essDOCS has moved to expand its paperless trading offering with the acquisition of eCertify, a provider of electronic Certificates of Origin.
Marlink reports that it has completed the acquisition of Palantir, a Norway-based company specialising in remote IT management systems for the maritime sector.
Shipping software platform INTTRA has announced that it has acquired Avantida, a Belgian-headquartered provider of empty container management technology for ocean carriers, to extend its business into the landside container logistics sector.
Volaris Group, parent company of maritime software provider SpecTec, has announced that it has acquired shipping ERP rival ShipNet from Inchcape Shipping Services to expand its presence in the maritime vertical.
Intelsat and OneWeb have announced that they have entered into a definitive combination agreement, which will see the two companies merge into a single satellite operator.
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.
Pamlico Capital has completed a growth investment in Veson Nautical, which will see co-founder and CEO John Veson, along with COO Sean Riley and other management team members, maintain significant ownership in Veson and continue to manage the company with support from Pamlico.
AWT has announced that it is to change its branding to take on the name of parent company StormGeo, which bought the US-based weather data and voyage optimisation company three years ago.
Castor Networks, a provider of satellite communications services to the maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors, reports that it has acquired Watum Solutions, an IT and satcoms provider to the shipping and offshore industry, effective immediately.
NSSLGlobal reports that it has acquired Norwegian IPTV company SnapTV, a deal which will see the companies work together to promote and develop entertainment services for maritime and offshore companies.
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