SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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  • rotterdam annual review

    Rotterdam annual review: Change is opportunity, not threat

    The port of Rotterdam issued a short film summarizing its key actions and evolutions within 2017, which included a strong growth in container transshipment, a smarter planning with online route planner, a new cruise call record, etc. ...

  • digitalization

    The prospects and dangers of digitalization

    CEO of VDE, Ansgar Hinz noted that the current technological advancements are very exciting. However, many of them are out of our control, so there is a need for sensor implementation, for data collection and control of these voltage and grid levels too.  ...

  • dnv gl shares

    Det Norske Veritas assumes full ownership of DNV GL

    The Norwegian Foundation Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas has bought German Mayfair’s 36.5% shares in DNV GL Group. The Foundation sees assuming full ownership of DNV GL as the best investment to fulfill its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment and to realize its strategy. ...

  • china and greece cooperation

    Greece, China to cooperate under Belt and Road Initiative

    During the visit of the Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai, he said that the relations between the two countries have developed in the last years, especially in economy and investment. An example of this is that of China COSCO Shipping's Piraeus Port project, which is a win-win cooperation of the two countries. ...

  • first software maintenance standard

    First software maintenance standard for shipping proposed

    BIMCO and the international association for the marine electronics industry, CIRM, have sent the first proposal for an industry-wide standard for software maintenance to IMO for consideration. Absence of an industry-standard brings an increasing risk of incidents on ships, delays and costs to shipowners and cyber security problems, BIMCO notes. ...


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digitalization

The prospects and dangers of digitalization

CEO of VDE, Ansgar Hinz noted that the current technological advancements are very exciting. However, many of them are out of our control, so there is a need for sensor implementation, for data collection and control of these voltage and grid levels too. 

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first software maintenance standard

First software maintenance standard for shipping proposed

BIMCO and the international association for the marine electronics industry, CIRM, have sent the first proposal for an industry-wide standard for software maintenance to IMO for consideration. Absence of an industry-standard brings an increasing risk of incidents on ships, delays and costs to shipowners and cyber security problems, BIMCO notes.

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ukho tidal data

UKHO to increase frequency of tidal data

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office announced that it is introducing regular tidal data updates to ADMIRALTY TotalTide. Version 18 will allow the UKHO to send new tidal data to mariners through ATT on a more frequent basis. This will allow mariners to access the latest tidal data when making predictions.

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blockchain technology

Japanese corporations to test cross-border blockchain technology

Japanese companies have agreed on a demonstration test in December 2017 to verify the applicability of blockchain technology as a way to streamline and upgrade cross-border trade operations. The participating companies will provide information of real trade transactions using a blockchain-based application.

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data

Who runs the maritime world? Data!

From Shell, BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron Texaco, Total Fina Elf and ConocoPhillips to Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft. In the 20th century we were talking about oil giants. Today we convert to the internet ones as data are becoming the god of now; the oil of the digital era. But, why are data growing in importance?

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yangshan port

World’s biggest automated container terminal starts operation

The terminal will use automated handling equipment designed and manufactured in China, for loading and unloading, including a bridge crane, an automated guided vehicle and a rail-mounted gantry crane, made by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company.

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denmark autonomous ships

DMA calls for international regulation on autonomous ships

​Maritime regulation should be made more flexible if it is to support the development of autonomous ships, according to a new report by Danish Maritime Authority. The report identifies where changes in maritime regulation are needed and will be used as a platform for the future effort of DMA to develop regulation and make it digitalisation-ready.

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autonomous vessels

Shipowners’ Club provides guidance on autonomous vessels

The autonomous vessel technology has seen an advance lately, due to increased investment. In a recent article, the Shipowners' Club makes an attempt to outline the actions that have been made in regard to autonomous vessels and those that are planned to happen.

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