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Wärtsilä aims to a smart future leaving engineering behind

Wärtsilä CIO, Jukka Kumpulainen quoted to Fujitsu that the company’s projects are in line with digitalization in efforts to build a data-driven environment and highlights that the business model is crucial for achieving the new environmental goals. 

Major shipping players partner with startups on tech projects

According to a recent statement, the corporate innovation and venture development firm, Rainmaking, matched five maritime giants with eight startups as part of its Trade & Transport Impact Program.  Namely, Cargotec, HHLA, Inmarsat, Shell, and Wärtsilä will all work together with startup teams from eight different countries, on 13 separate projects with the aim of “accelerating innovation that delivers genuine business results.”

World’s first hybrid self-discharging bulk carriers

The technology group Wärtsilä along with the Norwegian company Aasen Shipping, came in an agreement for the construction and supply of the world’s first hybrid powered self-discharging bulk carrier. Namely, Wärtsilä will provide its design and supply hybrid systems for the vessels.

Wärtsilä receives the SMART4SEA Cyber Security Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Wärtsilä has received the 2020 SMART4SEA Cyber Security Award, sponsored by ABS, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 28th at the Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum.

Ports to face challenging calculations due to rising sea-levels

It is said that a set of predictions in late 2019 informed that the rising sea levels could threaten triple the number of what was previously thought. Wärtsilä now highlights that port cities are due to “bear the brunt of these effects.” Even if all the commitments are met as planned, it won’t stop sea levels from rising over the next two centuries. 

Wärtsilä donates the first Seabin in East Asia

According to a recent statement, Wärtsilä, the technology group, installed a Seabin at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club; the first Seabin to be donated in East Asia- bringing the Seabin Project’s floating rubbish bins around the world. The launch ceremony was held at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 and attracted members of the Yacht Club as well as many others who were excited to see the innovative floating rubbish bin in action first-hand.

Tankers to potentially bring the green energy of the future

It wasn’t long since a report by the Marine Strategies International (MSI) looked at what might happen to demand for oil tankers and bulk ships if the world manages to meet the fossil fuel reduction targets set out in the Paris Climate Accord. Notably, it was said that the most extreme reduction scenario, coal consumption is estimated to fall by 80% by 2050; oil will drop by half and gas by a quarter.

Year in Review: Timeline of smart shipping developments in 2019

As 2019 comes to an end, the time has come for an annual review concerning smart shipping. This year, the shipping industry continued facing and taking part in major technological developments, providing maritime stakeholders with opportunities to explore new opportunities in the smart era in the field of autonomous vessels, connectivity onboard and cyber security, spreading the digitalization message across the whole industry.

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