The US Office of Naval Research Global Tactically Reconfigurable Artificial Combat Enhanced Reality (TRACER) package includes a virtual-reality headset, a backpack, a simulated weapon designed to deliver realistic recoil, and a software package that creates multiple and adaptable simulation scenarios for security personnel to experience.
During an exclusive interview with the SAFETY4SEA team in Oslo’s Nor-Shipping Conference, DNV GL’s Veracity Commercial Director, Magnus Lande, highlighted that digitalization can be successful only if maritime stakeholders unite their expertise and knowledge on smart issues.
Today, partners announced the completion of a demonstration test, using the TUMST training ship Shioji Maru for their proposed joint demonstration project related to the safety of vessels’ auto berthing and un-berthing. The project was selected for Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT)’s FY2018 autonomous vessel demonstration project.
The Ports of Auckland informed that it plans to launch a staged automation process, beginning with its Northern Berth which is due to start in February 2020. The port aspires to complete the infrastructure work, which is needed to apply automation, during 2019.
The Lynceus Project enables cruise companies and vessels keep in track with the number of passengers and monitor them in emergency situations. Recently, cruise companies, and researchers collaborated to develop a wireless system that will track and account for each one of the passengers onboard a vessel.
Aditi Rasquinha, Director Seafreight at Kuehne & Nagel, discusses the future of shipping, from talks around IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap, to digitalization and automation. In the meantime, port of Rotterdam published a white paper focusing of the benefits of digitalization to the supply chain.
Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle Vera will become part of a solution to transport goods from DFDS’ logistics center to an APM terminal in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle has a maximum speed of 40 km/hr (25 miles/hr). Last year, Volvo Trucks launched its first electric, autonomous solution, aimed to operate on repetitive assignments in logistics centers, factories and ports.
Huisman informed that it delivered the first ever class certified, 3D-printed crane hooks. The 3D-printed hooks were certified following load testing at more than double their safe working load. The hooks are certified for offshore use based on ABS standards. The OOS Serooskerke will be the first ship to have a 3D-printed crane hook installed.
Partners are to use 3D techniques to present the first ultra-high-resolution images of Titanic wreckage for scientists and the general public. A group of organizations will apply advanced underwater imaging technology to monitor and document the wreck that was discovered in 1985.
Ship agency operations are very important to the shipping industry. Any delay or miscommunication can affect the entire supply chain. For this reason, digital technologies have helped the ship agency sub-sector to be more efficient and productive. By digitalizing operations workers can work from anywhere at any time, while there has been a 50% time saving an improvement in productivity.
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