• Cavotec secures order with Port of Stockholm for...

    Cavotec has extended its leading position in automated mooring with two major orders for its MoorMaster™ NxG system, one in Sweden – the first order for MoorMaster in a market with considerable growth potential – and the other in neighbouring Finland, where the technology is already well established.


  • Ocean Microplastic Pollution Can Now Be Tracked...

    Plastic is the most common type of debris floating in the world’s oceans. Waves and sunlight break much of it down into smaller particles called microplastics – fragments less than five millimeters across, roughly the size of a sesame seed.


  • Beibu Gulf Port Group selects CyberLogitec’s OPUS...

    Qinzhou terminal is an important project highly concerned by local government. The significance of the fully automated Qinzhou terminal is that it is the first U-type terminal which pursued the low cost-high efficiency in the world. Meanwhile, it’s also the first Sea-Rail terminal in China. It does not only realize the automatic operation of container side loading/unloading, horizontal transportation, and yard loading/unloading but also achieves the goal of saving investment and low operating costs through innovated technology.


  • HyperloopTT and HHLA reveal HyperPort™

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) revealed HyperPort, a sustainable high-speed cargo and freight solution capable of increasing capacity and efficiency while decreasing pollution and congestion at ports worldwide. Developed in partnership with terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the system will now go into certification design review. The next step for HyperPort will be a VR demonstrator to be exclusively presented at ITS World Congress, the largest mobility exhibition in the world, which takes place in Hamburg from 11 to 15 October 2021.


  • Lean Marine and Yara Marine Technologies become...

    Yara Marine Technologies, a front-runner in the development and implementation of emissions reduction technologies in the maritime industry, has acquired Lean Marine, a company at the cutting edge of automated fuel-saving, performance management, and reporting solutions for vessels. Lean Marine’s intelligent software and hardware solutions have already been installed on more than 200 vessels worldwide.


  • Qingdao unveils intelligent port transport system

    An air-track intelligent transport system was unveiled at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, as its demonstration section went into operation on Wednesday. The system represents a significant step forward in China’s construction of intelligent and environmentally friendly ports.


  • AST Launches Iridium Certus 200 Service With...

    Applied Satellite Technology (AST) Ltd, today announced the official launch of its unique Iridium Certus 200 service offering, with real-time alerting capabilities ensuring customers’ stay fully in control of MB allowances.


  • Wallenius and Alfa Laval form JV to advance wind...

    In an effort to advance its plans for a car carrier outfitted with sails, along with broadly advancing wind propulsion, Swedish shipping company Wallenius will form a joint venture with engineering company Alfa Laval best known in the maritime industry for its scrubbers and fluid handling systems. The new joint venture will seek to develop innovative wind propulsion solutions for cargo vessels and other ship types with the goal of having its first system onboard a vessel within five years.


  • Sweden supports use of batteries and shore power...

    The Swedish government is helping to fund a demonstration project incorporated into two new tankers being built in China that will enable the vessels to eliminate emissions while arriving and departing port, as well as on berth operations. Terntank is building the vessels equipped with batteries, while the Port of Gothenburg is also proceeding with a first-of-its-kind installation to provide shore power to tankers while on berth.



French Navy Tests Laser Air-Defense System to Defeat Drones

Following the lead of the U.S. Navy, the French Navy will soon begin testing a laser-based anti-drone system for point defense, which would give it a new option for keeping its maritime assets safe from low-cost, explosives-laden drones and small craft.


Hyundai Plans First Ocean-Going Autonomous Ship Voyage by Year’s End

Autonomous ship operations will take a giant step forward later this year as South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries plans to operate the first ocean-going demonstration voyage of an unmanned system. According to the shipbuilding company, before the end of the year, they will undertake a voyage using one of the large, new liquefied natural gas carriers (LNG) currently under construction at one of the company’s shipyards.


Key step towards the future of remote connectivity for the AST Group and OneWeb

This week, OneWeb’s Maritime team – Carole Plessy, Dave Bell and Alexandra Kenworthy got to have that long-awaited in-person meeting. They met our colleagues at The AST Group – Gregory Darling, Stuart Castell and Barney Gray. The main business of the day was to plan the smooth onboarding of The AST Group as we move closer to undertaking customer beta trials and delivering fixed services to support remote connectivity in Northern Europe before the end of the year.