• To defeat advanced anti-ship missiles, Royal Navy...

    The Royal Navy is using artificial intelligence for the first time at sea in a bid to defeat missile attacks. Leading-edge software is being tested at sea against live missiles during the largest exercise of its type off the coasts of Scotland and Norway.


  • Rotor sail installations growing for bulk carriers

    Rotor technology is continuing to draw increasing interest from the shipping industry as a tool to improve a ship’s performance and reduce emissions. A growing number of shipowners are adding the 100-year-old technology to their ships.


  • AUTOSHIPMAN: Considerations for a new standard...

    Later this year, the Yara Birkeland – the first autonomous container vessel – is due to commence commercial operation in Norwegian waters. For the owners, Yara, and the ship management company, Massterly, the terms of their ship management agreement will need to address its operation, initially as a crewed vessel but subsequently, as an autonomous vessel.


  • APM Terminals Mumbai seeks to improve efficiency...

    Navis, the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for leading organizations throughout the global shipping industry, announced that APM Terminals successfully completed the latest implementation of N4 within its network of terminals – at the APMT Mumbai location. Also known as Gateway Terminals India (GTI), the facility joins the more than 30 other APMT sites leveraging N4 as the standard TOS and with the system in place, GTI is better equipped to provide significant enhancements in the interactive tools available to its customers while simultaneously driving efficiencies.


  • Japanese demonstration of autonomous docking...

    A Japanese project to develop an autonomous docking and system for commercial vessels recently completed demonstration testing as the next step in the program. It was the first time the system was tested using a large passenger ro-ro ferry on its service route and at a pier.


  • Demonstration of autonomous vessel operations

    U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries conducted demonstration tests for its new unmanned surface vessel. Autonomous and unmanned applications are drawing broad attention both from navies around the world but also for their potential in a range of commercial operations. 


  • Taiwan Navigation selects Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect

    Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has announced that JRC (Japan Radio Company Co. Ltd.) has joined its fast-expanding group of Certified Application Providers (CAP) offering applications via Inmarsat’s dedicated Fleet Connect bandwidth.


  • By rethinking radar, Rutter is making maritime...

    The Canadian technology company Rutter is revolutionizing radar, giving mariners new access to actionable information on their surroundings. Through advanced software and signal processing, Rutter's radar systems can identify ice in the water, find patterns in currents and swells, and spot small boats against background clutter.


Cavotec secures order with Port of Stockholm for first automated mooring system in Sweden, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 5,000 tonnes per year

Cavotec has extended its leading position in automated mooring with two major orders for its MoorMaster™ NxG system, one in Sweden – the first order for MoorMaster in a market with considerable growth potential – and the other in neighbouring Finland, where the technology is already well established.


Beibu Gulf Port Group selects CyberLogitec’s OPUS Terminal to align its operations for Qinzhou Fully Automated Terminal

Qinzhou terminal is an important project highly concerned by local government. The significance of the fully automated Qinzhou terminal is that it is the first U-type terminal which pursued the low cost-high efficiency in the world. Meanwhile, it’s also the first Sea-Rail terminal in China. It does not only realize the automatic operation of container side loading/unloading, horizontal transportation, and yard loading/unloading but also achieves the goal of saving investment and low operating costs through innovated technology.


HyperloopTT and HHLA reveal HyperPort™

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) revealed HyperPort, a sustainable high-speed cargo and freight solution capable of increasing capacity and efficiency while decreasing pollution and congestion at ports worldwide. Developed in partnership with terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), the system will now go into certification design review. The next step for HyperPort will be a VR demonstrator to be exclusively presented at ITS World Congress, the largest mobility exhibition in the world, which takes place in Hamburg from 11 to 15 October 2021.


Lean Marine and Yara Marine Technologies become one

Yara Marine Technologies, a front-runner in the development and implementation of emissions reduction technologies in the maritime industry, has acquired Lean Marine, a company at the cutting edge of automated fuel-saving, performance management, and reporting solutions for vessels. Lean Marine’s intelligent software and hardware solutions have already been installed on more than 200 vessels worldwide.


Qingdao unveils intelligent port transport system

An air-track intelligent transport system was unveiled at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, as its demonstration section went into operation on Wednesday. The system represents a significant step forward in China’s construction of intelligent and environmentally friendly ports.