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.
Maritime fuel data analytics company Marorka has been given a new lease of life after the firm’s management completed a buyout of the company following a decision by German investment group and parent company Mayfair to exit the business.
Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Athens-based Arista Shipping to participate in the Project Forward initiative, under which it will assist in the development of monitoring and optimisation tools for a highly energy efficient dry bulk carrier vessel design, based on LNG-fuelled propulsion.
Norway-based offshore operator SolstadFarstad has agreed a new deal with maritime technology provider GNS to fulfil all of its digital and paper navigation requirements, as part of a fixed-price bundle contact.
Weather routing software provider MeteoGroup has introduced a new version of its SPOS (Ship Performance Optimization System) application, with SPOS9 designed to support reductions in fuel consumption and emissions by calculating and recalculating optimum routes and anticipating oncoming weather and sea conditions.
Finland-based Containerships has agreed a deal to implement the Fleetrange Operational Awareness system to track and share real-time operational information, such as Estimated Times of Arrival (ETA), vessel locations and terminal status, with all relevant stakeholders within the company.
Norway-based NAVTOR has signed a collaboration agreement with Weathernews, which will see NAVTOR improve the weather data available within its route planning software NavStation while the companies also begin work on development of a new artificial intelligence (AI) routing service.
The 39th meeting of the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) in Brussels has thrown its support behind the Sea Traffic Management (STM) e-Navigation programme, recommending further testing of the systems developed by the project in the Baltic Sea.
A new initiative to create an open source digital platform for the creation of ‘digital twins’ for ships has been launched, with a ceremony at the Norwegian Maritime Competence Centre in Ålesund, Norway.
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has published a new edition of ADMIRALTY Ocean Passages for the World (NP136), incorporating information on the world’s busiest trade routes, and routes of increasing importance due to shifting macroeconomic trends, based on analysis of global AIS tracking data.
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