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  • A bigger picture on autonomous ships

    WORK to develop a regulatory framework within which autonomous ship technology can operate is well underway at the International Maritime Organization, with multiple submissions heard on the topic at the 104th session of the Maritime Safety Committee, October 4-8, 2021.

     

  • Gladding-Hearn to Build Hybrid-electric CTV for...

    U.S. offshore wind farm developer Mayflower Wind announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement with Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding/Duclos Corporation of Somerset, Mass. for the specification, design and manufacture of a Jones Act-compliant, hybrid battery diesel electric crew transfer vessel (CTV).

     

  • A first for French ports: HAROPA PORT installs “...

    Ships regularly have difficulty in keeping securely alongside quay, a problem known as “surging”, which refers to back and forth movements by the ship along the terminal berth. Such movements are generally encountered when other vessels pass nearby.

     

  • New Engines and Automation Improve 25-Year-Old...

    By adding new engines and automation systems aboard a high-speed ferry, Spanish operator Balearia reports that it has been able to significantly lower fuel consumption and emissions in effect providing new life for a 25-year-old vessel. The upgrades were undertaken with Rolls-Royce's new mtu engines and automation and remote access systems, and according to Balearia and Rolls-Royce have truly future-proofed the high-speed catamaran Avemar Dos.

     

  • China to accelerate building of intelligent,...

    China’s Ministry of Transportation issued a plan for the construction of new types of basic infrastructure over the next five years, under which accelerating the building of intelligent and unmanned ports was listed as a priority.

     

  • Autonomous Vessels are Becoming a Commercial...

    The Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2021 conference brought together the largest public and private entities in maritime autonomy. Over the span of two days, leading stakeholders discussed the full range of issues in the field, including current and future IMO actions; cybersecurity; data management; real-world USV interaction; control systems; collision/obstacle avoidance; and the future of mariners in the autonomous world.

     

  • DAKOSY and dbh digitalize the release process for...

    A German joint solution for the digitalized release process of import containers is being developed by the service providers DAKOSY AG, Hamburg, and dbh Logistics IT AG, Bremen, both of whom specialize in port community systems. By the end of the year, the first shipping companies and forwarders will be connected to the platform, which will be henceforth marketed under the label “German Ports.”

     

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Gladding-Hearn to Build Hybrid-electric CTV for Mayflower Wind

U.S. offshore wind farm developer Mayflower Wind announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement with Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding/Duclos Corporation of Somerset, Mass. for the specification, design and manufacture of a Jones Act-compliant, hybrid battery diesel electric crew transfer vessel (CTV).

 
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A bigger picture on autonomous ships

WORK to develop a regulatory framework within which autonomous ship technology can operate is well underway at the International Maritime Organization, with multiple submissions heard on the topic at the 104th session of the Maritime Safety Committee, October 4-8, 2021.

 
English

New Engines and Automation Improve 25-Year-Old Ferry’s Performance

By adding new engines and automation systems aboard a high-speed ferry, Spanish operator Balearia reports that it has been able to significantly lower fuel consumption and emissions in effect providing new life for a 25-year-old vessel. The upgrades were undertaken with Rolls-Royce's new mtu engines and automation and remote access systems, and according to Balearia and Rolls-Royce have truly future-proofed the high-speed catamaran Avemar Dos.

 
English

Autonomous Vessels are Becoming a Commercial Reality

The Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2021 conference brought together the largest public and private entities in maritime autonomy. Over the span of two days, leading stakeholders discussed the full range of issues in the field, including current and future IMO actions; cybersecurity; data management; real-world USV interaction; control systems; collision/obstacle avoidance; and the future of mariners in the autonomous world.

 
English

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