A group of ports located in the North East of the UK have joined a project aiming to pilot ‘smart’ digital initiatives and satellite-based systems to improve operations, as part of the Smart Port North East Testbed.
The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee’s (MSC) 100th session has been completed, with progress reported by the committee in the Organization’s regulatory scoping exercise on maritime autonomous surface ships.
Intellian has introduced a new addition to its ‘high power’ output range of maritime satellite antennas, with the launch of the GX60HP 60cm-class Global Xpress terminal.
Offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator Seacat Services has installed the BareFLEET remote monitoring system, developed by Reygar, across its fleet of fourteen catamarans.
Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a joint initiative between BLOC and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, has announced the establishment of a consortium to pilot a blockchain-based seafarer certification system, which includes The Mission to Seafarers, Maersk, Heidmar, PTC Holdings Corp, Hanseaticsoft, Navozyme and C-LOG.
PC Maritime reports that it has added the universal route format RTZ to its ECDIS system, to provide ship operators with the potential to share routes across their fleets regardless of the ECDIS type onboard.
Maritime software provider MESPAS has released the latest update to its fleet management application, adding new features specifically designed to assist safety and quality managers.
Satellite AIS data company exactEarth reports that its AIS payload onboard the Spanish radar satellite PAZ has completed its commissioning phase and is now fully operational, expanding the company’s capabilities to collect global vessel data from space.
The Arctic Shipping Company, a specialist in cargo transportation along the Northern Sea Route, has agreed a deal with Orange Business Services to implement its Maritime Connect hybrid communications platform to keep Arctic’s cargo ships connected while at sea.
The Council of the European Union has reached agreement on a proposal to bring together all reporting formalities associated with a port call across all Member State’s different ports, under a system called a European maritime single window.
A four week trial of Martek’s M.A.D.S (Marine Anti Drone Systems) drone detection technology is to take place at the Port of Amsterdam, with the aim of building an understanding of how, where and why drones are flying over the port.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced a new partnership with AXELOS, which will see LR expand its cyber awareness training options with the addition of the AXELOS RESILIA Frontline training package.
Marlink has completed the implementation of a new private Access Point Name (APN) on the Tampnet North Sea LTE network in the North Sea, to provide offshore vessels with improved 4G connectivity in addition to its satellite services as part of its hybrid communications portfolio.
Ice-class passenger ferry Suomenlinna II has completed a trial of a new remote control system, with the vessel remotely piloted through a test area near Helsinki harbour as part of a project carried out by ABB and Helsinki City Transport.
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