd and French CMA-CGM joined the investment round, and announced additional investments from GE Ventures and Goldman Sachs, marking the completion of Exchange’s Series A round of funding, totaling $13 million. 

First globally available autonomous maritime test area opened

The One Sea – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem announced the opening of the Jaakonmeri autonomous maritime test area, the first to be globally open to anyone wishing to test autonomous maritime traffic, vessels, or technologies related to it. 

Data analytics techniques to reduce downtime

DNV GL announced that it has cooperated with Lundin Norway, to develop the first step in a solution for predicting unplanned shutdowns of Lundin Norway’s Edvard Grieg production platform.

New agreement signed offering blockchain solutions

Pacific International Lines, PSA International  and IBM Singapore have announced their collaboration on providing blockchain-based supply chain technologies with the aim to explore blockchain innovations and enhance security, efficiency and transparency on the supply chain. Earlier this year, Maersk and IBM were the first companies in the sector to sign an agreement regarding ”blockchain technology’

HHI develops integrated smart ship solution

Hyundai Heavy Industries announced that it developed Integrated Smart Ship Solution, its proprietary ICT technology capable of realizing economical and reliable navigation and management of ships. ISSS is the first of its kind in the global industry.

Designing future of cruising

Royal Caribbean has established a new Innovation Lab that engages virtual reality rooms to collaborative work spaces and helps accelerate innovation by giving experts the ability to tangibly play and push the envelope before construction even begins.


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