During an interview, A.P. Moller-Maersk’s CEO Soren Skou, talked about digitalization. Mr. Skou explained what measures Maersk has taken in order to improve its cyber security after the recent cyber attack, and highlighted the importance of digitalizing container shipping, in order to make it simpler.
Kalmar and Yara reached an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a fully digitalised container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway. All the necessary operations related to Yara Birkeland will be conducted in a fully autonomous and cost efficient manner.
The UK MCA and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution ran a special week-long event to test the use of drones, along a stretch of coastline at St Athan, Wales. A selection of drones were used in four different search and rescue scenarios to explore how they could be used to help save lives in the future.
China’s new fully-automated port terminal has opened in Shanghai Yangshan Deep Water Port, becoming the world’s biggest automated container terminal, boosting the country’s efforts to be at the forefront of global trade. The terminal will be able to move 6.3 million TEUs a year, while the whole port to handle more than 40 million.
The upgrade of current technologies or the development of new applications open a new world of opportunities. However, we are not talking about technologies that will appear in the distant future but about technologies that do not exist at present and are expected to come within the next five years. These will impact many industries and shipping in not an exception.
Dr. Grahaeme Henderson, President of the UK Chamber and Shell’s vice president of shipping, launched HiLo, a predictive modelling tool that aims to prevent ‘high-impact’ maritime events like explosions, collisions and groundings by recording the frequent low-level incidents that are pre-cursors to major incidents.
A research team consisting from the University of Tasmania and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution used the autonomous underwater vehicle ‘Sentry’ and the remotely operated vehicle ‘Jason’, in order to explore erupted materials from the Havre volcano during a 2015 expedition.
Environmental organisation WWF and its partners have introduced revolutionary blockchain technology to the Pacific Islands’ tuna industry, the first of its kind for this region, to help stamp out illegal fishing and human rights abuses.
The CUSV was developed initially, as a mine countermeasure to tow the Unmanned Influence Sweep System, which emits signals that would cause mines triggered by sound or nearby electromagnetic signatures, to detonate. The armed CUSV can be used for patrol missions
Using a drone to connect the towline to an assisted vessel will drastically improve the safety margin of tug operations, as this will avoid the need for manoeuvring in the so-called danger zone, the company explains.
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