Autonomous ships in unchartered waters

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Unmanned ships are on the horizon and the Norwegian maritime sector is uniquely positioned to take a leading role internationally in the development and commercialisation of this technology. Autonomous shipping may be Norway’s maritime equivalent of Project Apollo, but is the legal framework keeping pace? Norway is already a world leader in maritime autonomy…

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Hull, Air Lubrication Technology

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) One of the earlier applications using air bubbles on vessels was the Prairie/Masker Air System developed by the National Defense Research Committee in US Navy Laboratories since post World War II (Domenico, 1982). The Masker system emitted air bubbles under the hull, concealing engine room noise. The Prairie system emitted bubbles around the propeller.…

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Cyprus’ Deputy Minister of Shipping to open Digital Ship’s Vessel Performance Optimisation forum next month

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ms Natasa Pilides, Deputy Minister of Shipping, Republic of Cyprus is to deliver the keynote address at Digital Ship’s Vessel Performance Optimisation forum held in Limassol next month. The forum will discuss how current and new digital technologies can be applied to shipping and maritime operations to improve fuel efficiency and overall vessel performance. Operating…

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Transport 2040: Automation, Technology, Employment – The Future of Work – Study > World Maritime University

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The world is interconnected through global trade on the basis of a transportation industry striving to be more and more efficient. Every year 62.7 trillion tonne-miles of cargo are transported around the world. At the same time, new technologies and automation are displacing some jobs and creating new ones, thereby impacting employment in general. This has led to a…

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Safebridge launches myCert, the first digital solution for maritime certification

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Safebridge launches myCert, the first digital solution for maritime certification Safebridge marks an absolute premiere in the maritime industry with the launch of the new product line „myCert”, an innovative digital ecosystem which integrates three solutions, providing a complete end-user experience for maritime companies and seafarers alike. myCert is the result of a perfect blend of innovation, maritime…

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Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (update) – UK Code of Practice

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Maritime UK has launched an updated version of the industry Code of Practice for autonomous vessels. The UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group (MASRWG) published the first code of practice to global industry-wide acclaim in November 2017. Whilst not a legal text, the Code has been used by manufacturers, service providers, and others as…

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