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The President of the Royal Institute of Navigation in the UK, Professor David Last, has launched a scathing attack on the EU's Galileo positioning system, a European answer to American GPS which has suffered a number of delays and is already at least three years behind schedule.
Friday, 02 November 2007 | News

US port ID card scheme begins

The US Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) ID card scheme is finally underway after five years of discussion and deliberation, with the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas yesterday joining the Port of Wilmington, Delaware, as the first ports to begin the enrolment of maritime workers…
The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has issued a warning to ship agents following an increasing number of criminal attempts to obtain delivery of cargo using forged e-mails.
Jeppesen Marine has signed an agreement with the Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia to co-operate on scientific research and training of cadets.
The 21st October launch of four Globalstar next generation satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, using the Soyuz launch vehicle, has been successful, the company reports.
Friday, 26 October 2007 | News

KVH to offer FleetBroadband

Satellite communications company KVH has announced that it is to offer Inmarsat's new FleetBroadband service, in both FB 250 and FB 500 forms, using its own antenna systems.
ShipServ has launched two new enhancements to improve its services to buyers and sellers of ship supplies, services and parts.
Vizada has announced that it has been appointed as an official distribution partner for Inmarsat's FleetBroadband service, and will combine the new offering with its own integrated solutions for its maritime customers when FleetBroadband becomes commercially available on 19 November.
Singapore transport minister and second finance minister Raymond Lim has announced the launch of a new maritime satellite communications training centre that is to form part of the Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA).
Stratos announced yesterday that it has reached a milestone of 100 million messages sent via its AmosConnect maritime satellite communications service.
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