ABB has added a ‘Fleet Intelligence’ module to its ABB Ability Collaborative Operations software, to provide marine customers with an integrated overview of their ship system maintenance requirements in place of separate reports, and consequently improve the efficiency of maintenance programmes.
The market for maritime L-band services is set to decline over the next decade, and may force network operators to reposition their offerings to target smaller vessel customers and Internet of Things (IoT) systems, according to the latest report from satellite communications research consultancy Euroconsult.
SRT Marine Systems has announced its intention to build and launch its own maritime monitoring satellite constellation, to be called OCEAN-SCAN, which will provide global vessel detection and tracking.
Flat panel antenna company Phasor has announced an agreement with OmniAccess to become its first commercial launch partner in the maritime broadband market, initially aimed at serving super yachts, with beta trials of the electronically steerable antenna (ESA) systems planned for early 2018 ahead of its initial commercial product introduction.
Ship management company OSM Maritime Group has agreed a deal to implement the Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM) software system from Hamburg-based Hanseaticsoft to support digitalisation of company processes and management of organisational data.
DNV GL reports that it has transferred all its 90,000 certificates to a private blockchain, with every certificate digitally tagged and traceable within the system, allowing companies to communicate their certification in a transparent and secure way while also providing a defence against the use of counterfeit certificates.
Icon Research and CENSIS, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, have developed a new algorithm which they claim can increase the efficiency of ship diesel engines by more accurately tracking data relating to the position of pistons within the engine’s cylinders.
The International Maritime Centre (IMC) 2030 Advisory Committee, established by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in August 2016, has submitted its IMC 2030 Strategic Review report to the Singapore government, outlining the city-state’s vision to create a Global Maritime Hub for connectivity, innovation and talent.
The Cyprus Shipping Chamber, in response to an increasing level of concern among its members with regard to digital vulnerabilities in the maritime industry, has developed its own cyber security guidance document.
NSSLGlobal has launched FusionIP, a hybrid product combining VSAT and GSM connectivity using one single 60cm SAILOR dome that includes antennas for both services, allowing ships to automatically switch between 4G/3G and satellite networks.
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