MAN Diesel & Turbo reports that it has signed a contract with Stena Line to provide its online monitoring service to two vessels, the Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica passenger-and-vehicle superferries that sail the daily route between the Hook of Holland and Harwich, each of which are powered by four MAN 48/60CR engines.
Intelsat and OneWeb have announced that they have entered into a definitive combination agreement, which will see the two companies merge into a single satellite operator.
China COSCO Shipping (CCS) Group has ordered MACS3 loading computers from Navis Carrier Solutions for three 20,000 TEU container vessels currently under construction at Shanghai Wai Gao Qiao shipyard in China, scheduled for completion between April 2017 and February 2018.
NSSLGlobal and Telesat have agreed a deal to expand their existing relationship, with NSSLGlobal agreeing a contract for a satellite transponder on Telesat’s Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite to add to its VSAT IP@SEA, Cruise-IP and Broad-IP services for passenger and merchant vessels.
Inmarsat has signed a service and installation agreement with Radio Holland to support migration of customers from Ku-based XpressLink to Fleet Xpress services. The non-exclusive agreement is in addition to Inmarsat’s existing service partner and VAR arrangements, and aims to draw on the Radio Holland support network to accelerate the installation of Fleet Xpress on a global scale.
SpeedCast has become the first Inmarsat partner to integrate the software element of the Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (SoftNSD) into its Fleet Xpress offering, the companies report.
Marlink reports that it has signed an agreement to enter into a joint venture with the satellite connectivity business of Greece and Cyprus based TNL Group, to launch a new business focused specifically on those two countries called Marlink CG.
LNG tanker management company GasLog LNG Services is to implement Seagull Maritime’s e-Learning system and Competence Management platform across its fleet and in its manning offices, while also offering supplementary online access.
Inmarsat has announced that it has completed tests of iDirect’s next-generation DVB-S2X technology on its Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band satellite network, achieving a forward channel throughput rate of 330 Mbps in over-the-air trials with a live Inmarsat GX satellite in orbit using iDirect’s latest iQ Series modem.
Maritime navigation technology companies Transas and Japan Radio Company (JRC) have announced a new strategic partnership that will see the two companies work together on research and development, product distribution and project collaboration.
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