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New collaboration on condition-based class pilot project

According to a recent statement, ABS and P&O Maritime Logistics (POML) have agreed to a pioneering condition-based class (CBC) pilot project for the platform supply vessel (PSV), DMS Courageous. It is said that this three-phase agreement paves the way for a transformation from calendar-based to condition-based classification.

Major shipping players partner with startups on tech projects

According to a recent statement, the corporate innovation and venture development firm, Rainmaking, matched five maritime giants with eight startups as part of its Trade & Transport Impact Program.  Namely, Cargotec, HHLA, Inmarsat, Shell, and Wärtsilä will all work together with startup teams from eight different countries, on 13 separate projects with the aim of “accelerating innovation that delivers genuine business results.”

Next phase for geothermal energy research in Port of Rotterdam

According to a recent statement, Shell Geothermal BV together with the Port of Rotterdam Authority are jointly investigating the possibilities for geothermal energy in the Port of Rotterdam’s western section. The Ministry of Economic Affairs has issued the two companies an exploration permit.

GI WAFAC project raises awareness on oil spill response in Africa

Although intense oil spills are limited and oil tanker accidents have been significantly reduced, the coastal nations still need to be prepared in case of urgency. During the 8th Regional Conference of the Global Initiative for West, in Cape Town, the Central and Southern Africa (GI WACAF), noted that bi-lateral and multi-lateral need to cooperate, in order to act immediate when an oil spillage shows up.  

DP World unveils Jeddah port development plans

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of global trade enabler DP World revealed the plans for the development of Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah port in support of the project Saudi Vision 2030.

Melbourne's container terminal wins Smart Infrastructure project

The newly-built Victoria International Container Terminal, at Webb Dock East in the Port of Melbourne, was named Smart Infrastructure Project of the year. The project was recognized for the significance of automation at Australia’s largest container port, improving operational efficiency and the ability to service larger capacity vessels.

Mumbai container port to be dredged

Jan De Nul Group announced that, in joint venture with Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., has acquired a contract with port operator Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust for the deepening and widening of the access channel towards the port in Mumbai, India. The works are scheduled to complete within two years.

Malaysian SPC Terminal's upgrade to facilitate large ships

Royal Caribbean Cruises announced that has entered into a joint venture with Penang Port Sdn, in order to upgrade and improve Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal, in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. The upgraded pier is expected to accommodate berthing of larger cruise ships.

Damen chooses Dassault's platform for digital operations

Dassault Systèmes, company of 3D design software, announced that Damen Shipyards Group, an international shipbuilding group, has selected the company’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform and marine and offshore industry solution experiences, to digitally transform its operations.

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