The Spree-Oder Waterway (SOW) is to become a digital testing ground for autonomous and automated inland navigation. From July, a project Autonom-SOW with partners from industry, federal government and science, said the Federal Association of Public Inland Ports (BÖB) on Friday. After initial investigations, construction is to begin in 2020. The test field at the SOW is one of four projects under the action plan “Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence in Mobility” of the Federal Ministry of Transport. Continue reading Spree-Oder waterway becomes a digital test field
The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully completed the installation and operational staff training for its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution in the ports of Lisbon and Setúbal / Sesimbra in Portugal. The systems will increase the efficiency of these ports by reducing waiting time for vessels and allowing just-in-time pilotage. The state-of-the-art solution has been developed and supplied by Transas, a Wärtsilä company. The project was booked in July 2018 and completed in January 2019. Continue reading Wärtsilä Vessel Traffic Service solutions to increase efficiency of two Portuguese ports
Al Larson Boat Shop says commercial boat owners might spend large sums of
money on boat repairs if they had wait too long to perform required routine
maintenance. Photo by Mark Edward Nero.
Although commercial fishing boats are usually durable enough to last decades or even generations, in some cases – it isn’t just good construction that allows them to spend after year in rough waters without falling apart. Continue reading Fishermen’s News Boat Prep
exactEarth a provider of Satellite AIS data services, has announced that the final six payloads for its second-generation constellation, exactView RT, are now in operation. This completes the roll-out of the first global real-time Satellite-AIS service with a total of 58 operational satellite payloads and seven orbital spares. Continue reading exactEarth deploys final six satellite payloads
Written by defenceWeb – 11th Feb 2019
The Institute for Maritime Technology headquarters in Simons Town.
Armscor’s Institute of Maritime Technology (IMT) has made a significant breakthrough in the field of maritime safety and communications by installing the world’s first VDES base station, which allows significantly faster data transfers to and from ships, improving safety and maritime awareness.