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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Chalmers University News

Photo: Lean Marine/Via Kaizen Project

Via Kaizen Project Aims to Deliver AI-powered Ship Ops Support System

A group of Swedish technology entrepreneurs and academics joined forces to accelerate the research and development of an AI-based, semi-autonomous system for planning and executing more energy efficient sea voyages.Leading the effort is Lean Marine, aiming to deliver a ground-breaking R&D project to accelerate the tech development, realization, and adoption of AI-powered ship operation support technology by ship crew and management. The Via Kaizen project is funded by the Swedish Transport Administration…

Gothenburg Port Authority Appoints New CEO

Gothenburg Port Authority, Sweden has informed that Elvir Dzanic has been appointed as its new chief executive officer (CEO).Elvir is currently Vice President of Business Development at Ceva Logistics North America, based in Houston. A global company with 52,000 employees.Elvir Dzanic has wide-ranging experience in the transport sector, both globally and in Sweden. Gothenburg is also Elvir Dzanic’s home city, and he holds a degree in shipping and logistics from Chalmers University of Technology.“The Port of Gothenburg is the heart of the Swedish export and import sector…

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Netherland Hosts International Simulation-based Training Conference

Almost 200 delegates from across the world are gathered at the Grand Hotel Amrâth Kurhaus in Den Haag, The Netherlands this week to hear about the latest developments in maritime training based on state-of-the-art simulation technology. Kongsberg Group, the Norway-headquartered international knowledge-based  company serving businesses in the maritime, defense, remote weapons and digitalization sectors, is hosting the three-day Kongsberg UC2017 International Maritime Simulation User Conference designed to bring attendees up to date on recent and planned developments in digitalization…

European e-Navigation Solutions Tested for Human Factors

The EU funded EfficienSea2 project, which aims to implement innovative and smart solutions to increase efficient, safe and sustainable traffic at sea, has finished a full-scale simulation of a wide variety of e-Navigation solutions. The simulations, which involved 8 navigators and took a total of four days, were conducted at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and focused on the human factors in e-Navigation. Multiple services, ranging from a digitalised form of Navigational Warnings to an interactive VTS-reporting system…

Frank Coles (Photo: Transas)

Transas Brings THESIS to its 2017 Forum for Change

The speaker line-up at the next annual Transas Global Conference confirms that the innovative digital solutions company is catching the mood at the cutting edge of vessel operations by suggesting that, properly harnessed, operations and technology can transform maritime safety as well as efficiency. “If vessels, shore authorities, ports, regulators and training facilities worldwide work together on technology on a common operating platform, there is the potential to achieve extraordinary gains in operating efficiencies, but also a step change in safety,” says Transas CEO Frank Coles.

Jonathan Puonti (Photo: Sea IT)

Sea IT Welcomes New Recruits

Sea IT continues to win large scale integration projects from the maritime sector and has welcomed John Olsson and Jonathan Puonti, two technical specialists to the team. Olsson has studied at Chalmers University of Gothenburg in Sweden and holds a wide array of maritime certificates. He has served several years working for shipping companies around the world in different positions. From his maritime career, Olsson has expertise in technical integrations including C and Ku-band…

Edlund Continues as Minesto CEO

The Board of Minesto AB has appointed Dr. Martin Edlund, since February acting CEO, as CEO of Minesto. Edlund took over as acting CEO of Minesto in February this year, when Anders Jansson chose to leave his position. Over the past six years, Edlund has served as Chairman of the Board with an operational role in the company, focusing on business development and partnerships. A recruitment process has been ongoing since February in order to identify a suitable successor. Bengt Adolfsson…

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‘Simulation and Training without Boundaries’

More than 200 experts from all around the world are expected to attend the global Simulation User Conference (SimUC 2016) “Simulation and Training without boundaries”, which will be hosted by Transas in Singapore on January 28, 2016. Transas SimUC is an international event that gathers Transas simulators users and Transas partners to exchange experience and ideas about maritime simulation and training. The Simulation and Training without boundaries theme will embrace trending subjects such as e-Navigation and cloud simulation…

Minesto Adds Management, Development Staff

Nordic marine energy technology leader Minesto, with a marine power plant that is able to cost efficiently produce electricity from low velocity tidal and ocean currents, has appointed Dr. Heije Westberg as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Heije Westberg has previously been Manager for the Department of Energy Conversion at Volvo Technology AB and Technology Advisor for Energy Efficiency & Environment within Advanced Technology & Research at Volvo Group Trucks Technology.

Hanna Andersson

Topoil AB Appoints New Bunker Trader

Topoil AB has appointed Hanna Andersson, 25 years old, as Bunker Trader as of 1st of October 2012. Hanna have been working at Topoil since the beginning of 2011. Her main task have been logistics and operation of the Topoil fleet. Before that she was working for the Gothenburg port with port security Hanna also have a Bachelor Degree in Shipping and Logistic from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.

Monica Svenner, Damen Shiprepair Götaverken

New MD for Damen Shiprepair Götaverken

Damen Shiprepair Götaverken aims to be the best within the Nordic countries, according to its new strategy. As part of this focus, Ms Monica Svenner has been appointed as the new MD. Ms Svenner has wide industrial experience as MD for several international companies, such as Stena Recycling and Atlas Copco. She is the first woman to take an MD post within the ship repair industry and as a Gothenburger she has a burning ambition for her new company. The current MD, Mr Jos Goris…

DnB NOR Markets Announces New Appointments

DnB NOR Markets announces analyst appointments to its energy, offshore and maritime equity research team in Singapore. Kay Lim, CFA, has been appointed the bank’s new Head of Securities Research for Asia. Kay is also the regional offshore and yards analyst for Asia Pacific. He was recently ranked the number one stock picker for Singapore industrials sector by StarMine. Lim has more than four years' experience as a securities specialist in the offshore sector with DnB NOR Markets and had prior experience as an equity generalist with Credit Suisse focusing on the energy and materials sectors.

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Kongsberg Forms Research Group to Optimize Simulator

Kongsberg Maritime AS, Simulation & Training has made an agreement with the Research Council of Norway to form a user-directed research program called SIMAR - Simulation of Demanding Maritime Operations - which is aimed at improving simulation training by enhancing focus on human factors. The main goal of the research project is to obtain new and improved knowledge of human factors in a learning environment based on simulated complex maritime operations, in order to develop a new generation of research based, maritime simulators for demanding and risky operations, e.g.

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Unique Ship Prototype in Gothenburg

The 49.2 ft long ship prototype Stena Airmax was named in Gothenburg. The prototype is part of a project in which an air cushion is being tested to investigate to what extent it reduces the friction between the hull and the water, thus also reducing fuel consumption and emissions of large tankers in the future. Stena will invest in the region of $6.8m in the project. Following the very good results achieved in tests with small ship models, Stena Teknik has developed this large-scale model weighing 25 tons. The same tests will now be carried out with the Stena Airmax.