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19 Aug 2019

Completion of the EU Research Project SHIPLYS

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SHIPLYS (Ship life cycle software solutions) is a three-year project that started in September 2016. The project is in response to needs of SME naval architects, shipbuilders and ship-owners, who, in order to survive in the world market, need to improve their capability to reduce the time and costs of design and production. SHIPLYS provides these improvements by developing functionality that includes rapid virtual prototyping and the ability to factor in LCCA (Life Cycle Cost Analysis)…

05 Dec 2018

Aker Solutions, Siemens Join Forces To Strengthen Digital Offerings

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Norway's Aker Solutions has forged an alliance with the German technology giant Siemens to further develop digital offerings in engineering, operations and services.The global engineering company based in Oslo said that the collaboration focuses on the creation of software applications and joint service offerings including the development of industrial digital twins that will drive efficiency throughout the entire plant lifecycle.In addition, the companies will further develop specific offerings for the oil and gas sector based on Siemens' Comos engineering platform.

11 May 2018

Carnival Unveils Miami Fleet Operations Center

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Carnival Cruise Line has previewed its new Fleet Operations Center (FOC) in Miami, the largest and most advanced in the cruise industry. The 35,000-square-foot facility is custom-designed for hands-on, around-the-clock monitoring and support of the line's 26 cruise ships. The Carnival Cruise Line FOC is the first facility of its kind in South Florida and features a state-of-the-art tracking and data-analysis platform that enables real-time information sharing between Carnival ships and specialized shoreside teams designed to support fleet operations.

09 May 2018

Upper Mississippi Fleeting Signs with MobileOps

Upper Mississippi Fleeting has signed a deal with MobileOps to help bolster safety, maintenance and regulatory initiatives across its fleet.Upper Mississippi Fleeting, located in Buffalo, Iowa, performs a variety of services in the area, including barge switching, fleeting, cleaning, repair, dry docking, lock and dam assistance bridge assistance.MobileOps is a technology company that specializes in the design and development of software applications for the maritime industry.

06 Mar 2018

Top Speed For Your Maritime Charts

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SevenCs has just released a brand new software tool called TMS ChartServer which is running on a high performance “Tile Map Service” technology. It allows users of maritime web and mobile applications – e.g. Fleet Monitoring, Vessel Tracking, and Surveying – to display maritime charts at top speed: no matter if full global chart coverage is needed or just a smaller area of interest. SevenCs GmbH is located in Hamburg, and for decades has been “the Expert” in developing maritime software applications.

17 Apr 2017

Western Towboat Signs with MobileOps

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MobileOps, Inc., a Redmond, Washington software comapny that specializes in the design and development of maritime software applications (dispatch, safety, compliance, vessel maintenance, timecards, analytics) announced that it has signed a contract with Western Towboat Company of Seattle. Western Towboat will use MobileOps Platform across its fleet and within several shoreside departments. MobileOps Platform's offline-capable application, Voyager, will be used on tugs transiting the ocean out of cellular range. www.mobileops.co

27 Mar 2017

Simulation: Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center

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Delgado’s Simulator Suite is comprised of three interactive Full Mission Bridge simulators. Simulators are used for Wheelhouse Proficiency Management classes to provide scenarios on navigating waterways on different types of vessels. Simulators can be programmed to run three vessels at the same time, so that students in all three wheel houses can communicate and interact with each other. Both conventional and Z-Drive controls can be used in the training. In the past 12 months…

29 Aug 2016

MobileOps Pursuing Maritime Business

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Redmond, Wash. based MobileOps, Inc., a software company specializing in the design and development of maritime software applications (dispatch, safety, compliance, vessel maintenance, timecards and analytics), has recently reformed and is now pursuing further business development within the tug and barge, towboat and fishing industries.

22 Aug 2016

MN100: FloScan Instruments, Inc.

FloScan designs and manufactures Fuel Monitoring Systems for use on a wide range of diesel powered commercial vessels on every continent including ocean-going, harbor and inland tugs; oil rig platform, research and fishing vessels. FloScan is a world leader in marine fuel monitoring systems and software applications for diesel engines up to 6000 HP. The firm offers solutions to improve fuel efficiency, reduce operating overhead, and simplify fuel tracking for individual vessels or across entire commercial fleets.

