Following a survey conducted by Danica, a Hamburg-based crewing specialist, the company’s managing director Henrik Jensen has stated that: “Our survey shows that 80 per cent of the seafarers who do not have internet access today would move jobs in order to get it. This is a huge warning to those shipping companies who do not offer crew internet access onboard their vessels.”
Iridium Communications has announced Intellian as the newest manufacturer of Iridium CertusTM maritime terminals.
Seafarer happiness has slipped this quarter with the most unhappy seafarers being the ones that work onboard cruise ships and ferries, finds the latest Seafarers Happiness Index.
BASS has launched the BASSnet Crew Portal, a Progressive Web App that gives seafarers comprehensive access to personal details, sailing plans and travel documents while at sea or on shore.
Six industry experts have joined forces with Digital Ship to drive discussion and engagement around maritime digital strategies today.
IEC Telecom has launched its Orion Edge+ satellite voice and data communication solution during Sea Asia this week.
Carnival Corporation & plc has partnered with Marine Learning Systems, a provider of maritime training and assessment software solutions, to develop an innovative application for mariner skills assessment.
Inmarsat has launched Crew Xpress, a new service for crew to improve connectivity and welfare of those working at sea.
Columbia Shipmanagement has launched its own eLearning Management System (LMS) in partnership with Adobe Systems.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the need to consider seafarer training and standards as the use of technology in shipping evolves in the future, and the automation of tasks currently performed by humans continues to grow.
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