Orolia, through its McMurdo brand, has been awarded a contract by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for nationwide enhancements to its existing Search and Rescue (SAR) satellite technology, that will allow the MCA to operate with the new Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) satellites that are currently being deployed.
A group of associations representing the European shipping industry, including CLIA Europe, EBA, ECASBA, ECSA, EMPA, ETA, ETF, EuDA, Interferry, and WSC have signed a statement welcoming the European Commission’s mid-term review of the EU Maritime Transport Strategy 2009-2018, calling for better regulation and a fundamental overhaul of the EU Reporting Formalities’ Directive.
MAN Diesel & Turbo reports that it has signed a contract with Stena Line to provide its online monitoring service to two vessels, the Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica passenger-and-vehicle superferries that sail the daily route between the Hook of Holland and Harwich, each of which are powered by four MAN 48/60CR engines.
China COSCO Shipping (CCS) Group has ordered MACS3 loading computers from Navis Carrier Solutions for three 20,000 TEU container vessels currently under construction at Shanghai Wai Gao Qiao shipyard in China, scheduled for completion between April 2017 and February 2018.
NSSLGlobal and Telesat have agreed a deal to expand their existing relationship, with NSSLGlobal agreeing a contract for a satellite transponder on Telesat’s Telstar 12 VANTAGE satellite to add to its VSAT IP@SEA, Cruise-IP and Broad-IP services for passenger and merchant vessels.
Inmarsat has signed a service and installation agreement with Radio Holland to support migration of customers from Ku-based XpressLink to Fleet Xpress services. The non-exclusive agreement is in addition to Inmarsat’s existing service partner and VAR arrangements, and aims to draw on the Radio Holland support network to accelerate the installation of Fleet Xpress on a global scale.
SpeedCast has become the first Inmarsat partner to integrate the software element of the Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (SoftNSD) into its Fleet Xpress offering, the companies report.
Marlink reports that it has signed an agreement to enter into a joint venture with the satellite connectivity business of Greece and Cyprus based TNL Group, to launch a new business focused specifically on those two countries called Marlink CG.
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