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Chinese Port Using Robots to Deploy Mooring Lines

at the pier. When a typhoon strikes, the huge wind and waves will violently flip the other side, causing certain safety risks."Before that, if we wanted to tighten the floating barge on site, we needed to put several 250-meter mooring lines, which are very heavy, to the opposite shore,” port management said. "There is a lack of suitable small workboats in the port because we only dock large passenger ships. The cost of transferring a work boat from other places is high and the operation is quite complicated.”In its recent mission, the staff set up four lines with the assistance

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Saab Supplies PMIS to Port of Pascagoula

Swedish manufacturer Saab has successfully put its PortControl Port Management Information System (PMIS) upgrade into operation at the Port of Pascagoula, on-time and within budget.According to a press release from the  defense and security company, delivery includes software for management of visits, cargo and billing, as well as an accounts receivable module. The system interfaces with the port’s accounting software.The Port of Pascagoula is the largest full-service seaport in Mississippi with deep water access. In 2018, the total trade volume through the port was valued at 6.33 billion

Matt Hodson. Photo: Marine Hub Cornwall

Innovation Starts @ Marine Hub Cornwall

various Deck Officer roles, I became Chief Officer in the Merchant Navy in 1997. Having lived in the Cornwall my whole adult life, I returned to become Fowey's Deputy Harbor Master for a little under 11 years, investing my time in the local marine industry. At Fowey Harbour, in addition to port management duties, I developed the marine leisure business as a stand-alone business unit and played a key role in the harbor’s commercial shipyard management.From there I joined a marine operations company, Mojo Maritime, that focused almost exclusively on the fledging marine renewables market place

UKHO Chief Executive, Ian Moncrieff CBE with William Heaps at the award ceremony in Southampton.

William Heaps Wins UKHO Alexander Dalrymple Award

, Ian Moncrieff CBE who commented, “My Executive team were unanimous in nominating William for the award, which has been won by a number of distinguished international hydrographers in the past. “William is hugely respected and recognized in the maritime navigational safety sector and port management sector. He has selflessly devoted much of his time outside of core work towards raising awareness and importance of hydrography to wider audiences, as well as furthering continual professional development for those working in this sector. “I am delighted that we can recognize his contributio

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