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04 Jun 2020

DNV GL, ABB Sign Digitalization Pact

DNV GL - Maritime CEO Knut Ƙrbeck-Nilssen (left), speaks with Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports, via laptop at the signing. (Photo: DNV GL)

Classification society DNV GL and technology group ABB have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate digitalization in the maritime industry. The agreement was signed remotely by DNV GL ā€“ Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen and ABB Marine & Ports Managing Director Juha Koskela in an online ceremony.The MOU will see ABB and DNV GL work together on a ā€œDigitalization Roadmapā€, to examine how the maritime industry can benefit from the greater availability of dataā€¦

27 May 2020

LADAR: Laser Sensor Technology for the Maritime Industry

Using a blue-green laser, LADAR penetrates the ocean water mass enabling detection of submerged objects and debris, like containers, fishing nets, small barges, humans, ice floes, oil spills in the water column, plastic and much more (Photo: LADAR Ltd)

Research scientist and entrepreneur Sverre Dokken believes laser-based remote sensing has big potential in the maritime domain. But what is LADAR, whoā€™s it for and what are the key benefits?ā€œOur mission is to be the world leader in innovative maritime sensor products that enhance the safety and security of shipping and all manner of offshore activity,ā€ says Ladar Ltd (LDR) principal Sverre Dokken.In the sensor vanguardEssentially a laser-based navigational aid, LADAR (Laser Detection and Ranging) combines long-distance object detection with high-accuracy measurementā€¦

13 May 2020

Digital lift-off

(Photo: Inmarsat)

Better connectivity, easier data sharing and a thriving IoT start-up scene demonstrate that maritime digitalization is flourishing according to satellite service provider Inmarsat.For many, the lasting consequence of COVID-19 may be the upheaval it brought to the familiar rhythms of daily life. Thankfully the internet enabled a semblance of routine activity to continue, as they worked from home while their children attended digital classrooms.The outbreak forced us to work together yet apart through video conferencing and collaborative online platformsā€¦

03 Mar 2020

Op/Ed: Marine Operators Should Care More About IT

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Iā€™ve had the good fortune to work with marine operators around the world, and one thing has become painfully apparent to me; most marine companies donā€™t appreciate the profound affect technology can have on their organizations. Information technology can save lives, increase profitability, improve customer satisfaction, and even keep you in business.Some may think this is crazy talk from a Kool-Aid drunk techy, or that I need a vacation, but I assure you, itā€™s modern reality.

14 Feb 2020

Tech File: Grain Monitoring System for Loaded Barges

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Purpose-built for storage challenges brought on by climate change and geopolitical tensions, TeleSense has introduced its cellular SensorSpear Monitors to protect post-harvest grain.TeleSense, a post-harvest grain monitoring innovator, recently introduced a Cellular SensorSpear intended to give grain managers and barge operators an easy and reliable way to accurately monitor stored grain, ensuring grain quality while reducing spoilage and safety concerns.Inserted into piles of stored grainā€¦

21 Jan 2020

Klaveness, Marubeni Form Panamax Bulker Pool

Image: Torvald Klaveness

Norwegian dry bulk operator Torvald Klaveness and Japanese trading house Marubeni have merged their panamax pool activities into a new jointly-owned pool management company called Maruklav Management.Maruklav, claimed to be the world's biggest panamax bulker pool, will be led by Michael Jørgensen as the company MD, with Masashi Kobayashi from Marubeni as Deputy MD. The combination of existing fleets in the MG Harrison Shipping and Baumarine Pools will see the venture with a fleetā€¦

23 Dec 2019

Maersk Outlines Year in Review, Outlook

Steve Felder (Photo: Maersk)

Steve Felder, Managing Director, Maersk South Asia has outlined the developments in 2019 and what we can expect in 2020:ā€œWhile the global container demand was lower in 2019 due to weaker growth in the global economy, India witnessed a broad-based slowdown in its import export trade as well after a growth of several years. This is aligned closely with the weaker domestic demand, tight liquidity and working capital as well as a reflection of the overall cyclical weakening of the economic environment in all the main global economies.

