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Xanatos Marine has agreed a contract with Port Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada, to install a multi-layer Vessel Traffic Monitoring System (VTMS) to improve maritime domain awareness.

Radio Holland Group has signed a strategical agreement with Cisco, with the two companies to cooperate on the development of maritime ICT solutions in areas such as remote monitoring and diagnostics services, data management and networks on board.

Common Structural Rules Software LLC, a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has released an upgraded version of its software packages that aim to simplify compliance with current and pending IACS Common Structural Rules (CSR).

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.

Satcom Global has agreed a partnership deal with satellite operator SES, which will see SES capacity form a key part of Satcom Global’s new Ku-band VSAT service, Aura.

Dualog has launched a new ‘Innovation Garage’ division that aims to drive innovation in maritime software and IT systems, inspired by Silicon Valley garage start-up stories of allowing developers an opportunity to pursue radical or unusual products while working alongside Dualog’s existing research and development teams.

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.

Iridium has contracted to add an eighth SpaceX Falcon 9 launch to its Iridium NEXT programme, as part of a ‘rideshare’ agreement the will see the launch shared with the twin-satellites of the NASA/GFZ Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission.

Intelsat 33e, the second of Intelsat’s EpicNG high throughput satellites (HTS), has successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on 29 January 2017, the satellite operator has announced.

ECDIS Ltd has introduced an offline version of its Annual Competency Assurance Training (ACAT) courses, to allow for study on ships with little or no internet access.

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