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Internet of the things (IoT) reshapes the industries – A focus on supply chains

We have evolved because we could communicate If we look at the history of human being and the creation of first civilizations, it is obvious that the human evolved because they communicated.  The very simple principle of sharing information and processing data by the human is shown in Figure 1. From bottom to top, the… Read more »

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FIRST FULLY AUTONOMOUS HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY

The UK’s Solent has hosted a pioneering autonomous surveying event reports Dag Pike.   Sea Robotics ‘ ASV ‘Harry’   The first time that a hydrographic survey has been carried out using guidance only from pre-planned survey lines or automatically generated lines based on sonar coverage took place at Hurst Point in the Solent. Human… Read more »

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AUTOMATION IS KEY TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Digital transformation within the maritime industry can only succeed with integrated automation according to Bachmann electronic GmbH, which will show examples of its integrated automation applications at SMM. Service, data connectivity, security, operational cost reduction – digital transformation means many different things, but automation is always the key. Bachmann electronic is a manufacturer of control… Read more »

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Swedish renewable energy company Seabased has joined in a venture to develop a wave energy projects in the Canary Islands. The undersea view of a potential Seabased array   The Canary Islands are a group of autonomous islands off the coast of North Africa and they rely heavily on diesel for electricity production, heating and… Read more »

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‘UNDERSTANDING FATIGUE’ CAMPAIGN

The UK’s National Workboat Association is launching an ‘Understanding Fatigue’ campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels. A poster has been designed for display on all OESVs to help crews spot the signs   This comes in direct response to widespread concerns about the occurrence of fatigue among workboat crewmembers. The challenge… Read more »

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Kalmar to Supply BRI

Kalmar will supply 10 reachstackers to China Railway Urumqi Group Co. as part of China’s infrastructure project the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Urumqi Railway Bureau, founded in 2017, is a subsidiary company under the jurisdiction of the China Railway Corporation. The latest order of Kalmar reachstackers will add to the fleet of 30… Read more »

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Piraeus Port Profits Up on Euro Appreciation and Container Throughput Rises

COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (“COSCO SHIPPING Ports” or “CSP” or the “Company”, SEHK: 1199), the world’s leading ports operator, announced interim results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the “Group”) for the six months ended 30 June 2018. RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS – Revenue surged by 79.7% to US$495.5 million – Gross profit increased substantially by 59.8%… Read more »

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OFFSHORE WIND PARTNERSHIP PROJECT TEST SUCCESS

An offshore wind partnership has completed successful testing of innovative new installation technology which promises to reduce underwater noise and costs. The BLUE Hammer is designed to reduce underwater noise levels by up to 20 dB (SEL) and reduce fatigue damage during installation by up to 90% Photo: The Carbon Trust   The Carbon Trust… Read more »