During ABS’ event in Athens, representatives from the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Chevron Shipping Company and Clarkson Research Services, gathered to discuss the role technology plays in the shipping industry and the path to IMO 2050.
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The video, issued by ILO, attempts to explain how skills development measures are instrumental in reaping the benefits of potential job creation in new green economic activities and in addressing the social challenges in shifting to more sustainable models of energy generation, production and consumption across sectors.
The first day of the inaugural Hellenic American Maritime Forum was successfully concluded on Wednesday 29th of May, at Megaron Athens, The Banqueting Hall. The aim of this two-day event, for which SAFETY4SEA and SHIPPINGInsight collaborated, is to bring together the Hellenic American Maritime Stakeholders to exchange views and ideas towards a safer shipping industry.
Although Singapore is the leading maritime capital, millennials seem to be facing challenges and major competition when entering the workforce of the shipping industry, as the expectations are higher in comparison to generations before.
Do you think the entire shipping industry will be completely digitalized by 2025? is the question posed by SAFETY4SEA, in our latest online poll in which the majority of our readers (63%) answered negatively, although the industry has recently witnessed a number of innovative and disruptive technologies.
Sea Asia 2019 day two closed with a panel where the participants talked about fleet management of the future and explored how shipowners will adopt digitalization to truly optimise their fleet operations. The panel concluded in acknowledging that the future of fleet management is in digitalization, transparency and collaboration.
C4ADS, a non-profit analytic group, launched a report according to which Russia is spoofing GPS signals. After a year of research ‘Above Us Only Stars – Exposing GPS spoofing in Russia and Syria’ report highlights that the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) attacks are emerging as a disruptive and strategic threat.
The Global Maritime Forum announced its first Future Maritime Leaders essay competition. The competition seeks for youth perspectives on how current trends will shape the future of the maritime industry and the wider society. The authors of the three winning entries will be invited to represent the young generation at the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit in Singapore on 30-31 October 2019.
The technology group Wärtsilä successfully completed sea trials of its SceneScan system, the world’s first ‘targetless’ dynamic positioning (DP) laser sensor. This technology requires no reflector target to be deployed, increasing both safety and operational uptime.
Nautilus Labs has secured USD 11 million in Series A funding led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, along with Root Ventures. Existing and new investors including Quiet Capital, Trail Mix, and Amplifier Lab participated in the round, which brings Nautilus’ total funding raised to USD 14.5 million.
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