• 2019 February 25 16:58

    Technology with potential to usher in new age of maritime safety, connectivity and smart shipping to be revealed at Nor-Shipping 2019

    ScanReach has solved a problem no one else can, creating a technology with the potential to usher in a new age of maritime safety, connectivity and smart shipping. All will be revealed at Nor-Shipping 2019.

    Tucked away in a quiet industrial area in Bergen, Norway, a small team is working on a breakthrough capable of transforming the entire shipping industry. The ScanReach office is busy, yet quiet, as a focused group of digital experts, physicists and maritime software developers put the finishing touches to In:Range, a game changing low-power, IoT microsensor system.

    In:Range does something no other technology can: it transmits sensor-based data through steel, providing a robust on-board emergency response system, tracking the condition and whereabouts of all persons on board in real time. In addition to individuals, the ScanReach technology – based on a combination of frequency control, sophisticated algorithms and protocols – can monitor compartments and hard-to-access void spaces on a ship or offshore asset. And, as a key enabler for smart shipping, it can also monitor and wirelessly transmit real-time ship operating data (including data from IoT-enabled equipment) to a central control unit on the bridge or special control room.

    Not only will it save lives at sea, providing complete awareness of crew whereabouts and movements, it can also be used as a platform for a digitally empowered world fleet. The potential is huge.

    “We are sitting on some of the world’s most disruptive safety technology,” comments Jacob Grieg Eide, ScanReach’s Chief Business Development Officer. “There are probably about 100,000 ships and many more offshore assets that could immediately benefit from our wireless, plug and play sensor-based system to transform the safety of people and assets at sea.”

    And they could do so, he says, easily, effectively and – without the need for expensive cabling and installation – at low cost. In terms of practical applications for safety, crewmembers would have individual, wearable personnel tags monitored by a fully redundant meshed network of microsensors. In the event of an emergency on board a ship or offshore asset, their location and condition would become immediately evident, with any absences at muster stations rapidly noted and addressed. Seafarers, contractors, offshore workers, vessel passengers and all other ‘tagged’ individuals would be visible in any situation, in any conditions at any time, regardless of the incident.

    Eide’s assertation that “In:Range has the power to create a new safety reality at sea” seems not just plausible, but probable.

    After almost five years and well over 30,000 hours of research and testing Eide and his colleagues have chosen Nor-Shipping, which convenes in Oslo and Lillestrøm this June, as the official launch pad for their business and wireless connectivity platform. The team will be exhibiting in the much anticipated new Blue Economy hall, created to showcase ‘tomorrow’s business solutions today’.

    “With so many industry decision makers in one place – networking, learning and doing business with one another – this is the ideal opportunity to showcase the capability of this ground-breaking product to a highly relevant, high quality audience,” he explains.

    Eide’s assertation that “In:Range has the power to create a new safety reality at sea” seems not just plausible, but probable.

    After almost five years and well over 30,000 hours of research and testing Eide and his colleagues have chosen Nor-Shipping, which convenes in Oslo and Lillestrøm this June, as the official launch pad for their business and wireless connectivity platform. The team will be exhibiting in the much anticipated new Blue Economy hall, created to showcase ‘tomorrow’s business solutions today’.

    “With so many industry decision makers in one place – networking, learning and doing business with one another – this is the ideal opportunity to showcase the capability of this ground-breaking product to a highly relevant, high quality audience,” he explains.


