Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance Launched in Shanghai

Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance

Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance Launched in Shanghai

On June 28th, the inaugural meeting of Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance and its 1st Council were held in Shanghai. Leaders and industry experts from HNA Technology & Logistics Group, CCS, ABS, China Ship Development and Design Center, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., 708 Research Institute of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), Rolls-Royce, 711 Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) and W?rtsil? China attended the meeting and witnessed the signing ceremony of the alliance charter. The Council of the Alliance adopted the relevant proposals for the work plan in 2017. As the first domestic cooperation organization in the field of unmanned cargo ship, the establishment of the alliance marked the opening of change of China’s marine unmanned cargo transport. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance Launched in Shanghai”

Smart Shipping depends on international cooperation – Interview with Laurens Schrijnen and Anja van der Sluijs, Rijkswaterstaat

Smart Shipping depends on international cooperation – Interview with Laurens Schrijnen and Anja van der Sluijs, Rijkswaterstaat

Laurens Schrijnen and Anja van der Sluijs are both working for Rijkswaterstaat, the National Waterways Authority in the Netherlands. Rijkswaterstaat has taken a remarkable initiative that aims at cooperation between entrepreneurs, research and governments. This remarkable program is called SMASH! Schrijnen and Van der Sluijs speak about the project on Jun 13, at Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference in Venlo.

“Rijkswaterstaat has been asked by the Dutch government to bring the ‘Triple Helix’  together, they exist of entrepreneurs, research and government. Rijkswaterstaat plays the moderator-role and we are glad with the growing interest from the different companies, institutions as well governments. The number of participants is growing rapidly, which shows the importance for all involved,” says Laurens Schrijnen, manager at Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) and the moderator behind Smart Shipping Challenge 2017 SMASH!. Continue reading “Smart Shipping depends on international cooperation – Interview with Laurens Schrijnen and Anja van der Sluijs, Rijkswaterstaat”

Automation & Smart Shipping on the inland waterways in Flanders – Presented by Lieven Dejonckheere, De Vlaamse Waterweg

Automation & Smart Shipping on the inland waterways in Flanders – Presented by Lieven Dejonckheere, De Vlaamse Waterweg NV at the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

De Vlaamse Waterweg nv is the public authority responsible for the management of the navigable inland waterways in Flanders,  and aims to enhance the multidisciplinary use of the inland waterway network in all aspects of economic, urban and nature development for the region.

About Lieven Dejonckheere
Lieven Dejonckheere has 20 years of experience in managing technology projects at the University of Ghent, in the aviation industry and in both the maritime and inland shipping sectors. He is responsible for remote operation of locks & bridges and for vessel traffic management on the inland waterways in Flanders. Continue reading “Automation & Smart Shipping on the inland waterways in Flanders – Presented by Lieven Dejonckheere, De Vlaamse Waterweg”

Smaller unmanned ships attractive & environmentally friendly – Interview with Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, SINTEF Ocean

Smaller unmanned ships attractive & environmentally friendly – Interview with Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, SINTEF Ocean

Ørnulf Jan Rødseth is Senior Scientist at SINTEF Ocean in Trondheim, Norway and studies the development of transport over water with small unmanned ships. In his view, smaller unmanned ships are more economical and also environmentally friendly. He will talk at the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference on June 13, 2017, in Venlo, The Netherlands.

“Bigger ships are more economical, simply because of their more efficient use of fuel and smaller crews required. But this has a limit as they have a draught that limits their possibilities in shallow waters,” according to Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, senior scientist at SINTEF Ocean in Trondheim, Norway. “Trondheim is the centre of a national project on testing fully or partial unmanned ships. Fully automated and smaller ships allow far more flexible transport systems. On top of that the smaller ships can be cleaner for the environment, as they make use of batteries or fuel cells. However, the ships have to be integrated into the complete transport system and the ‘last mile’ from quay to user must be incorporated.” Continue reading “Smaller unmanned ships attractive & environmentally friendly – Interview with Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, SINTEF Ocean”

Next jump of USV technologies towards commercial shipping – Italian experience – Presented by Cristiana Pagni, Tecnomar

An italian experience for the next ‘jump’ of Unmanned surface vessel (USV) technologies towards commercial shipping – Presented by Cristiana Pagni, Consorzio Tecnomar Liguria at the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) are widely employed for both military and civil applications (e.g. costal raids, mine search and rescue, research activities related to sea and littoral investigations, etc.). Within the USV PERMARE, ProDifCon and SWAD Projects (supported by Distretto Ligure delle Tecnologie Marine (DTLM) funded by the Ministry of Education and Research – MIUR, grants DM62573, DM62574 and DM62572- with a public-private partnership of SMEs, BE and Research centres) effectiveness and efficiency (e.g. environmentally-friendly performances, maximum operative range and endurance as well as detection performances) of such vehicles have been largely improved, in terms of reliability and compactness, of hybrid and/or fully electric propulsion systems, of real-time and remote accessible on-board monitoring systems and high range/bandwidth transmission data devices.

