Viking Ice Consultancy has agreed a deal to install the sigma S6 Ice Navigator system on the Magne Viking, the first vessel to comply with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Polar Code approved by DNV GL.
Ship management company UltraShip has become the first user of the SmartSCAN paperless invoice processing system as part of the Sertica software package.
Satellite operator Telesat reports that it has procured two prototype Ka-band satellites for operation in low Earth orbit (LEO), which it anticipates launching mid-to-late 2017 as part of a test and validation phase for a global LEO satellite constellation.
Thome Ship Management has agreed a deal with KVH which will see 41 Thome vessels provided with the satellite company’s MOVIElink service, which delivers films, including the latest releases, to vessels around the world.
Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a new online e-Learning course for familiarisation training on its K-Bridge and K-Nav ECDIS products.
EMC has announced that it has agreed a multi-year contract with an unnamed oilfield services company to provide satellite broadband communications for its vessels on a global basis.
Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) and Seagull Maritime have signed a collaborative agreement to offer a range of fuel management training courses to the maritime industry.
BigOceanData has extended its contract with the Government of the Falkland Islands to provide its vessel monitoring system (VMS) capability for another five years, while also adding AIS data for the first time, which will be integrated with existing Inmarsat tracking data.
The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has approved mandatory requirements for ships to record and report their fuel consumption, the first part of a three-step process of data collection and analysis that will inform future decisions on any measures needed to enhance energy efficiency and address greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.
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