One Sea, the industry alliance that brings together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology, has published an autonomous ships and safety at sea white paper
The paper examines the safety advances achieved by and expected from autonomous ship technology, with the aim of driving the consultative process forward towards a revised set of maritime regulations. It considers today’s safety framework, cybersecurity, views from ship owners and operators, consequences for labour and insurance, and the classification implications for varying levels of autonomy, before offering a proposal for next steps by the industry.
The winners of the 2021 Australian Marine Industry Awards have been announced during the 10th annual ASMEX Conference. A gala dinner, held at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort on Tuesday 18 May, honoured and recognised the winners in eight categories.
In the commercial segment, Aus Ships Group won the 2021 Commercial Marine Project/Design or Manufacturer of the Year award presented by Rivergate Marina & Shipyard for its high-profile work on the diverse fleet of vessels including the Brisbane City Cat.
The 2021 Commercial Marine Service Provider of the Year was won by Harwood Marine and accepted by Ross Roberts, managing director.
Marine finance lender, Promarine Finance, has seen a 71% increase in the number of boat financing deals in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020 as uncertainty caused by COVID-19 continues.
The company has seen the biggest demand driven by motorboat finance during this time with a 180% increase in the number of motorboat mortgages in Q1 2021.
Two leading players active in the Italian superyacht market, Amico & Co and the Presto Sea Group, have jointly launched the Genoa Superyacht Hub project. A key aim of the project is to strengthen Genoa’s role as a year-round superyacht destination and home port for superyachts of all sizes and expand the city’s superyacht economy.
In a press statement the two partners said: “The Genoa Superyacht Hub project was created with the desire of promoting the excellence of the companies’ combined incoming, assistance, technical and hospitality services, specifically targeting these towards the international superyacht community in a synergic and efficient way, as well as valorising the cultural and environmental characteristics and the quality of life that the Genoese territory, Liguria and Northern Italy in general have to offer.” Continue reading “Plans for the Genoa Superyacht Hub project launched”