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Satellite communications company CapRock has signed a multi-year contract to supply Green Reefers' fleet of 25 vessels with its SeaAccess broadband VSAT (very small aperture terminal) communications system, including all all equipment, service and support.
Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel say they have completed the HERCULES cooperative research project into the technology necessary for higher-efficiency engines with ultra-low emissions for ships.
South Korean-based Orient Shipyard has become the first shipyard to sign up to ShipServ's TradeNet e-commerce network, and will now be able to trade electronically with suppliers that are also connected to the system.
Friday, 31 August 2007 | News

New S-VDR from SAM Electronics

SAM Electronics has introduced a new S-VDR designed for retrofitting to cargo vessels of all types and sizes, the S-VDR 4330.
Transas has confirmed the completion of a contract to supply 139 ECDIS (electronic chart display information systems) to the Indian Navy fleet. The contract was signed in 2006, with the Republic of India Ministry of Defence.
Iridium Satellite reports that it has contracted with seven partner organisations in what marks the beginning of the design and development stage of its 'Iridium NEXT' satellite constellation.
Seatrade Reefer Chartering N.V., which claims to be the world's largest operator of fully refrigerated vessels, is to install a range of software by Quantum Business Solutions (QBS) to assist in its liner and break-bulk operations.
Ship modelling software company Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) reports that it has received an order from Norwegian shipping company Solstad Offshore ASA to install its Autoload onboard stability software on board 10 of its vessels.
The European Commission has given clearance for the $400 million acquisition of Telenor Satellite Services by private equity firm Apax Partners, stating it had reached the view that "the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition."
Global Marine Communications (GMC), Hughes Network Systems, and Orbit Technology Group, have announced the successful completion of interoperability testing and sea trials between the Hughes HN series of broadband satellite modems and a specially-adapted Orbit marine stabilised satellite antenna.
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