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A new portal for nautical charts and publications with no subscription or minimum contract term has been launched by OpenC247.com.

As a result of the travel and ship-access restrictions imposed by Covid-19, UK-based company Avenca has reported a high level of interest from around the world in the company’s recently launched AURA remote analysis service.

Furuno has announced the acquisition of Danish company EMRI A/S, specialising in autopilots, steering control, joystick dynamic positioning and manoeuvring systems.

OneOcean has unveiled its latest online voyage solutions, which have been developed to help fleet owners and managers solve multiple navigation and compliance issues whilst enabling their ship and shoreside teams to communicate much more effectively.

Digital navigation solutions provider ChartWorld has received ECDIS Type Approval from the Japan MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) to support Japan-Flag vessels.

By Mr. Dana A. Goward, president of the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation.

A year-long study sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA) says that the United Kingdom (UK) should create a “hybrid system” of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) capability to ensure uninterrupted maritime commerce and protect its critical infrastructure. The 1,174 page report concludes that a combination of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), eLoran, and the short range R-mode VDES, is needed for maritime navigation. These would also benefit other critical national infrastructures. It also recommends local positioning systems such as LOCATA for port operations.

System integrator RH Marine and developer of maritime training solutions VSTEP Simulation have signed a cooperation agreement, enabling VSTEP to supply RH Marine’s ECDIS chart and navigation system with its bridge simulators for schools, training institutes and fleet owners.

HawkEye 360, which has used formation flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data and data analytics, has announced that the company’s flagship RFGeo product can now map an expanded catalogue of marine navigation radar signals to further improve global maritime situational awareness.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has collaborated with Shin Nihonkai Ferry to co-develop technologies and systems to enable unmanned ship navigation.

Kongsberg Digital has signed a contract with Navtron for delivery of a K-Sim Dynamic Positioning (DP) simulator system to the maritime training centre CERONAV (Romanian Centre for Training and Development of Naval Transport Personnel) in Constanta, Romania.

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