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Germanischer Lloyd has released its new GL Rules Pilot system, an online database that gives individualised information about the effect that changes in regulations may have on any particular company, based on its fleet structure and specific information needs.
Chemical company Yara International has partnered with the Wilhelmsen Maritime Services (WMS) subsidiary of Wilh. Wilhelmsen to create a joint venture called Yarwil, that will be tasked with offering new emissions reduction technologies to the maritime market. Both parent companies will own a 50 per cent stake in the venture.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has issued a warning to users of marine radio and AIS equipment, saying that failure to properly input the device's Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) could delay the response of rescue services in an emergency situation.
Singapore has launched a new initiative worth about US$8 million aimed at providing wireless internet access to vessels off its coast.
Thursday, 13 September 2007 | News

ThurayaMarine launch date confirmed

Thuraya CEO Yousuf Al Sayed, speaking at the GITEX 2007 exhibition, has outlined some of the company's plans for its new ThurayaMarine terminal, planned to be released to market in January 2008.
SeaMobile has reached an agreement to provide its Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN) VSAT satellite services aboard three vessels of Global Marine Systems, a subsea cable installation and maintenance company.
Thursday, 13 September 2007 | News

BW Offshore to install SIS software

Star Information Systems (SIS) has announced that BW Offshore will install the Star IPS software system across its fleet of FPSO/FSO's.
Thursday, 13 September 2007 | News

New file transfer system from Livewire

Livewire Digital has launched a new Java Automated Transfer System (JATS) software package, which allows companies to increase the efficiency of large file transfers over satellite between remote locations.
Raytheon Anschütz has introduced a series of universal course converters, which enable ship operators to retain existing equipment such as repeaters and autopilots when retrofitting an old gyro compass with analogue step or synchro output.
Apax Partners has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Telenor Satellite Services, and says it will now incorporate the company into the new Vizada brand, the company which was formerly France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications (FTMSC).
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