Innovators: Marine Transportation

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RUTTER sigma S6 SELECTED FOR FIRST VESSEL TO COMPLY WITH IMO POLAR CODE

by Barry Snow on April 28, 2016

April 27, 2016
 
Rutter Inc. is pleased to announce that Viking Ice Consultancy selected the sigma S6 Ice Navigator™ system for installation on the Magne Viking, the first vessel to comply with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Polar Code approved by DNV GL. This is a significant achievement for both companies to ensure safety and compliance while in operating in the Arctic.
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CCA Releases Report - Commercial Marine Shipping Accidents: Understanding the Risks in Canada

by Barry Snow on April 28, 2016

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) released a new workshop report,  Read more.

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TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED LEARNING

by Barry Snow on November 17, 2015

This profile was written and published by Memorial University (MUN). FACEFORWARD is created and managed by the Division of Marketing and Communications for the Office of the President at MUN.    See here for full text   SEASICKNESS DOESN’T JUST HAPPEN AT SEA.  Read more.

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GENOA DESIGN LANDS MAJOR CONTRACT AND PREPARES TO HIRE 75 NEW EMPLOYEES

by Barry Snow on June 28, 2015

A local member of the OceansAdvance Cluster has been awarded a major contract designing ships for the Canadian government.   Genoa Design International, based in Mount Pearl, employs 25 people and is expected to expand to 100 by the end of the year.   Read more.

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Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Partners with MEOPAR, Provides $1 Million to Ocean Research

by Barry Snow on June 23, 2015

  Irving Shipbuilding is partnering with MEOPAR to provide $1 million for oceans research in Canada.   Irving Shipbuilding’s funding is pursuant to its Value Proposition obligation under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, whereby Irving Shipbuilding is committed to spending 0.5% of contract revenues with the aim of creating a sustainable marine industry across Canada.    Read more.

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VIRTUAL MARINE TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES INSTALLATION OF ITS FIRST LIFEBOAT SIMULATOR SYSTEM IN NORWAY

by Barry Snow on May 10, 2015

Virtual Marine Technology is pleased to announce it has installed its first lifeboat simulator system in Norway.   Read more.

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THE FLUID DYNAMICS OF BUSINESS

by wade on February 6, 2015

MOST PEOPLE LOOK AT A WAVE AND SEE WATER CRASHING IN ON ITSELF, BUT NOT Randy Billard. For him each wave is a marvel of mathematical possibilities. He is stoked by how wave energy is transferred and the tremendous forces it can exert. And he’s proud of his ability to use mathematics, physics, and computational software to visualize and model the wave interaction with small vessels and produce training simulation programs for vessels at sea.   Read more.

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SPEEDING SLOWLY TOWARDS EFFICIENCY ON THE HIGH SEAS

by wade on January 26, 2015

(St. John's, NL; 19 Jan. 2015) Large vessels that transport cargo, oil and other goods over large distances require a lot of fuel and to save time they move fast. However, Maritime transport within the EU faces challenges such as significant increases in transport volumes, growing environmental requirements and a shortage of seafarers. The concept of an autonomous ship would mean the unmanned vessels would move more slowly, be much more environmentally friendly and address the EU goals for reducing shipping related greenhouse gases. Read more.