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Riding Shipping's Digital Wave

Trailblazers: While digitalization is still in its infancy in maritime, there are some clear leaders, such as Rolls-Royce, guiding the way. (Image: Rolls-Royce)

A smart shipping survey conducted in January 2018 found that, while the majority of maritime industry executives believe digitalization and big data will transform the sector, only 8.7 percent  currently see it as a major part of their operations.Unpredictability and disruption have made the past decade

INTTRA Adds Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines to its Carrier Network

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 INTTRA, the largest neutral network, software and information provider at the center of the ocean shipping industry, announced an expansion of its rapidly growing carrier network with the addition of Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines (SPIL), its first carrier in Indonesia. The addition of SPIL represents

SWIVEL unveils a Logistics Control Tower

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 SWIVEL Software announced, at the 3PL Value Creation Asia Summit in Hong Kong,  the launch of SWIVEL 360, a Logistics Control Tower that can provide both visibility and transparency between all parties in the supply chain.   With SWIVEL 360, all parties can get real time alerts and search the status of a shipment based on SKU or item code,

DNV GL Invests in Public Blockchain Service Provider VeChain

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 DNV GL, the risk management and quality assurance company, has bought a stake in leading public blockchain service provider VeChain as it looks to use the technology to develop new digital assurance solutions.   The acquisition builds on the strong relationship between the two firms and follows the recent launch of My Story,

Bahri Chooses Digital Strategic Partner

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Saudi Arabia based Bahri Group, one of the largest ship owners in the Middle East and the largest owner of very large crude carriers (VLCC) in the world, has opted for digital solutions from Singapore based MariApps Marine Solutions to help meet its ship management software requirements.   Majid Al-Shenaiber,

RadiantFleet Pact with River Advice AG

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 RadiantFleet announced closing an agreement with River Advice AG. The agreement includes the use of RadiantFleet platform (Software as a Service) for Crew and Payroll Management.    The software solution provides River Advice real time collaboration between their corporate offices, managed vessels and crew.

Digitisation Helps APM Terminals Pipavav

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 With more than 500 trucks per day passing through the gates at APM Terminals Pipavav, even the smallest efficiency improvement quickly adds up to 100s of hours saved per day.    The terminal’s latest digital solution also offers significant environmental benefits, cost savings and improved safety.

Maritime Cybersecurity: A New Approach is Needed

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It is time to move toward a quantitative approach that provides deeper understanding of individual risk elements observed in marine operating systems.Increasing connectivity in complex maritime operating systems is escalating the potential impact of cyber-related incidents and complicating the task of defending against them.

Efficient Shipping Needs Nautical Standards

Ben van Scherpenzeel. Photo: Port of Rotterdam

 Ben van Scherpenzeel is Chairman of the international Port Call Optimisation Task Force said that it’s rather curious that the shipping sector, whose history goes back some 5,000 years, only recently adopted international standards for nautical port information.    Numerous younger industries, including aviation and telephony,

DNV GL Hires Bendrik as Chief Digital Transformation Officer

Klas Bendrik (Photo: DNV GL)

Klas Bendrik will join DNV GL September 1 as Chief Digital Transformation Officer to support DNV GL’s digitalization and IT strategy. Bendrik will be based at the DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, Norway and will be a member of DNV GL Group’s Executive Committee and report to Group President and CEO Remi Eriksen.

Victaulic & SSI: Designing a Marriage Made in Heaven

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Victaulic’s collaboration with SSI’s Autodesk ShipConstructor promises a streamlined design process, easier access to Victaulic piping specifications and proof positive that marrying hardware data and existing design technology can save time, money, weight and headaches for boat designers and shipyards alike.

MISC awards BV contract for Veristar AIM3D

Matthieu de Tugny, COO, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore. Photo BV

Bureau Veritas (BV) has been awarded a contract by MISC Berhad (MISC) to deploy and support the VeristarAIM3D ‘software as a solution’ system to provide asset integrity services on selected MISC FPS systems:the Floating Storage & Offloading (FSO) vessel -FSO Benchama 2and the Floating Production, Storage

Danish Shipping Moves Towards a Digital Future

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 In January and February the Maritime Disruptors Academy premiered when both students and employees in the shipping industry actively engaged on how to make the most of new technology and ways of thinking.    Given that the entire Danish maritime cluster will be part of the change the next Academy,

OSM Developing High-tech Operations Center

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Ship management firm OSM said it is in the final stages of completing a Singapore-based Maritime Operations Center that will help transform decision-making, efficiency and performance for its global customer base.The facility, developed in partnership with Singapore based analytics company Azendian Solutions,

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