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Mayflower 400: First Artificial Intelligence Ship

Mayflower 400 is the world’s first Artificial Intelligence ship. About Mayflower 400 It is 15 metres long and weighs nine tonnes. It is basically a trimaran. It navigates with complete autonomy. The ship is to study marine pollution and analyze plastics in water. The voyage is important because more than 80% of the underwater world ..

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Shipping Ministry issues “Aids to Navigation Bill 2020”

On July 10, 2020, the Ministry of Shipping issued “Aids to Navigation Bill 2020” draft for public consultation. The bill aims to replace 90 years old Light House Act, 1927. Highlights The bill has been introduced to augment people participation and transparency in governance. The bill will bring in best global practices, international obligations in ..

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Inland Waterways Authority of India launches FOCAL portal to connect cargo owners and shippers with real time data on availability of vessels

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has launched a dedicated portal – Forum of Cargo Owners and Logistics Operators (FOCAL) – to connect cargo owners and shippers with real time data on availability of vessels. The landmark e-connect measure will enable direct interaction among the vessel operators, shippers and cargo owners as currently, there ..

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China launches world’s first fully electric cargo ship

China has launched the world’s first all-electric ship in Guangzhou in South China’s Guangdong Province, which can travel up to 80km with 2000-tonnes cargo after a two-hour charge. The vessel, manufactured by the Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Ltd, is powered by a 26-tonne lithium battery. It can cruise at the top speed of 12.8 km ..

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