• Complete Sonardyne suite for dive technologies’...

    Quincy, Massachusetts, based underwater robotics innovator Dive Technologies has chosen a complete suite of Sonardyne technologies for navigation, tracking and control of its large displacement DIVE-LD autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) programme.

  • International Maritime Security Associates (IMSA...

    Vessels worldwide are now facing compliance with IMO 2021 cyber security regulations. These are the first of what could be additional cyber security regulations for regulated vessels and facilities. International Maritime Security Associates (IMSA), the developers of the award-winning ARMS software platform, have developed a suite of cyber security tools and services for the maritime industry. The company has recently launched the capability to conduct basic shipboard network vulnerability assessments without sending personnel onboard.

  • Saving the maritime industry, one energy-saving...

    In June 2019, the Grimaldi Group’s Grande Portogallo, a 165-metre-long Pure Car & Truck Carrier fitted with a Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP), set sail with a ground-breaking piece of technology onboard. This vessel had on-board a pre-swirl stator (PSS) designed for CPP application that influences water flow to the propeller. Being able to control the inflow of water, say the device’s designers, has been scientifically proven to lead to less fuel consumption improving the vessel’s energy savings. This has never been investigated for CPPs, making this a truly innovative product.

  • Could flow battery technology help shipping...

    Canadian mining company VanadiumCorp announced this week that it has reached an agreement with a Dutch naval architect and a German shipowner on the development and testing of a novel energy storage system for shipboard use. 

  • Autonomous shipping research using 3D sonar at...

    The Port of Antwerp is working with UAntwerp on research into autonomous shipping, but unlike other projects, their focus is on the critical but less high-profile segment of inland shipping. Inspired by the way bats see the world, the project is using 3D sonar sensors to develop automated navigation technology.  Like the mammals, they are using a form of echolocation technology where they emit sound waves, and when those waves hit objects they produce echoes that the mammals use to avoid obstacles.

  • ZESTA’s COP26—Shipping’s voyage to zero to be key...

    Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association (ZESTAs) are the first to announce an international commercial shipping event coinciding with COP 26 to be held in Glasgow on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of November.  COP26—Shipping’s Voyage to Zero will feature zero emission ship technologies and zero emission ship designs as well as conduct a deep dive into the policy and financial frameworks that will support shipping’s voyage to zero.

  • Norsepower to install wind propulsion on bulk...

    The company, which specialises in auxillary wind propulsion systems, said the agreement heralds the first installation of Norsepower’s rotor sails on a bulk carrier. With the industry gearing to meet IMO’s 2030 and 2050 emissions reduction targets, the company commented that the Rotor Sail technology is adaptable and provides owners and operators with an emissions reducing option for both newbuilds and retrofits across different vessel types.

  • New surveillance technology to detect 'dark...

    A new surveillance technology developed by the maritime analytics and data leader, GateHouse Maritime, in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark will help the Danish Defence monitor the Arctic Ocean. The technology is built to identify illegal ships without or turned off Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponders or so-called dark ships.

  • tpgroup’s autonomous navigation system completes...

    tpgroup’s patent pending autonomous navigation system, Northstar, has completed its sea trials programme, demonstrating that it can safely navigate unmanned vessels in real-time and in a real-life environment - without human intervention.



Towards smart ships: offshore and maritime communication comes of age

For more than thirty years, the way we live, work, collaborate and communicate has been revolutionized by digital technology of one kind or another. From data capture to content delivery, from desktop to mobile, the pace of the world has increased at an exponential rate, fueled by gigantic leaps in technological innovation and the creative solutions those advances have inspired and informed. It has been a rapid and successful transformation. On land.


Herbosch-Kiere orders Bawat's containerized BWMS

Marine construction specialist company Herbosch-Kiere has chosen Bawat’s Mobile containerized ballast water management system (BWMS) for its reception facility to serve its entire fleet of vessels and barges.  


Two steps to essential visibility for terminal operators

In today’s world, visibility facilitates real-time awareness and acute foresight. In addition to empowering terminals with the ability to respond swiftly to any situations, whether to fix the problem or to seize an opportunity, visibility can also be used to predict outcomes and avert downtime or potential pain points, thus boosting daily operations.


DP World Antwerp gateway orders fleet of automated stacking cranes from Konecranes

DP World Antwerp Gateway has ordered a fleet of 34 Automated Stacking Cranes (Konecranes Gottwald ARMGs) for its container terminal in Antwerp, Belgium. The cranes will be an expansion to the current fleet of 20 ARMGs currently in operation. The first batch will be delivered in Q2 2022, the last batch by 2026. This order was booked in December 2020.


An early look at ASKO's autonomous freight ferries

Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO is investing in one of the most remarkable vessel projects of the decade. With help from the Kongsberg / Wilhelmsen joint venture Massterly, ASKO is ordering two fully autonomous, electrically powered freight ferries for a route across the Oslofjord. By creating a new private ferry service, ASKO will save the fuel, pollution and man-hours needed to drive freight trailers on a circuitous route between two of its facilities. In addition, the groundbreaking investment will demonstrate the integration of multiple automated systems in one unified platform, taking trailers from one staging area to another with minimal human input.