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IOTICS to build a digital twin of Portsmouth International Port

IOTICS is creating a digital twin of Portsmouth International Port as part of an ambitious 1.5m project to demonstrate an achievable modular green hydrogen generation system within the Port. The Shipping, Hydrogen & Port Ecosystems UK (SHAPE UK) project is part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK. Portsmouth International Port is the UK's largest and most successful municipal port, operated by...

Abu Dhabi’s Aspire launches over US$3 Million MBZIRC Maritime Grand Challenge

The Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) will be held in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, in June 2023, where tech innovators will participate to seek marine safety and security solutions to take home more than US$3 million in prize money. Organised by ASPIRE, the dedicated technology program management pillar of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), the overarching advanced technology research body in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the MBZI...

Maersk invests in Vertoro to develop green lignin marine fuels

Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of A.P. Moller - Maersk, invests in Vertoro – a Dutch start-up focused on developing liquid lignin technology which can be used as a marine fuel.   Maersk’s investment will be used to further develop and commercialise Vertoro’s patented liquid lignin technology, and it will enable Vertoro to build a demo plant, which will become operational in 2022. The output of this plant will be used to develop marine fuels in partnership wit...

Inmarsat partners with The Maiden Factor to promote equal access to education for girls

Inmarsat is delighted to return as Official Communications Partner to The Maiden Factor, the round-the-world sailing campaign promoting equal access to education for girls from all backgrounds and countries. Spearheaded by iconic sailing legend Tracy Edwards, Maiden’s campaign began in 2018, which saw a rotating all-female crew sail over 33,000 miles around the globe, visiting over 23 destinations in 12 countries. However, they were forced to put their voyage on hold in 2020 becau...

Island Offshore to digitise its entire fleet with Vessel Insight infrastructure from Kongsberg Digital

By installing the Vessel Insight infrastructure, Island Offshore will collect all data from its fleet on one common platform. The data collected will enable the company to use advanced decision support tools and benchmark its vessels, by comparing operational data from all vessels, in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as automate the reporting processes. “We are very pleased to contribute to further strengthening Kongsberg’s collaboration with Island Offshore....

ClassNK releases 'Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels' to provide information on alternative fuel ships

ClassNK is committed to providing comprehensive services to support the industry’s efforts for the transition to zero-emission of shipping business. In support of measures for GHG emissions reduction, ClassNK has released 'Guidelines for Ships Using Alternative Fuels'. They are the updates with safety requirements for ships using ammonia as fuel on previously issued 'Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels' covering LPG/Methanol/Ethanol, and provide comprehensive information o...

NAUTIS Simulators introduces innovative autodidactic tools to aid in maritime training

NAUTIS Simulators will take the maritime training suite a step further in 2021 by introducing autodidactic tools to aid in maritime training.  Maritime training methodologies have been evolving radically over the past couple of years and the reliance on autodidactic or self-training techniques has gained substantial admiration.  NAUTIS team at VSTEP is collaborating with Smart-Ship, a Delft-based start-up that specialises in Haptic Feedback technology Hence, the NAUTIS team at...

IFAN highlights the importance of safe navigation for vessels in the Middle East Gulf region on World Marine Aids to Navigation Day

On World Marine Aids to Navigation Day, which falls on Thursday, July 1, the Board of the International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) is reminding the world’s ship owners that Aids to Navigation (AtoN) are imperative to keeping the Middle East Gulf region safe for vessels and crew, but that they must be paid for. Aids to Navigation (AtoN) services The Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS) has been providing AtoN services since 1911 The Middle East Navigation Aids Servic...

PIL announces the return of direct service between Singapore, Reunion, Tamatave and Mozambique (MZS)

PIL announces that it is resuming its direct Mozambique Service from 29 July 2021, offering customers a direct connection from Singapore to Reunion, Tamatave, and Mozambique. The enhanced service is part of the Company’s continuous effort to strengthen its service offerings to the Eastern and Southern African market. Madagascar and Mozambique cargo which previously relied on transshipment at Mombasa, Kenya, can enjoy the comprehensive service with better schedule reliability and shorter...

HHI Group’s new subsidiary firm, Avikus becomes South Korea’s first company to successfully demonstrate fully autonomous navigation

Avikus, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group’s newly established subsidiary, specialised in autonomous navigation technology, became South Korea’s first company to succeed in fully autonomous navigation of a ship. Avikus Avikus announced that it successfully completed fully autonomous, unmanned operation of a cruise ship Avikus announced that it successfully completed fully autonomous, unmanned operation of a cruise ship for 12 passengers, at a demonstration event, held in Pohang-...

Ocean Infinity acquires Ambrey

Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company announced that it has acquired a maritime services company, Ambrey.  Ambrey’s team of maritime professionals deliver a range of bespoke offshore services including, security, crisis and risk management, intelligence, insurance, fleet operation, and vessel design and build.  Integration of robotic operations Ocean Infinity’s data and software capabilities will revolutionise Ambrey’s intelligence and insurance services The...

Satcom Global extends Aura VSAT coverage in the North and South Pacific with Eutelsat 174A beams

Satcom Global has announced a significant enhancement to its Ku-band Aura VSAT network, with the addition of the Eutelsat 174A (E174A) North Pacific and South Pacific satellite beams. The new coverage will strengthen and extend the Aura network, across the North Pacific and Oceania regions, supporting the high-quality connectivity demands of a diverse range of maritime sectors, including shipping, commercial fishing, workboat, offshore supply and leisure. E174A North and South Pacific beams T...

