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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Marine Software News

BigRoll Biscay (Photo: ABB)

ABB Lands Software Deal with Roll Group

ABB announced Monday it has won a contract to supply the digital solution ABB Ability Marine Advisory System – OCTOPUS to Roll Group’s recently delivered vessel, BigRoll Biscay.BigRoll Biscay is the eighth vessel in Dutch heavy lift specialist’s fleet to rely on ABB marine software, which improves the safety and efficiency of ship operations by optimizing the route based on weather and forecasted vessel motions.Vessel motion monitoring and forecasting is critical for heavy lift vessels that need to move safely when in transit.

New ‘Eyes’ on the Prize

Tappan Zee Constructors ‘See’ Below Hudson River with Trimble Marine Construction Systems and Teledyne Marine Imaging.Since 1955, the Tappan Zee Bridge has been a critical thoroughfare for New Yorkers commuting between Rockland and Westchester Counties, located approximately 20 miles north of Manhattan and across the Hudson River from each other. However, a heavy increase in traffic and exponentially increasing maintenance costs ultimately lead to the decision to replace the historic bridge. The new Governor Mario M.

Pic: ShipMate, Inc.

ShipNet Ties-up with ShipMate

Marine software and platform companies ShipNet and ShipMate announced a strategic exclusive partnership to provide advanced workflow capabilities for crew management and payroll solutions integrated with safety management, planned maintenance services (PMS) and procurement solutions.The partnership brings close collaboration delivering workflow functionality focused on productivity, improving efficiency and streamlining crewing operations – undoubtedly one of the highest OPEX…

Photo: ABB

ABB Software Aids Supertankers Entering Port of Long Beach

Supertankers entering the Port of Long Beach will use ABB’s marine software to produce real-time data of the keel-to-seabed clearance, improving the safety and efficiency of the operations. Sensors fitted to Tesoro vessels will send information to a Portable Surveyor Box (PSB), carried by the pilot, which will verify their route to the dock. In this specific case, the system is used to continuously validate (and improve) pre-calculated motions from the online decision support system PROTIDE, which is used to calculate safe transit time windows for large oil tankers to enter the port.

Lloyd’s Register’s Acquires Seasafe

Lloyd’s Register (LR), a  global engineering, technical and business services organization has added to its portfolio of advanced data, digital and software solutions with the acquisition of Seasafe Marine Software & Computation (Seasafe). An unexpected incident, such as a grounding, a collision or an explosion, can result in complex technical challenges, all requiring a fast and effective response. Seasafe specializes in on-board loading and stability software to help customers manage the stability of vessels and offshore structures…

Image: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Bridge Awarded for Ergonomic Design

Rolls-Royce announced that its Unified Bridge Design has won this year’s Ergonomics Design Award, presented by the UK Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. The award recognizes industrial design which puts the customer at the heart of the process using their views to generate ideas, develop concepts and test prototypes and finished products. Rolls-Royce describes its Unified Bridge as a complete redesign of the ship bridge environment, including consoles, levers and software interfaces…

Dean Shoultz, CTO, MarineCFO

OP/ED: e-logs & Saas to Transform Marine Recordkeeping

The USCG has poised e-logs and SaaS to transform U.S.-flagged shipboard recordkeeping. The United States Coast Guard frequently appears behind the times when it comes to rulemaking involving shipboard technological advances. Often, by the time the USCG has a Final Rule approved for publication in the Code of Federal Regulations, the technology which that Final Rule was expected to address has been superseded by a newer form of technology. Not so, however, with electronic recordkeeping (e-logbooks) and Software as a Service (SaaS).

CAPT David Moskoff Photo United States Department of Transportation

SHIPPINGInsight to Focus on Ship Telematics

The directors of SHIPPINGInsight today announced that U.S. Merchant Marine Academy professor Capt. David Moskoff has agreed to be a special guest speaker at the 2015 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The annual event takes place Oct. 13-14, at the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Conn. A special area of focus for this year’s SHIPPINGInsight event is ship telematics, and Capt. Moskoff, an acclaimed expert on cyber security in the maritime industry, will kick-off a roundtable Oct. Capt.

