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Korean Register to share its technology and software

The Korean Register came in an agreement with the National Technical University of Athens and inked an MoU in order to share specialist technology and software with the students of the School Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering.

IGPI issues its Annual Review

The International Group of P&I Clubs has published its Annual Review which provides an overview of the Group, key activities and areas of engagement.

Project doubles are of mapped ocean floor

The data available to conclude to the definitive map of the world’s ocean floor has more than doubled, two years after the start of an international effort to produce a complete map by 2030. Namely, after the efforts of the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, coverage of the world’s ocean floor has grew from 6% to 15%.

Large-scale bathymetry operation took place in North Atlantic Ocean

Fugro informed that it contributed over 110,000 square kilometres of high-resolution bathymetry data in the North Atlantic Ocean, in order to help improve the quality and coverage of seabed mapping in the region. The dataset was delivered to two additional programs: the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project (Seabed 2030).

UK invests £5 mil. to improve location-based information

The UK government will invest £5 million to help the UK Hydrographic Office and partner bodies on Geospatial Commission enhance the value of location-based information. UK’s Geospatial Commission aims to improve the quality of key, publicly-held data and make it easier to access and use.

New project to map ocean floor by 2030

A new scientific project will be launched to map the ocean floor by 2030. The Seabed 2030 project will use data from underwater drones, merchant ships, fishing boats and even explorers, to solve one of the world’s long lasting mysteries. The data will be put together at Britain’s National Oceanography Center, with the hope to produce the first bathymetric map by the end of 2018.

UKHO to support Belize’s marine economy

After a stakeholder meeting took place along the Belize Port Authority and wider government earlier in January, priority areas will be surveyed, capturing sonar data of Belize’s main ports and approaches. Namely, high frequency mapping sonars are being used, which have no negative impact on its diverse ecosystems and marine life.

Where containers unloaded in Rotterdam go

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that half of unloaded containers are being carried by container giants, following data analysis of loaded containers that were unloaded at the Port of Rotterdam. Most of these container giants originate from ports in China. After calling at other Asian ports, they arrive in Europe, where their cargo is usually unloaded at several ports as well.

New IACS chairman emphasizes on flexibility and transparency

Speaking in London, new IACS Chairman, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen announced a series of initiatives designed to ensure that IACS provides the support its stakeholders need in a rapidly changing industry. As Mr Ørbeck-Nilssen explained, the industry is becoming more and more complex ahead of digitalization.

Shipping industry needs better data sharing and collaboration

The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies, due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report released by the Business Performance Innovation Network, in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec.

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