Swedish tanker company Tarbit Shipping has agreed a deal with Martech Systems to manage data structuring and implementation of the SERTICA software package from Logimatic on two ships under construction at a shipyard in Turkey.
Airbus Defence and Space has partnered with CSO Alliance, a maritime community of Company Security Officers (CSOs), to build an online reporting platform for global maritime crime, including cyber incidents.
The United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans) has announced a new partnership with Inmarsat to help commercial fishing crews promote sustainable fishing in Southeast Asia, through the use of satellite systems to improve catch documentation and traceability (CDT).
The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) reports that it has developed a set of class rules for cyber security, based on guidelines set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from the US Department of Commerce.
RIMS BV (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) has been named as an approved service supplier by Bureau Veritas (BV) Marine & Offshore, which will allow RIMS drones to be used during surveys of the hull structure of ships and mobile offshore units classed with BV.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has acquired the rights to a ship efficiency software package from Lekven AS, used to manage RoRo vessel operations and improve port call optimisation, which it intends to develop further before its launch into the maritime market later this year.
Speedcast and Danaos Peripherals have announced a strategic alliance under which the two companies will work together in offering new vessel IT packages combining Speedcast communication systems with application management technology developed by Danaos.
Shipping company Vroon has signed a fleetwide agreement with training provider Seagull Maritime, to implement a range of training systems across its fleet as well as for shore based personnel.
Globecomm reports that it has installed a communications package including Ku-band VSAT and Iridium Pilot on MV Baltic, the latest newbuild to join the Global Seatrade fleet.
Russian developers have launched a new platform to allow for testing of navigation systems used by unmanned surface vessels in a virtual environment, managed by the MariNet working group from the country’s National Technological Initiative (NTI).
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