ABB reports that it has won its first marine automation system contract for a cruise ferry in China, after the technology package it was contracted to supply for a Chinese-built Viking Line vessel was extended to include the ABB Ability System 800xA.
Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China-based Tianjin Port Group, currently the world’s largest terminal complex using the Navis N4 terminal software system.
Satellite operator Intelsat has announced a new partnership with Shenzen-based APT Mobile Satcom Ltd, which will see APT become the first Chinese provider of maritime Ku-band VSAT services running on the IntelsatOne Flex platform.
Chinese firm Yuanben reports that it has signed a ‘Blockchain Technical Service Cooperation Agreement’ with the Maritime Silk Road Platform, created by Zhuozhi Logistics Group, that will see the companies work together to provide blockchain services for global maritime freight.
A fleet of 16 dredging vessels owned and operated by CCCC Dredging Company (CDC), to be deployed in support of China’s port and infrastructure-building One Belt One Road Initiative, are to be fitted with Cobham SATCOM maritime antenna systems as part of a VSAT implementation project.
Denmark and China have signalled their intention to support increased cooperation between the countries in maritime activities, particularly in the area of electronic navigation.
Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC), a subsidiary company of China State Shipbuilding Corporation group (CSSC), has signed a licence agreement with Lloyd's Register (LR) for use of its ShipRight FastTrack software.
Trelleborg has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Third Harbor Consultants Company (THCC), a subsidiary of the state-owned China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), which will see the firms work together on the development of new marine technologies to support China’s ports.
A new industry group calling itself the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance has been officially launched in Shanghai, featuring maritime industry partners including class organisations, shipyards, equipment manufacturers and designers aiming to advance the development of autonomous shipping.
Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has opened a new installation of its W-Xpert Full Mission Simulator (FMS) for virtual reality training of engine room crews at the Marine Power Academy Training Centre of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. (HHM), in Shanghai, China.
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