Tag: Artificial Intelligence

AI to assist harbour operations
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AI to assist harbour operations

PortX and Helm Operations are teaming up to combine PortX’s AI-based port dispatching system, OptiPort, with Helm CONNECT software for harbour dispatching and operations. OptiPort, which improves the scheduling of harbour towage operations by using artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise vessel dispatch based on crew working hours, currents, tides, vessel characteristics, fuel consumption and availability,...

FORAN ship design software undergoes digital transformation
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FORAN ship design software undergoes digital transformation

FORAN, a system used in the design and construction of vessels and marine structures, is currently undergoing a major transformation process to turn it into a key tool in the shipyard digitalisation and technological upgrading process. Developed by SENER, FORAN is a CAD/CAM/CAE system for marine design. It is multidisciplinary and fully integrated and can...

NAPA partners with ChartWorld on AI-driven voyage optimisation
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NAPA partners with ChartWorld on AI-driven voyage optimisation

NAPA and ChartWorld have announced a partnership to provide artificial intelligence (AI) driven voyage planning and optimisation. The solution developed by both companies includes modules for evaluating the operational efficiency of past voyages, and then using this data to optimise the efficiency of future transits where there are similar variables and trends. Past voyages are...

ABS pilots AI for corrosion detection
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ABS pilots AI for corrosion detection

A pilot project applying artificial intelligence (AI) models to detect levels of corrosion and coating breakdown on ships and offshore structures has been successfully demonstrated by ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe. The project proved high accuracy of AI in detecting and assessing structural anomalies commonly found during visual inspection. AI techniques could be further used...

Microsoft backs $11m Nautilus AI platform
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Microsoft backs $11m Nautilus AI platform

Microsoft is supporting the development of artificial intelligence (AI) to improve fuel efficiency on ships with a US $11 million in Series A funding for Nautilus Labs. The funding will be used to develop Nautilus Labs’ platform that helps shipping companies to reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 per cent in a single voyage...

DNV GL opens new AI research centre in Shanghai
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DNV GL opens new AI research centre in Shanghai

DNV GL has opened an artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in Shanghai to expand its audit, inspection and survey services. DNV GL aims to develop new solutions based on AI technology, such as computer vision, where a computer can carry out tasks that require high levels of visual recognition and create future assurance schemes for...

Tallink Grupp vessel joins research project for autonomous ships
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Tallink Grupp vessel joins research project for autonomous ships

Tallink Grupp is teaming up with maritime start-up Fleetrange and researchers from the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute and Aalto University to test techniques for autonomous navigation. Sensors will be installed on Tallink Grupp’s Megastar and data will be collected from visual images, environmental sound recordings, RADAR and LiDAR ranging, satellite navigation, and vessel transponders. The...

Stena Line trials AI to improve fuel efficiency
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Stena Line trials AI to improve fuel efficiency

Stena Line has begun a pilot study to test the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to route fuel-efficient voyages. The ferry operator is trialling an AI model, which is under development, on its Stena Scandinavica under the supervision of senior master Jan Sjöström who has been working with fuel optimisation at Stena Line for the...

Automation, machine learning, and AI in vessel performance
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Automation, machine learning, and AI in vessel performance

Automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence can not only be used to make operations smoother, more efficient, and less costly, but they can also help shipping generate a lower environmental footprint and create a higher quality of life for seafarers. However, additional sensors and equipment to measure the efficiency of operations, promotes the big question...

NAVTOR digital navigation system to integrate Weathernews data
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NAVTOR digital navigation system to integrate Weathernews data

Norway-based NAVTOR has signed a collaboration agreement with Weathernews, which will see NAVTOR improve the weather data available within its route planning software NavStation while the companies also begin work on development of a new artificial intelligence (AI) routing service. The agreement will initially see Weathernews providing better resolution weather data for NAVTOR to use...

AI-powered THESIS applications launched by Transas
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AI-powered THESIS applications launched by Transas

Transas has launched the first package of applications built on its Cloud-based maritime operations management platform THESIS, incorporating machine learning technologies with the aim of reducing the potential for human error on the bridge or substandard decision support from shore. The ‘A-Suite’ software package is designed to be used by vessel crews as well as...