• 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 July 19

18:10 NYK holds fleet safety promotion conferences for shipowners and ship-management companies
18:04 Incat Tasmania exports new 111 metre ferry to Spain
17:49 World's largest air-cushioned landing craft takes part in Navy Day parade rehearsal in Baltiysk
17:25 Caspian Flotilla ship crews prepare for Naval Parade
17:03 FortisBC secures first export contract for Tilbury LNG facility
16:22 Project documentation for construction of Nizhny Novgorod hydroengineering facility completed - Victor Vovk
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to East and South Africa
15:50 East Mining Company to invest RUB 11.5 billion in development of its coal project in Sakhalin
15:33 Moby names Damen ASD Tug 2813 Vincenzino O. in Cagliari
15:12 Cargotec posts financial report for January–June 2019
14:47 Blagoveshchensk shipyard completed state trials of hydrographic survey vessel of Project 19910
14:33 NYK recognized for implementation of advanced navigation support tool
14:12 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreement
13:51 150 graduates of Moscow State Water Transport Academy awarded with diplomas
13:30 RF Government includes NOVATEK’s LNG terminal project into area planning scheme
13:12 Port of Long Beach releases draft Master Plan update
13:07 Epic Gas Ltd. completes acquisition of two vessels of four LPG carriers
12:24 USCG finds federal fisheries violations aboard 5 recreational fishing vessels
12:11 IMO Council condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman
11:31 Naval Group reports order intake growth in H1 to 3.9bn euro
11:14 Ice-breaking LNG carrier for Yamal LNG Project named NIKOLAY URVANTSEV
10:58 Minister of Transport of Malaysia visits World Maritime University
10:26 Saudi Arabia accedes to two important IMO treaties
09:55 Bunker prices are slightly down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:50 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 19
09:33 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.91% to $63.11, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.48% to $56.12
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,130 points

2019 July 18

18:05 Future expectations for MPS Terminal 3 in the port in Tema outlined with Government delegation
17:24 PGNiG acquires interest in another gas field in the North Sea
17:18 DNV GL supports 2020 sulphur compliance with online Ship Implementation Plan
17:05 OOCL announces new Middle East / Indian Subcontinent – North Europe Service
16:35 Consortium including DEME and Jan De Nul explores pioneering high-wave offshore solar technology
16:07 Large maritime market players join hands to create high-wave offshore solar panels
15:52 State Duma makes it easier for foreign tourists to visit Russia’s Arctic
15:35 Incat Tasmania delivers new 111-metre ferry to Spain operator Naviera Armas
15:18 Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service // IEX to start operations in October 2019
15:01 Operation ATALANTA welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
14:26 Bunker prices are slightly down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:00 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with Ausca
13:44 PortNews Media Group's anniversary celebration photo release
13:22 Aleksey Khaidukov as President of Novoship
13:00 Global Ports Holding invites proposals for Duty Free and Travel Retail operations at Malaga, Zadar, Cagliari and Catania cruise ports
12:47 East Mining Company eyes arranging offshore transshipment of coal in Kamchatka under Tata project
12:09 Wärtsilä posts financial results for January-June 2019
11:53 Construction of LNG-powered icebreakers to be financed by NOVATEK – Vyacheslav Ruksha
11:31 RF Deputy PM Maksim Akimov set a task to begin dredging in the Gulf of Ob not later than on 1 August 2019
11:09 Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finland
10:48 Primorsky MRC terminal to offer fully closed transshipment of loose cargo
10:30 MAN Energy Solutions gets subsea compression FEED order from Chevron
10:09 Port of Lowestoft names new state-of-the-art pilot boat
09:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 18
09:50 APM Terminals Callao launches Peru’s first digital customer platform
09:34 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.17% to $63.77, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.02% to $56.79
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,064 points

2019 July 17

18:13 USCG responds to boat collision, assists 4 injured
17:55 LNG vessels to protect environment and increase container turnover at the Port of Riga
17:32 YAMAL LNG obtains certification for the new ISO 45001:2018 and confirms compliance with ISO 14001:2015
17:03 Qatargas delivers 3000th LNG cargo to Japan
16:48 Maslovoz-2 tanker left floating dock of Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard
16:21 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers the Aleksandr Zuyev, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, to STLC