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  • Crowley previews design of all-electric,...

    Crowley's Engineering Services division announced Monday that it has completed the design of the first fully electric U.S. tugboat with autonomous technology - a new green option for ship assist and harbor services.

     

  • Nigerian ports now 70% digitalised — Shippers’...

    The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr Hassan Bello, on Friday disclosed that the ports in the country had attained 70 per cent digitalisation. Bello made this known at a news conference on the first quarter activities of the council in Lagos. He said that the 70 per cent digitalisation was lower than 90 per cent targeted by the council in the first quarter of 2021. According to him, the council targeted 90 per cent digitalisation in the first quarter of the year, unfortunately, did not achieve it although it was still pursuing it in earnest. “Most of the ports in the world are digitised, Nigeria cannot be an exception.

     

  • Helm Operations, ShipTracks launch new harbor...

    Leading marine operations software developer, Helm Operations, and AIS services provider, ShipTracks, have launched a new set of integrated features for harbor docking companies designed to ensure that companies “never miss another job” in their ports.

     

  • Real-time digital overview accelerates handling...

    Many sea-going vessels have been delayed as a consequence of the Suez Canal obstruction. As delayed vessels are arriving in quick succession in Rotterdam, there are many scheduling changes. This has created a lot of confusion for market parties regarding their vessel’s estimated time of arrival.

  • Maritime port operations across the national...

    Mendix, a Siemens business and global leader in low-code application development for the enterprise, today announced that the Port of Amsterdam, in partnership with seven seaports of the Netherlands, is rolling out an expanded, real-time security alert system to notify port authorities nationwide in the event of an incident or threat. The alerting system is an extension of the MOBI digital security platform developed by the Port of Amsterdam.

     

  • Port of Southampton to deploy private 5G

    One of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) busiest ports is slated to deploy private 5G follownig an agreement between Verizon Business and Associated British Ports (ABP). Delivered in partnership with Nokia, Verizon’s private 5G platform will provide the Port of Southampton with a secure, low-latency private network connection.

     

  • Kalmar’s scalable, flexible AutoShuttle solution...

    Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) to supply a total of six Kalmar AutoShuttles™ for use at the Port of Melbourne’s Webb Dock East. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q1 order intake, with delivery expected to be completed towards the end of Q4 2021.

     

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NAVTOR Launches NavStation 6.0

NAVTOR has announced a major upgrade of its NavStation software, introducing new features delivering enhanced security, usability, accuracy and efficiency for an increasingly digitized shipping industry. The solution, which originally launched in 2014 as the world’s first digital chart table, has been revamped to offer more seamless passage planning, faster and higher quality rendering of charts, even more robust cyber security, and better functionality for busy vessel navigators.

 
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Continuing evolution: The LNG carrier of 2030

by Peter Fitzpatrick, Vice President, Global Business Development and Account Management, ABS

 

While LNG carriers have a relatively short history, they have been subject to a continuous evolution in their design and operational parameters over the last decade. Many of the design changes reflect the natural maturity of the industry, others have come in response to technical, operational and regulatory changes.

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Digitalization advances with MSC launching global E-Bill of lading

Supporting the growing drove through the maritime industry for increased use of digitalization, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announced it is taking a lead in the shipping industry officially introducing the electronic bill of lading (eBL) for all customers around the world. After running successful pilot projects in select countries since 2019, MSC is now introducing its digital solutions to all customers worldwide, paving the way for widespread eBL adoption. 

 
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Teekay enhances engine optimization and emissions monitoring with ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT for fleet

Teekay will roll out Tekomar XPERT for fleet, including the software’s new CO2 emissions indicator, across 54 Suezmax and Aframax tankers. The company, which has used Tekomar XPERT to monitor its vessels engines since 2015, will now be able to access deeper insights into fleetwide engine health and performance as well as at-a-glance CO2 emissions data.
 

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Wärtsilä Voyage to develop a "smart" assistant on board

Already today, there are systems onboard ships that can hold a steady course, detect navigational anomalies, optimize routes for weather or fuel consumption, and send accurate estimated times of arrival. And if the shipowners want it, the fully self-sailing vessel will be an evolution of these available systems.

 
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