• Theme: Maritime Industry

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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...

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    The international maritime industry is increasingly looking to hybrid power. Batteries are a proven, commercially viable technology that offers significant environmental benefits. But they have a limited lifespan.   The norm for all batteries is that they be fully recycled at the end of their life. That is a costly and...

    Rolls-Royce may have captured the headlines with its vision of autonomous vessels, but small autonomous craft known as nautical drones are attracting serious attention—and serious investments.   Unsurprisingly, the military was an early adopter of the drone concept. One example is the Oscar-class stealth drone,...

    The future of propulsion in the marine industry is taking a new course, with alternative and more organic approaches. The NOA wave drive propulsion concept uses bionics at the core of its design, mimicking the movements of cephalopods. The project has won the Closer to People Award in the transport and mobility...