Japan-based shipping line Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and MTI Co. Ltd. (MTI) have set up Orca AI’s Automatic Ship Target Recognition System onto an NYK group vessel for the purpose of research on the future of autonomous operations within the shipping domain. If the trial gets successful, all the companies will look forward to creating autonomous cargo ships.
AV Zhi Fei, the first Chinese autonomous boxhip is ready to enter service, by as early as the next month, on a short-sea route, which connects Dongjiakou to Qingdao. The 300 TEU Chinese built vessel has been developed jointly by the Dalian Maritime University, China Waterborne Transport Research Institute and Navigation Brilliance (Qingdao) Technology.
Classification society Lloyd’s Register has formed an industry-first partnership with Inmarsat, a mobile satellite communications company to jointly indulge in the development of a connectivity solution to address the challenges faced during remote surveys.
One of the world’s first smartwatch for seafarers, the ATEX Zone 1, has been launched by SOL-X, a Singapore-based startup, which designs and builds Behavioral Based Safety Systems for use in the maritime industry. The ATEX Zone 1 is certified for use in hazardous environments onboard vessels, and comes integrated with the company’s flagship Control Of Work platform, the SAFEVUE.ai, which enables connected wellbeing programs, enhances crew situational awareness vessel wide and provides real time visibility to front-line crew operations onboard ships.
Corvus Energy has announced that it has been selected by ABB Marine and ports to provide the battery-based Energy Storage System (ESS) for the all-electric tug eWolf by Crowley Maritime Corporation. The vessel will be set up with 6.2 MWh of Corvus Orca Energybattery, which will become an indispensable part of the complete integrated electrical propulsion system delivered by ABB.
Germany’s Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has tied up with London-based SaaS startup Signol, to use behavioral science in order to reduce it’s carbon emissions and improve the overall fuel efficiency of the vessels sailing under the ship manager’s fleet.