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Subject:eMAR News - 01/05/2016

Online apps are coming for route planning

New applications will be developed that will enhance voyage planning using electronic navigational charts (ENCs) and weather information. Seafarers will be able to use online solutions, such as cloud computing, as well as downloaded applications to provide the latest information for safe navigation.,online-apps-are-coming-for-route-planning_42406.htm


Launch of Fleet Xpress marks start of a new era that sees `smart' ship operations become a reality

Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications launched Fleet Xpress; the first globally available, high-speed broadband solution for maritime and offshore operators available from a single communications provider.


Softship introduces cloud port software

Softship has launched a cloud-based management solution for port agents. The Softship advanced port agency solution (SAPAS) is a pay-as-you-go tool that manages all port agency activities in a single online solution. It has a user-defined database for storing and retrieving huge amounts of information required to service ships when they are in port.,softship-introduces-cloud-port-software_42417.htm


Greater integration of ship systems

Container ships, passenger ships and offshore vessels under construction in Asian and European shipyards have greater levels of automation and ship-wide connectivity than earlier generations. Ships due to be delivered over the next few years have advanced systems for capturing and displaying data to seafarers, and the satellite link to send this to shore.,greater-integration-of-ship-systems_42453.htm


Maritime Leaders Call For Adoption Of Technology

Maritime leaders are calling on the industry to adopt new technology as a way to capitalise on opportunities and navigate today’s increasingly complex operating environment.


Port Automation: Friend or Foe?

Development of modern technology has ushered in a myriad of changes into the maritime industry. Introduction of complex navigation softwares aboard ships, giant remotely-operated cranes to handle cargo and automated equipment at ports has made navigation and cargo handling operations at ports much easier and more efficient.


IMO: Electronic Data Exchange in a ‘Single Window’

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the mandatory requirements for the electronic exchange of information on cargo, crew and passengers as part of a revised and modernized annex to the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL).


Rolls-Royce unveils its vision of autonomous shipping

The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) project unveiled a vision of how remote and autonomous shipping will become a reality, changing the nature of the shipping industry. The project’s first year findings were presented at a conference at Helsinki last week.

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