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Panama Flag Adopts Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC

Pole Star

 Ship registry operations have become increasingly complex as the pervasive effect of economic sanctions causes State and private shipping operators to be less transparent with Regulators with respect to the beneficial ownership and operation of vessels.   As a result, Regulators are keenly monitoring

North P&I Club, 24Vision Sign Partnership Agreement

Photo: North P&I Club

 North P&I Club and 24Vision announced today that they have entered into a partnership agreement, with effect from 1 July 2018, to provide P&I insurance to charterers and small ship operators.   As part of 24Vision’s wider service proposition to their marine industry clients, the partnership agreement

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Acquires Syngin Technology

Håkan Larsson, Chairman. Photo: Wallenius Wilhelmsen

 Wallenius Wilhelmsen, the global finished vehicle logistics provider, has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of the membership interest in Syngin Technology  for an initial purchase price of USD 22 million on a cash and debt free basis.   "The future of logistics lies in combining digital services,

KONGSBERG to Acquire Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine

KONGSBERG CEO Geir Håøy (right) and Tristan Halford-Maw, Deputy Director, Rolls-Royce

Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG) today entered into agreement with Rolls-Royce plc to acquire Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine, a world leading technology business within maritime operations.   The transaction is structured as an acquisition by KONGSBERG of the marine products, systems and aftermarket

DP World Digitalizes Dominican Republic's Logistics System

Photo: DP World

 A new electronic trade portal that will enable trade and make life easier for business has been launched in the Dominican Republic by Dubai Trade World (DT World).   As a subsidiary of DP World, DT World will provide its ‘Mawani’ system that connects logistics services onto one platform, as well

Digital Transformation of Maritime Freight to Reach USD 205bln by 2023

Image: Wärtsilä Corporation

 New digitization solutions, such as big data, blockchain, automation, drones, and robotics, are enabling the maritime freight industry to introduce game-changing approaches that will significantly reduce or eliminate non-value-added activities.     Over the next five years, maritime suppliers across

CargoMate Close Seed Investment Round

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 Shipping technology startup CargoMate has closed a GBP 500,000 seed investment round. The investment allows the company to continue the development of their port call optimisation platform for container ships and expand the number of shipping companies they work with.  CargoMate, who have been piloting

Maritime Single Window for Antigua and Barbuda

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 An exciting new phase in a project to develop a maritime single window for Antigua and Barbuda has begun, with the installation of the first, basic system platform, said a press release from International Maritime Organization (IMO).   Testing and implementation will now begin and if successful, the system,

Foss Maritime Centralizes Ops with Helm

John Parrot, CEO of Foss Maritime with Ron de Bruyne, Founder and CEO of Helm Operations (Photo:Foss Maritime)

Foss Maritime will centralize fleet management and operations with Helm CONNECT. The announcement comes as Foss progresses to better organize and streamline operations across core business units and wholly-owned subsidiaries along the U.S. West Coast, and in Hawaii and Alaska.As part of the agreement with Helm Operations,

DFDS Is Recruiting IT Developers

(Photo: DFDS)

Danish shipping and logistics firm DFDS says it is working on a campaign to attract more IT developers.“We employ 250 people in our IT department and have many digital experts, but the world may still anticipate that shipping companies are only for shipping experts and seafarers,” said Henrik Holck, the company’s EVP, People and Ships.

SSI Set to Capitalize on Turkish Shipbuilding Resurgence

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Shipbuilding software solutions developer SSI says it plans to capitalize on the resurgence of Turkish shipbuilding.The Candian based company announced it has contracted Entech & Semar to be an authorized reseller of its ShipConstructor and EnterprisePlatform software.Entech & Semar will add sales and

Predictive Software to Optimize FPSO Maintenance

Lloyd's Register has started work with AkerBP for maintenance optimization of its Skarv FPSO infrastructure and equipment on a test project in Norway. (Photo: LR)

A new test project in Norway looks to employ specialty software for the optimization of floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) maintenance.Lloyd's Register (LR) said it is using its RTAMO software to support AkerBP in an effort aiming to optimize maintenance activities for the Skarv FPSO infrastructure and equipment.

Kalmar-Navis Intermodal Automation Solution for Moorebank Logistics Park

Moorebank Graphic View. Photo: Kalmar

 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Navis, part of Kalmar Business Area within Cargotec, have been awarded the contract to supply a state-of-the-art, fully automated intermodal terminal solution for Qube's Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) in south-western Sydney.    The order, valued at approximately EUR 80 million,

Panama Maritime Authority Authorises Verifavia

Image: Verifavia Shipping

 Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), announced that it has become the first independent verifier authorised by the Panama Maritime Authority to conduct the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Data Collection System (DCS)

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