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IAPH, PortXL to develop a platform for port innovation

IAPH has added maritime accelerator PortXL as partner onto its World Ports Sustainability Program. An agreement was signed last week to develop a worldwide innovation platform, where ports can engage in pilots and partnerships with start-ups and scale-ups.  

Watch: How innovations transform consumer goods industry

Technology giant IBM issued a new video explaining how new technology trends, like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchain, are expected to transform the consumer goods industry in a current landscape, where consumer demand pushes for more and more innovations in the industry. 

Study: Technological innovation a major challenge for port sector

Innovation at terminals is a reality with container terminal operators evolving in a highly competitive environment and deploying tremendous efforts to adapt their terminals to the ever-growing size of vessels and its cascading effects, according to a new study by ETF, IDC, FEPORT and ESPO.

SEA Europe: EU shipbuilding needs more investments in innovation

The European Maritime Technology Sector needs more significant investments in research, development and innovation for the further development of digitalisation, automation and autonomy in the shipbuilding processes, to secure its competitiveness, as well as to cope with its societal challenges, SEA Europe said in a new statement. 

Viswa Lab receives Hellenic American Maritime Innovation Award

SAFETY4SEA, in collaboration with SHIPPINGInsight, is pleased to announce that Viswa Lab has received the 2019 Hellenic American Maritime Innovation Award, sponsored by SQEMARINE, at a gala dinner and award ceremony which successfully concluded on May 29th at Megaron Athens.

Work begins for UK maritime centre of excellence

Work began on a new £23 million (=USD 30,3 million) redevelopment project that will transform the Portsdown Technology Park into a UK Maritime Centre of Excellence. The Centre will focus on innovation with the development of futuristic maritime missions systems for the Royal Navy.

Italian partners team up to innovate ports

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has entered into a preliminary collaboration agreement with financial institution Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) and natural gas infrastructure company Snam, aiming to implement medium-term strategic projects for the innovation of port facilities in Italy and of sustainable technologies applied to maritime transport.

Port of Hamburg to have a Hyperloop transportation system

The collaboration between Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and the US-based research and development company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) aims at constructing a system that would enable transporting containers at high speed through a tube to and from the Port of Hamburg. 

EMEC provides metocean data for innovation challenge

The European Marine Energy Centre announced it has provided a series of metocean data sets to be used in a new Scottish open innovation competition, in a bid to stimulate creative thinking and data science to design new data products for the benefit of the marine environment, communities and economy.

Singapore launches programme to promote maritime innovation

PIER71 was officially launched by Singapore’s Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, Dr Lam Pin Min. PIER71 is an industry-wide acceleration programme that supports innovation and encourages the maritime industry to venture into new growth areas through collaboration with technology start-ups.

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