• 2017 March 20 17:49

    Rolls-Royce and Stena Line to work together to develop intelligent awareness for ships

    Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Swedish ferry company Stena Line AB, to collaborate in the development of its first intelligent awareness system, the company said in its press release.

    Intelligent awareness systems will make vessels safer, easier and more efficient to operate by providing crew with an enhanced understanding of their vessel’s surroundings. This will be achieved by fusing data from a range of sensors with information from existing ship systems; such as Automatic Identification System (AIS) and radar. Data from other sources, including global databases, will also have a role.

    Asbjørn Skaro, Rolls-Royce, Director Digital & Systems – Marine, said: “We have been exploring and testing how to combine sensor technologies effectively and affordably for some time. Pilot projects such as this will allow us to see how they can be best adapted to the needs of a commercial vessel and its crew and allow us to develop a product which better serves both.

    “Successful pilots and product development programmes are also an important step towards the further development of remote and autonomous vessels and meeting our goal of having a remote controlled ship in commercial use by the end of the decade.”

    Harry Robertsson, Technical Director at Stena Teknik, expert technical advisors to the Swedish ferry company, said: “Stena Teknik continuously conducts research and development in the marine technology sector. This project gives us an opportunity to explore how new technologies can be integrated with the systems we already have on-board and to provide a more informed view of a vessel’s surroundings in an accessible and user friendly way. This will give our crew an enhanced decision support tool, increasing the safety of our vessels.”

    Rolls-Royce expects to be able to undertake an Approval of Concept and have its intelligent awareness product commercially available later in 2017.

    The system builds on experiences from R&D work worldwide. The intelligent awareness system will benefit from Rolls-Royce’s extensive experience in the Tekes funded project Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA), which has been running since June 2015. The company has been conducting a series of tests of the sensor arrays in a range of operating and climatic conditions on board Finferries’ 65 metre double ended ferry Stella, which operates between Korpo and Houtskär in the Archipelago Sea on the southwest coast of Finland.




2017 October 19

09:16 Baltic Dry Index edges up to 1566
09:08 Fincantieri starts dry dock works on Viking’s sixth ocean ship
08:16 Conductix-Wampfler’s LASSTEC Container Weighing System Earns OIML R51 Certification

2017 October 18

19:36 Experts to assess damage caused by tanker’s allision with Primorsk port’s pier
18:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces commitment for a new loan facility
17:36 New regular Ro-Ro service starts from Port of Koper to Japan
17:01 ABP’s Port of Ipswich welcomes Department for International Trade’s Export
16:31 Cammell Laird strikes ‘Teaming Agreement’ with BAE Systems in bid to build Type 31e Frigates
16:30 ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn helps support national infrastructure project
16:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and Mediterranean
15:29 LNG truck first loaded with LNG as part of commissioning of Klaipėdos nafta’s reloading station
15:03 Yang Ming Marine to launch Taiwan–Hong Kong–Indonesia service
14:35 MOL conducts tabletop drill
14:20 Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot handles large-size equipment for RPK Nord (photo)
14:03 Ports of Stockholm welcomes the new Stena Line service between the Port of Nynäshamn - Gdynia
13:41 Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in Fiscal Year 2017
13:04 JMSDF warships leave Vladivostok (photo)
12:38 Baltic Fleet helicopters land on icebreaker Ilya Muromets within state trials
12:35 Alfa Laval PureSOx the choice for SOx abatement on over 100 vessels
12:19 Training for port security officials held in Tunisia
11:46 Wärtsilä to deliver 16 engines for four new LNG carrier vessels
11:43 RF Navy’s anti-submarine ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov completed its mission in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden area
11:17 Vostochny Port completed major preparation of its facilities for winter operations (photo)
10:48 MariNet Conference in Novorossiysk considered preliminary results of 20 R&Ds under Development-NTI Programme
10:21 Brent Crude futures price up 0.60% to $58.23, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.35% to $52.06
10:02 Bunker prices resume upward movement at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:39 Krylov Center to present its designs of LNG bunkering ships at “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” conference
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,552 points
08:45 Orlaco introduces the most sturdy HD IP cameras for vessels and cranes

2017 October 17

18:06 British Ports Association urges Brexit negotiation agreement on a mutually beneficial trade facilitation strategy
17:57 Port of Gdansk throughput up 2% to 28.4 mln t in Jan-Sep'17
17:35 Representative of ZVEZDA JSC to tell about domestic gas engine design at “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” Conference
17:06 Stanley Black & Decker transfers Nordic distribution operations to the Port of Gothenburg
16:58 FIDIC Form of Contract for Dredging and Reclamation Works is available in Russian
16:56 The third Container Terminal at the Port of Algeciras goes out to Public International Tender
16:49 Viking Line donates EUR 40,000 for protection of the Baltic Sea
16:20 Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service approves acquisition of 100-pct share of Yakutsk Port by Osetrovsky River Port JSC
16:04 Locks and aids to navigation on the Volga-Baltic Waterway to work till November 15
16:04 Damen Shipyards Cape Town to host first African dredging seminar
15:16 RF Government instructed to ensure construction of freight-passenger ship to link Komandorskiye Islands, Kurils and Kamchatka
14:05 RF Navy's Pacific Fleet and Brunei Navy ships took part in Passex exercise
13:31 COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard delivers deep subsea support vessel “MAERSK INSTALLER”
13:28 Murmansk hosts 10th International Conference "Arctic Shelf Development: Step by Step" on 13-14 November’17
13:01 Jumbo and BBC Chartering create “Global Project Alliance”
12:37 LNG terminal operated by Klaipėdos nafta received 40 gas carrier since the start of operations
12:01 Golden Ocean announces acquisition of two modern Capesize vessels and termination of waiver restrictions
11:29 Bunker market in the Far East ports of Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
11:01 The “OOCL Germany” docks for the first time at EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven
10:14 Brent Crude futures price down 0.02% to $57.81, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.17% to $51.78
10:12 ABS and Green Award join forces to set standards for safety and excellence
09:58 Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles to consider update to Clean Air Action Plan on Nov. 2
09:50 Rickmers-Line and RZ Carrier certified according to latest ISO standards
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,523 points
03:46 DNV GL rolls out electronic certificates across entire fleet

2017 October 16

18:01 Ship owners can raise freight rates by 10% at Frank Freight electronic freight market
17:10 Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approved the project on dredging at port Taman (photo)
16:17 Draft Regulations on Sea Pilots of the Russian Federation brought up for public discussions (document)
15:45 UTLC launched shipping in tank containers from China to Europe
15:34 Digital Ship announces the speaker line-up for the 15th Annual Digital Ship Conference & Exhibition in Athens on 1& 2 November
15:20 Vladivostok is to welcome Indian Navy warships arriving for international exercise