26 April

Electronic Charts ECDIS

ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display & Information System – based on the use and display of digital cartographic and navigation and hydrographic information in the form of electronic maps. They are promising integrated information systems designed to solve a complex of navigation problems, automate the navigator’s work and improve navigation navigation safety. Read more

23 April

Interesting: Enabling the smart ship

While speaking at the first 2019 SAFETY4SEA Conference in London, Dana Jongens, Safety Services Manager, Inmarsat Maritime focused on smart ships, the future of the maritime industry and the adoption of IoT that will enable the transfer of data from ship to shore.

15 April

Seaspan’s 2019 Navis Inspire Award of Recognition

Seaspan is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the 2019 Navis Inspire Award of Recognition in the Vessel Performance and Capacity Optimization category for our SAVER-concept vessel designs. Naval Architect David Greening accepted the award on our behalf at Navis World 2019, held in San Francisco at the end of March. Resource  

12 April

BRM: Avoiding the single point of failure

The fundamental principal in Bridge Resource Management (BRM) is that vessel navigation and operation is not one-man show. BRM makes use of all available resources onboard (equipment, information, human resource) to ensure the safe completion of vessel’s voyage. Likewise in all operating systems, the navigation and handling of vessel should be protected by a single […]

10 April

Seaspan enters Agreement with COSCO SHIPPING relating to LNG Opportunities

Seaspan Corporation (“Seaspan”) announced a framework agreement (the “Agreement”) for strategic cooperation with COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation Co., Ltd. (“COSCO SHIPPING Energy”). COSCO SHIPPING Energy specializes in LNG, oil products, and other energy transportation under China COSCO Shipping Corporation Ltd., (“COSCO Shipping”), and has the largest LNG fleet in China. Pursuant to the Agreement, both […]

05 April

Interesting: Ensuring containers safety on board container ships

Uwe-Peter Schieder, Loss Prevention Manager at GDV (German Insurance Association – Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft) and Vice-Chair of IUMI’s Loss Prevention Committee, provides his comment on securing containers on deck of a container ship. Mr. Schieder says that there are six different motions in which vessels move in the sea, with the main of them […]