Troublesome paper certificates and why the maritime industry must embrace e-Certificates

As a result of ongoing commercial challenges and regulatory changes in the maritime industry, maritime organisations are undergoing many radical strategic and business model changes, including the drive to modernise outdated business processes. One of the prominent approaches for driving efficiencies, reducing costs and gaining competitive advantages has been through technological innovation. An existing example…

Panama Canal to Launch State-of-the-Art Vessel Scheduling and Maritime Resources Management System

In response to growing traffic through the waterway, the Panama Canal announced today that it will launch a state-of-the-art vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system to further optimize costs, improve safety and increase the overall efficiency and reliability of the service it provides. “For more than a century, the Panama Canal has enjoyed a…

Innovative technology: A pre-analysis on autonomous ships

This report is a pre-investigation, the purpose of which is to describe the potentials of autonomous ships, on the basis of international activities of direct relevance to the investigation. It briefly summarises how to define various levels of autonomy. From the lowest level with completely manual operation, where the navigating officer gets his information from…

Alibaba’s Maersk and CMA CGM digital partnership

When Maersk and subsequently CMA CGM announced digital partnerships with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, it led to much ado about the implications for the wider supply chain. But what of the impact on ports? Analysts and consultants approached by Port Strategy predict an initial volume surge followed by a levelling off for the ports included…

Marine CyberSecurity Guidance (Vol.2) “Cyber Safety Notation” published by ABS

ABS Issues Industry’s First Cyber Safety Notation. Certification helps offshore operator combat cyber threats. (Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has issued its first notation for the ABS Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries. “The focus on cyber safety is increasing, and…