The Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has launched a new sector-specific strategy for the shipping industry as part of the government’s more general national strategy for cyber and information security, with a range of initiatives aimed at strengthening IT security and preventing cyber threats in maritime.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of Japan’s largest shipping companies, has announced plans to ramp up installations of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress (FX) VSAT service across the remainder of its owned and managed fleet, having begun initial deployments of the system on the majority of its car carriers in 2016, shortly after FX was launched.
Marlink, and its Group subsidiary company Palantir, have agreed a deal with Torvald Klaveness to become the preferred supplier of satcom and IT management systems for vessels managed by Klaveness Ship Management.
Fleet Management Limited has agreed a deal with classification society ABS to implement a cyber security system based on the ABS FCI Cyber Risk model on Fleet Management’s 220-vessel liquid cargo fleet.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the need to consider seafarer training and standards as the use of technology in shipping evolves in the future, and the automation of tasks currently performed by humans continues to grow.
Iridium has announced the commercial launch of its Iridium Certus L-band satcom service following the successful completion of the final launch in its $3 billion Iridium NEXT constellation refresh programme, which has seen 75 satellites launched in just under two years.
French ferry operator La Méridionale is progressing with the digitalisation of its fleet in partnership with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, having implemented Eniram’s range of energy management technology to more efficiently use its resources and reduce its impact on the environment.
GNS has completed the roll-out of a range of digital navigation systems and products to the fleet of Singapore-based Epic Gas Ship Management, following the award of a new contract.
Iridium has completed the final launch in its NEXT programme, with all 75 planned satellites now deployed for its second generation L-band low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network following a successful launch of the final 10 satellites in the series on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from California.
The online maruFreight digital platform has announced the official launch of its online marketplace for maritime and supply chain management, with the aim of facilitating cargo-related information sharing between shippers and shipping companies.
ShipNet has announced a new partnership with iMarine Software which will see iMarine’s SeaProc e-procurement platform integrated with the ShipNet One maritime ERP system.
Maritime software provider BASS has signed an agreement to integrate version 2.10 of its BASSnet Fleet Management System with the KinnetikBuyer eProcurement Cloud application from Norway-based Kinnetik Solutions.
Italy-based maritime software company Gruppo IB, developer of the InfoSHIP fleet management application, has rebranded itself with a new name and logo, with the company to be called ‘IB - Influencing Business’. The rebrand was announced as the company welcomed former SpecTec boss Giampiero Soncini as its new CEO.
Tanker owner Transpetrol has signed a renewal of its VSAT contract with Marlink, which will see the vessel operator expand its use of the Sealink VSAT service to its the entire tanker fleet, as well as two planned newbuildings due for delivery within the next 18 months.
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