• 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.

  • Digitalising the maritime sector to boost...

    At the Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) earlier this month, Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung launched the second phase of MPA’s digitalPORT@SGTM.


  • ABS consulting launches cybersecurity offering to...

    ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting), a leading global operational risk management company, launches today an integrated new cybersecurity service designed to help organizations monitor, manage and reduce the growing threat of Operational Technology (OT) cyber attacks.


  • Digitalization advances with MSC launching global...

    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. 


  • Wärtsilä Voyage to develop a "smart"...

    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.


  • Teekay enhances engine optimization and emissions...

    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.

  • Uhnder and Yunshan deliver digital radar to...

    Uhnder, Inc., the leader in digital imaging radar technologies for automotive and logistics mobility applications, and Yunshan Technologies Ltd., a leading systems integrator of industrial and vehicle millimeter wave radar products and autonomous driving systems, have delivered a digital perception radar sensor solution for use in autonomous trucks operating in shipping ports. China Merchants Port (CMPort) is a recognized early technology adopter and is deploying digital perception radar in a fleet of autonomous trucks operating at its Mawan Smart Port in Shenzhen. The Mawan Smart Port is CMPort’s leading project site for the deployment of the latest intelligent port technologies.


  • HHI uses AI for fire monitoring as first AI...

    Shipowners and shipbuilders are working on new ways to leverage emerging technologies to enhance operations in the shipping industry. In the latest development, South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Group announced that it has succeeded in developing an artificial intelligence-based fire monitoring system. The system, which is another step toward unmanned ships, also earned classification and flag state approvals.


  • OPT's PowerBuoy deployed offshore Chile

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) said Thursday that Enel Green Power (EGP) has deployed OPT's PB3 PowerBuoy off the coast of Las Cruces, Chile to support the country’s transition to clean energy.


  • World's first: CMHI's offshore rig gets...

    Shen Lan Tan Suo, a semi-submersible drilling rig from China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI), has received DNV’s Smart vessel notation compliance certificate. The rig is now the world’s first offshore unit the first to receive DNV's newly developed notation.



Navis announces enhancements of its automated horizontal transport solution

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.


Experienced management team launch GL Terminal, an innovative and digitally focused inland container depot to serve Jakarta and surrounding areas

In response to increasing demand in Indonesia for world-class Inland Container Depot (ICD) facilities, two Indonesian-based entrepreneurs launched PT. Good Logistics (GL) Terminal in late 2020. The facility is based in Jakarta, only 10km from Jakarta port, and has an annual throughput capacity of 180,000 TEUs. In addition to state-of-the-art material handling equipment (MHE), GL Terminal utilizes technology and digital innovation to make the user experience easier and more efficient, while ensuring greater visibility into the process and higher quality for all users.


Rotor sail installations growing for bulk carriers

Rotor technology is continuing to draw increasing interest from the shipping industry as a tool to improve a ship’s performance and reduce emissions. A growing number of shipowners are adding the 100-year-old technology to their ships.


AUTOSHIPMAN: Considerations for a new standard form agreement

Later this year, the Yara Birkeland – the first autonomous container vessel – is due to commence commercial operation in Norwegian waters. For the owners, Yara, and the ship management company, Massterly, the terms of their ship management agreement will need to address its operation, initially as a crewed vessel but subsequently, as an autonomous vessel.