• Finland Uses Drones to Support Coast Guard Along...

    Finland is becoming the latest country to deploy remotely operated drones to support marine safety and security operations as part of its coast guard operations along its Baltic coastline. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), operated by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), was developed to assist in maritime surveillance operations and ship emission monitoring.


  • ABB and Keppel O&M reach key autonomy...

    ABB, together with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has successfully carried out South Asia’s first remote joystick control of a tugboat in the busy Port of Singapore.


  • Hyundai demonstrates autonomous operations...

    Hyundai Heavy Industries, working in conjunction with KT Corp. (formerly Korea Telecom), demonstrated its fully autonomous navigation system by sailing a pleasure craft through a narrow and winding canal in South Korea. The demonstration combined several technologies under development that the shipbuildier expects to commercialize by as early as next year, first for pleasure crafts and then scale up to cargo ships and other large vessels.


  • Wärtsilä and Weathernews partner to enhance smart...

    Wärtsilä Voyage and Japan based Weathernews Inc (WNI), the world’s largest private weather routeing provider, have signed a strategic partnership agreement. The partnership will enable the integration of WNI’s weather forecasting data and Optimum Ship Routeing (OSR) service with Wärtsilä’s products and solutions, thereby increasing navigational safety and supporting the decarbonisation efforts of ship owners and operators.


  • Efficient Flow project delivered concrete...

    The Ports of Gävle and Rauma implemented a Port Activity App for sharing operational key timestamps among port call actors. The solution is operational since November 2020. Port of Gävle is using it as a basis for a Just-in-Time project for tankers, and in Finland, the solution is being rolled out to more ports through a Software as a Service solution from FinTraffic. The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) is making the Meeting Optimization project solution for narrow archipelago fairways operational.


  • Port of Rotterdam: Customs processes further...

    The trade in refrigerated products via reefer containers is seeing spectacular growth in the Port of Rotterdam. The Port of Rotterdam Authority, Customs, Fresh Produce Centre and Portbase have joined forces to facilitate this growth market and ensure that customs clearance is faster, more efficient and safer. Reefer containers account for over 15% of the total number of containers shipped via the Port of Rotterdam. This proportion is expected to increase further in the coming years. The initial results of the partnership are promising.


  • MOL and ACSL use flying drone to conduct...

    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory Ltd. (ACSL; President & COO: Satoshi Washiya, PhD; Headquarters: Edogawa-ku, Tokyo) announced yesterday the success of a demonstration test using a made-in-Japan flying drone to inspect the hold of an MOL-operated coal carrier in May.


  • Geoverse Brings the Power of Private LTE/5G...

    Geoverse, a national operator of private cellular networks for the enterprise, today announced it has entered into an agreement to provide a private cellular solution for Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) at the Port of Oakland. The private LTE network will leverage Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to enable multiple intermodal container yard management applications in the first phase and new smart port use cases and applications in follow-on phases. The private LTE deployment will be one of the first smart port solutions rolled out with CBRS in the U.S.


  • Second Long-Range Test for U.S. Navy’s Unmanned...

    The U.S. Navy continues to push forward with its efforts to experiment and test autonomous surface shipping. One of the vessels in the Ghost Fleet Overlord Surface program recently completed the second long-range test including a transit of the Panama Canal focusing on the endurance of the vessel as the Navy plans to expand and accelerate its work with unnamed vessels.


  • Navis announces enhancements of its automated...

    Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, announced enhancements to the Automated Horizontal Transport (AHT) scheduler on N4 3.8. This solution is an evolution of its previous version and will be pivotal in helping Navis’ customers reach operational milestones in their automated operations.



Cavotec secures order with Port of Stockholm for first automated mooring system in Sweden, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 5,000 tonnes per year

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.


Beibu Gulf Port Group selects CyberLogitec’s OPUS Terminal to align its operations for Qinzhou Fully Automated Terminal

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 one

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.