Dutch shipping company Spliethoff has signed a deal with AST Marine Networks, a division of The AST Group (AST), to supply global VSAT and L-band satellite communications to approximately 80 vessels across its multiple fleets.
Wärtsilä and Cargotec have respectively announced partnerships with two separate maritime startup accelerator programmes, to support the development of new technologies for the shipping and logistics sectors.
C-MAP has announced an update to its Integrated Maritime Suite (IMS), with version 2.0 having been developed based on collaboration with customers to integrate a range of different voyage management tools.
GTMaritime has launched a new e-mail system for smaller vessels called SeaMail, targeting operators of barges, fishing vessels, inland cruisers and leisure craft.
YA-SA Ship Management & Trading, based in Istanbul, Turkey, has agreed a contract for the supply of global vessel tracking and monitoring services from BigOceanData following a successful initial trial on five vessels.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has signed a renewed contract with Marlink for the provision of VSAT services on its fleet of four cruise vessels, while also adding two new cruise ships which are due to enter operational service in 2019.
Intellian has launched its first sub-metre Ku to Ka-band convertible maritime VSAT antenna, with the new 85cm Intellian v85NX able to switch between bands by changing the RF Assembly and Feed while maintaining the same dual-band reflector and radome.
Israel-based cyber security firm Naval Dome has completed the installation of its maritime cyber defence system aboard the 46m yacht Lucky Me, with the implementation carried out during a scheduled visit by the yacht to Athens, Greece.
Dubai-based Zaitoun Green Shipping (ZGS) is to lead a consortium aiming to create a new generation of container ship with maximised levels of efficiency in areas such as operations, cargo management, and energy usage.
Iridium reports that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce Marine (RRM), currently in the process of being acquired by Kongsberg, to support RRM’s autonomous vessel development programme by integrating L-band satellite services on Iridium’s forthcoming Certus network into the RRM range of Ship Intelligence systems.
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