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Hafnia and BW LPG invest in digital company

Tanker companies Hafnia and BW LPG now invest in Alpha Ori Technologies, which provides digital solutions for shipping. Hafnia CEO Mikael Skov also joins the company's board.

Startup established by former Maersk people has surpassed 1,000 ships

Two former Maersk employees are behind a company that aims to reduce ships' fuel consumption. So far more than 1,000 ships and customers such as Golden Ocean and Hapag-Lloyd have signed up. "You can choose to do it cheaply or you can choose to do it properly," co-founder tells ShippingWatch.

DP World joins Tradelens

Port operator DP World joins Maersk's digital venture Tradelens. The integration, which will hook DP World up to the platform, has already begun. Unifeeder will also become part of Tradelens.

ONE joins digital exchange in New York

Ocean Network Express, ONE, becomes the latest container line to join the digital contract platform New York Shipping Exchange. Seven of the major shipping companies are now on board.

Workshops pave the way to digital container standards

These days, competing container shipping companies are meeting in an office in Amsterdam to agree on common digital standards. This work will be an important step toward more innovation in shipping, says DCSA Chief Executive Thomas Bagge.

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.

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