Maritime Transportation News

CMA CGM to Support Notilo Plus Rollout

develops autonomous underwater dronesFounded in 2016 and based in Marseilles and Lyon, Notilo Plus develops autonomous underwater systems featuring artificial intelligence and data enhancement capabilities. It develops “made in France” autonomous solutions targeting the fields of maritime transportation, leisure and infrastructure.Last December, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, presented the Jacques Saadé Award to Notilo Plus on the occasion of the Trophées de l’Economie 2018. Notilo Plus has since joined ZEBOX, the internation

Québec, New England Strengthen Marine Technology Ties

both. The Memorandum serves as a framework for information exchange, contacts between businesses, research entities, and students and faculty, as well as the mutual pursuit of growing opportunities in ocean and coastal observation systems, ocean technologies, aquaculture, marine biotechnology, maritime transportation, technology transfer and commercialization, and related infrastructure and sustainable development projects.    “[Our region is one of the most active, innovative and diverse focal points for marine technology in the world. With this MOU, we join with TMQ to use our combined

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All Eyes on Ireland

in other parts of the economy.   From tourism, to bioresources, to transportation The top three marine sectors in terms of employment and turnover are marine tourism and leisure; seafood and bioresources (fisheries, aquaculture, seafood processing, biotech/seaweed); and shipping and maritime transportation (including international shipping services). However, R&D-intensive industries such as high-tech marine products and services and ocean energy saw substantial increases over the period 2010-2012. In addition to the people directly employed in marine industries, a further 13,000 are employed

US and Russian interests in the Arctic: Source: Jeannette Lee, National Geographic

US Navy Drones to Fight Russia in Arctic

to increase their presence in the region. More Arctic Ocean waterways mean quicker and more prevalent routes for Russian ships to North America.    Less ice in the Arctic means more open water, waterways and shipping routes in the region. More open water naturally leads to increased maritime transportation and greater competition for natural resources such as oil and gas mining.    As a result, Navy scientists are using unmanned underwater autonomous robots, or drones, to examine what’s called the marginal ice zone – the portion of frozen ocean’s packed ice that

1. NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan (left) and James McLaughlin, executive director, Jacksonville Marine Exchange, dedicate the Jacksonville, Florida, PORTS, on July 23, 2014.

Jacksonville Adds PORTS Real-time Data System

tool that improves the safety and efficiency of maritime commerce and enhances coastal resilience and natural resource management through the integration of real-time environmental observations, forecasts and other geospatial information. In addition to providing useful information for maritime transportation and coastal resilience, the use of the water temperature and tidal data can be used by the fishing industry to improve catch, while recreational boating excursions can occur more often and be safer through better real-time information available through PORTS. CO-OPS, as part of NOAA&rsquo

Marine Salvage Saves Time, Money, Lives & the Environment

Though maritime transportation is unequivocally proven as the safest and most environmentally benign means to move goods from ‘point A to point B,’ it is a given that accidents do happen. When they do, having a qualified, competent marine salvage company around can be the difference between minor incident and major tragedy. For insights on the maturation and future of marine salvage sector, MR reached out to the leadership of the American Salvage Association (ASA) for answers.   What are the major missions, objectives and challenges ASA has on its top line agenda today.   

US Hearing to Focus on New Ocean Technologies

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), will hold a hearing next week to examine the proliferation of new ocean technologies, how such technologies could improve government performance, and any impediments that exist in the use of such technologies. The federal government is responsible for recording, understanding, monitoring and protecting the oceans in the Exclusive Economic Zones which surround United States and territories out to 200 miles, and even in areas of the ocean beyond those littoral zones.  Understanding and monitorin

A civilian contractor steadies a M18 Mod 2  Kingfish Unmanned  Underwater Vehicle (UUV) as it is lifted with a crane onto the deck of an  11-meter rigid-hull  inflatable boat.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Blake Midnight/Released)

Sonar & the USCG

; Targets of interest could include combat swimmers or divers; explosives or other offensive devices that could be delivered to underwater hulls, piers or other shore structures; and objects that have become submerged as a result of natural or man-made disaster and have the potential to interrupt maritime transportation, trade, commerce, recreational boating or other maritime activities.  The use of HF (50-999 kHz) and UHF (1,000 kHz and higher) active sonar technology would provide operational commanders with enhanced ability to support maritime security, marine safety, and maritime stewardship with

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Boaters Enlisted to Help Track Whales

of marine life, including marine mammals, seabirds, fishes and marine invertebrates. The sanctuary’s position astride the historic shipping routes and fishing grounds for Massachusetts’ oldest ports also makes it a repository for shipwrecks representing several hundred years of maritime transportation.  

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

MARAD Kicks-Off First National Maritime Strategy Symposium

.  More than 250 people representing shippers, operators, labor, academics, and government entities are attending. “This is the first step in a year-long effort to develop a structured, systematic and inter-connected strategy that will strengthen and expand our nation’s maritime transportation system,” said Acting Maritime Administrator Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen.  “We have come together to lay the foundation for a truly robust national maritime strategy – one that encompasses all aspects of our industry.” marad.dot.gov  

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