• SATMAR project from Alén Space and Egatel will...

    The digitalisation of maritime communications is one step closer. The SATMAR project of Alén Space and Egatel is preparing the in-orbit validation of the new VDES (VHF Data Exchange System) standard. This initiative includes the design, manufacturing, launch and operation of a nanosatellite to assess the capacity of this new technology to offer new services to the maritime industry and boost its digital transformation.

  • Ports Employ Solar Power in Efforts to Improve...

    Ports are increasingly becoming involved in alternative energy looking to use their facilities to contribute to reducing emissions. While much of the attention is on alternative fuels and wind energy, a number of projects are also looking to use of one the first alternative energy sources, solar power, in the future of the ports.

  • Maersk to adopt VIKING's HydroPen container...

    The HydroPen™ is unique in the sense that it is driven purely by water pressure through an attached deck fire hose. When water pressure is activated, a turbine will drive the HydroPen™ drilling unit until it penetrates the container door, whereupon the system will spray water into the container to extinguish the fire directly at the source. In the case of a fire at height in the container stack, the HydroPen™ system can be deployed using a telescopic device. Beyond water, the system is compatible with foam or even CO2. Also, it is intuitive to use and requires only a minimum of training and maintenance.

  • Ocean Network Express connects to CargoWise to...

    Ocean Network Express (ONE), one of the world’s largest global ocean carriers, has gone live with automated digital transfer of contract rates and global tariffs capable of feeding WiseTech Global’s leading logistics execution platform, CargoWise.

  • LRA and APM Terminals Liberia launch port...

    A Port Automation and Digitisation (PAD) project at the Free Port of Monrovia is set to significantly improve customers supply chain efficiency and ease of doing business through paperless customs clearance processes and more efficient terminal operations.

  • ShipSafe Maritime Technologies Inc. Signs...

    Vancouver, B.C, August 15th, 2022 — ShipSafe Maritime Technologies Inc. a startup based in Vancouver, Canada, signed an agreement with DANAOS, a pioneer in ship management systems with over 28 years of experience and serving over 9000 vessels. The partnership will focus on developing the next generation AI/AR based remote inspection platform for the shipping industry. ShipSafe with its niche expertise in remote inspections has successfully served numerous ocean bound fleets. Both companies believe that their mutual synergy and combined resources will fast track development and further enhance current user experience.

  • OKEE Maritime to enhance environmental...

    In addition to onboard weather-based route optimization software and an advanced data reporting tool from StormGeo, Hamburg-based OKEE Maritime has added fleet performance management services to its arsenal. 



Terminology Critical for Autonomous Ship Rule Development

Following IMO MSC 105, material steps were taken towards formulating an international regulatory framework for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS). However, outstanding questions on terminology and scope must be tackled for regulatory work to progress, says Captain Marko Rahikainen, One Sea Ecosystem Lead


COSCO to offer option of wind propulsion technology

Rotor Sails, also known as Flettner Rotors, are an energy saving technology. The mechanical sails are comprised of tall cylinders which, when driven to spin, harness the renewable power of the wind to provide auxiliary propulsion to vessels which significantly reduces fuel consumption and lowers harmful emissions entering the atmosphere by 5-30%.


Hurtigruten Norway launches its first hybrid ship

Hurtigruten Norway has launched its first environmentally-upgraded battery-hybrid powered ship, MS Richard With. It is the first of seven in the Coastal Express fleet to be upgraded, and now features technology that will significantly reduce both CO2 and Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions.