Technology

  • Wärtsilä introduces dedicated organisation to...

    The technology group Wärtsilä is currently implementing a digital transformation to become a data led, insights driven, and agile technology company dedicated to taking a leadership role in the smart marine and smart energy ecosystems throughout their entire lifecycle. The aim is to increase efficiency while enabling a zero emissions society.

  • IBM: Blockchain to Save Shipping ‘Billions’ of...

    The Director of Research at IBM has claimed that blockchain technology could recover billions of dollars lost to coordination costs in the shipping industry, according to Coindesk's report on Arvind Krishna's presentation at its Consensus 2017 conference.

  • Advances in Satcom On-The-Move Testing

    The Satcom On-The-Move (SOTM) market has experienced a rapid growth in recent years. In situations where no terrestrial communication infrastructure exists (e.g. disaster scenarios), SOTM systems represent one of the best solution.

  • Iran to Import Shipbuilding Technology from South...

    The managing director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) said the Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Company (ISOICO) has been introduced to import the technology of building giant ships from South Korea.  

  • Korean Register opens new ICT centre to...

    Korean Register (KR) has opened a new information communications technology (ICT) centre in order to speed up the development of innovative information and ICT systems across the maritime and ship classification industries.

  • HHI & Saudi Arabia’s Bahri to develop smart...

    South Korea’s top shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. has joined hands with Saudi Arabia’s national shipping company to develop cutting-edge smart ship technology as part of efforts to foster its smart ship business. 
     

  • Wind propulsion device will undergo testing...

    Commercial tankers using sail power to navigate the seas could be the wave of the future. Tests are scheduled to get underway in 2018 to confirm whether wind propulsion technology provides projected fuel savings. The results could well determine whether sail technology would be used in tanker vessels.

  • ATTO Technology now shipping new Thunderbolt™ 3...

    A global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, continues to lead the marketplace in supporting content creators with the launch of new ThunderLink® Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity devices for both 16Gb and 32Gb Fibre Channel.

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Cargo theft: a billion-dollar problem

The marine industry loses billions to cargo theft and cargo loss each year. Meanwhile, new technology is proving to be both a blessing and a curse, as cyber-piracy and digitalised theft are on the rise.

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Crewless electric cargo ships may be on the horizon in Norway

Companies team up to build autonomous, zero-emission container "feeder ship." SpaceX's drone landing ships have already proven that uncrewed vessels can handle some of the most dangerous jobs at sea. Now, two Norwegian companies are poised to put robo-boats into one of the most dull: hauling cargo down the fjord.

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