Shipping industry is currently facing a new challenge; a complex one that is called “digital transformation”. But how do ship operators face this challenge and take advantage of it, in order to make their organisation fit for the future?
AkzoNobel, Barrier Group and DroneOps have joined forces aiming to develop a drone capable of remotely inspecting enclosed spaces and ballast water tanks. The project will use advanced virtual reality technology to deliver safer, more accurate evaluations of ballast water tanks, offshore wind farms and other enclosed or difficult to access spaces.
Damen is set to launch its first composite Water Bus as the prototype undergoes sea trials in the next few weeks. The Water Bus provides reduced fuel consumption, less maintenance, no corrosion or fatigue problems, and at the same time, it is very robust.
Schmidt Ocean Institute has completed testing and integrating its new ROV from aboard its 272 foot oceanographic research vessel Falkor. After a month of completing rigorous tests in the open ocean off the island of Guam in the western Pacific, the new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) SuBastian is returning to shore.
A three-day “MARPOL Annex VI and Technology Transfer” workshop took place in Durban, South Africa during 23-25 August. The workshop raised awareness of the Organization’s regulatory regime dealing with improving energy efficiency and the control of GHG emissions from ships.
DNV GL has given IHI Corporation Approval in Principle (AiP) for its FLPS (Floating LNG Power Station) concept. The formal handover of the Approval in Principle took place in Tokyo on 5th July. The new, innovative design has been found to comply with DNV GL class standards and other relevant industry standards.
International Maritime Organization (IMO) has launched a website for GloMEEP energy efficiency project.
During the Shakedown event on 30 June, twelve selected start-ups presented the fruits of 100 days of ‘business building’ together with a team of mentors, partners and experts. RanMarine was one of the participating firms.
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UK and Southern Africa to enhance ocean economy27/02/2020
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Busan Port Authority, Samsung SDS to develop logistics center in Rotterdam27/02/2020
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Germany remains the 5th shipping nation27/02/2020
MOL to develop digital twin model for vessels' main engine27/02/2020
Singaporean shipping company pleads guilty for concealing oily bilge discharge in US27/02/2020