NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF OCTOBER 16

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 a Big Success

More than 230 shipping industry professionals gathered last week in Stamford, Connecticut for the 6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The annual forum has become the Number One technology symposium for the North American maritime industry, and this year’s event was no exception with keynotes from top shipping industry executives, more than 50 expert speakers addressing technology solutions to ship and fleet optimization, 45+ exhibitors and over 19 hours of scheduled networking events. Full reports to follow. Click here to see the SHIPPINGInsight Award

New AIS-Based IoT Platform Demonstrated in the U.K.

art1October 14, 2017 — A European consortium has demonstrated a new global maritime machine-to-machine Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform. Continue Reading…

The Maritime ExecutiveWärtsilä Opening ‘Digital Acceleration Centers’

wartsilaOctober 11, 2017 — Wärtsilä has set out to accelerate new business ideas using a collection of “Digital Acceleration Centers” (DAC) scattered around the globe. The first DAC in Helsinki has been running in beta for several months and was officially launched today, and will be followed by the second to open in Singapore in December, as well as one in Central Europe and one in North America anticipated during 2018. Additional “pop-up” DACs will be tested with customers at other locations. Continue Reading…

MarineLinkVIDEO: World first conversion takes LNG-fueled OSV hybrid

art3October 13, 2017 — Eidesvik Offshore’s Viking Princess has become the world’s first offshore vessel to use battery power to reduce the number of generators on board. The five year old Norwegian vessel now runs on a combination of a battery pack for energy storage and three LNG-fueled Wärtsilä engines. Continue Reading…

MarineLogDNV GL introduces Virtual Trial to simulate hull efficiency

art4October 12, 2017 — DNV GL has introduced a new ‘Virtual Trial’ application, using simulated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) data to analyse, compare and benchmark the fuel efficiency of different hull designs before they are constructed. Continue Reading…

DigitalShipExxon: Maritime industry not ready for low sulfur cap

Survey formOctober 11, 2017 — (LONDON) — A marine industry survey conducted by ExxonMobil finds that the route to compliance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 0.5 percent global sulfur cap is unclear for many vessel operators. Continue Reading…

professional-mariner-logoLevel Best

art6Q3 2017 — Innovation facilitators are in vogue, but the innovation process doesn’t begin and end there – it requires engaging every level of the organisation and every department in the search for lasting value, argues Sofia Fürstenberg Continue Reading…

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