NEWS AND VIEWS FROM SHIPPINGINSIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS – WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18

Last Call for Award Nominations!

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Autonomous Ships Before Autonomous Cars?

art1September 12, 2017 — Given the media focus on autonomous cars, it might be expected that self-driving vehicles will be in use before autonomous ships. The reality is quite the reverse, according to a report on the future of autonomous maritime systems produced by Lloyd’s Register, QinetiQ and the University of Southampton. Continue Reading…

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USCG Releases Draft Cyber Guide for Maritime Facilities

art2September 13, 2017 — Cyber risk has hit a critical peak within the maritime industry, and the significant impact of the Petya ransomware attack on scores of maritime entities only amplifies it. The attack effectively shut down major ocean carriers, including shipping conglomerate Maersk, and impacted marine terminal operations across the globe. Every maritime company, no matter the size or business function, is a potential target. Continue Reading…

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Koch brings first cargo of ultra-low sulfur diesel into Mexico

art3September 15, 2017 — In what will be the first waterborne delivery of motor vehicle fuel to Mexico by a private party since the Mexican petroleum industry was nationalized in 1938, Koch Supply & Trading Mexico (Koch Mexico), is importing its first cargo of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) into Mexico through the Port of Veracruz. Continue Reading…

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Ocean Guardian: Simplifying Environmental Compliance

art4September 18, 2017 — Environmental compliance challenges are nothing new to the cruise industry. Initiatives to enhance environmental compliance, from clean technologies to improved processes and procedures, have significantly reduced the impact cruise vessels have on the environment and improved the quality of discharge. These onboard initiatives address what is in the vessel’s control, but cannot simplify the increasingly complex regulatory environment in which cruise lines operate. Continue Reading…

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Marcura Group acquires software and data companies

art5September 19, 2017 — The Dubai-based Marcura Group has announced the acquisition of the UK-based companies G-Ports (UK) Ltd and Falmor Ltd, with the aim of expanding its digital services for chartering customers. Continue Reading…

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Transas CEO Frank Coles wins Golden Bridge Award

SYSPRO Golden Bridge Award 2017September 11, 2017 — (SAN FRANCISCO) — Transas Chief Executive Frank Coles has won “gold” in the Most Influential People of the Year category of the 2017 Golden Bridge Business and Innovations Awards. The award acknowledges his ability to communicate his vision for the maritime industry in the digital age.
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Autonomous Shipping: Don’t Miss the Boat

art7August 30, 2017 — The Norwegian company Yara is currently building a full-electrical containership fitted with an autonomous control system: the Yara Birkeland. During a recent visit to a major maritime conference, imagine my surprise when most attendees – some 200 executives from the maritime sector – discussed autonomous shipping in terms of its risks. The room seemed full of objections and doubts. What if the computer malfunctions? Somewhat understandable in view of the pressure put on the sector by strong international competition and slim margins. Continue Reading…

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KVH Introduces breakthrough solution for maritime training

art8September 15, 2017 — To help maritime operators ensure that crew are training and performing at their peak, KVH Industries has introduced Videotel Performance Manager, a breakthrough solution for maritime training. Continue Reading…

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