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Technology & Innovation

Stay informed with the latest news, analysis and market insight on the technology and innovation bringing shipping into the digital age, driving new ideas and reshaping business models 

Data reveals staggering level of fuel inefficiency, says Nautilus Labs chief

Six years’ work on vessel performance has shown that even the best performing owners, operators and charterers run up against structural challenges that originate as far back as the 19th century

Sustainability Ship operations

NCB absorbs Exis Technology division

Detecting dangerous goods is becoming increasingly a job for technology. New body brings software developer under the remit of its not-for-profit organisation

Containers Safety

Viasat completes acquisition of Inmarsat

The merged Viasat/Inmarsat will pool their people, technology and network assets to serve the maritime, energy, government and aviation sectors. Inmarsat chief executive Rajeev Suri joins the Viasat board

Technology and Innovation Ship operations

‘Whale tail’ research must prompt questions about propeller inefficiency

Shipping’s carbon footprint is a function of inefficiency. Ship propulsion technology is almost 200 years old. Research into cetacean propulsion must stimulate the stale discussion about fuels

Sustainability Technology and Innovation

Combining wind with advanced tech would swiftly bring savings

Joint projects such as the NAPA, Norsepower, Sumitomo venture reveal potential benefits that go beyond trials. Alternative fuels will take years to bring on stream: wind should be factored in

Sustainability Technology and Innovation

ONE joins blockchain-based logistics platform GSBN

Digitalisation has the potential to enable a quantum leap in shipping sector, GSBN said, calling for trusted collaboration

Technology and Innovation Containers

Charterparty expectations holding back decarbonisation efforts

By bringing together machine learning software and high-frequency data, it is now possible to reimagine the traditional expectation that ships race across the ocean to queue up for a berth

Ship operations Sustainability

Nippon Steel signs up for MOL’s supply chain platform

The ‘Lighthouse’ platform allows shippers and vessel operators to safely, unitarily and in real-time, share and monitor various kinds of information related to ocean transport, such as vessel schedules, weather and ocean conditions, as well as data related to cargoes and contracts, on a customised basis

Asia Pacific Japan

World’s first electricity carrier unveiled in Japan to facilitate energy transition

The world’s first ‘battery tanker’ has been unveiled in Japan amid plans to catalyse the storage, supply, and utilisation of renewable energy

Technology and Innovation Shipbuilding

Safety is rising up the decarbonisation agenda

DNV and Lloyd’s List look behind the number of casualties in the Safety Trends report to ask why accidents happen at all, and what might be done to mitigate risk at a time of transition

Safety Regulation

EU Commission approves Inmarsat sale to Viasat

European Commission gives green-light to the deal after finding transaction would not raise competition concerns because the parties’ market position would remain moderate

Technology and Innovation Political and Trade
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