SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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31 Jan 2017
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  • coast

    EU Agencies cooperate for enhanced maritime security

    Frontex, EMSA and EFCA signed a Tripartite Working Arrangement in an effort to strengthen their cooperation on coast guard functions. The agreement sets out the framework for the synergy between the European agencies which will enable them to support in “an effective and cost-efficient way” the activities of more than 300 civilian and military authorities in the EU member states. ...

  • soya

    How to transport soya beans carriage safely

    UK P&I Club issued a report in order to advise on safe transportation of soya beans. According to the report, Brazil is expected to produce a record soya bean crop yield this year, which is reflected in the number of vessels currently queuing at Brazilian ports. ...

  • shipping

    Shipping confidence holds steady despite industry, political pressures

    Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-February 2017, Moore Stephens' latest Shipping Confidence Survey shows. Specifically, the average confidence level expressed by respondents was 5.6 out of 10.0, unchanged from the previous survey in November 2016 and equal to the highest rating since August 2015. ...

  • imo

    IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems & Equipment: What’s on the agenda

    The first set of international requirements for onboard lifting appliances and winches are expected to be finalized during the 4th session of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment which is meeting from 20 through 24 March 2017. ...

  • blue

    Blue Denmark focuses on autonomous ships

    In the future, autonomous ships may have a central role to play in Blue Denmark. In cooperation with the DTU, the Danish Maritime Authority has developed a pre-analysis that is intended as an inspiration for possible projects that may support the development of autonomous ships. ...


Recent Posts

ais

More historical Danish AIS data to be available

DMA previously published historical Danish AIS data covering the period 2014-2016, and now they open up for even more historical data as data from 2006 to 2014 are made available. The historical data are a supplement to the current solution with access to live AIS data.

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investigation

How to conduct an incident investigation

The North P&I Club has issued a loss prevention briefing including all important issues to take into consideration for a proper incident investigation. The Club analyses how to conduct an investigation; to collect and preserve the evidence; to examine data and find probable cause and also how to use data to identify trends.

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track

New vessel tracking solution launched

Orbcomm announced that it has collaborated with Pole Star and Weatherdock, to develop Hali, a Class B tri-mode vessel tracking solution, that ensures complete vessel visibility. Hali combines terrestrial and satellite AIS data capability, with two-way satellite M2M technology, to deliver reliable vessel location data to fleet owners and maritime authorities.

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shipping

BIMCO’s Road to Recovery for March 2017

Peter Sand, BIMCO's Chief Shipping Analyst, talks about the latest update of BIMCO's Road to Recovery analysis of the shipping market, stating that, even if there has been a recent lift in freight rates certainly positive, there is still work to be done on the supply side. A significant level of demolition activity must be maintained, and increasing focus must also be on keeping slow steaming around.

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coast

EU Agencies cooperate for enhanced maritime security

Frontex, EMSA and EFCA signed a Tripartite Working Arrangement in an effort to strengthen their cooperation on coast guard functions. The agreement sets out the framework for the synergy between the European agencies which will enable them to support in “an effective and cost-efficient way” the activities of more than 300 civilian and military authorities in the EU member states.

Read More »
oakland

Port of Oakland ready for alliance changes

The Port of Oakland recently said that they expect to take on upcoming changes to container shipping alliances with little disruption. The Port expects cargo volume to hold steady once new alliances begin operation April 1. Fewer but larger ships will visit Oakland weekly, laden with more ocean containers.

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