Inmarsat has launched a new Internet of Things (IoT) service called Fleet Data, which aims to simplify the collection and transmission of data from a ship’s onboard Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) and other vessel sensors, providing a platform for data analysis and optimisation of operations.
Rock Seven reports that it has teamed up with Network Innovations (NI) to supply the field hardware for NI’s latest IoT applications for maritime users, as well as its systems for customers in the aviation, government and land mobile sectors.
Inmarsat has released the results of a new research project exploring attitudes to the application of IoT (Internet of Things) technologies in the maritime sector, which suggest that the sector may be more amenable to adopting related analytic, management and operational tools than many commentators have supposed, the satellite operator says.
Russian fishing fleet operator Dobroflot is to deploy an IoT system from Orange Business Services onboard its ships, to optimise fuel consumption, analyse weather and monitor vessel positions by sending IoT data via VSAT to shore.
Hyundai Merchant Marine has announced that it is to work with tech giant Oracle on the development of a next-generation IT system, built on a Cloud-based infrastructure.
Telenor Maritime reports that it has expanded its long-term partnership with Stena Line, with the introduction of a new mobile ecosystem onboard its passenger ships combining 3G/4G GSM connectivity, Wi-Fi, Ka-band VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul, in addition to the existing systems onboard.
Danelec Marine and NAPA are to work together in the development of a new Cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) system for ship performance analysis and optimisation, combining Danelec’s shipboard data collection and transfer platform, developed alongside its voyage data recorder (VDR) equipment, with NAPA’s analytics software.
Estonia-based Tallink Grupp has agreed a deal with Fleetrange of Finland to roll out a real-time IoT-powered operational awareness system across its fleet of ships, to share operational information in between vessels and with shore-based organisations.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and IBM are to collaborate on a multi-year digitalisation initiative to improve port operations through the application of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud technologies, including an upgrade of the infrastructure of the entire 42-kilometre site to facilitate the hosting of connected ships in the future.
Nautic Alert has launched a new system, the X2, to manage the discharge of untreated bilge water onboard commercial vessels, using edge computing and internet of things (IoT) technologies to improve accuracy and enable remote access.
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