The Liberian Registry is implementing remote Annual Safety Inspections (ASI) onboard its ships as a direct response to the major restrictions faced by dispatching inspectors, under the current health guidelines and restrictions around the globe.
KVH is helping seafarers to remain connected during the COVID-19 outbreak. Image courtesy of KVH.
With the current COVID-19 situation, KVH Industries has confirmed to us that the company is working around the clock to support the connectivity needs of the thousands of vessels and seafarers worldwide that rely on KVH VSAT services.
Due to increasing demand for remote support and services to the maritime industry, KONGSBERG has made its Remote Services solution available to customers using Vessel Insight.
The MV Balboa
Klaveness Ship Management has expanded its contract with DNV GL after a successful pilot of the DNV GL Veracity platform.
The contract expansion will see another eight Klaveness vessels use Veracity. According to the companies, the pilot project, which began in 2019, indicated that a reduction in fuel consumption was possible by combining and visualising operational, positioning and engine data.
Nokia has announced that it has completed the first phase of Port of Zeebrugge’s 5G-ready, industrial-grade private wireless network deployment.
Kongsberg Maritime’s azimuth thrusters have been selected to power a fully electric ship handling tug developed by the Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) and Damen Shipyards Group.
Wärtsilä has been contracted to upgrade its 11-year old Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System (VTMIS) serving ports in Cyprus.
A new solution from GTMaritime counters a major cyber security weakness of ships at sea today by deploying critical software and security patches to protect shipboard systems before threats emerge. GTDeploy provides a software deployment platform to deliver security updates to ships wherever they are in the world ‘in the background’ without requiring intervention by IT staff or distracting crew.
The new DIMECC Sea for Value programme (S4V) provides blueprints for digitalisation, service innovation and information flows in maritime transport. Its longer-term mission is in preparing for advanced autonomous operations and navigation.
Seattle-based Maritime Training Services (MTS) has joined the new Ocean Technologies Group, home to COEX, Seagull Maritime, Tero Marine and Videotel.
ChartWorld’s Oliver Schwarz and MSL’s Sumita and Shankar Roy are excited to start the collaboration and shape a new era for Maritime Services in the Americas.
Digital chart agent and ECDIS manufacturer ChartWorld has acquired Canadian company Maritime Services.
Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new LARS (Launch and Recovery System) solution for its HUGIN range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which will reportedly deliver a number of additional operational improvements.
OneOcean has opened up a new office in Tokyo, Japan to capitalise on growing demand for its products. The new base in central Tokyo will enable OneOcean to provide more dedicated support to its local clients as the company continues to expand its operational capacity.
It will further assist the Japanese shipping industry’s move to digitalisation with its comprehensive range of navigation and compliance products. Almost 20,000 vessels worldwide currently use OneOcean’s services to aid regulatory and passage planning activities.
Martin Taylor, chief executive officer of OneOcean, said: “We are excited to be opening this new Tokyo office to provide a dedicated service for local customers. Japan is already a major market for us and we see excellent scope for further expansion in this region which has always been enthusiastic about embracing the change to digitalisation.”
He continued: “We have seen a growing demand, specifically in this region for our digital products, especially OneOcean’s Regs4Ships and EnviroManager to help fulfil MARPOL requirements.”
Leading OneOcean’s Tokyo office as general manager is Takashi Nakagawa, who has been managing the company’s operations in the country in recent years. Mr Nakagawa has over 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry, bringing exceptional industry knowledge and expertise, having helped vessels transfer from paper to digital navigation from the technology’s inception.
Speaking about the new office, Mr Nakagawa said: “I believe the Japanese market is ripe for expansion and OneOcean’s increasing investment recognises that opportunity. Through the use of OneOcean’s exceptional Total Voyage solutions, I look forward to further aiding the industry’s adoption of digital systems.”
Online procurement company for marine equipment ShipParts.com has signed a research collaboration agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
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