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  • Japan’s MOL explores use of robotics to solve...

    Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is exploring a novel solution for the growing lack of seafarers as well as the need to improve safety and efficiency in its ocean-going shipping operations. MOL announced that it will undertake a study with Japan’s MELTIN to explore the adoption of MELTIN's remote-control robotic technology in MOL's ocean shipping-related operations.

     

  • Cooperative control brings ‘smart shipping’...

    Drones are not the only autonomous vehicles at the forefront of automating deliveries and human services — ships may be about to turn the corner, assisted by helpful tugboats. Researchers at the Delft University of Technology in China have developed a control strategy for ships and their partnered tugs to navigate windy and somewhat unpredictable environments safely and efficiently. They published their results in the August 2021 Issue, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica.

     

  • China’s First Fully Electric Tugboat Enters...

    China reported that it has put into service its first fully electric tugboat, one of a small number of electric tugs in the world. The first electric tug was launched a year ago by a Turkish shipyard while the United States’ first electric tug is not due to enter service until mid-2023 built for Crowley Maritime.

     

  • BIMCO and CIRM software log is now ISO standard...

    BIMCO and CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime) have taken the concept of the onboard software log to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to automate and modernise it. As a result, the ISO has published a new standard on a ship software logging system to be used for operational technology onboard ships.

     

  • PSA and RHT to collaborate on esg digital assets...

    PSA International Pte Ltd (“PSA”) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) with the RHT Group of Companies (“RHT”) to explore co-creation and investment in Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) digital assets solutions to further advance the goals of decarbonisation in ports and supply chains.

     

  • APM Terminals launches Electronic Pass Approval...

    Digital approval of pass requests has been launched at Global Ports’ terminals in St. Petersburg – First Container Terminal (FCT) and Petrolesport (PLP). Global Ports is a joint venture that combines the global expertise of APM Terminals (30.75%) with the local knowledge of Delo (30.75%). The acceptance of paper requests will no longer be carried out from July 22, 2021.

     

  • Looking to the future, container terminal of Port...

    Navis, the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for leading organizations throughout the global shipping industry, announced that Container Terminal of Port of Durres (CTPD) has successfully completed a significant step change in its terminal operations with the transition from previously manual operations to Navis’ N4 SaaS. The implementation of Navis’ innovative solution allows CTPD to streamline day-to-day operations utilizing the Navis cloud and lay the groundwork for continuous terminal innovation moving forward.

     

  • JNPT becomes first Major Port to operationalise...

    Since its inception, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), one of India’s premier container handling Ports, has been working towards adopting sustainable solutions in its operational area. In a major push under green port initiatives and with a vision to achieve sustainability goals, Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPT, today deployed 9 electric vehicles for the employees of JNPT to travel within the port area, in the presence of Shri. Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Deputy Chairman, JNPT, HODs, and other stakeholders.

     

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Patrick Terminals selects HPE GreenLake to reinvent how shipping containers move from ship to shore

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced Patrick Terminals, Australia’s leading container terminal operator, has selected the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to provide next-generation IT in an as-a-service model to bring new levels of automation and agility to its terminal operations in Australia. By leveraging the HPE GreenLake platform and HPE compute, storage, networking, and services, Patrick Terminals runs their mission critical applications in a private cloud with an as-a-service operating model, combining the agility and economics of the cloud with the security, compliance and performance of on-premises IT.

 
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Battery-powered foil-assisted catamaran for inner-city travel

As demand increases for new forms of zero-emission transportation to support cities in their efforts to reduce emissions, a Swedish start-up company has an innovative design for a foil-assisted catamaran powered by batteries that they say can revolutionize waterborne transit. Green City Ferries said its catamaran built of carbon fiber provides energy efficiency, sustainability, and speed.

 
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Japan’s MOL explores use of robotics to solve shipping’s challenges

Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is exploring a novel solution for the growing lack of seafarers as well as the need to improve safety and efficiency in its ocean-going shipping operations. MOL announced that it will undertake a study with Japan’s MELTIN to explore the adoption of MELTIN's remote-control robotic technology in MOL's ocean shipping-related operations.

 
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Cooperative control brings ‘smart shipping’ closer to port

Drones are not the only autonomous vehicles at the forefront of automating deliveries and human services — ships may be about to turn the corner, assisted by helpful tugboats. Researchers at the Delft University of Technology in China have developed a control strategy for ships and their partnered tugs to navigate windy and somewhat unpredictable environments safely and efficiently. They published their results in the August 2021 Issue, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica.

 
English

China’s First Fully Electric Tugboat Enters Service

China reported that it has put into service its first fully electric tugboat, one of a small number of electric tugs in the world. The first electric tug was launched a year ago by a Turkish shipyard while the United States’ first electric tug is not due to enter service until mid-2023 built for Crowley Maritime.

 
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BIMCO and CIRM software log is now ISO standard 24060

BIMCO and CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime) have taken the concept of the onboard software log to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to automate and modernise it. As a result, the ISO has published a new standard on a ship software logging system to be used for operational technology onboard ships.

 
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