• Theme: Maritime Industry

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    An international consortium has announced the launch later this year of a prototype autonomous offshore support vessel, a world first. France’s BOURBON marine services company, UK-based Automated Ships (ASL) and Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime are working on the Hrönn, a light-duty utility vessel for offshore energy,...

    Robosea’s new underwater drone swims like a fish to depths of 60 meters for up to two hours. Biki’s sleek, hydrodynamic shape and WiFi operation allow it go nearly anywhere. Movement is generated by the flexible tail, which swings back and forth. Its still/video camera has an anti-vibration feature to keep shots...

    Developed by Netherlands-based Water2Energy, a vertical axis water turbine (VAWT) with an innovative pitch control system is proving from 30% to 50% more efficient than traditional systems.   The VAWT will be installed at the country’s new Tidal Technology Center Grevelingen, due for completion in late 2017/early...

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    Cybersecurity is becoming a key concern for the maritime industry. One of the principal victims of the latest global Petya attack was none other than Danish shipping giant Maersk. According to Reuters, Maersk had to “take down a number of systems as a precaution” for a few days. As a consequence, multiple Maersk-run...

    Rolls-Royce, the Norwegian University of Technology and Science researchers SINTEF Ocean and classification society DNV GL have partnered to develop an open-source platform for the development of new ships. The tool will enable designers to create a “digital twin,” a copy of an actual vessel, including its operating...

    OnWaves is a maritime GSM provider whose service enables calling anywhere in the world from the middle of the ocean. Headquartered in Iceland the company began operating in 2007 on cruise ships, ferries and offshore platforms, with the goal of “enhancing the lives of the crews.” NauticExpo e-magazine met with OnWaves...

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    Global information and communication technology (ICT) giant Ericsson plans to transform shipping efficiency through its Maritime ICT Cloud that the Swedish company defines as a solution to enable “ cargo and logistics data to be shared automatically at each leg of the cargo’s journey, helping to streamline the entire...

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    What began as a dream to clean the ocean has become an innovative product made by a bunch of Australian surfers.   “Everyone is aware of the plastics problems in the ocean and they are screaming for a solution,” Pete Ceglinski told international media representatives earlier this year at the Seabin debut in La Grande...

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    MAN Engines latest entry into the commercial vessel market represents the first application of common rail technology in the maritime industry. The D2676 is a 6-cylinder engine designed to handle medium to heavy loads. It was adapted from MAN’s truck engines. Modifications to comply with marine standards include a new...

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    When complicated stuff happens fast, you need help. New systems put the technology right in front of your eyes. Hefty America’s Cup budgets allow teams to use both virtual and augmented reality.   If you are into investing, you might want to look at virtual and augmented reality. And if you are into sailing, you should...