• 2019 April 15 12:38

    The Royal Navy's latest developments to be presented at Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference

    An investment worth £75 million has been confirmed for new Royal Navy technology, including robots and autonomous mine-hunters. The funds will be spent on a new joint military and industry hi-tech accelerator, NavyX, and two new autonomous mine-hunter vessels with cutting-edge sonars. These will enable remote mine-hunting in the Gulf at a higher range, speed and accuracy. Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson announced that this investment will create new capabilities across the Royal Navy, making sure that our warfighters have the very best cutting-edge technology.

    With this in mind, the 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference, taking place in London on the 8th and 9th May 2019, will feature key speakers from the Royal Navy on this step forward to excelling ahead of near peer adversaries in the unmanned maritime domain, say the event organisers.

    Featured speakers from the Royal Navy include:

    Commodore Mike Knott, Assistant Chief of Staff Maritime Capability will be presenting ‘Unmanned and Autonomous Systems and the Future of Royal Navy Capabilities and Power Projection’, focusing on:

    • Evolving with the changing nature of naval warfare, addressing complex new threats and developing effective technology and strategies to counter these threats
    • Autonomy as a force multiplier: Extending the Royal Navy’s global reach and operational capacity
    • Integrating unmanned systems into the surface fleet, and increasing the use of unmanned systems in traditional naval operations
    • The role of autonomous systems in the carrier strike group, and the potential for UAVs to revolutionise carrier operations
    • Maintaining Royal Navy thought leadership in an increasingly information and technology driven world

    Commander Sean Trevethan, Fleet Robotics Officer will be presenting on ‘Delivering the Next Generation of Royal Navy Assets to Enable Effective Operational Capability into the 21st Century’, focusing on:

    • Future plans for robotic and autonomous development after the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercises
    • Identifying operational shortfalls in order to plan effectively for future unmanned capabilities
    • Key trends in unmanned technology – considering the design, functions and capabilities of autonomous systems to ensure they meet the mission demands of the future
    • Maximising operational effectiveness by integrating unmanned surface vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles, and UAV’s into one network

    Captain Gary Hesling, Captain HM/Hydrographer of the Navy will be presenting on ‘Integrating Unmanned and Autonomous Systems for More Effective Hydrography in Support of Royal Navy Activities’, focusing on:

    • The growing role of unmanned systems in hydrographic missions, contributing geospatial data in support of RN operations
    • Leveraging unmanned surface vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles transform mapping, surveying, and other hydrographic activities
    • Harnessing data and sensor fusion to aid ship navigation and increasing RN operational effectiveness

    Plus, this year’s agenda features presentations on key programmes:

    Commander Yvo Jaenen, Deputy Commander Belgian Navy MCM service and Operational Commander North Sea Unmanned MCM and Communications Trials 2016-2017, Belgian Navy will be discussing PESCO for Mine Counter Measures.

    Mr Alexander Gabriëlse, Senior Scientist Underwater Technology, Defence Materiel Organisation will be discussing SALSA.

    The latest registrations include Babcock International, Belgian Navy, Canadian Armed Forces, City University of London, Defence Material Organisation - Netherlands, DGA Naval Systems, German Navy, Hydroid Inc, National Oceanography Centre, NATO CMRE, OSI Maritime Systems, Polish Naval Academy, Portuguese Navy, Royal Navy, Schiebel, SEA Ltd, Sirius Constellation, Thinke Company Ltd and more.