11 Dec 2019

Verizon Lights Up U.S' First 5G Shipyard

Image: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband service is now live at Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) in Newport News, VA.HII is America's largest military shipbuilding company and its Newport News Shipbuilding division turned to Verizon to explore how 5G can enhance the shipbuilding process as part of their digital transformation."We are excited to partner with Verizon on our digital journey and be one of the first complex manufacturing businesses in the US to have 5G on-site," said Bharat Amin, executive vice president and CIO of Huntington Ingalls.

04 Dec 2019

OceanPro Accelerates Tech Innovation

Image: Maersk

OceanPro by Maersk, the first of its kind startup accelerator within the shipping and logistics industry, announced the graduation of its second cohort of start-ups showcasing the artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) led solutions developed by them over the last 120 days.The India-focused company of the Danish shipping giant also unveiled the start-ups that form a part of the third cohort as a continuation of its efforts to drive industry-wide digital transformationā€¦

03 Dec 2019

10 Tech Trends to Impact Shipping Industry

Technology Outlook 2030 (stills from video). Image: DNV GL

A new report has identified the ten technology trends, and their associated risks, that will shape industry and society in the coming decade.The rapid advancement of digitalization is behind many of the trends, profoundly challenging our personal and societal assumptions, according to DNV GL, the global risk management and quality assurance company.The report 'Technology Outlook 2030' said that the relationship between humans and technology is switching, with humans increasingly augmenting the decisions of artificial intelligenceā€¦

08 Nov 2019

TeleSense Debuts Advanced Grain Monitoring System

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Purpose-Built for New Grain Storage Challenges Brought on by Climate Change and Geopolitical Tensions, the Cellular SensorSpear Monitors and Protects Post-Harvest Grain.TeleSense, a post-harvest grain monitoring innovator, today announced the general availability of its Cellular SensorSpearā„¢ to give grain managers and barge operators an easy and reliable way to accurately monitor stored grain, ensuring grain quality while reducing spoilage and safety concerns. TeleSense is showcasing the Cellular SensorSpear at Agritechnica in Hanover Germanyā€¦

14 Oct 2019

Wrangling Big Data Into Actionable Intel

Photo by Randy Montoya

Social media, cameras, sensors and more generate huge amounts of data that can overwhelm analysts sifting through it all for meaningful, actionable information to provide decision-makers such as political leaders and field commanders responding to security threats.Sandia National Laboratories researchers are working to lessen that burden by developing the science to gather insights from data in nearly real time.ā€œThe amount of data produced by sensors and social media is booming ā€” every day thereā€™s about 2.5 quintillion (or 2.5 billion billion) bytes of data generatedā€¦

10 Oct 2019

ONE SEA Adds Awake.AI to Autonomous Ecosystem

Karno Tenovuo, CEO, Awake.AI (Photo: DIMECC)

ONE SEA, an industry alliance bringing together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology, has made a significant addition to its growing membership, after signing up Awake.AI - a company led by an experienced team of maritime digital innovators.Awake.AI is aiming to create a new platform and ML models (Machine learning) based on transparent data sharing to break down the barriers between ships, ports and other actors in the maritime logistics chain. The ā€˜virtual infrastructureā€™ will be vital if ports are to handle autonomous ships successfully from pre-arrivalā€¦

07 Oct 2019

K Line to Promote AI in Shipping Industry

Pic: ā€œKā€ Line

Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has partnered with Hiroshima University, the National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology and Marubeni Corporation to jointly work on research and analysis of maritime logistics and shipping market conditions using artificial intelligence (AI).In recent years, it has become possible to use comprehensive, chronologically ordered ship movement and static data, such as position (coordinate information), speed, direction, port of call and drafts, for ships with over 300 gross tonnage traveling internationally.

