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Watch: Wärtsilä trials its dock-to-dock automation

Wärtsilä, an advanced maritime technologies company, has published a 360° experience video that shows the successful testing of its automated dock-to-dock solution. Up to now, the prototype has been tested with small vessels and ferries that travel short distances. Yet, the technology can be used for vessels that ‘repeatedly sail the same journey’, such as containers and tankers.

Tallink, TalTech partner to develop smart ship solutions

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.

World’s first iVLOC delivered

Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard delivered the world’s first intelligent very large ore carrier (iVLOC) to China Merchants Energy Shipping Company. ‘Pacific Vision’ features an integration platform, a smart navigation decision support system, a ship energy efficiency management and optimization system, and smart-vessel operation and maintenance system.

Shipping industry ready to move away from tradition?

Well over the half of the participants in SAFETY4SEA poll concerning shipping industry’s transition from the traditional operational model to a modernized one replies that industry is ready for to move away from tradition!

NYK to pay its crewmembers in digital currency

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.

Watch: First cruise ship completely designed in 3D begins voyage

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. 

Watch: Cyber attacks pose great threats in maritime industry

Professor Kevin James, Executive Dean Of Science and Engineering in Plymouth University conducts a survey about cyber attacks in maritime industry. Cyber attacks are of a great risk both for the maritime industry and for mariners. Cyber attack can cause many problems such as breaking something to the point it could go wrong and finally be mitigated. The most insidious cyber attacks can cause something serious to happen.

Next-gen autonomous survey vessels to be created

Technology concerning autonomous and unmanned vessels is under construction aiming to create the next generation of autonomous vessels for the commercial survey market. Partners signed a joint development agreement in order to create the future autonomous survey ships.