Monday, 19 March 2018 09:22

Wärtsilä buys Transas in €210m deal

Wärtsilä has agreed a deal to acquire Transas for €210 million, to leverage its navigation, simulation and monitoring systems in accelerating the development of Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem concept.

Container shipping blockchain start-up 300cubits has announced the successful completion of the first trial shipment in its smart contract system, deployed on the Ethereum blockchain.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced the acquisition of Nettitude, a provider of cyber security services to companies in various industries with 140 employees worldwide.

Speedcast reports that it is partnering with SRH Marine to provide a new Navigation as a Service (NaaS) product, offering distribution of electronic navigational charts and updates over satellite, managed by Speedcast’s SIGMA Gateway platform linked with SRH’s Pilot service.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:41

MARIC agrees ShipRight FastTrack deal

Marine Design & Research Institute of China (MARIC), a subsidiary company of China State Shipbuilding Corporation group (CSSC), has signed a licence agreement with Lloyd's Register (LR) for use of its ShipRight FastTrack software.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:29

IACS chairman outlines technology projects

The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has launched “several projects” to help the industry adapt to changes in regulations and technologies, as well as identify barriers to autonomous ship operations, according to chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen.

The Latin America Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre, part of a global network established under an IMO-EU project, has been launched in Panama.

Singapore-based shipbroking company Sovereign Shipping Global (SSG) has launched a mobile application for ship sales and purchases (S&P), which it aims to make freely available for download to encourage data accessibility in the S&P market.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 09:52

Thome reaffirms technology commitment

Thome’s vice president for business development, Gautam Kashyap, has outlined the importance of technology and digitalisation of operations to the Group’s future strategy, with a three-phase process already underway at the company that will eventually connect all of its vessels to shore and enable data exchange across a range of processes.

Cruise company Carnival has completed the installation of Intellian’s v240MT tri-band and multi-orbit 2.4 metre antennas onboard several of its cruise vessels, the companies report, with the equipment having been specifically designed to deliver data rates exceeding 1 Gbps.

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