London International Shipping Week 2021 confirms that they will go ahead with a mixture of in-person and virtual events

Following the announcement in February of the UK Prime Minister’s roadmap out of the COVID-19 restrictions, Shipping Innovation, organisers of London International Shipping Week 2021, would like to confirm that LISW21 will go ahead this year as a mixture of in-person and virtual events. LISW21, the week-long maritime showcase supported by the domestic and international shipping, ports and maritime industries as well as the UK Government, will take place from 13-17 September this year, giv...

The launch of NORMA Cyber, Norway’s cyber security centre, generates widespread interest in the field of maritime cyber security

NORMA Cyber was formally opened on 1 January 2021. The centre will provide cyber security services to Norwegian shipping companies and several ship owners, who have already become members of NORMA Cyber. “We have experienced great interest from the shipping and maritime industries, and the ambition is to give Norwegian shipping an international competitive advantage, as digitalisation in shipping picks up speed,” said Lars Benjamin Vold, Managing Director of NORMA Cyber. Maritime c...

TS Lines takes delivery of TS SHANGHAI the first of four 1,096teu ships

TS Lines has taken delivery of the TS SHANGHAI, the first of four 1,096teu ships that the carrier will receive from the Kyokuyo Shipyard of Japan. Hong Kong-based TS Lines has ordered two ships of the type in December 2017 and then committed to another two sister ships six months later.  While TS SHANGHAI and the next ship of the type do not feature scrubbers, the carrier’s units three and four, due in April and July 2020, are to be equipped with exhaust gas cleaning devices. Kyokuy...

TS Lines takes charge of TS PUSAN

Hong Kong-based TS Lines (TSL) has taken in charge the 1,808 teu TS PUSAN, the last of six wide beams ‘Bangkokmax’ sisters from CSBC of Taiwan. The carrier had ordered the first two ships in July 2015 with two follow-up orders in May 2016 and two more in March 2018.  TS Lines’ gearless ships are based on the ‘CSBC 1800 Mk-II’ design, a type of which, including the TS PUSAN, 22 units have been delivered since 2014. The ships are 171.99 m long and they...

Ocean Network Express (ONE) initiates Marine Safety and Quality Campaign 2020

Ocean Network Express (ONE) initiates Marine Safety and Quality Campaign 2020, in order to reiterate the marine navigation safety practices. VQS inspections ONE has launched a new self-inspection challenge for vessels, replacing their previous (VQS) inspections As a charterer, Ocean Network Express has carried out onboard Vessel Quality Standard (VQS) inspections, since the start of its operations, in April 2018. In line with their core values, these inspections have enabled ONE to offer a re...

DIMDEX’s organising committee holds official diplomat briefing session on hosting the 7th edition of DIMDEX

The Organising Committee of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) held a successful diplomat briefing session focused on the preparation of the upcoming event at Sharq Village and Spa yesterday, which was attended by high-level diplomats. DIMDEX 2020 A fixture on the global maritime defence and security calendar, DIMDEX 2020 expects an unprecedented turnout of exhibitors and attendees from up to 80 countries. Attendees of the delegate briefing session rece...

DIMDEX announces that Mwani Qatar is the silver sponsor for their upcoming seventh edition

Bolstering their joint commitment to the development of a secure national maritime infrastructure, the organizing committee of Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) has announced Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) as a ‘Silver Sponsor’ for its seventh edition, which will return to the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) in less than 100 days. DIMDEX 2020 will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the...

Marintec China - The most influential and anticipated maritime exhibition in Shanghai China

Marintec China 2019, organised by Informa Markets and the Shanghai Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SSNAME), the most influential and Asia largest maritime exhibition will be held from 3 to 6 December in Shanghai. 2019 marks a milestone for the 40th anniversary of Marintec China as well as the reform of the China shipbuilding industry over the past 40 years. Promoting Chinese and global maritime industry For 40 years, Marintec China progresses hand in hand with China's ship...

Informa Markets India shares highlights of their event INMEX SMM India Expo 2019

The 11th Edition of INMEX SMM organised by Informa markets India kick-started at Bombay exhibition center with over 260 exhibitors participating in the three-day exhibition. The scaled-up 2019 edition of the INMEX SMM India Expo brings buyers and manufacturers from across the globe to conduct business and be a coveted conglomeration of global industry leaders, key decision-makers, government agencies and key trade associations, to network, explore new business opportunities and unveil services...

DIMDEX is all set to welcome key decision makers from the Maritime Defense And Security Industry for their seventh edition event

Set to be bigger and more diverse than ever before, the seventh edition of the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX 2020) will take place from 16 to 18 March 2020. With less than one year to go until key decision-makers from the maritime defense and security industry meet in Qatar once again, DIMDEX organisers say that demand for exhibition space is high and have already received requests for bookings for the upcoming edition. Delegation management system He...

Global eTrade Services adds Pacific International Lines on CALISTA™

Global eTrade Services (GeTS), a global trade platform company and a subsidiary of CrimsonLogic (a provider of digital solutions, products, and services) announced the addition of Pacific International Lines (PIL) – the world’s top 10th containership operator on CALISTA™, an interoperable, neutral and trusted platform that enables supply chain orchestration across the world. Benefits of intermodal connectivity PIL will leverage the innovative supply chain orchestration platfo...

Maritime innovation lab e-BL showcase

PIL is honoured to be present at MPA’s Maritime Innovation Lab launch on 9 April 2019, at PSA Vista. The launch of the innovation lab was held in conjunction with Singapore Maritime Week and the event was graced by Guest of Honour Dr. Lam Pin Min. Many industry players, startups, and maritime personnel were gathered to share knowledge and explore future collaborations within maritime. e-BL blockchain project PIL formed part of the exhibition team and together with IBM showcased their el...

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