Ship manager Nordic Hamburg has begun the roll-out of Ku-band VSAT services from KVH on board its vessels, with installation already completed on 13 out of the 25 ships to be fitted with the systems over the course of this year.
Greece-based shipowner Pleiades Shipping has agreed a deal with iMarine Software to connect its software systems to the Seaproc e-procurement hub.
Navarino has announced a new partnership with Intellian for the supply of antenna equipment for the upcoming Navarino Ku-band VSAT service, expected to go live in Q3 of this year following Navarino’s recent announcement of a connectivity cooperation agreement with Intelsat.
An autonomous ship model has been successfully tested in Aker Arctic’s ice model test laboratory in Finland, the company reports.
Inmarsat and Japanese telecommunications company KDDI have signed a partner agreement to distribute Fleet Xpress to the Japanese maritime market, covering deep sea vessels, commercial fishing, oil and gas, and cruise lines.
Tufton Oceanic’s asset management company Oceanic Marine Management (OMM) has announced a pilot project with Lloyd’s Register (LR), covering optimisation of maintenance strategies on two vessels in the OMM fleet and the development of a strategy to implement Condition Based Monitoring technologies.
Metocean data provider Tidetech Commercial Marine has launched a new system to improve access to its weather data, through the deployment of a ‘Data Cube’ which enables users to query weather data in three dimensions – longitude, latitude and time – in the context of their relational values.
Rock Seven, a provider of Iridium-based satellite tracking systems, has partnered with California-based Blue Sky Network to support maritime sector growth for the US company’s satellite tracking and communication products.
RINA has released its ‘Guidelines for the certification of metallic products made by additive manufacturing’ for the marine Industry, to ensure that each step in the additive manufacturing process for items to be used in a maritime context is repeatable, documented and can be verified by a third party.
ShipServ reports that it has restructured its business to create two new divisions, respectively focusing on ‘Solutions’ and ‘Customer Engagement and Service Operations’.
BASS has updated its BASSnet Fleet Management Systems software package, with the introduction of version 2.10 of the application improving a number of key modules.
Abu Dhabi Ports’ subsidiary Maqta Gateway has become the first Abu Dhabi entity to develop and launch its own blockchain-based system, called Silsal. The new setup will combine blockchain and unique digital user identities to securely link stakeholders within the transport chain.
Thuraya is set to introduce a new Ku-band VSAT product, supplemented with Thuraya L-band services, that will launch in September with IEC Telecom as its first distributor.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched an online verification service called CO2 Verifier to cover compliance with both the EU monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) regulation and the IMO Data Collection System (DCS).
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