The freight ferry Stena Scotia, operated by Stena Line, has completed implementation of ABB’s DEGO IV speed governor and actuation software package, used to control the vessel’s propulsion system and reduce fuel consumption by minimising roll and rudder movements.
The sailing yacht Fantastiko, a research vessel operated by the charitable organisation ‘By the Ocean we Unite’, has been outfitted with a range of shipboard systems by ABB to manage voyage planning on a research voyage in waters off Rotterdam, the South of England, the Channel Islands, France and Belgium.
Navis has added a new Hull Monitor module to its fleet performance management software Bluetracker, to be used to track degradation in hull performance resulting from self-polishing, fouling or damage.
Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has launched its new Integrated Smart Ship Solution (ISSS), a collection of information technology systems aiming to optimise navigation processes by collecting and analysing real-time information on navigational operations.
Bureau Veritas and Singapore based Ascenz have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in providing ship performance and monitoring solutions to shipowners world-wide.
BMT SMART (BMT) has launched its SMARTMOBILE webpage, a portal offering access to key vessel performance data that has been optimised for smartphones and smaller tablets.
GNS has released an upgrade to its VOYAGER navigation system, with additional functionality as well as new hardware and software subscription options.
BMT SMART, a subsidiary of BMT Group, has launched SMARTNOON, a system to deliver resolution vessel performance data based on noon reports.
Nautisk has confirmed that it will offer electronic navigational charts (ENCs) free of charge to customers purchasing a new digital voyage planning package consisting of its NaviPlanner and NaviTab services.
NAPA has introduced a new web-based ship performance monitoring service called NAPA Fleet Intelligence, providing voyage-by-voyage analysis of fuel efficiency for conventionally powered vessels dating back as far as January 2015.
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