BAE Systems reports that it is leading a consortium of technology suppliers to develop software to monitor shipboard equipment, fuel and energy performance, providing real time information to assist in the management of both military and commercial fleets.
Satellite operator SES has launched a new global service for the shipping sector called SES Maritime+, which aims to deliver high-speed connectivity to vessels traversing the oceans by leveraging SES’s global fleet of over 50 satellites, ground infrastructure of more than 20 teleports and upwards of 6,000 points of presence.
Harris CapRock Communications has launched its OnePath long-range wireless radio service, to provide a complementary alternative to satellite bandwidth in the cruise, energy and commercial maritime industries.
KVH reports that it has seen a number of its mini-VSAT Broadband customers move on to usage-based airtime plans over the last few months, to the extent that his type of package now accounts for the majority of users on KVH’s global satellite network.
A new partnership has been agreed between Nord University, Bodin and Lofoten Maritime Vocational Schools and the Nordland county administration in Norway, forming the new ‘Maritime Campus North’ with the aim of strengthening education, training and research in Arctic maritime safety and security.
ABB Turbocharging has developed a new digital application to identify the potential operational risks of replacing turbocharger parts with non-original components, using data from turbocharger failure scenario simulations to calculate the impact of parts from manufacturers that do not fit ABB turbocharger specifications.
Three of the industry’s largest ECDIS suppliers, Transas, Wärtsilä SAM Electronics and Adveto, have supplied the first Sea Traffic Management-compatible onboard equipment, with 225 such systems being made available to the EU-backed project.
Hamburg Süd subsidiary Columbus Shipmanagement (CSM) and Interschalt maritime systems have concluded a contract that will see a total of 46 container ships equipped with the Bluetracker fleet performance management software package.
Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) and Sperry Marine have announced a strategic co-operation to provide shipping companies with easier exchange of information between the back of bridge planning and data download environment and the ECDIS, with the aim of enhancing safety and improving onboard efficiency.
Iridium has released details on the take-up of its Pilot maritime communications system, revealing that it shipped more than 2,200 units over the 12 months ending June 30, 2016, concluding with one of the best quarters in company history.
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