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  • Tug Completes First 1,000 NM Autonomous Voyage in...

    The tug Nellie Bly has completed the world’s first 1,000 nautical mile autonomous voyage marking a milestone in the use of computer vision and autonomous tech to circumnavigate Denmark and gather essential data on waterways. Using a system developed by Sea Machines Robotics of Boston, the voyage was completed in just 129 operational hours over 13 days. The program was commanded by U.S. Coast Guard-licensed mariners remotely stationed 3,000 miles away in Boston, many of whom are also members of the American Maritime Officers union.

     

  • UK Integrates Armed, Autonomous Boat Into a...

    The Royal Navy has taken a major step forward towards the use of autonomous vessels in everyday service. During recent trials in Plymouth, the operations room of the frigate HMS Argyll controlled an uncrewed Pacific 24 rigid inflatable boat (RIB) while at sea.

     

  • GAUSSIN Receives New Order from Bolloré Ports

    GAUSSIN, a pioneer of clean and smart freight transport, announces a new order from Bolloré Ports for 2 APM® 75T HE electric port tractors, 4 POWERPACK® HE and a 6×4 multi-load station for the Freetown port terminal in Sierra Leone.

     

  • ION recognized for role in reducing ports’ impact...

    ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that the Company’s climate-smart platform, Marlin SmartPort™, was featured in Gateways to Growth, a British Ports Association program highlighting ports’ vital contribution to society and the innovations shaping their pathway to net zero. Developed in collaboration with ports, Marlin SmartPort enables operations to be smarter, safer, and greener by digitalizing processes and connecting stakeholders to critical data. Marlin SmartPort integrates systems and data to provide better real-time visibility and actionable intelligence to operate with just-in-time efficiency, minimizing fuel consumption and emissions. The Gateways to Growth program features several industry thought leaders and organizations driving efforts towards a greener future.

     

  • 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.

     

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U.S. Navy Tests Unmanned-Vessel Teaming in Persian Gulf

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command is leading the way as the Navy tests out new operational concepts for unmanned surface vessels in front-line operations. On Monday, NAVCENT completed exercise New Horizon, the first at-sea trial for its new unmanned task force, which is among the first Navy units to integrate USV technology into real-world service - in this case, ensuring maritime security in the Persian Gulf. 

 
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NYK and Japan Marine Science to Introduce and Promote New Mooring System to Japan Ports together with Trelleborg Marine Systems

NYK and NYK Group company Japan Marine Science Inc. (JMS) have concluded a consulting contract with Trelleborg Marine Systems (TMS), a group company of the Swedish polymer manufacturer Trelleborg AB, to introduce and promote to Japan ports mainly servicing bulk carriers the new mooring system DynaMoor, which enables ships to be moored at the port more safely.

 
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Tug Completes First 1,000 NM Autonomous Voyage in Europe

The tug Nellie Bly has completed the world’s first 1,000 nautical mile autonomous voyage marking a milestone in the use of computer vision and autonomous tech to circumnavigate Denmark and gather essential data on waterways. Using a system developed by Sea Machines Robotics of Boston, the voyage was completed in just 129 operational hours over 13 days. The program was commanded by U.S. Coast Guard-licensed mariners remotely stationed 3,000 miles away in Boston, many of whom are also members of the American Maritime Officers union.

 
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GL Terminal and Clickargo Announce Strategic Partnership To Provide Digital Logistics Solutions in Indonesia

GL Terminal and Clickcargo have announced the launch of a strategic partnership in Indonesia that will collaborate to provide digital logistics solutions to a range of different stakeholders. The solutions will include full connectivity with customs authorities, ports and terminals, banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, transportation management providers, ocean carriers/airlines, freight forwarders/3PLs and shippers.

 
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GAUSSIN Receives New Order from Bolloré Ports

GAUSSIN, a pioneer of clean and smart freight transport, announces a new order from Bolloré Ports for 2 APM® 75T HE electric port tractors, 4 POWERPACK® HE and a 6×4 multi-load station for the Freetown port terminal in Sierra Leone.

 
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ION recognized for role in reducing ports’ impact on climate change and launches new Marlin SmartPort agent portal and billing management solution

ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that the Company’s climate-smart platform, Marlin SmartPort™, was featured in Gateways to Growth, a British Ports Association program highlighting ports’ vital contribution to society and the innovations shaping their pathway to net zero. Developed in collaboration with ports, Marlin SmartPort enables operations to be smarter, safer, and greener by digitalizing processes and connecting stakeholders to critical data. Marlin SmartPort integrates systems and data to provide better real-time visibility and actionable intelligence to operate with just-in-time efficiency, minimizing fuel consumption and emissions. The Gateways to Growth program features several industry thought leaders and organizations driving efforts towards a greener future.

 
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