• 2018 October 19 12:22

    Q&A with ImageSat International released ahead of SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference

    Ahead of SMi’s 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference, taking place between the 6th and 7th February 2018, in Rome, SMi caught up with Dr Natalie Fridman, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Chief Scientist, and VP of Research & Innovation at ImageSat International to discuss current developments, priorities and the upcoming event.

    View a snapshot below and download the full interview: http://www.maritime-recon.com/portnewspr

    What is iSi doing to enhance maritime reconnaissance and surveillance technology?
    “ImageSat International (ISI) developed KINGFISHER, Maritime intelligence System which enables detection of non-cooperative vessels in the deep sea based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology such as Deep learning, Multi Agent Simulation, Behaviour prediction, Anomaly detection etc. and the objective of the AI techniques is to enable decision support for maritime operators and provide an optimal, autonomous and economic solution for maritime systems.”

    What technology updates have really caught your eye in the past year?
    “Applied AI – There are many AI techniques that were invented in the last 20 years. Today we can find several of these techniques applied and working in different domains in the industry. For example, deep learning: neural networks were first invented almost 60 years ago, today with computers high computational power we can find this technology as a common approach for computer vision and speech recognition algorithms. What has caught my eye the most is that today we can find many AI techniques working very well in different domains and in the maritime domain as well.”

    What are the key areas for development in the domain? And which do you see as most important?
    “1. Multi source big data platforms
    2. Getting smart insights from big data analytics
    3. Behaviour analysis and prediction
    All of them are very important but in my opinion the most challenging is the ability to predict the entities behaviour. There are many AI techniques for behaviour prediction and now with KINGFISHER we can see it applied also in maritime domain.”

    Learn more about KINGFISHER and how ImageSat International can help at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference in February, where they will be exhibiting, presenting and available to answer any questions.

    Alongside the two-day conference, there will be a pre-conference workshop, “C-SIGMA and S-AIS, Creating a New Paradigm”, which will take place on Tuesday 5th February. The workshop will be hosted by Guy Thomas, Director of C-SIGMA. Those wishing to attend will benefit from an update on the very rapid expansion of Earth Observation satellite capabilities & their impact on the maritime world, Find out about Earth Observation Systems, Learn how S-AIS has changed the maritime world, and How Analysis w/ AI & Machine Learning is impacting maritime operations, amongst many other things.

    Download a complimentary brochure at http://www.maritime-recon.com/portnewspr  for a complete overview of this year's event.

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2019 January 21

09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,112 points

2019 January 20

16:08 Subsea 7 acquires multi-purpose offshore construction and dive support vessel
15:03 TEPCO and Ørsted sign MoU to work jointly on offshore wind projects
13:51 Major contract for JSS awarded to Montreal-based company
12:42 Huntington Ingalls Industries to acquire Fulcrum IT Services
10:47 Algoma provides update on status of fleet renewal

2019 January 19

16:19 Ocean Yield acquires Suezmax tanker Milos for $56.0 million
15:16 Evac expansion continues with acquisition of UK service company Transvac Systems
14:02 Deltamarin contracted to continue with Titanic II project
12:51 SGRE launches 10 MW offshore wind turbine
11:44 Algoma increases its interest in the ocean self-unloader Pool

2019 January 18

18:06 North Carolina Ports sets new record in 2018
17:47 Freight turnover of Neva-Metal (Saint-Petersburg) in 2018 climbed by 3% Y-o-Y to about 3.2 million tonnes
17:25 Okskaya Sudoverf obtains patent for state-of-the-art pontoons
17:06 Hamburg prepares for ‘Hard Brexit’
16:44 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2018 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 53.48 million tonnes
16:23 GTT receives a new order from SHI to design the tanks of two LNG carriers on behalf of Gaslog
16:20 NOVATEK elects new Board of Directors
15:56 Throughput of port Vyborg in 2018 grew by 25% Y-o-Y to 1.93 million tonnes
15:33 Stena Line’s first new generation ferry ‘floats’ in China
15:21 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 2018 fell by 1.7% Y-o-Y to 49.8 million tonnes
15:03 Panama Direct service CMA CGM to resume weekly rotations
14:47 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 2018 climbed by 7% Y-o-Y to 18.79 million tonnes
14:33 GranIHC appointed contractor for Equinor’s Peregrino Phase II Project
14:19 Port of Ust-Luga handled 98.72 million tonnes in 2018, down 4% Y-o-Y
14:03 Algoma Central Corporation increases its interest in ocean self-unloader Pool
13:50 18 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 17-18
13:35 Throughput of the Port of St. Petersburg in 2018 up 11% Y-o-Y to 59.32 million tonnes
13:18 CMA CGM unites its Containerships and MacAndrews brands
13:11 Vladimir Putin supports Government’s proposal on expanding Far East Ministry’s functions with Arctic issues
12:49 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 2018 grew by 11% Y-o-Y to 49.276 million tonnes
12:26 MV Werften purchases Neptun Ship Design
12:08 Sakaide shipyard holds naming ceremony for new LNG carrier jointly owned by NYK and JERA
11:38 PGNiG SA signs agreement for oil and gas exploration and production in UAE
11:14 Remote pilotage to be allowed in Finland
10:47 Free zone status is a crucial advantage for the future development of the Freeport of Riga
10:06 Ice restrictions at the port of Ust-Luga come into effect on January 31
09:42 Brent Crude futures price up 0.9% to $61.73, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $52.64
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,077 points

2019 January 17

18:13 PORT OF KIEL presents annual results 2018
17:51 Ice restrictions at the port of Primorsk come into effect on January 25
17:28 Global Ports sets up a common service call centre
17:09 EFIP welcomes and supports the European Parliament position on the Connecting Europe Facility for 2021-2027
17:05 North Sea Port monitoring the Brexit closely
16:44 ABP invests £700K to boost storage at Port of Ipswich
16:27 Global fuel market: still many uncertainties in both demand and supply
16:22 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
16:05 OCEAN Alliance extends duration of OCEAN Alliance to ten years
15:42 COSCO SHIPPING Ports signs agreement with PSA to add two new berths at the terminal in Boao, Hainan
15:31 Liebherr supports the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
15:02 Ocean Yield ASA agrees to acquire a modern Suezmax tanker for a consideration of USD 56.0 mln
14:02 SEACOR Marine enters agreement to acquire three additional platform supply vessels from affiliates of COSCO Shipping Group
13:49 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.2% to 9.22 billion tonnes in 2018
13:32 Jensen Maritime provides design for Shaver Transportation’s new tugboat
13:14 OOCL rolls out third phase of Ocean Alliance product refinements
12:50 Baltic Ports Organization’s schedule for 2019 is set
12:38 Port of Los Angeles breaks all-time cargo record in 2018
12:26 Qatar accedes to load lines convention
12:01 Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce to present first production yacht with MTU hybrid power in 2020
11:51 Bunker prices continue going down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)