ClassNK has established a new digital archive centre for the maritime industry called ClassNK Archive Center (NKAC), to house Ship Construction Files in accordance with IMO’s Goal-based ship construction standards (GBS) and the Industry Standard, which apply from 1 July 2016.
“K” Line Group and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have announced the launch of the K-IMS integrated vessel operation and performance management system, a ‘Big Data analysis tool used to improve efficiency in ship operations.
Mandatory requirements for the electronic exchange of information on cargo, crew and passengers have been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), obliging public authorities to establish systems for data transfers within a period of three years after the adoption of the amendments.
INTERSCHALT maritime systems has introduced its new Maritime Data Engine (MDE), a background application for on board data collection built on industry standard protocols.
Transas has launched a new navigation and ship operations concept called THESIS – Transas Harmonised Eco System of Integrated Solutions – which aims to create a common platform for collaboration between ships on navigation and operational issues.
Satcom Global has launched IPSignature 4, adding ‘Bring Your Own Device’ technology for vessels at sea, where crew can access web-based services via internet café hotspots through their own tablets, smartphones and laptops.
Rolls-Royce Marine reports that it has successfully implemented Shipdex as the data standard for technical manuals for its Kamewa Propellers and associated control systems.
Norwegian maritime IT company SeaSecure reports that it has agreed deals with a selection of shipping companies for its Courier Compressor system, including Holland America Lines, Color Line, Utkilen and Rederiet Stenersen.
Navarino reports that it has now added full support for IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) for its Infinity solution.
Rolls-Royce Marine has reported that it has successfully implemented the Shipdex protocol, for use as the data standard for its S-series Kamewa Waterjets and associated control systems.
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