Russian fishing fleet operator Dobroflot is to deploy an IoT system from Orange Business Services onboard its ships, to optimise fuel consumption, analyse weather and monitor vessel positions by sending IoT data via VSAT to shore.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has confirmed that it has begun work to examine how the operation of autonomous ships could be addressed within IMO instruments.
A.P. Møller-Maersk has confirmed that it has begun using a new blockchain platform for marine hull insurance called Insurwave, having acted as the pilot client for the system built by a joint venture between EY and Guardtime.
Otesat-Maritel has introduced a new cyber security system to act alongside its range of maritime connectivity systems, named IRIS.
RS Components, a distributor of engineering and electronic components, reports that it has begun trading on the Moscord maritime e-Commerce platform, allowing users to choose items from RS Components’ catalogue of products and have them delivered to any harbour around the globe.
Maritime fuel data analytics company Marorka has been given a new lease of life after the firm’s management completed a buyout of the company following a decision by German investment group and parent company Mayfair to exit the business.
The maritime satellite bandwidth record has been smashed yet again, for the third time in six months, with Carnival Cruise Line delivering a combined 3.174 Gbps connection to its new vessel Carnival Horizon at the ship’s naming ceremony in New York.
Finnish maritime communications company KNL Networks has partnered with Kongsberg Digital to make its HF radio and cellular broadband connectivity system available to users of Kongsberg’s Kognifai digital platform.
Iridium has confirmed that SpaceX has successfully completed its latest launch of five Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, bringing the total number of NEXT satellites in orbit to 55.
The Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has announced the purchase of an upgrade to its BMT SARIS search and rescue planning system, consisting of the deployment of 20 licences across Denmark, and covering Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
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