• Theme: Maritime Industry

    A British consortium has manufactured the first robotic “micro subs,” about one-third the size of most conventional autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The innovative ecoSUBm and the smaller ecoSUBμ are compact and simple enough to be launched from robotic surface vessels without human intervention. At about 50 cm...

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    HH Ferries Group, which operates the Scandlines ferries across the Öresund strait between Helsingborg, Sweden, and Helsingør, Denmark, will convert two of its fleet to battery power.   The Tycho Brahe and the Aurora will be fitted with 4.16 MWh of batteries this year. The $32.6 million investment is co-financed by...

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    Last month’s EUROMARITIME fair in Paris inspired NauticExpo e-mag to take another look at the smart container revolution. The system renders a container intelligent, enabling it to communicate specific information in real time on its location and the state of the merchandise it contains. We talked to Tim Baker of...

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    Backed by the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) and led by shipbuilder Fiskerstrand, the HYBRIDShips innovation project aims to have a pilot version of a hybrid hydrogen/battery-powered ferry operational by 2020. HYBRIDShips will establish the knowledge base necessary to build zero-emission propulsion systems for...

    The C-Worker 7 is a robust multi-function unmanned surface vehicle (USV) suitable for a variety of offshore and coastal tasks. For example, it can carry out subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring without maintaining a ship on station, according to the website of manufacturer ASV Global. With a...

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    With a growing number of key shipboard systems now becoming digitized and interconnected, cybersecurity is an increasingly important part of maritime risk management.   To date, the number of recorded maritime cyberattacks has been minimal. But as the commercial shipping industry moves into the autonomous era, the risk...

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    Team Italia’s new integrated bridge allows captains and crew to easily monitor and operate machinery and systems.   As yachts become larger and larger, owners and captains spend more time working with shipyard technical departments, sub-contractors and interior designers to integrate all sorts of equipment. Thanks to...

    Electronics waste has been described as the next gold rush, so enormous is the potential. But recycling is still a big challenge lying ahead for the marine industry.   The marine industry is just one of many that might benefit from a new way of doing business—creating a circular life cycle for products rather than the...

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    Hull cleaning and inspection are everyday elements of maintaining a vessel. With remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), shipowners can carry out these tasks efficiently and without excessive costs. Rotterdam port’s EXCEL initiative, for startup businesses, has seen further developments in unmanned technology. One such...

    Underwater drones, or Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) are nothing new in subsea security. But that didn’t stop French manufacturer Thales from creating a sensation at the Euronaval trade fair with a beast of a different stripe: the Autonomous Underwater & Surface System (AUSS). This elegantly designed drone can...