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Startup wants to use robots as cleaners for ships

J. Lauritzen and Norden have already installed several of Cliin's new cleaning robots in order to save time and money on cleaning cargo holds. But this is just the beginning for the startup, CEO Thomas Jørgensen tells ShippingWatch.

Port of Rotterdam will capture weather conditions in real time

With a new platform, port authorities in Rotterdam will send signals regarding weather and water conditions in real time to make freight planning easier. There is huge potential, says the port, which sees a future when sensors are used on everything from sailings to quays.

DFDS Chief Exec's biggest worry is rapidly approaching

Brexit is at the top of the agenda for DFDS in a 2019 in which continued expansion in Turkey is more important than other major issues in the sector. In an interview with ShippingWatch, CEO Niels Smedegaard outlines the biggest objectives for the company in the year to come.

Former Maersk execs' Blockshipping venture gives up on ICO

Blockshipping gives up on plans to raise more money through cryptocurrency. The desired funding has not been raised, and the company will now pursue other investors and optimize in order to bring down capital requirements, CEO Peter Ludvigsen tells ShippingWatch.

A new platform will enable shipping players to exchange tonnage

Two shipping profiles have joined forces to create a new platform for exchanging assets between shipping companies, operators, banks and other shipping players. An opportunity for a dry bulk shipping company to secretly test a tanker, for instance, the new venture tells ShippingWatch.

Could Counter-Strike players be the seafarers of the future?

What will legislation for unmanned vessels look like? Who will be responsible in the case of accidents? And could computer players be the future captains of an remotely operated vessel? ShippingWatch maps out some of the biggest questions facing autonomous shipping.

OECD report points to huge potential for information sharing in shipping

There is enormous potential in data usage and information sharing in shipping, writes OECD's International Transport Forum, ITF, in a new report and lists five concrete recommendations. But the organization also points to several challenges that could prevent stakeholders from realizing this potential.

Blockshipping looking for new investors after ICO flop

Blockshipping, a digital platform to register 27 million containers, and the brainchild of several former Maersk executives, was unable to raise the necessarry funding through an ICO. CEO Peter Ludvigsen talks to ShippingWatch about the next steps for the venture.

Maersk has listened to criticism of its digital platform

Maersk and IBM have listened to the criticism of their new digital platform which was delivered by competitors earlier this year. "We are absolutely open to develop this as an industry neutral platform," says the head of the project to ShippingWatch.

Digital ships could trigger next order boom

Uncertainties about environmental regulations and new standards for digitalization in shipping put a damper on newbuild orders in the years to come, says Danish Ship Finance in a new analysis.

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