• 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 April 19

18:07 Keppel posts net profit of S$203M in 1Q 2019
17:28 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg to complete Phase 1 of Berth No7 reconstruction in summer 2019
17:04 Saudi Aramco partners with the Saudi Contractors Authority fostering collaboration at ‘Future Projects Forum’
16:57 BAE Systems Jacksonville secures Navy's conntract mod for DDG 117
15:04 Hyundai LNG Shipping announces order for one VLGC at HHI
14:55 Marina for 100 yachts to be built in Feodosia by Firm “TES” LLC
14:10 C-Fenna successfully completes Fugro 1200 jackup towing operations
13:32 ESPO congratulates Port of Huelva for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
13:07 Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel returns to service after mid-life upgrade including conversion to natural gas
12:44 New High Bay Container Storage system launched as “BOXBAY”
12:10 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
11:39 Port Arthur LNG receives FERC authorization for export project in Texas
11:08 Dual-fuel AET tankers conduct maiden LNG bunkering
10:43 Largest barge of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undergone overhaul
10:19 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.04% to $71.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.38% to $64
09:56 Bunker prices are sable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 TransContainer’s transportation volumes in Q1’2019 increased by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 492,000 TEUs
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 790 points
07:42 GTT receives an order from DSME for the tank design of a new LNG carrier

2019 April 18

18:36 South Stream Transport B.V. and Saipem announce the amicable settlement of mutual differences
18:06 Seaway 7 selected as partner to develop Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm
17:36 WinGD reports strong first quarter 2019
17:11 Launching ceremony held for eighth shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20
17:05 SOFEC completes engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system
16:26 Port of Murmansk to welcome eight cruise liners in summer season of 2019
16:05 Cooperation agreement between Eimskip and Royal Arctic line approved by the Icelandic Competition Authority
15:44 Navios Acquisition announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction for three MR2 product tankers and two LR1 product tankers
15:12 Nefteflot laid down two barges of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
15:10 MOL to acquire strategic stake in six group companies, each owning a Very Large Ethane Carrier
14:40 Port of Rotterdam freight throughput grows by 5.1% in first quarter of 2019
13:44 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:03 Biggest European shipbuilders collaborate on vessel connectivity in project Code Kilo
12:49 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the first quarter 2019
12:13 Frontex, EMSA and EFCA open second annual European Coast Guard Event
11:51 RF Navy’s Northern Fleet takes part in combat training missions as part of final check for winter training season
11:27 ASCO took part in TransRussia-2019
11:00 ZIM joins to blockchain shipping solution TradeLens
10:44 Shareholders agreement on construction of Lavna terminal signed under Murmansk Transport Hub project
10:28 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.1% to $71.69, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $63.82
10:09 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
09:53 Keppel secures integration and upgrading contracts worth around S$160 million
09:37 Tri-City ports take part in Seatrade Cruise Global
09:36 Bunker Market this morning, April 18
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 767 points

2019 April 17

19:00 SMS Towage’s Humber fleet adds new tug
18:36 CMA CGM has announced FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
18:06 DESMI's CompactClean Ballast Water Management System receives US Coast Guard Type Approval
17:36 Denmark's first new-build hybrid ferry on key passenger route
17:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
16:38 Matson receives new cranes at its Honolulu hub terminal
16:17 Stena Europe undergoes refit upgrades in Turkey
16:11 Kuehne + Nagel launches first online seafreight service solution with guaranteed lead time in container shipping
15:40 HELCOM addressed nutrients, stormwater and microlitter issues at PRESSURE 10-2019
15:04 Murmansk Commercial Seaport commissions dust and wind shields
14:39 Port of Riga and Port of Qingdao sign Cooperation Agreement
14:02 Damen launches two road ferries for Canadian operator BC Ferries
13:22 DNV GL awards CMHI AIPs for two new offshore designs
12:53 Pacific Fleet warships and Royal Thai Navy hold joint trainings in the Sea of Japan
12:31 Port of Cardiff prepares for start of 2019 cruise season
12:22 Tristar Group signs second major deal with Shell for 6 chemical tankers