Diamond S Shipping’s fleet of 30 medium-range product tankers is nearing completion of a Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) retrofit programme, with Mackay Marine India in Mumbai installing the equipment on behalf of VDR manufacturer Danelec Marine.
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.
Furuno has completed the delivery of a range of navigation systems to two new Crowley Maritime Corp LNG-powered Commitment class ConRo (combination container and Roll-On/Roll-Off) vessels, the El Coquí and Taíno.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), in collaboration with Japan Radio Co (JRC) and JSAT MOBILE Communications, reports that it has successfully tested a new system to share shipboard data contained in the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) with shore based offices, connecting the ship with shore via Inmarsat Fleet Xpress.
Danelec Marine has announced a deal to supply its VDR technology to the government of India, under a contract struck by local distributor Marine Electricals.
Insurance and financial services firm Allianz has published the 2017 edition of its Safety and Shipping Review, the company’s annual overview of trends and developments in shipping safety, highlighting the benefits accruing from modern technologies while also warning of potential risks through over-reliance on IT and the growing threat of cyber-attacks.
Danelec Marine has introduced the second-generation of its DanelecConnect telematics platform for remote access to onboard systems, with the first ship installations currently underway.
Singapore-based ship management company Unix Line has signed a maintenance contract with Alphatron Marine for its fleet of 42 vessels, supporting all navigation and communication equipment onboard.
Orolia, the owner of the McMurdo and Kannad brands, has entered into an agreement to acquire Netherlands-based Netwave Systems, a supplier of Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs), automated vessel monitoring products and safety services.
Danelec Marine and its distributor Telemar Norway report that they have agreed a deal for the supply of DM100 Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) to 20 new vessels being built by VARD.
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