Tag: Digital Shipping

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...

Cutting the cost of navigation: an interview with Paul Stanley, CEO, GNS
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Cutting the cost of navigation: an interview with Paul Stanley, CEO, GNS

Shipping companies are wasting time and money and minimising their operational efficiency by paying for navigational data that is not actually used, according to Paul Stanley, CEO of maritime technology company, Global Navigation Solutions (GNS). One solution that promises to help reduce wasted navigational data is the GNS Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI) solution that was...

Singapore MPA signs 3D printing agreements
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Singapore MPA signs 3D printing agreements

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced two new agreements to bring 3D printing capabilities to the port, having signed MoUs covering the creation of an additive manufacturing production facility for port applications, and the launch of a Joint Industry Programme (JIP) for additive manufacturing of marine parts. The first of the...

European shippers support EC push for acceptance of electronic documents
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European shippers support EC push for acceptance of electronic documents

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has welcomed the proposal of the European Commission (EC) to oblige authorities to accept regulatory freight transport information in electronic format. ESC says that authorities should accept electronic documents for information transmission on cargo transport, not just at the point of entry and exit of the EU, but also on...

Lloyd’s Register and TWI launch Fullagar Technologies
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Lloyd’s Register and TWI launch Fullagar Technologies

Classification society, Lloyd’s Register (LR) and research and technology organisation, TWI, have announced a joint venture to launch Fullagar Technologies. Fullagar Technologies will deliver digital technologies in three areas, including remote inspection, and smart sensors, additive manufacturing tools, and date driven automation of fabrication methods that have previously required manual operation. The technologies will be...

Kalmar to deliver autonomous equipment for Yara Birkeland
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Kalmar to deliver autonomous equipment for Yara Birkeland

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software, and services for the development of the autonomous electric container handling vessel, the Yara Birkeland. The equipment and software will be delivered to Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway, with delivery expected for completion in the...