20 Jul 2016

Offen Group Deploys DNV GL Energy Efficiency Training

(From left to right): André Grabow (DNV GL), Madeleine Engelhardt, Dietmar Thiem, Nicole Ritter (all CPO Container), Jens-C. Ketels (CPO Crewing), Alisa Ban-Rodić (DNV GL), Björn-Hendrik Salecker (CPO Tanker and Bulker). Photo: DNV GL

The three shipping companies of the Offen Group, CPO Container, CPO Tanker and CPO Bulker, have decided to implement DNV GL’s e-learning course “Energy Efficiency on Board” across their entire fleet. The E-learning tool, developed by DNV GL’s Maritime Academy, enables users to identify potential savings in a simple way and to implement them in ship operation. "As a large modern shipping company, we are always interested in innovative concepts and are constantly working to further extend our high quality standards in all areas," says Dietmar Thiem, Technical Director at CPO Container.

10 Jun 2016

SENER Presents Study on Implementation of CAD System

Presentation at COMPIT 2016 Photo SENER

At the annual COMPIT conference, the SENER engineering and technology group presented a technical/economic study on the implementation of a CAD system in a shipyard and, in particular, the FORAN System, developed by SENER. The event took place in Lecce, Italy, on May 9, 10 and 11. COMPIT is an international conference focusing on software applications and information technologies that have been well received within the marine sector. The event is always held in Europe. Rodrigo Pérez…

16 Feb 2016

LR, ABS Join Forces to Deliver New Generation CSR software

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Common Structural Rules Software LLC, (CSRS) a joint venture company formed by Lloyd's Register (LR) and ABS, has released new software tools for meeting the requirements of the IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR), which entered into force on 1 July 2015. Developed from the technical strengths of LR and ABS, version 2.5 of the CSR Prescriptive Analysis and the new CSR Finite Element (FE) Analysis software, allow assessment of whole vessel structures, including new bulk carrier and oil tanker designs. Both class societies will use these new tools to evaluate new designs to the CSR.

08 Feb 2016

SevenCs Supports MariGreen Project

SevenCs is part of the EU INTERREG V A cross-border project “MariGreen” to support the maritime industry in the transition towards more efficient, greener and more sustainable shipping. The MariGreen project develops innovations for greener and low-emission shipping and supports in particular small and medium enterprises. There are 12 innovation projects behind "MariGreen" that are dealt with by a total of 59 partners located in the Netherlands and Germany. Alternative fuel for ships, Wind Energy Systems for freight and passenger shipping, improvement of logistics operations, resource-efficient ship operations and safety issues in nautical education and training are among the main topics. SevenCs engages in the MariGreen work stream “Wind propulsion in commercial shipping”.

02 Oct 2015

MN 100: FloScan Instruments, Inc.

FloScan is a Seattle-based corporation that designs and manufactures its products in the United States. With worldwide sales at an all-time high, FloScan Fuel Monitoring Systems are in use on a wide range of diesel powered commercial vessels on every continent including ocean-going, harbor and inland tugs; oil rig platforms, research and fishing vessels. FloScan is a world leader in marine fuel monitoring systems and software applications for diesel engines up to 6000 HP. The firm offers solutions to improve fuel efficiency…

03 Aug 2015

VARD SeaQ Bridge gets Lilaas touch

New bridge concept from VARD

‘Finger-grip’ vessel control offering precise tactile feedback may seem radical for those accustomed to conventional levers, but the combination is proving a focus for those considering SeaQ Bridge, the new bridge concept from VARD. Functionally and ergonomically, the pad-like ‘levers’ integrated in the SeaQ Propulsion Control fit perfectly in the hand and provide customizable haptic feedback. ‘Below the plate’, the unique man-machine interface in enabled by technology from Lilaas…

01 Jul 2015

Transas Shifts Sole Focus to Maritime Sector

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Arranging new changes to its brand positioning, the Transas Group informs it will now focus its efforts solely in the maritime market. The group’s shareholders made the decision to focus the Transas brand on the maritime business only, taking into account the success of Transas and its brand awareness in the maritime IT market and dominating position in several key segments of this market, Transas explained. The group’s other business segments, including aviation technologies and non-marine simulation, will be rebranded in accordance with the new strategy.

