Italian ship owner d’Amico Group is to implement Marlink’s Sealink Premium Plus VSAT service across its fleet of more than 50 dry cargo and product tankers, the companies report.
A technology start-up at the port of Antwerp called T-Mining is currently working on a pilot project that aims to make container handling more efficient and secure by deploying blockchain technology to digitally manage container processes involving multiple parties.
Shipping giant Maersk has fallen victim to a coordinated international cyber-attack affecting businesses across the world, causing the shutdown of IT systems across its business units as the company responded to the breach, which it says is now “contained.”
Maritime software provider Hanseaticsoft has launched a web-based Cloud MRV module for managing compliance with upcoming EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) regulations.
Norwegian companies Kongsberg Seatex and Radionor have partnered to develop Maritime Broadband Radio (MBR), a wireless network at sea that will be made available to ships and planes in public service by Norway’s Coastal Administration and NOFO (Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies).
Norway’s Havforskningsinstituttet (Institute of Marine Research) is to roll out Nautisk’s NaviTab system across its fleet of research ships, an online library system which makes hundreds of maritime publications available on one hand-held device.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that it has signed an agreement with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) to jointly develop vessel monitoring and support systems which they hope to eventually offer to the wider maritime market.
Maersk Line has announced that it will begin the commercial launch of its ‘Remote Container Management’ system (RCM) on 24 July, providing access to reefers’ current location, temperature and internal atmospheric conditions, at any time and from anywhere in the world.
Iridium has successfully completed the second satellite launch for its next-generation network, Iridium NEXT, with a payload of 10 satellites deployed into low-Earth orbit on June 25, adding to the 10 initial satellites in the constellation already launched in January of this year.
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