• IBM: Blockchain to Save Shipping ‘Billions’ of...

    The Director of Research at IBM has claimed that blockchain technology could recover billions of dollars lost to coordination costs in the shipping industry, according to Coindesk's report on Arvind Krishna's presentation at its Consensus 2017 conference.

  • Advances in Satcom On-The-Move Testing

    The Satcom On-The-Move (SOTM) market has experienced a rapid growth in recent years. In situations where no terrestrial communication infrastructure exists (e.g. disaster scenarios), SOTM systems represent one of the best solution.

  • Iran to Import Shipbuilding Technology from South...

    The managing director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) said the Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Company (ISOICO) has been introduced to import the technology of building giant ships from South Korea.  

  • Korean Register opens new ICT centre to...

    Korean Register (KR) has opened a new information communications technology (ICT) centre in order to speed up the development of innovative information and ICT systems across the maritime and ship classification industries.

  • HHI & Saudi Arabia’s Bahri to develop smart...

    South Korea’s top shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. has joined hands with Saudi Arabia’s national shipping company to develop cutting-edge smart ship technology as part of efforts to foster its smart ship business. 

  • Wind propulsion device will undergo testing...

    Commercial tankers using sail power to navigate the seas could be the wave of the future. Tests are scheduled to get underway in 2018 to confirm whether wind propulsion technology provides projected fuel savings. The results could well determine whether sail technology would be used in tanker vessels.

  • ATTO Technology now shipping new Thunderbolt™ 3...

    A global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, continues to lead the marketplace in supporting content creators with the launch of new ThunderLink® Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity devices for both 16Gb and 32Gb Fibre Channel.

  • LNG fueled ferries to have MAN Cryo fuel-gas...

    MAN Cryo, MAN Diesel & Turbo's marine-LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer, has signed a contract with the Vard shipyard group in Norway to deliver a fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) for the two ferries that it is building for shipowner and ferry operator Torghatten Nord under a contract announced.

  • BMT Secures REMBRANDT Contract with UK’s Marine...

    BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced a new contract with the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), acknowledged as a world leader in ship electronic evidence gathering, including VDR data recovery and interpretation. BMT has installed its industry leading marine navigation and manoeuvring simulator, REMBRANDT and will provide ongoing specialised training, to allow MAIB personnel to benefit from its unique attributes.


Paying the price of interconnectivity

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us. It's on our wrists, in our homes and, increasingly, present in a whole range of industries, including ports and shipping, writes HFW’s Felicity Burling.


Auto Berthing and Un-Berthing: Demonstration Project Selected for MLIT’s FY2018 Ocean Transport System Project

Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Akishima Laboratories (Mitsui Zosen) Inc. announced that on July 25, their proposed joint demonstration project related to the safety of vessels’ auto berthing and un-berthing was selected for Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT)’s FY2018 autonomous vessel demonstration project.