Ocean Alliance with Yang Ming and major terminal operators initiated a blockchain consortium in order to establish a digital platform. Τhe pilot project will consist an application which will allow shippers to digitize and organize their dangerous goods documents and automatically connect with relevant parties to streamline the approval process. The application is scheduled to be available in December 2018.
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.
Eastern Pacific upgrades accommodations to improve life onboard21/09/2020
NTSB investigation: Vessel fire spreads to marina, kills 8 people21/09/2020
Passenger vessel runs aground in Finland21/09/2020
RMI investigation: Collision of container ship with fishing vessel during dense traffic21/09/2020
- Cyber Security
KR launches world's first cyber cecurity notation for very large LPG carrier21/09/2020
Hydrogen plays an increasing role for a low carbon energy system, BP says21/09/2020
Payment for concessions and harbour dues extended at Port of Antwerp21/09/2020
Vacuum cleaner to remove plastic from nature reserve at Port of Antwerp21/09/2020
World's largest LNG bunker vessel named in Rotterdam21/09/2020
Port of Antwerp limits damage thanks to container handling21/09/2020