While speaking at the first SAFETY4SEA Conference in London, Dana Jongens, Safety Services Manager, Inmarsat Maritime focused on smart ships, the future of the maritime industry and the adoption of IoT that will enable the transfer of data from ship to shore.
In 2018, Baleària handled 4.320.000 passengers, an increase of 11% and 1.209.000 vehicles, an increase of 17% on its 23 routes with an overall of 1.109.000 on its five international routes. Cargo accounts for half of Baleària’s business, with a growth of 3.5%.
Denmark aims to a smart and sustainable future with the launch of ShippingLab this March. The platform will be used for maritime research, development and innovation and consists of 30 partners. The project is scheduled to run for three years.
The 2019 SMART4SEA Conference successfully concluded on Wednesday 30st of January, at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) at the Bookcastle of the National Library of Greece, attracting 600 delegates representing a total of 270 organizations.
Estonian shipping company Tallink Grupp and the TalTech Estonian Maritime Academy started a scientific collaboration with the aim of developing smart ship solutions, for the next two years, according to Tallink’s press release. Both parties agreed on the 100.000 euros cooperation and started to work on a variety of solutions concerning Tallink’s vessels.
Shipowners want practical applications to implement the smart opportunities of today that build foundational capabilities for autonomy in future, writes Derek Novak, Vice President, Technology, ABS.
Japan’s largest shipping line by sales, Nippon Yusen K.K., is moving towards building an innovative system by launching its own digital currency for seafarers. The shipper is looking for a patent to support its tech-innovation. Also, Nippon Yusen K.K. aspires to turn its digital currency to a service that could be used by other shippers too.
Celebrity Edge, the first ship to be completely designed in 3D has already started its Translantic voyage this month. The vessel marks a turning point on ship design, as from the first sketches, every step was done in 3D. Celebrity Cruise officially took delivery of Celebrity Edge from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France in November 2018.
Wilhelmsen Ship Management has signed two agreements that will establish the operational and regulatory framework in autonomous shipping. The first agreement is about the rise of a safety management system, which is called “safety management system agreement”. Whereas the second one focuses on the development of future competence, called “competence agreement”.
The 4th Industrial Revolution does happen in almost every sector including transportation – where it creates queries with respect to how maritime is investing in Internet of Things or whether the industry has the right skills for IoT adoption.
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