About Cristiana Pagni
Cristiana Pagni is an experienced entrepreneur in the maritime and defence technology sectors and CEO of Sitep GROUP (http://www.sitep.it/). Since 2009 she is also president of Consorzio Tecnomar Liguria, representing small enterprise in the board of DTLM (Ligurian Cluster of Marine Technology), born to promote research in the local marine industry. Continue reading “Next jump of USV technologies towards commercial shipping – Italian experience – Presented by Cristiana Pagni, Tecnomar”

Autonomous Ships: Theory & Practice – Presented by Ali Haseltalab & Rudy R. Negenborn, TU Delft

Autonomous Ships: Theory and Practice – Presented by Ali Haseltalab and Rudy R. Negenborn, Maritime and Transport Technology Department, Delft University of Technology at the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

The Department of Maritime and Transport Technology of TU Delft is carrying out research on autonomous vessels, which can potentially solve some increasing problems in transportation, such as latency, tra­ffic in port areas and high costs. In this presentation the audience will be introduced to on-going research projects related to autonomous vessels.

About Ali Haseltalab
Ali Haseltalab is a PhD student/employee in the department of Maritime and Transport Technology at TU Delft. His current research interests include motion control of autonomous ships, modeling and control of on-board hybrid-electric power and propulsion systems and power and energy management strategies for autonomous vessels.

Rudy R. NegenbornAbout Rudy R. Negenborn
Dr. Rudy Negenborn is associate professor in automatic control & coordination of transport technology at the Section Transport Engineering & Logistics of Department Maritime & Transport Technology, Delft University of Technology. Continue reading “Autonomous Ships: Theory & Practice – Presented by Ali Haseltalab & Rudy R. Negenborn, TU Delft”

Rotterdam-Venlo-Europe: the autonomous connection – Presented by Arwen Korteweg, Port of Rotterdam

Rotterdam-Venlo-Europe: the autonomous connection – Presented by drs. Arwen Korteweg, Port of Rotterdam at the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

The Port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest and most automated port of Europe and the Venlo region is Europe’s multimodal logistics hub within 24 hours reach of the European market. To strengthen the Rotterdam-Venlo-Europe connection as the most efficient and most reliable route to reach your European customers, we work on digitization, improving data and information exchange, platooning, autonomous vessels and improving the autonomous port and its connections.

About drs. Arwen Korteweg
Studying business economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam as the basis for my career in Rotterdam in logistics. More than 15 years of experience in the network of inland terminals in Europe and inland waterway container transport of which 6 years with Logistics at the Port of Rotterdam. Continue reading “Rotterdam-Venlo-Europe: the autonomous connection – Presented by Arwen Korteweg, Port of Rotterdam”

3NTOCC – it means: No Train, No Terminal, No Truck (3NT) Operating Common Carrier (OCC) – Presented by Wojciech Paprocki, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

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3NTOCC – it means: No Train, No Terminal, No Truck (3NT) Operating Common Carrier (OCC) – Presented by Prof. Wojciech Paprocki PhD, SGH Warsaw School of Economics  at the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

The digital technologies give new opportunity to achieve edge on the market of transport services for the operators of virtual platforms. These operators do not need to own hardware assets but they should be able to satisfy the shippers offering them requested services on very attractive rates. The implementation of the new business models is possible creating the integrated data base which reflect the potential of players in the intermodal transport: railway and terminal managers, rail operators and truckers. The prerequisite is proper cooperation with the biggest shipping companies, which carry out the global transport of containers. Continue reading “3NTOCC – it means: No Train, No Terminal, No Truck (3NT) Operating Common Carrier (OCC) – Presented by Wojciech Paprocki, SGH Warsaw School of Economics”

Smart Shipping Challenge 2017 SMASH! – Presented by Laurens Schrijnen, Rijkswaterstaat

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Smart Shipping Challenge 2017 SMASH! – Presented by Laurens Schrijnen, Rijkswaterstaat at the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

The Netherlands is the most important country of Europe in terms of transport. Half of the European fleet is sailing under the Dutch flag. We are at the beginning of a new phase in inland navigation. Knowledge and skills will be and will stay crucial; technology will be more and more important. Think at remote controlled vessels, smart share of information, optimization of maintenance or even autonomous sailing. This gives opportunities to address and challenge issues as sustainability, safety and efficiency. All this we want to address in a demonstration; the Smart shipping Challenge 2017 SMASH! on November 30th 2017. Use the knowledge and experience of existing initiatives, technologies, knowledge institutes and commercial organisations to learn from each other and take advantage of working together at smart shipping. SMASH! supports innovation and competitiveness of the Netherlands in the sector of inland navigation (ship-owners, shipbuilders, charterers, researchers etc.) https://smartshippingchallenge.nl/  Continue reading “Smart Shipping Challenge 2017 SMASH! – Presented by Laurens Schrijnen, Rijkswaterstaat”

Towards autonomous inland shipping – Presented by Gerben Peeters, KU Leuven

Towards autonomous inland shipping – Presented by Gerben Peeters, KU Leuven, at Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Presentation about the state-of-the-art of ongoing research worldwide and the position of the KU Leuven within this growing research field. The focus of the Intelligent Mobile Platforms (IMP) research group of KU Leuven will be discussed together with their future plans and vision.

About Gerben Peeters

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