Technology

  • Researcher Uncovers Shipping Industry Security...

    They may be a lot bigger than the average smartphone or desktop, but a researcher recently demonstrated a plethora of security gaps that could expose container ships to cyberthreats. In a blog post, Ken Munro of Pen Test Partners detailed shipping industry security vulnerabilities such as weak passwords, easily exploitable satellite antennae and other misconfigurations that can be identified by conducting a simple search on Shodan, a search engine for internet-connected devices.

  • DMCA hosts interactive workshop on maritime...

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) today (October 11) held an interactive workshop on ‘Maritime Innovation and Digitization’ as part of its efforts to attract more investments in research, technology, and maritime innovation.

  • GE’s fuel-efficient marine technology powers the...

    GE Recently Delivered Its PTO/PTI Solution to Four of the World’s Largest Container Vessels. The Solution, Coupled with Software Systems, Allows More Goods to be Transported over Sea with Optimized Fuel Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Impact 

  • GE’s fuel-efficient marine technology powers the...

    GE Recently Delivered Its PTO/PTI Solution to Four of the World’s Largest Container Vessels. The Solution, Coupled with Software Systems, Allows More Goods to be Transported over Sea with Optimized Fuel Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Impact 

  • StormGeo Technology Takes Guesswork out of...

    StormGeo’s shipping division (formerly AWT), the leading provider of fleet optimization services, fleet performance and onboard voyage management software, announces a new multi-model technology enabling ship captains to make better routing decisions around tropical cyclones.

  • A new virtual co-pilot on your mobile device

    Even for those of us who aren’t “millennials”, being connected to our mobile devices is a constant. We’re all used to the benefits of these devices; the familiarity of operations and the connectivity to our friends & family. This technology being integrated into our pleasure boating experience should not come as a surprise; what is a surprise is the innovation of the MAP product that made it possible.

  • NYK Group Tests Shipping IoT

    Carrier NYK Group and Norwegian digital platform provider Dualog have planned a proof-of-concept experiment involving an onboard Internet of Things (IoT) platform for ships.

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Wärtsilä redesigns organisation to enhance customer value

The technology group Wärtsilä has decided to reorganise into two business areas, Wärtsilä Marine Business and Wärtsilä Energy Business, covering both new sales and services for the respective markets. With this change, Wärtsilä aims to deliver increased value to its customers by better serving their needs across the full lifecycle. The new organisational structure will be operational as of 1 January 2019.

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Big data analytics and autonomous vessels – when will legislation catch up?

In a survey conducted by Reed Smith in the first half of 2018, industry participants predicted that big data analytics will be one of the most significant drivers of change in the shipping industry over the next five years. In addition, for the same five-year period, the survey revealed that the shipping industry considers the development of automated processes and functions on board vessels to be the biggest driver of efficiency in shipping.

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The Challenge of Autonomous Ships in the Future – MOL Conducts Onboard Test of New Technology with Rolls Royce

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced the company, along with U.K.-based Rolls-Royce Marine jointly conducted a demonstration test on a ferry equipped with the Intelligence Awareness System (IAS). The ferry, operated by MOL Group company Ferry Sunflower Co., Ltd. (President: Atsushi Igaki; Headquarters: Kobe-shi, Hyogo Prefecture) serves Japan’s Seto Inland Sea route.

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ExxonMobil Starts New Unit to Increase Ultra-Low Sulfur Fuels Production

ExxonMobil said that a new unit at its integrated Beaumont, Texas facility has started operations, increasing production of ultra-low sulfur fuels by about 45,000 barrels per day. The new unit relies on a proprietary catalyst system developed by ExxonMobil to remove sulfur and meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency specifications while minimizing octane loss.

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ABB wins contract for world’s tallest floating wind turbines

Pioneering technology leader ABB said it has secured a major contract from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), to deliver its pioneering WindSTAR transformers specifically designed for floating wind turbines.

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