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Panama publishes its fishing vessels tracking data

During a world leaders meeting in Oslo, Panama revealed its vessel tracking data through the Global Fishing Watch (GFW), highlighting the importance of vessel monitoring in the fishing sector, boosting transparency on enhancing fisheries management.

New blockchain solution to track temperature-sensitive shipments

Blockchain-based logistics ShipChain and GTX Corp, a provider of GPS and NFC tracking location-based services, announced a new partnership for a new global NFC blockchain shipment tracking solution, using energy-efficient NFC smart tags. The encrypted data collected from the tags will be uploaded to the ShipChain blockchain backend providing authentication and chain of custody.

Digital shipping solution receives ClassNK approval

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.

Guidance published to facilitate container tracking

The Container Owners Association published a ‘Guide to Container Tracking and Telematics Technology’, providing container operators, leasing companies and other interested stakeholders with an overview of the technology issues that they might experience, and the choices that are available to them.

DSME presents smart solution for ship monitoring

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) launched its Smart Ship Solution, which received approval in principle from Lloyd’s Register. The application is a fleet monitoring smart ECDIS and surveillance system. 

Hapag-Lloyd introduces real-time container monitoring program

Hapag-Lloyd presented its new real-time container monitoring program ‘Hapag-Lloyd LIVE’. The program offers real-time GPS location, temperature information, and power-off alerts, among other services. In an initial effort, the company is retrofitting its entire reefer fleet of some 100,000 containers.

Safety Management: Evaluating a Crew Resource Management training

Maritime Crew Resource Management training is of outmost importance for the shipping industry; it focuses on Bridge Resource Management and Engine Room Resource Management including performance monitoring, drills and exercises with simulators or videos and feedback procedures.

ABS, Mission Secure to leverage data for real-time monitoring and cyber defence

ABS announced a partnership with Mission Secure to provide cyber protection. Based on the FCI Cyber Risk Methodology, the incorporation of the MSi platform aims to provide ABS with better cyber defence of industrial control systems that operate modern vessels and offshore platforms. FCI Cyber Risk Methodology provides a way to count and quantify risk.

Singapore penalties for 2020 sulphur cap non-compliance

Ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap, MPA Singapore warned captains and owners of ships that are caught burning non-compliant fuel, that they could face up to two years in prison. In addition, other penalties can also take place, such as a fine of up to S$10,000 ($7,400). MPA Singapore will also use fuel-testing service providers to conduct detailed laboratory analysis of fuel samples.

SHI’s INTELLIMAN Ship software compliant with EU-MRV, IMO-DCS

DNV GL announced that Samsung Heavy Industries INTELLIMAN Ship software is compliant with the EU-MRV and IMO-DCS regulations. The INTELLIMAN Ship is a smart ship solution, aiming to facilitate data management from fleet operation to life-cycle service. DNV GL confirmed that the software can be used as a recording and reporting tool.


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