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2019 April 22

18:29 President Vladimir Putin to kick off loading of an LNG cargo to Coral Anthelia in Vysotsk, April 24
18:04 Bahri explores maritime opportunities in Africa at Logismed
16:57 Federation Council approves the crab fishing quotas bill
14:45 Newspaper of Sea Port of St. Petersburg receives Best Corporate Edition 2018 Award
14:27 MOL to install AR navigation system on 21 VLCCs
14:26 Spot market price for Russian M100 product ended week lower at an average of RUB 19,431 pmt
13:07 Nobel Bros Shipyard re-launches refurbished pusher OTA-953
13:01 Seadrill Partners LLC receives early termination notice for the West Capricorn contract
12:06 Rosmorport invites to submit proposals for LS marine fuel supply at Sakhalin based Port of Shakhtersk
12:00 BP and partners sanction $6 billion Azeri Central East development offshore Azerbaijan
11:10 Int’l Neva 2019 Expo to present the hall of small crafts building achievements
11:00 Saudi Aramco to acquire Shell’s share of the SASREF refining joint venture
10:26 Crude oil futures soar to $ 73,81 (Brent) and to $ 65,53 (WTI)
10:05 DEME Offshore announces Moray East wind farm Tier One suppliers
09:58 Eni, CDP, Fincantieri and Terna join forces to develop power plants on an industrial scale
08:25 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for next-generation LNG carrier "Diamond Gas Sakura"

2019 April 21

15:38 WheelHouse names Ian Morris as Vice President of Operations
14:34 CMA CGM to implement FAK rates from West Med, Adriatic, Black Sea and East Med to Far East, Middle East Gulf and Red Sea
12:37 USCG offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana
11:31 CMA CGM hikes rates on Asia to Kenya, Tanzania service
11:07 Kinder Morgan raises dividend by 25%, announces Q1 2019 results

2019 April 20

16:31 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia - the Middle East Gulf trade
15:02 MOL pledges support for Mozambique in wake of devastating cyclone
14:42 USCG Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol
13:27 CMA CGM announces FAK rates for Asia to Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka trade
13:12 Carnival Cruise Line, CFVI unveil revitalized Griffith Park in St. Thomas for local children
12:26 BC Ferries celebrates Earth Day with the return of the Spirit of Vancouver Island
11:04 Certification of Arkona offshore wind farm by DNV GL confirms safe and reliable power supply
10:49 Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction
10:38 Boskalis acquires EUR 75M dredging contracts in Indonesia

2019 April 19

18:07 Keppel posts net profit of S$203M in 1Q 2019
17:28 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg to complete Phase 1 of Berth No7 reconstruction in summer 2019
17:04 Saudi Aramco partners with the Saudi Contractors Authority fostering collaboration at ‘Future Projects Forum’
16:57 BAE Systems Jacksonville secures Navy's conntract mod for DDG 117
15:04 Hyundai LNG Shipping announces order for one VLGC at HHI
14:55 Marina for 100 yachts to be built in Feodosia by Firm “TES” LLC
14:10 C-Fenna successfully completes Fugro 1200 jackup towing operations
13:32 ESPO congratulates Port of Huelva for renewing EcoPorts’ environmental management standard
13:07 Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel returns to service after mid-life upgrade including conversion to natural gas
12:44 New High Bay Container Storage system launched as “BOXBAY”
12:10 ABS teams with industry leaders to improve container vessel safety
11:39 Port Arthur LNG receives FERC authorization for export project in Texas
11:08 Dual-fuel AET tankers conduct maiden LNG bunkering
10:43 Largest barge of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undergone overhaul
10:19 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.04% to $71.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.38% to $64
09:56 Bunker prices are sable at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:35 TransContainer’s transportation volumes in Q1’2019 increased by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 492,000 TEUs
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 790 points
07:42 GTT receives an order from DSME for the tank design of a new LNG carrier

2019 April 18

18:36 South Stream Transport B.V. and Saipem announce the amicable settlement of mutual differences
18:06 Seaway 7 selected as partner to develop Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm
17:36 WinGD reports strong first quarter 2019
17:11 Launching ceremony held for eighth shallow-draft barge of Project ROB20
17:05 SOFEC completes engineering, supply and delivery of mooring system
16:26 Port of Murmansk to welcome eight cruise liners in summer season of 2019
16:05 Cooperation agreement between Eimskip and Royal Arctic line approved by the Icelandic Competition Authority
15:44 Navios Acquisition announces $103.2 million sale and leaseback transaction for three MR2 product tankers and two LR1 product tankers
15:12 Nefteflot laid down two barges of Project RDB12 ordered by STLC
15:10 MOL to acquire strategic stake in six group companies, each owning a Very Large Ethane Carrier
14:40 Port of Rotterdam freight throughput grows by 5.1% in first quarter of 2019