Maersk partners with Microsoft for digital transformation; Hyundai Heavy sees order intake surge

Maersk partners with Microsoft for digital transformation
Maersk partners with Microsoft for digital transformation
April 26, 2017 — In what’s described as “a strategic move to revolutionize supply-chain management and global trade,” Microsoft has been selected as Maersk’s preferred cloud partner while Microsoft Azure is to be the digital platform to power Maersk’s app store and help fuel business model innovations.

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International Maritime University of Panama to host Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for Latin America

International Maritime University of Panama to host Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for Latin America

Briefing: 13 26/04/2017

The International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) has been selected to host the regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) for the Latin America region. MTCC-Latin America joins MTCCs in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean under the Global MTTC Network (GMN) project, funded by the European Union and implemented by IMO.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) has been selected to host the regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) for the Latin America region, under an ambitious project, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by IMO, to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.

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End of April AYGP News – Its never over, till its over…

 

End of April 2017 – AsianYachting Grand Prix – NewsGoto 2016-17 AYGP Microsite

2016/2017 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

Goto 2016-17 AYGP MicrositeThe AYGP is never over, till its over…
By AY MultiMedia
April 26th 2017: One of the biggest yachting achievements in Asian waters for many years, came during the recent Hong Kong to San Fernando Race. Seng Huang Lee’s 100’ super maxi Scallywag, skippered by David Witt, took the treble, winning Division IRC 0, the coveted IRC Overall and set a new race record, at an impressive 34h 27m 17s; slashing an incredible 15h 27m 55s faster than Sam Chan’s 70’ ULDB Sled, FfreeFire, 16 year old record set in 2001. It wasn’t easy or a problem free race, as they cracked the back deck behind the helmsman, pounding into rough seas, coming out of Hong Kong and then survived an unreported protest against them, was dismissed for not notifying them of a protest during the race. If no further action is taken by the RHKYC, (See Protest Committee Report) this record will stand for many years to come, unless they compete again or some other super maxi, turns up in two years time.

 

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Experience is key as Team Oman Air prepare for Extreme Sailing Series round two

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Pictures of the Oman Air race team in action during practise racing. Skipper Phil Robertson (NZL) Peter Greenhalgh (GBR), Nasser Al Mashari (OMA), Ed Smyth (NZL) and James Wierzbowski (AUS)
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Team Oman Air skipper Phil Robertson says his crew’s unrivalled experience could prove vital to victory in the second round of the Extreme Sailing Series as the fleet heads to the famously tricky waters of Qingdao, China.

 

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Commodores’ Cup – AY Race Report 4 & Summary

 

Goto 2016-17 AYGP Microsite10th Commodore’s Cup 2017

AY Race Report 4 & Summary

2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

Last push on the final day…
Victory for Centennial II, Selma Star & Alexa
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23rd April 2017, Subic Bay, Philippines:
The sea breeze arrived early and by start time, 8 to 10 knots sent the yachts briskly on their way and for the fourth day, defied the weather forecast, as if PRO Jerry Rollin had a direct link to the wind gods. The two windward/leeward races were crucial to the overall IRC A class results, so a lot of start line urging and blocking took place under the watchful eye of the International jury. The breeze topped out at 16 knots and faded towards the end of Race 2, which heavily influenced the results. The battle of symmetric verses asymmetric spinnakers on the relatively flat water in Subic Bay, came out in favour of the symmetric spinnakers in both IRC classes, running down the center of the course. For all the action goto
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