ONE SEA Adds Awake.AI to Autonomous Ecosystem
ONE SEA, an industry alliance bringing together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology, has made a significant addition to its growing membership, after signing up Awake.AI - a company led by an experienced team of maritime digital innovators.Awake.AI is aiming to create a new platform and ML models (Machine learning) based on transparent data sharing to break down the barriers between ships, ports and other actors in the maritime logistics chain. The ‘virtual infrastructure’ will be vital if ports are to handle autonomous ships successfully from pre-arrival…
WiseTech Global Acquires Xware
Global logistics software group, WiseTech Global has announced the acquisition of Xware, a messaging integration solutions provider in Sweden.Xware’s secure, interoperable messaging solution, xTrade, is designed to link organisations to their suppliers and partners, allowing them to safely share information across application to application, business to business, managed file transfers, business process management and IoT ̶ essential for real-time messaging, queued business flows and data integration.
One Sea Gets Funding Boost
One Sea, the alliance that brings together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology, has secured new funding to support its role as business ecosystem, at the same time adding Shipbrokers Finland as a new partner.An injection of public funds via Business Finland will contribute to the ecosystem’s work for the next three years, as technology partners push forward with further sea trials and One Sea rolls out a far-reaching autonomous shipping standards initiative.The One Sea ecosystem aims to enable autonomous maritime transport by 2025…
LR Appoints Butcher as Managing Director
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced the appointment of Paul Butcher as Managing Director, LR Management Systems & Inspection Services. Based in Birmingham, U.K., Butcher brings with him over 30 years of leadership experience in global professional services businesses. After graduating from Southampton University, Butcher held a number of leadership roles in the assurance, IT services and telecommunications sectors, including positions with SAI Global, Marconi, Ericsson and Damovo.
Greencarrier Freight Services Appoints New CEO
Greencarrier Freight Services, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specializing in global transport solutions, has appointed Johan Jemdahl as CEO. Jemdahl has wide experience in production and supply chain management around the world and was most recently MD for Ericsson in Nigeria. He has been on Greencarrier’s board of directors for the last four years. Stefan Björk, Chairman of the Greencarrier board, says: “Johan’s previous experiences as both supply chain manager and as MD will be of great benefit to us.
Danish Maritime Days REeception Connects the Maritime Industry
More than 500 key stakeholders from all parts of the global maritime industry will meet at the Danish Maritime Days Welcome Reception at Hotel D'Angleterre in Copenhagen on October 25. On October 24-28, Danish Maritime Days will take place for the third successive year. Numerous events will discuss some of the major challenges and opportunities that the global maritime industry is facing. Again this year, Danish Maritime Days will also have an official welcome reception, which…
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…
EfficienSea2 Rolls out Maritime Cloud
The Danish-led e-navigation project, EfficienSea2, got one step closer to being launched when a core element of the project – Maritime Cloud – was debated by a group of international maritime organisations and companies. The purpose of the project EfficienSea2 is to develop and implement e-navigation and, thus, up-to-date technology on board ships by introducing and using modern communication, navigation and administrative systems. The concept behind the Maritime Cloud has been developed by the Danish Maritime Authority in connection with previous international projects.
SNAME to Hold Technical Meeting
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will host its sixth technical meeting for the 2013-2014 season Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Maran and Alpha Tankers, 354 Syngrou Ave., Kallithea, Athens. During the meeting, Dr.-Ing. Ioannis Vlaskos, Global Market Sector Director- Marine, Director – Large Engines & Gas Engines at Ricardo, Deutschland will speak on the subject of ‘‘Waste Heat Recovery in Marine Propulsion Systems’’. Recovery of waste heat from marine engines is an important option for reducing the environmental footprint of ships.
Maersk Group Announce Changes in HR Leadership
Senior V-P for Group HR Bill Allen is to leave the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group and return to the USA after seven years in Denmark. His successor will be Lucien Alziari, who brings a strong track record from major global companies, such as Avon and PepsiCo. "The past seven years with the Group has been a fantastic experience for me and a great opportunity to work together with really skilled colleagues and different types of businesses around the world," says Bill Allen, who will be leaving Denmark by the end of 2012. "As Head of Group HR, Bill has created tangible results.
NOAA launches USS Monitor Website
NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today launched a new website highlighting the 150-year history of the USS Monitor on the anniversary of the ship’s launch. The website, http://monitor.noaa.gov/150th, takes viewers from the iconic warship’s construction through its recovery to recent science expeditions undertaken to protect its legacy. The website, also offers students, teachers and history enthusiasts a variety of education materials and a calendar of upcoming events celebrating the Monitor.
GlobeComm Implementing GSM/VSAT to Global Fleets
Globecomm Maritime Extends Ericsson Mobile Connectivity to Worldwide Fleet. Globecomm Systems Inc., a global provider of communications solutions and services, announced that it has been selected by Ericsson as a subcontractor of the maritime GSM/VSAT managed operation for an Ericsson mobile communication network. The network will be implemented on up to 400 container vessels worldwide over the next two years, providing end-to-end 24/7 automated monitoring and real-time information control.
Aker Solutions establishes office in Gothenburg
International oil services company Aker Solutions takes its subsea business to Sweden through establishment of an office in Gothenburg. The objective is to tap into the Swedish engineering market to help further grow Aker Solutions' subsea business. The global subsea oil and gas market is expected to grow significantly over the next decades, driven particularly by field developments in deep and ultra-deep waters. Having access to a large base of engineering resources with appropriate technology know-how will be vital to meet Aker Solutions' ambitious growth targets.
Mariners Aboard USNS John Ericsson Rescue Five
Civil service mariners aboard Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson rescued five people lost at sea in a small boat near the Solomon Islands May 18. While conducting routine operations in the Solomon Sea May 17, Ericsson received notification from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers in Australia and Papua New Guinea at about 11 p.m. to be on the lookout for a missing commercial vessel. At about 8 a.m. local time the following morning, Ordinary Seaman Tyrone Mouzon spotted a small commercial vessel with five individuals aboard waving frantically.
This Day in Naval History – May 21
1944 - During preparations for the invasion of Saipan an accidental ordnance blast on LST 353 sets off cataclysmic ammunition explosions at West Loch, Pearl Harbor, killing 163 and injuring 396. Six tank landing ships (LST-39, LST-43, LST-69, LST-179, LST-353, LST-480), three tank landing craft (LCT-961, LCT-963, LCT-983), and 17 track landing vehicles (LVTs) are destroyed in explosions and fires. 1964 - The initiation of the standing carrier presence at Yankee Station in the South China Sea.