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  • ABS Consulting and Verifavia Shipping partner to...

    ABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting), a global risk management consulting company, has partnered with Verifavia Shipping, the leading independent global provider of carbon emissions verification and Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) services, to offer a turnkey solution for IHM compliance that supports continuous monitoring and annual maintenance of the inventory of hazardous materials onboard vessels.

     

  • Crowley previews design of all-electric,...

    Crowley's Engineering Services division announced Monday that it has completed the design of the first fully electric U.S. tugboat with autonomous technology - a new green option for ship assist and harbor services.

     

  • Nigerian ports now 70% digitalised — Shippers’...

    The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr Hassan Bello, on Friday disclosed that the ports in the country had attained 70 per cent digitalisation. Bello made this known at a news conference on the first quarter activities of the council in Lagos. He said that the 70 per cent digitalisation was lower than 90 per cent targeted by the council in the first quarter of 2021. According to him, the council targeted 90 per cent digitalisation in the first quarter of the year, unfortunately, did not achieve it although it was still pursuing it in earnest. “Most of the ports in the world are digitised, Nigeria cannot be an exception.

     

  • Helm Operations, ShipTracks launch new harbor...

    Leading marine operations software developer, Helm Operations, and AIS services provider, ShipTracks, have launched a new set of integrated features for harbor docking companies designed to ensure that companies “never miss another job” in their ports.

     

  • Real-time digital overview accelerates handling...

    Many sea-going vessels have been delayed as a consequence of the Suez Canal obstruction. As delayed vessels are arriving in quick succession in Rotterdam, there are many scheduling changes. This has created a lot of confusion for market parties regarding their vessel’s estimated time of arrival.

  • Maritime port operations across the national...

    Mendix, a Siemens business and global leader in low-code application development for the enterprise, today announced that the Port of Amsterdam, in partnership with seven seaports of the Netherlands, is rolling out an expanded, real-time security alert system to notify port authorities nationwide in the event of an incident or threat. The alerting system is an extension of the MOBI digital security platform developed by the Port of Amsterdam.

     

  • Kalmar’s scalable, flexible AutoShuttle solution...

    Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) to supply a total of six Kalmar AutoShuttles™ for use at the Port of Melbourne’s Webb Dock East. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q1 order intake, with delivery expected to be completed towards the end of Q4 2021.

     

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APM Terminals Mumbai seeks to improve efficiency and customer experience with implementation of Navis N4

Navis, the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for leading organizations throughout the global shipping industry, announced that APM Terminals successfully completed the latest implementation of N4 within its network of terminals – at the APMT Mumbai location. Also known as Gateway Terminals India (GTI), the facility joins the more than 30 other APMT sites leveraging N4 as the standard TOS and with the system in place, GTI is better equipped to provide significant enhancements in the interactive tools available to its customers while simultaneously driving efficiencies.

 
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Japanese demonstration of autonomous docking system

A Japanese project to develop an autonomous docking and system for commercial vessels recently completed demonstration testing as the next step in the program. It was the first time the system was tested using a large passenger ro-ro ferry on its service route and at a pier.

 
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Demonstration of autonomous vessel operations

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries conducted demonstration tests for its new unmanned surface vessel. Autonomous and unmanned applications are drawing broad attention both from navies around the world but also for their potential in a range of commercial operations. 

 
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Taiwan Navigation selects Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has announced that JRC (Japan Radio Company Co. Ltd.) has joined its fast-expanding group of Certified Application Providers (CAP) offering applications via Inmarsat’s dedicated Fleet Connect bandwidth.

 
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By rethinking radar, Rutter is making maritime operations safer

The Canadian technology company Rutter is revolutionizing radar, giving mariners new access to actionable information on their surroundings. Through advanced software and signal processing, Rutter's radar systems can identify ice in the water, find patterns in currents and swells, and spot small boats against background clutter.

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Ardmore Shipping chooses Lean Marine’s FuelOpt™ to enhance fleet efficiency

Swedish propulsion optimization experts Lean Marine have signed a contract with tanker operator, Ardmore Shipping Corporation, to install its FuelOpt™ propulsion optimization technology across its fleet. This new agreement follows on the heels of the success of the FuelOpt™ installation onboard the MR tanker Ardmore Sealion in 2020.

 
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