28 May 2015

Lamprell to Implement Software for Automated Manufacturing

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U.A.E based offshore jackup rig builder Lamprell Energy Ltd., will implement SSI's EnterprisePlatform software solution to allow its engineering team to automate manufacturing processes. Acording to SSI (developer of ShipConstructor software), the immediate benefit will come from streamlining and automating Lamprell's processes used to control robotic machinery on the production floor (e.g. CNC Profiling Machines) based on information from the engineering department's ShipConstructor-based product data model.

17 Apr 2015

AVEVA Launches Software Upgrade

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AVEVA announced new productivity enhancements in the latest release of AVEVA Electrical and AVEVA Instrumentation, feature-rich software applications for electrical and instrumentation engineering and design in plant and marine projects. New functionality also includes offering best-in-class cable routing capabilities based on AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) as well as delivering greater flexibility to the way in which distributed engineering teams can configure and control projects.

17 Feb 2015

SSI Webinar: ShipConstructor P&ID DesignValidation

SSI will host a free webinar covering its ShipConstructor P&ID DesignValidation on February 25, from 8-9:30 a.m. PDT.   The technical sales webinar, which aims to introduce end-users to the product, will be comprised of a short introduction and live demonstration with technical staff available to answer questions.   A significant number of software applications exist that allow for the creation of 2D piping schematics.  ShipConstructor P&ID DesignValidation allows users to validate the 3D model in ShipConstructor against existing schematics to ensure that the schematics and model are consistent. This results in fewer errors making their way to downstream processes.   Reserve a webinar seat at: http://bit.ly/170DSww

12 May 2014

New SSI Paper: Leveraging Engineering Information

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SSI has written a new paper about how the shipbuilding industry can leverage engineering information to increase productivity and quality in the design office as well as in the shipyard. The paper, Leveraging Engineering Information, written by Denis Morais, Mark Waldie and Darren Larkins, will be presented at the May 12-14, 2014 Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT), held at Redworth, U.K. The paper ties together the topics of several recent posts on the Waveform blog written by SSI CTO Denis Morais.

04 Sep 2014

SSI Releases ShipConstructor 2015, PublisherLT

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SSI announced the launch of two new offerings: ShipConstructor 2015 and PublisherLT  for the EnterprisePlatform. The release of ShipConstructor 2015 CAD/CAM software is a key part of SSI's new plan to increase flexibility, security, convenience and simplicity for its clients in the shipbuilding and offshore markets, the company said. According to SSI, ShipConstructor 2015 contains a significant augmentation that will immediately be of benefit: the addition of several new catalogs.

12 Nov 2014

SSI Releases ShipConstructor 2015

The release of ShipConstructor 2015 CAD/CAM software is a key part of SSI’s new plan to increase flexibility, security, convenience and simplicity for its clients in the shipbuilding and offshore markets, the company said. According to SSI, ShipConstructor 2015 contains several new catalogs, an augmentation SSI claims is of immediate benefit, as they will help users quickly and accurately model components to correct specifications. These catalog additions and changes include the following XML standard templates: PipeCatalog-ASME-CarbonSteel.XML, ImperialWeldStandards.XML and MetricWeldStandards.XML. According to SSI, of particular note are the details related to the addition of the catalog for ASME Carbon Steel Pipe.

24 Dec 2014

Expanding Operations Demand Robust Fleet Management Solution

“Multiple Reports including logs for billing, subsistence, vessel utilization, vessel activities, fuel, commodities, crew and safety and preventive maintenance can all be generated, accessed and transmitted over Harvey Gulf’s satellite service provider.”    – Barry Autin, Vice President and  Chief Administrative Officer, Harvey Gulf

As technology needs penetrate the growing offshore sector, Harvey Gulf will depend on Advanced Logistics’ software to support its expanding fleet deployments. When offshore heavyweight Harvey Gulf International Marine deployed Advanced Logistics’ marine management system, SAMM, and preventative maintenance module, Preventer, on its fleet of marine transportation vessels, it signaled a firm commitment from one of the fastest growing – and highly regarded – U.S.-flag marine operators to ramp up its IT profile.

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