The Iranian Director General of Coast and Ports engineering announced the launch of a new version of the Integrated Coastal, Ports and Maritime Information System with new features and a virtual training course. In this course, the definitions and basic concepts of GIS, familiarity with the general and specialized tools of the PMO-GIS system, familiarity with the various types of general and specialized reporting is provided in a WebGIS environment.
Japanese shipping company MOL announced its intention to install a navigation system using augmented reality (AR) technology jointly developed by Furuno Electric and MOL Techno-Trade, on 21 MOL-operated very large crude oil carriers (VLCCs).
Totem Plus signed a licence agreement with Naval Dome to include the latter’s maritime cyber security software into its automation and navigation systems. These systems are included in the hard drives of the equipment at the build stage before being delivered to the customers. All current operational Totem Plus systems will be automatically updated with Naval Dome when technicians perform software upgrades.
MOL plans to launch the experimental use of a system that supports ship operation during voyages using augmented reality technology on a very large crude carrier subsequently to car carrier. The system will be showing information such as other ships sailing around the vessel and landmarks like buoys.
Japanese shipping company NYK has completed a new concept for a ship’s bridge and employed it on a large container ship. The space and nautical instruments on this new bridge have been designed to take advantage of IoT aspects of instruments and to improve the safety and efficiency of vessel operation.
MeteoGroup, the global weather authority, launched a new version of its weather routing solution SPOS. The new version enables captains to safely navigate the globe with low fuel consumption and emissions, by calculating the best routes and anticipate weather. SPOS9 aims to optimize shipping routes by considering various sea conditions.
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