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Items filtered by date: January 2021

In light of the ongoing pandemic and the challenges associated with shipping, the Singapore government has further accelerated its ongoing activities to take a leading role in the digital transformation of the maritime industry. The government strongly recommends shipping companies take action to digitalise their processes and will grant funding for companies that choose innovative solutions.

OneWeb has secured additional funding from SoftBank Group and Hughes Network Systems, bringing OneWeb’s total funding to $1.4 billion. The capital raised to date positions the Company to be fully funded for its first-generation satellite fleet, totaling 648 satellites, by the end of 2022.

Maritime publishing experts Witherbys has put cybersecurity, flexible access and increased data at the heart of its new ereader software, Witherby Connect. The software allows seafarers to access the latest information and guidance instantly and easily. The new software will enable mariners anywhere in the world to continue to reference a library of publications, with the hybrid software delivering more flexibility and security for those working at sea.

Norwegian trawler Trygvason has installed two Lars Thrane LT-3100S GMDSS terminals by local marine services specialist Brommeland Elektronikk, with Iridium GMDSS service provided by remote communications solutions provider, Applied Satellite Technology (AST).

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has formally launched the first ever seafarer welfare app designed by a flag state.

KVH Industries has announced today (January 14) that marine technical services leader Kilo Marine has joined the KVH Watch Solution Partner program and will offer KVH Watch connectivity as part of a wide range of marine services.

Global shipping software solutions provider, Softship, has launched an innovative, web-based Port Cost Calculator for carriers to maintain up-to-the-minute, fully accurate records and full visibility of expenses at all stages of each individual port call.  

Having brought together maritime learning businesses Seagull and Videotel, Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) set its newly united team the challenge to work throughout 2020 on combining the strengths of these businesses into a new state-of-the-art Ocean Learning Platform.

FrontM has joined the fast-growing group of certified application providers to offer a dedicated application for Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect service.

Cyber-crime connected with fraudulent demands for payments continue to plague the maritime sector as a large claim handled by the International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) demonstrates.

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