Autonomous, unmanned “swarming boats” that can patrol and defend harbors are being developed for the U.S. Navy — a high-tech defense against adversaries’ manned low-tech, small attack boats that can threaten Navy ships.
Infrared sensing technology for portable monitor offers longer operating life, reduced maintenance and fleet-management costs
Properly harnessed technology can transform maritime safety and ship efficiency, says Transas. Improvements in shipping can be achieved by integrating the latest technology on ships, in onshore vessel tracking centres, in ports and training centres, according to Transas chief executive Frank Coles.
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore today launched the latest addition to their end-to-end and integrated platform of digital tools and services, Approval Explorer, a free and user-friendly web application available on any electronic device.
Marlink has boosted satellite capacity in the Indian Ocean and around the Falkland Islands with specific focus on delivering reliable, high bandwidth VSAT services to commercial fishing vessels. The new capacity is already enabling improved vessel and fleet operations and providing greater access to voice calling and Internet for crews on a number of Spanish tuna vessels in the Indian Ocean serviced by Marlink partner Nautical, while the extra bandwidth around the Falkland Islands has been put in place to meet a predicted spike in demand as more companies look for new fishing grounds.
SKF and Proximion AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexatronic Group AB have entered into a development partnership for the industrialization of fiber optic sensing systems. The two parties will work together to combine SKF’s fiber optic bearing sensing technology with Proximion’s application integration experience and knowledge within development and production of advanced fiber optic sensors and data collection hardware units.
Tidetech Commercial Marine Pty Ltd, a leading provider of metocean data to the maritime industry, is enhancing the scope of its services in response to growing demand for tide, current and other marine weather data.
The recently concluded Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum in Ningbo City saw shipping industry experts from around the world discuss new ways to boost the efficiency of sea-based trade. Many believe that the way forward is by relying on the Digital Silk Road.
A scrubber technology that saves on fuel costs while at the same time complying with the IMO 2020 0.5% sulfur emission regulations. Van Oord, also active in dredging and the construction of wind farms at sea, sees benefits in this solution.
Leading Mobile Satellite Service operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company and its long-standing service partner, IEC Telecom joined forces to showcase Thuraya’s maritime product portfolio and provide a preview of the latest Thuraya maritime VSAT service at this year’s international shipping exhibition, Posidonia 2018, in Greece.