2019 August 20

15:49 Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg to assist Lead Partner under Kotka Pax project
15:32 Associated British Ports launches first Port Operative Apprentice Scheme
14:56 Port of Gdansk makes another step towards the Central Port project
14:28 Marine Cargo Bureau sponsors roundtable meeting “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality”
14:03 Diamond S Shipping commences fleet renewal efforts with sale of two vessels
13:54 NIBULON continues building floating crane of Project P-140
13:35 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:30 Serco announces captains for Australia’s new Antarctic research vessel
13:13 RF Ministry of Labour approves ‘Stevedore’ standard
12:47 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping signed new agreement with Maritime Administration of the Republic of Cyprus
12:12 Strong second quarter helps Tallink deliver steady result for first six months of 2019
11:49 KN Klaipėda oil terminal berths to undergo reconstruction
11:28 Port of Tallinn named as one of Europe’s best in first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list
11:01 World's largest container ship completes first voyage from Asia to Europe
10:43 Port of Tallinn reports its financial results for 2019 Q2 and 6 months
10:24 Rosgeo completed digital processing of seismic data on the Laptev Sea
10:02 Fitch Ratings affirms Panama Canal's 'A' rating with a stable outlook
09:50 KfW IPEX-Bank structures financing package for two cruise ships of the Genting Hong Kong Group
09:40 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,067 points
09:17 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.15% to $59.82, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $55.22
09:09 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 20

2019 August 19

18:41 Andrey Zubarev takes the helm at Sea Port St. Petersburg
18:36 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to South America Eastcoast
18:26 Rosterminalugol YTD coal exports volume hits the 15-millionth-tonne mark
18:04 CMA CGM Group to take part in the Asia Fruit Logistica 2019 in Hong Kong
17:36 MPA launches Singapore’s first Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide
17:04 ACO Marine commissions a series of Clarimar wastewater treatment plants for Jadrolonija
16:35 Suez Canal Container Terminal announces plans to open reefer repair hub to all brands
16:19 Jumbo and GoodFuels partner to take sustainable bio-fuel oil to the offshore support market
16:11 Main phase of Beloomut hydro engineering system rehabilitation project to be completed by the end of 2019, Moscow Canal authority says
15:58 LR awards world’s first digital type approval to HHI
15:32 d’Amico International announces the sale of one of the vessels
15:09 Samsung Heavy to advance smart ship technology in cooperation with equipment producers
14:17 JFD signs strategic partnership with Aquacentrum Den Helder to provide submarine escape training
13:09 Samsung Heavy Industries to win orders for 10 LNG-fueled vessels
12:53 Kraken’s ThunderFish® delivered to DRDC, Canada
12:09 Sinanju signs 2-year time charter agreement with ExxonMobil for LNG-powered “Marine Vicky”
11:18 MODEC announces issuance of project bond for FPSO charter project
11:16 Registration underway for “Import Substitution in Russian Shipbuilding: Ambition and Reality” Roundtable
11:09 Busan Port-Qingdao Port concludes MOU to promote cruise business
10:08 RAN signs two year lease extension with the National Australia Bank for its two Cape Class Patrol Boats
09:43 Brent Crude futures edge up to $ 59,28, WTI – to $ 55,34
09:08 The BPA and the Port of Rotterdam Authority concludes a development agreement to construct and operate the Rotterdam Distribution Center
09:01 Baltic Dry Index rises 2% to 2088 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 19
08:49 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to Latin America

2019 August 18

16:51 USCG responds to ferry aground in Boston Harbor
15:09 NOAA awards $2.7 million in grants for marine debris removal and research
13:02 BAE Systems cuts steel for UK Royal Navy's HMS Cardiff
12:46 Kongsberg Digital simulation and software selected to fast-track R&D at new autonomous ship centre in Korea
11:05 NYK sponsors endangered Sea Turtle Research
10:56 Coast Guard cites passenger vessel for operating illegally, terminates voyage

2019 August 17

14:24 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel Facilities
13:31 Damen Shipyards Cape Town joins Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
12:28 CMA CGM announces rate restoration for Asia to West Africa trade
11:32 APL informs on voil sailing on Asia-Indian Subcontinent Service in August
10:58 Pre-commissioned USCG's Cutter Midgett makes second cocaine seizure within five days

2019 August 16

18:16 Port of Vyborg volumes in Jan-Jul plummet 29% to 687,700 tons
18:06 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
17:36 Norwegian Encore leaves MEYER WERFT's building dock