Left to right: Managing Director of SENER, Jorge Unda; Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria; President of SENER, Jorge Sendagorta; and Marine General Manager of SENER, Rafael de Góngora. (Photo: SENER)

SENER Celebrates FORAN System’s 50th Anniversary

SENER has commemorated the 50th anniversary of FORAN, its CAD/CAM/CAE system for designing naval vessels and marine structures, created by SENER’s cofounder José Manuel de Sendagorta in the 1960s. Today it is the world leader in marine technology and, since its inception, it has served as the prime example of SENER’s ability to innovate and export. The event was held at Madrid’s Casino on the evening of Thursday, June 11, under the auspices of SENER’s founder and Honorary President…

   The Awanuia (photo courtesy of Marine Software)

MPM Software delivered to Ports of Auckland

U.K.-based Marine Software Ltd recently supplied the Ports of Auckland with the MPMWin (Marine Planned Maintenance system) for a range of harbor towage vessels. This includes the fuel tanker vessel "Awanuia" GRT 2,747, which is owned by Seafuels, a subsidiary of Ports of Auckland/Z-Energy. The following harbour vessels will be managed and centrally controlled from the office OPM system ashore, with "Awanuia" using the on-board MPM version. Harbour towage vessels "WakaKume" & "Waipapa" are ASD Tugs with 50T bollard pull/4…

Koji Kawamura

Kawamura is SENER's Japan Region Manager

The engineering and technology group SENER has appointed Koji Kawamura as Country Manager for Japan. Koji Kawamura is a professional with wide experience in marine software and in project and business management. Kawamura assumes this position with the objective of managing SENER office in Japan, mainly focused in the marine activity, both for the number of users of the FORAN System – the CAD/CAM/CAE software developed by SENER for design and production of ships and offshore structures that celebrates its 50 year in 2015 – and for the opportunities in ship engineering projects.

Silja Line Ship: Photo credit Marine Software Ltd.

MPM Software Upgrade Installed in Two Swedish Vessels

U.K. based Marine Software Ltd has delivered a Marine Planned Maintenance (MPM) upgrade to 2 Tallink-Silja vessels. The upgrade has been supplied to Tallink-Silja, for installation on-board their Swedish flagged vessels "Silja Symphony" and "Galaxy". Project "Systemtillsyn" is a way for the Swedish transport agency to devolve a large portion of their survey responsibility to the crews on Swedish flagged vessels. The Swedish Transport Agency has a survey guide book (THB) which…

(Sub) Chapter M Finally Surfaces

For inland operators, Compliance, Safety & Technology make for heavy river traffic as software providers descend on a rapidly approaching, potentially lucrative niche market. Is there a panacea for subchapter M? Pending USCG Subchapter “M” (SubM) regulations will eventually require towing operators to implement safety standards and use safety management systems, or alternatively, allow for an annual Coast Guard inspection regime. The new rules are expected to allow towing vessel organizations to customize their approach to meeting the requirements…

Photo credit P&O Maritime Services

P&O Maritime Services Installs Marine Project Manager Software

U.K. based Marine Software Ltd delivers Marine Project Manager (MPJ) software to P&O's cable installation ship 'European Supporter'. The MPJ vessel version will enable refit planning specifications to be compiled on board, which is then uploaded to the controlling Superintendent version for inclusion into the main refit specification. Marine Project Manager for Windows has been specifically designed to assist Superintendents and others engaged in ship repair with the monitoring and control of costs.

MarineCFO raises the bar for OMC

Offshore Marine Contractors to implement MarineCFO Enterprise Software. MarineCFO Inc., a provider of Marine Software including On-Vessel, Marine Operations, Personnel, Fleet Maintenance and Financial Management Software Solutions to the Marine Transportation Industry, announced today that Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc. has chosen to implement the full MarineCFO Enterprise software suite. Offshore Marine Contractors, Inc. (OMC) provides lift-boats to the offshore oil and gas industry.

AVEVA Training Partners with Brazilian Schools

AVEVA extends training programs to Brazilian universities in Pará and Pernambuco. Degree programs to include software products from the AVEVA Plant and AVEVA Marine portfolios. AVEVA has announced it will expand its training programs with Brazilian universities. Federal universities in Pernambuco and Pará states will implement AVEVA’s engineering and design software from the AVEVA Plant and AVEVA Marine portfolios within their engineering course curriculum. "With engineering skill shortages in Brazil specifically and Latin America in general…

P&O Installs MPM System Upgrade

P&O Ferries install MPM Hibernation system upgrade. UK ferry operator P&O Ferries has recently taken delivery of Marine Software's MPM Hibernation upgrade for vessels "European Seaway" and "Pride of Dover" after deciding to put these vessels into lay-by. The MPM - Marine Planned Maintenance product was originally installed during a fleet wide software purchase in 2005 for 18 vessels, along with Marine Software's centralised Spare Parts, Procurement package and CODA finance system integration.

Offshore Services Chooses MarineCFO Software

MarineCFO Inc., a provider of Marine Software including On-Vessel, Marine Operations, Personnel, Fleet Maintenance and Financial Management Software Solutions to the Marine Transportation Industry, announced that International Offshore Services has chosen to implement the full MarineCFO Enterprise software suite. International Offshore Services, LLC was formed in 2006 by combining International Marine (started in 1996) and International Construction Group. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries…