Tag: <span>Automation</span>

Maersk selects Wärtsilä’s automated propulsion control system
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Maersk selects Wärtsilä’s automated propulsion control system

Maersk has selected Wärtsilä’s propulsion control system and advanced alarm and control system for installation to six of the company’s newbuildings. The Nacos PCS/MCS Platinum is a fully integrated automation package designed to optimise main engine propulsion efficiency, deliver fuel savings and lower operational costs. The energy saving features include power management, and logic for...

MacGregor launches breakbulk optimiser
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MacGregor launches breakbulk optimiser

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has introduced a new breakbulk cargo stowage solution, the Breakbulk Optimiser, which enables operators to rapidly and optimally plan the stowage of different cargoes, increasing vessel utilisation rates and improving business performance. The solution optimises breakbulk vessel stowage plans by taking into consideration all influencing factors including what cargo is already...

What does the future hold for the Maritime industry?
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What does the future hold for the Maritime industry?

By Bilal Ahmed, Business Consultant – Marine at Charlton Morris Shipping is a vital part of global trade. It has always, and continues to be, the most cost-effective way of transporting cargo around the world. Being such an integral part of global trade means that adoption of new technologies is not something the industry takes lightly....

ABB to deliver power and automation packages to Indian ferries
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ABB to deliver power and automation packages to Indian ferries

ABB has signed a contract with Cochin Shipyard to deliver an integrated power and automation package to an Indian shipowner for two new passenger ferries. The 1,200 passenger vessels, to be delivered in 2020 will feature generators, main switchboards, transformers, the power management and propulsion control systems, propulsion motors and drives, and an integrated alarm,...

Norwegian ferry completes testing of Wärtsilä autodocking technology
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Norwegian ferry completes testing of Wärtsilä autodocking technology

Wärtsilä has successfully carried out testing of its autodocking technology on Norwegian operator Norled’s Folgefonn ferry. The hybrid 83m long ferry, which was already installed with a Wärtsilä wireless charging system, completed tests between January and April this year, including actual harbour docking trials. All docking manoeuvres were done automatically with no manual control from...

Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg form autonomous vessel joint venture
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Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg form autonomous vessel joint venture

Wilhelmsen and Kongsberg have collaborated in the creation of a new joint venture called Massterly, which they describe as the “world’s first autonomous shipping company.” The new company, to be based at offices in Lysaker, Norway, aims to offer services encompassing the entire value chain for autonomous ships, from design and development through to control...