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.
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’
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.
GE and Maersk Drilling have extended the scope of their digital partnership, to enhance drilling productivity. During the extended partnership, the two companies will expand the scope of the 2016 pilot project—one vessel, one asset, one year—to nine subsequent vessels
BIMCO and Shipdex have signed an agreement to support the development and exchange of technical and logistic data across the shipping community, and to include BIMCO as an executive member of Shipdex steering committee.
BOURBON has entered MoU with Automated Ships Ltd to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for offshore operations, in collaboration with the project’s primary technology partner, KONGSBERG.
Rolls-Royce, the Norwegian University of Technology Science, research organisation SINTEF Ocean, and classification society DNV GL have signed a memorandum of understanding, with the aim of creating an open source digital platform for use in the development of new ships.
MPA Singapore announced the launch of Smart Port Challenge 2017, that will synergise maritime industry players with start-ups and VC communities. The SPC aims to generate solutions, leveraging digital technologies such as IoT, data analytics and artificial intelligence, to tackle some of the most pressing challenges identified in consultation with the co-creators.
In line with its plans to enhance digitalization in shipping, the Danish Maritime Authority announced that the Ship Station License has now become digital, reducing the number of administrative burdens imposed on the industry. The DMA has recently digitized other ship certificates too.
On the occasion of the Digital Assembly, on 15 -16 June, European seafarers and shipowners highlight the importance that shipping is better served by smart digital solutions, to finally decrease the administrative burden they face. Shipping today is still hampered by endless paperwork, which causes detriment of the crew and affects the overall smooth shipping operations.
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