Industry Sectors - VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Wärtsilä Tests Remote-Controlled Ship in ‘Industry First’

 01 Sep 2017

The technology group Wärtsilä has taken a further crucial step towards developing its Smart Marine capabilities by successfully testing the remote control of ship operations

  Automation and Optimisation, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Small Cargo Ship Breaks in Half Off Turkey

 29 Aug 2017

A 40-year-old Mongolian-flagged general cargo ship, MV Leonardo, broke in two while anchored in the Black Sea off Turkey

  Dry Bulk and Specialist Cargo Handling, Health and Safety, Port Planning & Finance, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing



Satellite Tracking Shows CSCL Jupiter Grounding

 16 Aug 2017

Vessel tracking software has retraced the CSCL Jupiter’s movements before it ran aground near Antwerp, Belgium on the river Scheldt on Monday

  Carriers, Port Focus, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


North Korea Sanctions Hit Global Cargo Shipping

 10 Aug 2017

Global shipping services providers and ports in the US, Russia, Iran, Syria, and China, for example Dandong and Dalian, have been caught up in the US’s latest offensive on North Korean trade, analysis has found.

  Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Container Handling, Dry Bulk and Specialist Cargo Handling, Environment and Sustainability, Global Issues, Mega Ship Ready, Oil, Gas and Chemical Handling, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping, Supply Chain, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing



Ships Use Radio Navigation For Cyber Safety

 10 Aug 2017

Cyberattacks have pushed South Korea to develop a non-satellite, radio-based navigational back-up system known as eLoran, and the United States is planning to do the same, according to Reuters.

  Automation and Optimisation, Carriers, Security, Surveillance and Detection, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Tech Wisdom: Comms To The Rescue

 07 Aug 2017

Maritime control centres were previously focussed just on protecting civilian or military vessels traversing the waters, but technology has allowed increasing integration and data transfer between other entities, expanding the services they provide.

  Carriers, Health and Safety, Port & Maritime Training, Port Focus, Port Planning & Finance, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Simulators Train Pilots for Largest Landlocked Port

 25 Jul 2017

Members of the Houston Pilots recently participated in two custom-built simulation courses vital to their Pilotage duties in the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston, the largest landlocked port in America

  Health and Safety, Mega Ship Ready, Port & Maritime Training, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Investigation into Madagascar Tug Deaths Inconclusive

 19 Jul 2017

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its findings relating to the accident that killed two crew members on a tug assisting the container ship CMA CGM Simba at the port of Tulear, Madagascar, on September 20, 2016

  Health and Safety, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing


Indonesian Ports Upgrade Radar Systems

 10 Jul 2017

The ports of Surabaya and Bitung in Indonesia have selected new radar technology from manufacturer Kelvin Hughes to ensure the safe entry and exit, management and monitoring of vessels

  Health and Safety, Port Focus, Shipping, VTS, Navigation, Mooring and Berthing