BOURBON has entered a partnership agreement with Bureau Veritas for the development and deployment of automation and real-time monitoring fleet applications.

The collaboration aims to improve digital technologies to counter cyber-security threats.

The solution is currently being piloted on Bourbon Explorer 508 vessel during a voyage in Trinidad waters.

BOURBON’s strategic partner Kongsberg has developed an application to gather data from ship’s dynamic positioning (DP) systems as part of the initiative.

"A.P. Moller – Maersk is set to partner with IBM as part of a new joint venture (JV) to develop a global trade digitalisation platform for the shipping industry."

The project is also being supported by a partnership between Bureau Veritas and APSYS.

A.P. Moller – Maersk is set to partner with IBM as part of a new joint venture (JV) to develop a global trade digitalisation platform for the shipping industry.

The JV aims to commercialise core capabilities in order to support the digitalisation and automation of the global supply chain system.

IBM will also offer additional cloud-based, open-source technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT) and analytics solutions.

The JV plans to offer the solution globally in the next six months, subject to the receipt of regulatory clearance.

APM Terminals‘ Poti unit has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Poti New Terminals Consortium to build a new bulk cargo terminal in Georgia, US.

The new terminal is set to cost an estimated $100m and will be able to process 1.5 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo a year.

Poti New Terminals will handle the design, development and operation of the new breakwater, dry bulk cargo terminal and related infrastructure as part of the deal.