24 Sep 2019

GreenSteam Acquires BMT Smart

Image: BMT

Denmark-based GreenSteam, a majority owned company of BP, has acquired BMTā€™s data collection and performance optimisation subsidiary UK-based firm SMART. The marine efficiency software solutions provider is reputable in leveraging Machine Learning methodologies and next generation fuel saving platforms to stimulate the sustainable development of Shipping and World Sea Trade.The sale of SMART, a data collection and performance optimization software solution, to GreenSteam, follows a strategic business review by BMT to focus on its core Infrastructureā€¦

23 Sep 2019

Smart Navigation System

Photo courtesy of RISE

The research project Prepare Ships, led by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, will develop a navigation system that foresees the positions of other vessels through machine learning. This reduces the risk of collisions and enables more efficient navigation. The project has recently been granted funding through the ā€œEuropean GNSS Agencyā€, GSA.A consortium of Swedish, Norwegian and German partners has now been given the go-ahead for their research and innovation project that will increase safety and efficiency in shipping.

17 Sep 2019

TGS, Quantico Join for AI Seismic Inversion

Image: TGS

TGS and Quantico Energy Solutions announced a technology collaboration to leverage their respective offerings in seismic data, AI-based well logs, and artificial intelligence (AI)-based seismic inversion.TGS is a provider of multi-client geoscience and engineering data for exploration & production (E&P) companies. Quantico is a AI company focused on subsurface solutions for E&P companies.The joint solution addresses the critical challenges in earth modeling workflows; specificallyā€¦

13 Sep 2019

AI & Machine Learning, Possible Force Multipliers for the Coast Guard

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML): mention these two terms and the listener may instantly think of the ads displayed as you view your favorite online news site. This is one version of what AI/ML might be. Given the state of AI and ML research today, these advanced mathematical techniques represent something the U.S. Coast Guard should explore for mission application. To do this, common definitions need to be created, challenges understood, and practical useā€¦

24 Jun 2019

RigNet Settles Inmarsat Arbitration

RigNet, Inc. announced that it has reached a settlement with Inmarsat Global Limited that concludes the GX Arbitration pending before the International Center for Dispute Resolution. Pursuant to the settlement, RigNet will pay Inmarsat $45 million immediately, $5 million in the third quarter of 2019, and $750,000 in the third quarter of 2020.ā€œWe are glad to put this matter behind us. While we are disappointed in the panelā€™s Phase I findings that a take or pay obligation under our January 2014 agreement had commenced, we believe that settling this matter reduces risk for our shareholders, customers, and employees. We were able avoid additional costs related to the arbitration and to secure value for our counterclaims which offsets Inmarsatā€™s additional claimsā€¦

10 Jun 2019

SANDIA: New Look at Old Data for Cleaner Engines

Photo: Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories reportedly has new insights about how to understand and ultimately control the chemistry of ignition behavior and pollutant formations. ā€œOur findings will allow the design of new fuels and improved combustion strategies,ā€ said Nils Hansen, Sandia researcher and lead author of the research. ā€œMaking combustion cleaner and more efficient will have a huge impact, reducing energy use around the globe.ā€The work, which focuses on the chemical science of low-pressure flame measurementsā€¦

27 Jun 2019

Tech Majors Join Forces for Smart Port

Image: Kalmar

The terminal automation and energy-efficient cargo handling services provider Kalmar and Finnish operator Ukkoverkot have signed a two-year co-operation agreement with Nokia for the design, construction and operation of a private LTE network for Kalmar.Nokia brings the digital automation platform that is well suited for mobile machinery and industrial Internet of Things.A test network reflecting an actual terminal environment will be built for research and development purposes.

09 Jul 2019

Ship IoT Tech Enables Navigation Safety

Hans Ottosen, CEO, Danelec

The airline industry has long employed flight data to monitor navigational and operational practices for evaluation and feedback to pilots using a system called Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA). Now a similar concept is coming into the shipping industry. Danelec Marine, a well-known manufacturer of VDRs and ECDIS products, this month unveiled a new Bridge Operational Quality Assurance (BOQA) system. To learn more, we talked with Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec, a Danishā€¦

28 Jul 2019

ICTSI Manila Adds More Equipments

Pic: International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

The port and terminal operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) said that  its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT)  recently took delivery of another new quay crane (QC) and eight new hybrid rubber tired gantries (RTGs).According to a press release, the terminal has the largest fleet of modern container-handling equipment in the Philippines today with 18 QCs and 58 RTGs.Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. (ZPMC), the QC is part of the five from ICTSIā€™s 2018 USD80-million capacity improvement program package.

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