Alcohol testing app for K Line crew

Japanese shipping group Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) is putting its seafarers through a breathalyser test of sorts. Alcohol detector apps, developed by Pai-R, are being linked to smartphones on “K” Line’s ships. These can […]

Port cranes GPS signals blocked

In recent years, incidents of GPS tampering have disrupted the flow of commerce within ports around the world by blocking the signals needed for crane operators to locate and move goods. The Israeli ports of […]

Stand together against cyber crime

A sore but undeniable truth of the maritime industry is that crew are constantly being treated as a liability. To hear it told by shipowners, projects such as the Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM)-led initiative with […]

Australia explores future trends in navigation

A report timed for World Marine Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Day highlights cutting edge new technology to come in the digital age. The 40-page report looks at a futuristic voyage on board the fictitious Blue […]

ABS prove AI-enabled corrosion detection potential

Classification society ABS, Google Cloud, and Ukrainian software provider SoftServe have successfully demonstrated the accuracy of using artificial intelligence (AI) to detect levels of corrosion and coating breakdown on ships and offshore structures. Representing a […]

Assessing automation’s impact

Transportation is the backbone of our globalised economy and it has been undergoing significant transformation because of the 4th Industrial Revolution – a period characterised by the integration of artificial intelligence and higher degrees of […]