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Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways sign an MoU for Cooperation in Development of National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) at Lothal, Gujarat

New Delhi: Port Wings News Network: The Ministry of Culture (MoC) and  Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW)  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ‘Cooperation in Development of National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) at Lothal, Gujarat’ in New Delhi on 16 June 2021. Union Minister of State (I/C) …

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ISWAN Launches Vaccination Drive for Indian Seafarers

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: In response to the second wave of COVID-19 in India, the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has launched a ‘Vaccination Drive for Indian Seafarers’ in collaboration with Narayana Health and the Medica Group of Hospitals. Over the last few weeks, ISWAN’s international helpline …

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ERMA FIRST Acquires German Marine Water Treatment Specialists RWO

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Bremen, RWO provides water and wastewater treatment systems for ships, ports and offshore installations and is a market leader in bilge water separation systems. RWO’s product portfolio includes the treatment of drinking and process water, oily waters, ballast, wastewater …

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BIMCO Sets Sights On A Global Electronic Bill Of Lading Standard

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: As part of a major initiative to accelerate digitalisation in the shipping industry, BIMCO has teamed up with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and other key stakeholders to help identify and overcome obstacles preventing a more widescale adoption of electronic bills of lading. “Establishing …

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Indian Register of Shipping Takes Major Initiatives On The Path To Digitalization

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Leading international classification society, Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has announced major initiatives towards digitalisation and offering its services through a unified digital platform. IRClass has initiated creation of a separate department ‘IRClass Digital’, a dedicated team under the aegis of its Executive Chairman’s office. …

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Ocean Infinity Selects DNV’s ShipManager for Innovative Robotic Vessels

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Ocean Infinity, a leading marine robotics and deep sea data acquisition company, is implementing ShipManager fleet management software for 17 new robotic ships and additional autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Ocean Infinity will implement ShipManager’s modules for planned maintenance, procurement and business intelligence for its advanced …

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IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee Finalizes Analysis of Ship Safety Treaties, To Assess Next Steps for Regulating Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), at its 103rd session in May 2021, has completed a regulatory scoping exercise to analyze relevant ship safety treaties, in order to assess how Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) could be regulated. The completion …

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