SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
2018
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  • el faro sinking

    Captain and owner responsible for El Faro sinking, NTSB says

    El Faro sinking, the deadliest shipping disaster involving a US-flagged vessel in more than 30 years, was caused by a captain’s failure to avoid sailing into a hurricane, despite numerous opportunities to route a course away from hazardous weather, the NTSB announced during a public meeting Tuesday ...

  • abducted captain of royal 16

    Abducted Captain of Royal 16 found dead

    The Captain was taken hostage along with five more crew members, when 10 armed men, believed to relate with Abu Sayyaf group, boarded the vessel in November 2016, while underway off Basilan, in South Philippine sea, and abducted six of the 19 crew members onboard. ...

  • paris mou detentions

    Two vessels refused access to Paris MoU region

    The 27-year old general cargo vessel 'MV Georgiana' was detained in Tsiggelion, Greece, and the 41-year old general cargo vessel 'Little Wind' was detained in port of Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Both ships will be refused further access to any port and anchorage in the Paris MOU region, except a port and anchorage of the ships' flag States. ...

  • ballast water testing

    Ballast water training given by Middle East PSC inspectors

    Inspectors from Saudi Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department gave guidance on how to verify that ships entering the Kingdom’s ports are discharging ballast waters, according with the D1 and D2 ballast water discharge standards. The goal of this training is to ensure ships are not delayed, thus preventing port congestion and increasing additional cost. ...

  • 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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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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cyber security

Human factor: the biggest liability issue of cyber security

In its latest issue of “Phish & Ships”, Be Cyber Aware at sea, touches upon the issue of cyber security. It presents thoughts of of industry leaders, as well as advice and new guidance on how to deal with maritime cyber risks.

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bmt autonomous navigation project

BMT to conduct autonomous navigation research project

BMT aims to address the challenge of how traditional manned vessels can co-exist with autonomous systems in shared water space. Deimos Space UK will investigate how the exploitation of existing and future satellite capabilities can contribute to this objective.

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eco marine power to use ai

Eco Marine Power to study use of Artificial Intelligence

Japan based Eco Marine Power announced that  it will begin using the Neural Network Console provided by Sony Network Communications Inc., in order to incorporate Artificial Intelligence into various ongoing ship related technology projects.

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