The new wave of technologies that are in high demand at the moment, includes of course the Internet of Things (IoT). By using data and digitalization, IoT aims to make assets and shipping operations more efficient, however the exact same thing is the challenge that this new and groundbreaking technology is called to overcome over the years to come. This article presents 10 key points to explain what IoT is, and can it help the shipping industry?
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The Port of Riga in Latvia announced it is working on 5G solution tests with LMT – a drone with artificial intelligence to determine pollution. The project uses a nascent drone traffic management platform being developed by LMT and Lufthansa Systems.
To investigate the unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build an underwater network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface; — an underwater “internet of things.” MIT researchers could use a battery-free underwater communication system that uses near-zero power to transmit sensor data.
Traxens, a French company providing logistics asset data and services for the supply chain industry, has announced a Series C funding round at €20 million ($22.7 million). The financing will come from Itochu Corporation, Bpifrance, and Supernova Invest, and will be used to improve the company’s smart containers and rail freight businesses.
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.
Alpha Ori’s SMARTShip received Type Approval from Class NK. A mid size gas carrier ‘Hourai Maru’, delivered on 11th March, 2019 was the first ship certified with a ClassNK approved SMARTShip. This Internet of Things platform aims to enable the on board operation of various systems with different degrees of autonomy. It is already installed on over 30 ships, while another 60 vessels are at various stages of the set-up process.
A new strategic cooperation agreement among South Korean shipbuilder DSME, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, data analysis provider NAPA and simulation provider AVL, seeks to combine expertise in naval architecture and maritime technology to develop digital ships and related strategic solutions.
ScanReach is to collaborate with Trisense which develops industrial IoT sensors for Valve and Environmental monitoring. Trisense wireless IoT sensors can now be connected wirelessly to In:Connect together with sensors from other suppliers.
Port of Rotterdam announced that its smart Container 42 will depart from the port today, May 24, for the first leg of a two-year data-collecting mission around the world. The container is equipped with an array of sensors and communications equipment; Also, it has been fitted with solar panels, which will be used to understand how much power a container can generate during a given journey by ship, train or truck.
NAPA, provider of maritime software, services and data analysis, announced that it has become the first service provider for ClassNK-owned Ship Data Centre’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (ShipDC IoS-OP). NAPA will provide ship performance analytics and voyage optimization capabilities for this universal platform developed to share vessel operational data between stakeholders.
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