• Combination vessel to be retrofitted with rotor...

    Pan Pacific Copper Corporation, a group company of JX Nippon Mining & Metals, has reached an agreement with the mining company BHP, and Norsepower to conduct a technical assessment and plan to install a wind-assisted Rotor Sail system on M/V “KORYU”.


  • Keppel O&M Tries Out VR Goggles in the...

    Keppel Offshore and Marine (Keppel O&M) is pushing the quest for digitalization to new heights after adopting a 5G enabled smart glasses solution that will empower workers at its yard in Singapore with real-time support and augmented work instructions.The company, which is putting digitalization to the core of its operations, has partnered with telecom firm M1 Limited (M1) to implement a 5G augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) smart glasses system. 

  • First Automation Systems to be Installed on South...

    HD Hyundai, South Korea’s shipbuilding giant, reported through its technology company Avikus that it has received the first order for advanced automation systems to be installed on large, ocean-going vessels. Two regional South Korean shipping companies placed the combined order for the new system that was demonstrated earlier this year assisting an LNG carrier on the first automated transpacific voyage.

  • Japanese shipping technology leaders in...

    A group of Japanese technology leaders (1) have come together to establish a cooperation program called “Maritime and Ocean Digital Engineering” (MODE), at the University of Tokyo from the 1st of October. The program aims to promote and enhance digital engineering technology and skills for the maritime sector by building cooperative simulation platforms.

  • Shell Signs On to Test All-Robotic Platform for...

    Uncrewed offshore survey and inspection company Nauticus Robotics has reached an agreement with Shell on a program to develop and mature its systems for inspecting subsea infrastructure. Working with inspection tooling service providers, Shell and Nauticus will work on operational qualification for Nauticus' Aquanaut and Hydronaut autonomous platforms. 

  • MOL Joins Research JV Using Aerospace Engineering...

    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, which has already been actively pursuing wind-assisted propulsion and fluid dynamics for improved performance, will now join a joint research effort for the application of aerospace engineering technologies to improve the performance of wind-powered vessels. One of Japan’s leading shipping companies, MOL is proactively working to use technological developments to reduce GHG emissions from its vessels and achieve group-wide net zero emissions by 2050.


Environmental technologies in focus on World Maritime Day 2022

The International Maritime Organization is shining a spotlight on the role of emerging technologies to support a green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future. During the World Maritime Day 2022, on 29 September, celebrations will focus on the theme of ‘New technologies for greener shipping’, providing a platform to showcase inclusive maritime innovation, research and development, and the demonstration and deployment of new technologies.


WasteFuel Technology Converts Municipal Solid Waste to E-Methanol Fuel

With the shipping industry moving toward the broader adoption of methanol as an alternative fuel supply and sourcing concerns remain. California-based start-up WateFuel, which counts Maersk and NetJets among its investors, has developed a new technology module for converting municipal solid waste into low-carbon fuels. According to the company, the technology can be built efficiently where waste is located and scale production efficiently and rapidly toward meeting the shipping industry’s growing demand for green methanol.


How Portable Simulator Benefits VSTEP’s Clients

The Portable Simulator is an accessible entrance point to maritime simulation training. While a full-mission bridge simulator might be an investment and require a lot of internal alignment, a Portable Simulator is a rather economical option. It gives organizations data points to decide whether it’s worth setting up maritime simulation training. This is what the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, MSG eG and Royal Boskalis Westminster are aiming to achieve with our Portable Simulator. It gives them an indication about whether simulation could enhance their learning possibilities. 


DNV GL ‘unlocks big data potential’ with Veracity launch

DNV GL Maritime chief executive officer Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen told a select group of journalists at a London media briefing that this was part of DNV GL’s efforts of modernising class. “We are entering a new and accelerated phase, and launching data platform Veracity, to unlock the potential of big data,” he said.