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In spite of increasing worries of the effect of the global economic downturn in the shipping industry, Inmarsat has said that it expects to see an increase in revenues of between 6 and 8 per cent in 2009.
Friday, 16 January 2009 | News

Motia installs IMOS

Motia Compagnia di Navigazione, based in Italy, has chosen to install Veson’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS) at its Venice headquarters, with test installations of the IMOS OnBoard system also running on some of its vessels.
AMI Australia reports that it has placed its largest ever order for McMurdo's E5 Smartfind 406 emergency distress equipment ahead of the imminent switch off of the 121.5 MHz homing frequency for emergency beacons.
Transas, in co-operation with Skywave, reports that it has built a new dedicated system exclusively for Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT), based on the IsatM2M network service.
Friday, 16 January 2009 | News

IBS deal for Sperry

Sperry Marine is to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for six fast patrol craft being built by Austal Shipyards in Australia for the government of Trinidad and Tobago, which will be installed and commissioned by Electrotech Australia Pty Ltd.
SpecTec and ShipServ have announced their intention to strengthen cooperation between the two companies, who will work together to promote their combined solutions for e-business and purchasing to the shipping industry.
FarSounder reports that it has added a new network connection capability to its range of 3D Forward Looking Sonars, allowing the equipment to connect directly to the bridge.
Friday, 16 January 2009 | News

TWIC hand-held reader approved

A hand-held reader developed by TransCore, in conjunction with DAP Technologies and CoreStreet, has received US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) authorisation for use in the security clearance of personnel accessing US ports under the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) programme.
CERONAV, the biggest maritime training centre in the Black Sea region of Romania, has agreed a deal with Transas to extend its maritime simulator capabilities for the fourth time.
A consortium of 30 companies is to investigate the potential for the commercially effective application of electric ship technology in a Euro 23 million European Union funded project.
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