Researchers at UCL Energy Institute (UCL EI) in London have created a new interactive map that plots 250 million data points to precisely show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet over the course of the year 2012.
Two ClassNK software packages, CMAXS PMS and CMAXS SPICS, have been installed on two ships managed by Manila-based Rosy Star Ocean Vessels Management, the first installation of the applications by shipping companies outside of Japan.
A 38-year old Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, the Pierre Radisson, is to gain a new lease of life with the installation of a range of new hardware and software systems by ABB, including a remote monitoring system that will allow shore based teams to directly diagnose problems on the vessel from shore.
PDMS Maritime has announced a new contract with the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to provide an integrated system to incorporate seafarer management and approved doctor records, in line with the MCA’s Digital Strategy.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have announced a new training scheme in Marine Cartography and Data Assessment, covering the creation and maintenance of paper and digital charts utilising computer-aided cartography applications.
Netwave has confirmed that it has received orders to supply its VDR systems to the Mutawa Marine fleet, as well as another offshore company in the UAE oil & gas industry, which will see 36 ships equipped in total.
IMO is asking for formal expressions of interest to host centres to promote cooperation in the field of maritime technology, as part of its efforts to help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change.
Maritime HR software company Adonis has announced a partnership with shipping ERP provider ShipNet, which will see ShipNet include the Adonis HR and personnel management system within its product portfolio.
Korean Register (KR) has announced the release of its latest KR-CON software, with the 14th edition including an improved dangerous goods program, developed in-house.
Inmarsat, Cobham SATCOM and Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN) have announced the largest Fleet Xpress installation project to date, with Nanjing Tanker Corporation (NTC) of China to outfit 70 ships with the Ka-band VSAT service.
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