Smart Shipping

Autonomous ships, the smart port, 3D visualisation, cyber security, big data, blockchain  and automated monitoring are of great impact to the maritime industry.


The Digital Age

Applications of digitalised modelling and simulation

A trend towards digital techniques for class approval enables a fully digital approach to the industry’s biggest challenges like decarbonisation, writes Patrick Ryan, vice president Technology at the classification society ABS

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Voyage planning

A holistic voyage management approach

The term ‘voyage planning’ is often used for the navigational route planning of a ship from berth to berth. However, a holistic voyage plan also comprises aspects such as the port rotation, cargo plans, bunker schedule, crew changes and maintenance plans. Coordinating those interdependent schedules is a complex communication task. Even though many tools offer decision support for voyage planning in terms of navigation route planning, few systems address the holistic voyage management. This is the starting point for the approach of SCEDAS® voyage management.

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Port Inspection

Connecting autonomous aerial and surface vehicles

The RAPID (risk-aware automated port inspection drones) project aims to integrate the benefits of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services into port environment applications by combining research results and technologies requested by the maritime industry.

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