Seafarer happiness continues to fluctuate and while better connectivity at sea is providing seafarers with greater communication to home, increasing workload stress related to IMO 2020, limited access to welfare facilities ashore, and racism at sea are having detrimental effects on seafarer welfare today.
OneWeb’s upcoming launch of 34 satellites is scheduled for Thursday 6 February at 2142 (GMT) / Friday 7 February 0242 (local time) from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
The St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) has created efficiencies in the way it operates by launching a range of electronic certificates it says will not only speed up the registration process but help in the industry’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
“One size doesn’t always fit all, especially when it comes to the digitalisation of a ship. Digitalisation can, and should, be customised to meet the needs of individual companies and vessels,” says Dominique Audion, COO, IEC Telecom Group.
Solstad Offshore has renewed its connectivity contract with Marlink, committing 65 offshore vessels to Sealink, Marlink’s high-throughput Ku-band VSAT service. The vessels will be provided with Sealink Services and L-band backup to ensure seamless global connectivity.
Denmark headquartered Danelec Marine has announced an investment by Northern European growth equity investor Verdane to accelerate the Danish company’s growth in the global marine electronics and services sector.
Inmarsat and ITC Global have announced a five-year strategic collaboration to combine the organisations’ services to offer broadband and high-value connectivity solutions to customers in the maritime, yachting and offshore energy sectors.
Iridium Communications has announced that Iridium CloudConnect, the first and only satellite cloud-based solution offering truly global coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, is now actively serving customers.
Alpha Ori Technologies has secured ISO 27001:2013, a globally recognised standard that certifies the successful establishment, maintenance and continual improvement of a company’s Information Security Management System (ISMS).
Specialist freight forwarder DG International has announced plans to launch a new cloud-based, single-platform solution bringing end-to-end digitisation, visibility and integration to supply chain management.
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