• 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 July 27

16:56 Sea port of Saint-Petersburg has increased expenses for the social programme
16:34 The Port of Gdansk Authority participates in a debate on the Silk Road
16:11 Topaz Energy and Marine Limited closes US$375 million Senior Notes
15:47 PKP CARGO and the Port of Gdansk at the next stage of implementation of the Three Seas Initiative
15:23 DAMEN supports conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” as its Sponsor
15:01 Teekay and Brookfield announce strategic partnership
14:50 Materials for “PortNews. Port Service.” journal can be contributed by 4 August 2017
14:31 Northwest Seaport Alliance year-to-date container volumes up 7 percent
14:05 Ireland's marine economy outperforms general economy
13:48 Volgogradneftemash JSC shipped large-size equipment for TAIF-NK (photo)
13:31 Matson announces new U.S. Flag Marshall Islands service
13:05 The typhoon season begins in Japan
12:49 Trest Godromontazh JSC will reconstruct hydraulic engineering structures of Vogograd river port for RUB 206.6 mln (photo)
12:30 Diana Shipping reports financial results for six months ended June 30, 2017
12:12 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:00 ABS joins industry partners to advance autonomous shipping
11:30 Port of NY & NJ reports cargo volumes for H1 2017
11:00 Philly Shipyard delivers third product tanker to Kinder Morgan
10:35 U.S. Defense Department confirms award to Crowley of $2.3 billion transportation contract
10:22 Gazpromneft-Lubricants sold 7,400 t of marine lube oils in HI’17, up 7.5% YoY (photo)
10:01 Brent Crude futures price down 0.12% to $50.21, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.16% to $48.67
09:39 Port of Antwerp International invests in Brazilian Port of Açu
09:18 Baltic Dry Index down to 968 points

2017 July 26

18:06 Norwegian Maritime Authority laid down amendments to the Regulations on environmental safety1 and the Regulations on port State control2
17:36 Simon Stevin arrives in Norway to load 32,000 tonnes of rock for the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm
17:06 Campbell Shipping appoints ISS for global husbandry representation services contract
16:53 NCSP wins anti-monopoly case in court
16:47 Hampton RoadsTransit сhristens BMT-designed ferry
16:29 SPb Governor and representatives of Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg visit Turku
16:00 Port of Antwerp supports pilot project for secure, efficient release of containers
15:34 Okskaya Shipyard launches multi-purpose diving catamaran of Project SDS18, Igor Ilyin (photo)
15:02 ABS classes U.S.-built Liquefied Gas Barge
14:47 PETRONAS and partners will not proceed with Pacific NorthWest LNG project
14:22 Dr Wolfgang Hönemann represents Rotterdam port in North Rhine Westphalia
13:55 PETRONAS delivers first LNG cargo to Thailand
13:32 European Commission publishes Mobility Package for Transport
13:02 Georgia Ports Authority of USA ordered more STS cranes from Konecranes
12:53 Ukraine to close Ilyichevsk Ship Repair Plant and Museum of Ukrainian Navy
12:30 Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover
12:01 Cnsortium of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, CMA CGM and CHEC sign the concession agreement for the Containers Terminal of the new Port of Kribi (Cameroon)
11:59 OCIMF and ReCAAP step up counterpiracy cooperation
11:51 Maersk Line launches Remote Container Management for customers
11:20 Wärtsilä scrubber systems to clean the exhaust from two new Japanese bulk carriers
10:40 Indicative bunker prices go up at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:03 Brent Crude futures price up 0.72% to $50.56, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.94% to $48.34
09:37 Baltic Dry Index up to 980 points
09:18 Rosmorport appoints Yegor Shelukhin as Deputy Director for Security of Arkhangelsk Branch (photo)

2017 July 25

18:00 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers two chemical tankers of Project RST27 to shipping company Volgotrans (photo)
17:05 Western Marine delivers 176 TEU inland container vessel to Invicta Limited
16:33 Cruise ship Pacific Princess made her inaugural call to Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg
16:05 Wagenborg to repair Oostersluisbrug Groningen
15:44 Kaliningrad seaport boundaries changed
15:39 W&T Offshore contracts the Enterprise Offshore 264 jackup rig to drill the ST 224 gas condensate prospect
15:16 COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard announces delivery of vessel
15:12 Ferryboat Petersburg returns to Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line (photo)
14:48 Commercial Sea Port of Taganrog invested RUB 114.9 mln in port infrastructure development in HI’17
14:27 380-tonne cargo unit handled by Multipurpose Terminal YUG-2 at the port of Ust-Luga (photo)
14:00 AquaStroy to invest RUB 493 mln in construction of yacht port Aquamarine in Vladivostok
13:59 VOS Start W2W vessel departs Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf
13:33 Vostochny Port completed modernization of its water treatment facilities (photo)