Using the Vodafone Global Internet of Things (IoT) SIM, GoFree can provide vessel operators, fleet managers, and service technicians with the ability to monitor, log, transmit and report important vessel information in real-time.
The Ecoliner project, co-financed by the EU, has produced an inland tanker powered solely by LNG, a feature on its own offering significant reductions in running costs.
DNV GL Maritime chief executive officer Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen told a select group of journalists at a London media briefing that this was part of DNV GL’s efforts of modernising class. “We are entering a new and accelerated phase, and launching data platform Veracity, to unlock the potential of big data,” he said.
By Capt. Anwar Buftain
Maritime transport is essential to the world’s economy as it is by far the most cost-effective way to move en masse goods and raw materials around the world. Over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea, which is why quality manpower supply is the most important factor driving sustainability in maritime transport.
Understanding customers’ challenges and unique requirements, GE’s Marine Solutions brings the latest technology in vessel control and dynamic positioning (DP) systems, SeaLyte.
The technology revolution taking place on land with the advent of driverless vehicles also looks set to transform sea transport. In the near future, we are likely to see some large vessels – whether remotely piloted or fully autonomous ships – navigating oceans with nobody on board.
The City of Amsterdam Fire Department has taken delivery of its new firefighting vessel: the ‘Jan van der Heyde IV’. C-Job Naval Architects provided the concept design for the 17.6-metre vessel. Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld performed detailed design, engineering and vessel construction.
Lack of crew knowledge is not a valid reason for non-compliance in ballast water treatment. This is clear from statements made by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and is also suggested by the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention guidelines. To help customers manage the challenge of keeping crews updated and trained, Alfa Laval is introducing Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Computer-Based Training (CBT).
Navico – the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics and C-MAP – a leading supplier of digital navigation products to the recreational and commercial marine market – announced yesterday that they have merged. Effective immediately, C-MAP will become another powerful brand in the Navico portfolio — alongside Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G®.
Damen Shipyards Group and the Mexican Navy, via the Directorate General of Shipbuilding, are currently working together to build the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA (from its initials in Spanish)), the most technologically advanced vessel in Latin America. With this, the Mexican Navy will join the long list of navies around the world that have Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding vessels in their fleets. POLA will be the Mexican version of the Damen SIGMA 10514, a proven design that has booked successful results internationally. POLA will be 107 metres in length, with a beam of 14 metres. It will be able to sail at speeds of up to 25+ knots and a capacity of more than 20 days at sea.
With the presentation of the RSD Tug 2513, on the 25th June at the ITS 2018 in Marseille, France, Damen introduces its next generation ship-handling tugs. Composed of a mix of new designs and a further evolution of existing designs, this next generation series is built on a solid foundation. New and proven technologies are combined and applied in a modular way, to achieve the best balance in flexibility with high value for money over the entire lifecycle.
Navis has introduced a new MACS3 loading computer module that automates stability calculations in compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code).
“It's already increased significantly over the past several years and as the ports industry becomes more technologically advanced, ports will continue to seek out new technologies that can improve their operational efficiency and increase safety. Today, I believe autonomous drones are one of the most important areas of technology that will change how industrial fields do business and how cities operate”. Some ports she adds, are already more progressive in their use of drones than others.
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore today launched the latest addition to their end-to-end and integrated platform of digital tools and services, Approval Explorer, a free and user-friendly web application available on any electronic device.