Sea Technology

JAN 2019

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Page 42 of 49 January 2019 | ST 43 out of 10—more than one-third of those surveyed believe the market will change beyond all recognition in the next five years, driven by de- velopments in advanced technolo- gy and applications. Fifty percent of CPOs and CPMs surveyed stated that they still use their e-procurement systems for purely transactional, not strategic, purposes. The white paper highlights crit- ical areas where maritime e-pro- curement will rapidly evolve, cre- ating a more strategic approach to purchasing, which plays an import- ant role in meeting one of the in- dustry's biggest challenges: vessel optimization and maximizing the value of the asset for shipowners, operators and managers. Blockchain will be embedded into future systems, which will solve the challenge of siloed data. Artificial intelligence and machine learning will solve the problem of the current lack of standardization for product descriptors. HUGIN AUVs for Ocean Infinity Ocean Infinity has placed three separate orders for a total of five Kongsberg Maritime HUGIN AUV systems, increasing its inventory to 15. The AUVs are supplied with Kongsberg Maritime HISAS 1032 synthetic aperture sonar, giving Ocean Infinity a total of six HUGINs with the ability to deliver high-reso- lution imaging in its fleet. The HUGIN AUVs produce a data set including HISAS imagery and bathymetry, EM2040 bathym- etry, sub-bottom profiler data and color photographs. UniSea to Increase Efficiency Of Business Processes UniSea AS has been selected by Tidewater Inc. as its partner in the digitalizing and standardizing of Tidewater's business processes re- lated to health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) and operations. The UniSea software suite will be implemented on all Tidewater ves- sels and in all offices. Tidewater Inc. is supposedly soon to become the world's biggest operator of offshore service vessels following its merger with Gulfmark Offshore, with 273 vessels and 25 offices worldwide. Cargotec Invests in Digital Cargotec will invest €32 million in accelerating the development of digital solutions to secure growth of new digital business. Part of this will be a new Digital Solutions Hub in Tampere, Finland, that will utilize methodologies, technologies and data to develop digital solutions to all Cargotec business areas: Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor. The new hub is another tangible step in Cargo- tec's strategy of becoming a global leader in intelligent cargo handling. Tommi Pettersson, now in charge of Kalmar's software and automa- tion development, will head the Digital Solutions Hub, to be fully operational by June 2019. ST & LINEAR For mor building amplifiers to drive reactive loads. 7263 Engineer Rd., San Diego, CA 92111-1493 (858) 571-1111 FAX (858) 571-0188 Copyright 2019 isit our Model S16-20 A A 20% duty 35 x 31.5 x 35.5 inches; 985 lbs.

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