In a recent announcement, MarineTraffic, does a report of how it started and presents its current activities and statistics, as well as projects and plans regarding the future of the company.
Speedcast International Limited, provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced a strategic alliance with SRH Marine, to deliver a simplified solution for the operation, certification, management and maintenance of all bridge electronics onboard vessels.
The team behind the Maritime Cloud has decided to change the name of the communication framework to ‘Maritime Connectivity Platform’, to provide clarity and support e-Navigation going from testbed to real life implementation.
US Coast Guard announced an update to its navigation guidance for the use of electronic charts in lieu of paper charts and publications. The updated version of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular identifies voluntary acceptable equivalencies to paper charts and publications and position fixing and plotting requirements.
Aiming to implement smart solutions for a safe and sustainable shipping, the EU-funded EfficienSea2 project has finished a full-scale simulation of a variety of e-Navigation solutions. The simulations involved 8 navigators and took four days, at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, focusing on the human factors in e-Navigation.
In cooperation with Maritime and Port Authority in Singapore, Kongsberg demonstrated its SESAME Straits project, at Singapore Maritime Technology Conference. The project utilizes e-Navigation concepts to reduce maritime traffic congestion and hot spots, as well as improve traffic safety and efficiency.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has launched ‘Navigate’, an online tool that contains deep-sea and short-sea schedules connecting to 550 ports worldwide, as well as rail and barge connections between Rotterdam and more than 150 European inland terminals.
ECDIS was ahead of its time until the regulators got involved. Now it’s at risk of becoming a dinosaur, argues Transas CEO Frank Coles.
A standardized guideline potentially covering all technical e-Navigation services has been agreed in an international committee under International Association and Lighthouse Authorities. The guideline can stand alone, but it is also compatible with the Maritime Cloud.
Korean Register has opened a new ICT (information communications technology) Center to enhance the application of advanced information and ICT across the maritime and ship classification industries. The ICT Center will focus on finding ways to apply big data to identify safe navigation in real time, to understand accident statistics and manage risk better.
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