Japanese shipowner K Line is installing as an Airseas kite on the front of one its bulk carriers with an aim of 20% reduction in CO2 emissions, and could install up to 50 more.

Wilhelmsen, in partnership with Airbus has marked the first shore-to-ship trial deployment of drone technology in real-time port conditions in Singapore, delivery a variety of small, time-critical items to vessels at anchorage.

The maritime industry needs to undergo a cultural change concerning the sharing of information on cyber attacks, Chris Henny, senior technical advisor – maritime, Airbus Defence & Space, told the Seatrade Maritime Middle East Exhibition & Conference in Dubai on Tuesday.

In a sign of how fast technology is changing, Wilhelmsen signed an MoU with Airbus at Posidonia to develop an Unmanned Air System (UAS) for the delivery of ship supplies. 

Airbus Group is selling its maritime and land satcom business to French private equity firm Apax Partners.

Airbus Defence and Space has released a new remote user account management functionality for its XChange communications management platform to reduce the amount of time spent shipboard for the management of crew accounts.