Tag: Digital Shipping

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...

Exploit before you explore, says Western Bulk’s head of digital strategy
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Exploit before you explore, says Western Bulk’s head of digital strategy

Recognising current opportunities, exploiting them, allowing yourself to be challenged, and implementing a company culture that focuses on integration and data sharing is vital to efficient and cost-effective shipping. Exploiting current business models and making changes that can be hard for people to accept is where every shipping company should start in their journey of...

The shipper’s conundrum
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The shipper’s conundrum

How to practically leverage digital solutions to increase productivity and reduce energy costs Digital technologies provide many opportunities to improve vessel performance. However, knowing where to begin and why can be difficult. In this article, Aaron Holton, CEO, Tres Solutions explains why it is important to set a vision, understand investment decisions, and identify priorities...

OSM rolls out full ship management services in Cyprus
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OSM rolls out full ship management services in Cyprus

OSM is extending its digital network and offering full ship management services across Cyprus, providing new opportunities for the Central European and Middle East markets. The ship management company has reportedly seen its client base grow around Cyprus and has therefore decided to offer full management services including technical management out of the Mediterranean country,...

LuminUltra launches digital portal to manage fuel test data
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LuminUltra launches digital portal to manage fuel test data

Microbiological testing company LuminUltra Technologies has introduced a cloud-enabled digital platform to manage the microbiological quality of all shipboard fuel and water systems. LuminUltra Cloud, available both online and offline, allows end-users to control the data from all sampling, testing and analyses carried out onboard, and to create custom compliance reports that can be shared...

Pragmatism should drive the adoption of digital agendas
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Pragmatism should drive the adoption of digital agendas

By focusing on a select group of commercially impactful digital solutions, enriched by customer input, near-term benefits are achievable; Dennis Mol, vice president, Digital and New Business Transformation, MacGregor, explains how. When seafarers were being lost as sea because of leaking wooden hatch covers, MacGregor solved the problem by inventing and manufacturing the industry’s first...

Fly to the moon and back, V.Ships advises start-ups
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Fly to the moon and back, V.Ships advises start-ups

“Fly to the moon and back and get an alien’s perspective on your own company and clients from afar” is the advice of Nils Aden, V.Ships’ managing director, Germany. He believes that all start-ups should look at how their company is operating from an outside perspective and take time to understand where their services can...

Singapore announces initiatives to strengthen its maritime hub
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Singapore announces initiatives to strengthen its maritime hub

Singapore has announced new initiatives to strengthen its maritime hub, including the Singapore War Risks Insurance Conditions (SWRIC) and the development of an inter-operability framework for electronic trade documents for the maritime and trade industries. The SWRIC forms part of Singapore’s efforts to develop itself as a comprehensive marine insurance hub. It is an enhancement...

Proposal to digitalise ship registration submitted to Danish Parliament
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Proposal to digitalise ship registration submitted to Danish Parliament

A proposal for new legislation for digital ship registration has been submitted to the Danish Parliament. Digitalisation of ship registration will reduce paper-work and time spent on transmission of documents. This will decrease time shipping companies spend on submitting documents for inspection and validation. ​In order to facilitate the digitalisation of both deeds and mortgages...

ABS opens new global headquarters in Texas
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ABS opens new global headquarters in Texas

ABS has opened its new global headquarters in City Place Drive, Spring, Texas. “This is a significant milestone in our 157-year history and reaffirms our commitment to provide industry-leading safety and practical technology solutions for marine and offshore industry challenges,” said ABS Chairman, president and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki. The state-of-the-art global headquarters will be...

V. Group unveils seafarer performance app
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V. Group unveils seafarer performance app

V.Group has unveiled a new app to help manage and improve seafarer performance and crewing planning. The app is designed to support professional development, performance appraisal, training, and documentation uploads throughout the vessel mobilisation process, including travel arrangements. The app tackles issues related to paper-based certification and procedures. This increases the time of transferring from...

UK Shipping Technology Sector to be worth £13bn by 2030
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UK Shipping Technology Sector to be worth £13bn by 2030

A new report commissioned by UK venture fund and think-tank PUBLIC estimates that the UK maritime technology sector’s annual turnover will grow to £12.8 billion by 2030. The current annual turnover is £4 billion. PUBLIC estimates the growth will be fuelled largely by digitalisation of the industry, with technologies such as big data, blockchain, and...