ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR), with version 4.0.0 having been developed in response to the latest rule amendments to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT).
Kongsberg Maritime’s training division has introduced a new online virtual classroom system, designed for the pre-course preparation phase and using a live video link integrated with on-screen presentations, emulated system software and assessment tools.
DNV GL is launching a new industry data platform called ‘Veracity’, being built in collaboration with Microsoft Azure and other companies, which is designed to help improve data quality and management, and facilitate connections between data owners and users.
Ocean freight benchmarking and market intelligence software platform Xeneta has raised $12 million in a Series B investment round led by London-based Smedvig Capital, and including a number of existing investors, with the financing to be used to fund expansion and product development.
Global Eagle Entertainment reports that it has expanded its portfolio of live programming delivered by satellite to cruise ships with the addition of new channels for crew members from India and the Philippines.
Korean maritime satcom antenna manufacturer KNS has introduced a new Cellular IP Modem (CIM), that can allow operators to monitor and control multiple antenna systems using just a single PC, by utilising GSM signals to connect to the equipment on board.
Turkish shipping and container company, Arkas Line (part of Arkas Holding), has agreed a deal with Orange Business Services to implement a hybrid comms network, including Orange’s communications management platform Maritime Connect and associated security services.
Three new Torvald Klaveness vessels are to install ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software to help them meet upcoming emissions regulations, such as the IMO Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and future European Union Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) rules.
Teekay has extended its VSAT contract with Marlink covering its entire shuttle tanker fleet, with the communications systems set to receive an upgrade following this new deal.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has extended its research and development memorandum of understanding (MOU) with DNV GL to include collaboration in autonomous systems and intelligent shipping.
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