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RECOTUG: Development Starts on 'World-First' Remote-Control Tugboat

Feb 23, 2021

Svitzer, Kongsberg Maritime and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) signed a deal to jointly develop the RECOTUG, touted as the world’s first commercial tug to be fully operated from a remote operations center on shore.Each organization delivers a unique perspective: Svitzer brings operational experience; Kongsberg brings remote control systems and autonomous technology; and ABS brings guidance for regulatory approval…

Port of Felixstowe Orders 17 Automated RTG Cranes

Jan 26, 2022

The Port of Felixstowe, operated by Hutchison Ports, has ordered 17 Automated Rubber-Tired Gantry Cranes (ARTGs) from Konecranes. The order was booked in Q4 2021. The ARTGs will be delivered and commissioned in a project covering three phases starting in Q2 2023…

Liebherr to Supply Automated Cranes to Oman's Port of Duqm

Nov 18, 2021

Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. said it has secured a contract to supply shore container cranes (STS) and rubber tire gantry cranes (RTG) to the Port of Duqm. The order of four STS and twelve RTGs will be delivered to Oman in late 2022.The Port…

Port of Los Angeles Inks $6.8 Mln Cybersecurity Deal with IBM

Dec 07, 2020

The Port of Los Angeles is working with IBM to design and operate a Port Cyber Resilience Center (CRC) at the U.S.' busiest container port.A $6.8 million, three-year agreement between the seaport and tech giant includes hardware, software and services to design…

‘ROBOSHIP’ Takes to the Water off Japan

Nov 11, 2020

As maritime barrels toward an autonomous future, the ROBOSHIP Joint Value Creation Project is one that is making waves, literally and figuratively, as a proof of concept (PoC) test using two actual surface vessels was jointly conducted on November 11…

Valmet to Supply Automation for Expedition Cruise Pair

Apr 08, 2020

Valmet will supply automation and information systems for two luxury expedition vessels being built by Helsinki Shipyard Oy in Finland for Russia’s largest river cruise company Vodohod Ltd.The 113-meter-long and 20.2-meter-wide vessels will…

​Water Drone Christened in the Port of Hamburg

Mar 17, 2020

A 1.65-meter-long water drone, also known as unmanned surface vehicle (USV), was christened on Wednesday morning. The USV named Echo.1 is dedicated to measure water depth and can work continuously for up to six hours without emissions.Senator for Economic Affairs Michael Westhagemann and Jens Meier…

Yilport Orders Automated RTG Systems

Jan 22, 2020

Cranes manufacturer Konecranes reports it booked an order in December 2019 with Yilport to deliver automated rubber tired gantry (RTG) crane systems to three of Yilport’s European container terminals, including two in Portugal and one in Sweden…

Høglund, DNV GL Ink 'big data' MoU

Dec 17, 2019

Høglund Marine Solutions and DNV GL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help generate and export big data from ships.This is a step towards greater digitalization of the marine industry, providing Høglund with the opportunity…

New Jet Propulsion Systems for WorkBoat

Dec 05, 2019

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics announced has successfully commissioned an SM300 autonomous control system aboard a HamiltonJet-powered workboat in New Zealand.HamiltonJet is now trialing this marine technology and has offered to provide…

Kalmar Rolls-out New Automation System

Oct 09, 2019

Kalmar, a provider of cargo-handling solutions and services to ports, introduces Kalmar One, the first open automation system for container terminals.Kalmar One is a modular and scalable system that provides a robust foundation for automating container handling operations regardless of the vendor…

China Launches Unmanned Ship Design Center

Oct 08, 2019

China has built its first research and development test base for autonomous ships in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai next to Macao, state-owned newspaper Economic Daily reported.The test base named Xiangshan Marine Scientific & Technological Port is located in Zhuhai…

Autonomous Ships Market: $134.9B by 2030

Oct 03, 2019

The global autonomous ships industry is expected to generate $134.9 billion by 2030, witnessing a CAGR of 4.4% from 2020 to 2030.This projection is premised on an increase in demand for cargo transportation from marines and surge in operational…

Navis Survey Acclaims AI

Sep 20, 2019

Global container terminals are expected to embrace automated decision making powered by artificial intelligence (AI) as they pursue ways to improve operational consistencies and enhance equipment utilization.According to  TechValidate customer survey by Navis…

CSP Zeebrugge Terminal Deploys Navis N4

Jul 26, 2019

The terminal operating systems (TOS) provider Navis announced  that CSP Zeebrugge Terminal, part of COSCO Shipping Ports, has successfully gone live with Navis N4.The unit of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and…

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