Marorka and SMDERI (Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute) have opened an Energy Management Training Centre in Shanghai, following the earlier signing of a cooperation agreement between the organisations in May 2016.
CMA CGM is to extend the use of the Tekomar XPERT engine diagnostics system already in use on its own ships to the APL fleet, newly acquired by CMA CGM following the closing of its purchase of APL parent company Neptune Orient Line in September 2016.
Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) has upgraded its SEA-Mate Blending-on-Board Value Calculator to include a mobile optimised version, to allow users to evaluate the different potential lubricant costs with regard to their specific engine and running conditions in a variety of real life scenarios while on the move.
SpeedCast has announced the official release of SpeedMail Business Unlimited, a new service bundle offering unlimited business e-mail for the maritime industry at a fixed cost.
German shipping company Heino Winter reports that it has completed the implementation of the Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM) software system developed by Hamburg-based Hanseaticsoft, part of an internal Heino Winter digitalisation strategy for the management of its eleven vessels.
ClassNK has released its new ‘Arrival Checklist for PSC’ application, a preparatory checklist mobile app for Port State Control (PSC) inspections.
Sea IT reports that it has won a new contract with Alba Tankers to install its BlueCLOUD system at two more of the company’s office locations in Poland and Sweden, to add to an existing installation at its Danish headquarters in Aalborg, as well as implementing multiple products such as such as BlueCONNECT, BlueSKY and BlueSTAR on board the vessels Atlantic and OW Baltic.
Rock Seven has launched a new fixed cost monthly GSM subscription for users of its dual-mode vessel tracking system, RockFLEET, which also uses Iridium’s satellite network to send data when out of GSM coverage.
The Danish Maritime Fund has backed an Internet of Things (IoT) technology development pilot project led by Aalborg-based company GateHouse, which aims to use data collected from a variety of shipboard sensors to optimise vessel performance and provide information to authorities as required.
The launch date for Iridium’s first group of satellites in its NEXT constellation has been pushed back a month from its announced December 16 slot, and is now scheduled to take place in January, the company reports.
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