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  • Maritime Trends That Matter In 2018

    For anyone who grew up watching the Jetsons, it’s clear that future of flying cars and robot butlers hasn’t quite arrived as quickly as hoped. As so often happens with technology, what has been achieved isn’t what was expected – while those developments that once seemed so close, actually have taken much longer to arrive, and others developed much faster than people saw them coming.

  • China Starts Work On "World's Largest...

    Unmanned or "autonomous" ship technology, still in its infancy, would allow both civilian and military craft to be remotely controlled. It could revolutionise the shipping industry by creating more cargo space on unmanned ships, which would also save huge sums in labour costs.

  • Project sector eyes blockchain trials in...

    As various sectors of the supply chain study the viability of digitising the complex communications trail and improving efficiency and visibility, the distributed ledger technology known as blockchain is being trialled in a series of individual pilot projects. Some expect there to be benefits for project cargo once some standardisation is settled. Gregory DL Morris investigates.

  • IMO and EBRD partner to promote sustainable...

    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to support the growth of sustainable shipping.

  • Digital technologies change seaport operations

    After ranking as the fastest growing port in the Middle East in 2017, leading port operating Gulf Stevedoring (GSCCO) says it has plans to optimize trade flows through Jubail Commercial Port (JCT) this year to drive growth across the region.

  • Keir Gravil: Autonomous vessels – the challenges...

    Automation presents a set of unique challenges to designers, insurers and operators of ships. In this article, Keir Gravil, a naval architect at Frazer-Nash Consultancy in Bristol, UK discusses some of the key issues that could face automated ships of the future from a design perspective.

  • Wärtsilä boosts its QuantiServ service offering...

    The technology group Wärtsilä is expanding the service offering of its QuantiServ business line with the acquisition of the American engineering company LOCK-N-STITCH. The acquisition strengthens Wärtsilä’s service portfolio for customers operating multiple brands.

  • Cybersecurity In The Maritime Industry

    The global shipping industry – much like air, road and rail transportation – is undergoing a technological revolution. From hull cleaning to collision avoidance systems, automation has made incredible advances in recent years. There is more to come, too. Norwegian company Yara has partnered with the engineering group Kongsberg with plans to launch the world’s first automated container ship in 2018. Rolls-Royce is also joining the fray, having revealed plans in September to build autonomous naval vessels.

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Maritime Trends That Matter In 2018

For anyone who grew up watching the Jetsons, it’s clear that future of flying cars and robot butlers hasn’t quite arrived as quickly as hoped. As so often happens with technology, what has been achieved isn’t what was expected – while those developments that once seemed so close, actually have taken much longer to arrive, and others developed much faster than people saw them coming.

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Project sector eyes blockchain trials in container shipping

As various sectors of the supply chain study the viability of digitising the complex communications trail and improving efficiency and visibility, the distributed ledger technology known as blockchain is being trialled in a series of individual pilot projects. Some expect there to be benefits for project cargo once some standardisation is settled. Gregory DL Morris investigates.

English

Digital technologies change seaport operations

After ranking as the fastest growing port in the Middle East in 2017, leading port operating Gulf Stevedoring (GSCCO) says it has plans to optimize trade flows through Jubail Commercial Port (JCT) this year to drive growth across the region.

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