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Greek company introduces ship scanning technology

A combination of extremely precise laser scanning technology, photography and 3D modelling makes it very easy for the Greek firm XYZ to securely map out interior spaces (e.g. engine rooms). During Shakedown, the final event of PortXL, founder and owner Stefanos Katsolis demonstrated the different possibilities offered by XYZ’s system.

Rolls-Royce: The roadmap to autonomous shipping

In a recently published whitepaper, Rolls-Royce explains what it is required for the transition to an era of autonomous shipping highlighting that the process is a more complex matter than a mere technological invention.

Rolls-Royce publishes vision of unmanned shipping

The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA)has published a whitepaper to coincide with its presentations at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016 in Amsterdam. The whitepaper outlines the Project’s vision of how remote and autonomous shipping will become a reality.

GE identifies the benefits of digital operations onboard

GE recognizes the strides that the marine industry has taken—from introducing automation and control system to implementing real-time fleet tracking – and outlines five key benefits of implementing digital operations aboard a vessel.

Rolls-Royce unveils its vision of autonomous shipping

The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) project unveiled a vision of how remote and autonomous shipping will become a reality, changing the nature of the shipping industry. The project’s first year findings were presented at a conference at Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall last week.

Rolls-Royce reveals future shore control centre

Rolls-Royce has unveiled its vision of the land-based control centres to remotely monitor and control the unmanned ships of the future.In a six minute film, Rolls-Royce presents a vision of the future in which a small crew of 7 to 14 people monitor and control the operation of a fleet of vessels across the world. The crew uses interactive smart screens, voice recognition systems, holograms and surveillance drones to monitor what is happening both on board and around the ship.

Trends for more connected, cooperative and smarter shipping

DNV GL will be the main sponsor of the 15th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT), which takes place from 9–11 May 2016 in Lecce/Italy. COMPIT will explore the main trends for a more connected, cooperative and smarter industry.

SMART4SEA Forum successfully concluded

The inaugural SMART4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Monday 22nd of February 2016 in Eugenides Foundation, Athens attracting 600 delegates from 12 countries representing a total of 280 organizations.

Company orders giant LNG fuelled ‘smart ferry’

Baleària, the ferry company head quartered at Denia, Spain, plans to build a LNG fuelled “smart ship” at Spain’s LaNaval shipyard. The ferry, with a capacity for 1,600 passengers plus 340 vehicles, will be the largest operating in the Mediterranean and among the largest in the world and is scheduled to start operations in 2019.

LR to design China’s first smart ship

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has signed a Joint Industry Project with Lloyd’s Register Asia to design the next level of cyber ship. The 38,800 dwt smart ship project utilises new technology and applications to create new cyber benefits and dynamics.

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