Tag: <span>Automation</span>

Wärtsilä introduces SmartMove Suite for semi-autonomous sailing
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Wärtsilä introduces SmartMove Suite for semi-autonomous sailing

Wärtsilä Voyage has introduced Wärtsilä SmartMove Suite to the shipping market, a solution for semi-autonomous sailing featuring the industry’s most advanced sensors and high-accuracy ship control systems. The suite aims to take the concept of automated dock-to-dock operations to the next level. Fully retrofittable, the SmartMove Suite can soup-up existing vessels with next-generation capabilities to...

Swedish consortium develops AI-powered ship support system
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Swedish consortium develops AI-powered ship support system

Swedish ship propulsion optimisation experts, Lean Marine are leading a ground-breaking research and development project to accelerate the technological development, realisation, and adoption of AI-powered ship operation support technology by ship crew and management. The Via Kaizen project is funded by the Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket and is being coordinated by CIT Industriell Energi AB....

Cavotec e-charging system chosen for autonomous battery-powered ships
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Cavotec e-charging system chosen for autonomous battery-powered ships

Cavotec has been chosen to supply automated e-charging systems for the world’s first fleet of zero-emission, autonomous battery powered ships in Norway. The company has also been chosen to supply automated vacuum mooring systems for ports in Australia and New Zealand. Automated mooring will maximise operational availability, reduce infrastructure costs, and improve safety, and automated...

Making ship systems smarter with simulation
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Making ship systems smarter with simulation

As researchers deepen their understanding of autonomous and remote vessel operations, a new breed of smart ship systems combining simulation capability and artificial intelligence is emerging. One of the biggest debates around the future of shipping is what role, if any, unmanned vessels will play. The journey may turn out to be more important than...

Valmet to supply automation for Russian expedition vessels
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Valmet to supply automation for Russian expedition vessels

Two luxury expedition vessels built for Russia’s largest river cruise company Vodohod are to be supplied with Valmet automation and information systems. The vessels will be built by Helsinki Shipyard in Finland and once delivered to Vodohod will operate both in the Arctic and Antarctic waters, as well as in the tropical waters during the...

Sonardyne proves long-endurance unmanned navigation capabilities
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Sonardyne proves long-endurance unmanned navigation capabilities

New standards in long-endurance underwater navigation and automated subsea positioning have been set following the successful completion of a joint project led by subsea technology specialist Sonardyne International with partners the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and L3Harris. The two-year, £1.4 million Precise Positioning for Persistent Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (P3AUV) project, part funded by Innovate UK,...

Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services
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Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services

Ship design and building services provider Ulstein and manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems Schottel have announced a new cooperation to deliver automated and digitalised services to the maritime industry. Former Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Blue Ctrl, will continue as an independent company under the name Blue CTRL. Both Ulstein and SCHOTTEL will own 50 per...

Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku
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Cavotec to deliver automated mooring system to Turku

Cavotec has won another order for its automated mooring technology, MoorMaster, for a ferry berth at the Port of Turku in Finland. The system will be delivered in 2020. MoorMaster improves safety, reduces environmental impact, and increases operational efficiency by removing conventional mooring lines from the mooring process. This significantly reduces mooring times, vessel motion,...

Viking Line selects ABB marine automation system
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Viking Line selects ABB marine automation system

A Viking Line cruise ferry is to be fitted with an ABB Ability System 800xA marine automation system, providing complete power, propulsion, and vessel management under one platform. The marine automation system enables crew and onshore teams to get a comprehensive overview of all the information needed to operate the vessel safely and efficiently. The...