Kongsberg Maritime is to supply an integrated automation solution to South Korean ship owner Ilshin Shipping Company, for installation on a newbuild 50,000 dwt LNG fuelled bulk carrier being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) reports that it has joined the MAXCMAS project, a GBP£1.27 million collaborative research project that aims to investigate, develop and implement real-time collision avoidance algorithms for autonomous maritime vessels.
Intelsat and Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) report that they have entered into a new expanded contract for the provision of global satcom connectivity services, including significant capacity on Intelsat’s latest EpicNG generation of satellites.
Maritime software provider Veson Nautical reports that it has added ten new clients to its user community over the last five months, agreeing deals with shipping companies across the world in a range of trades, including dry bulk, wet, and chemical.
Ericsson has agreed two new maritime technology partnerships, announcing that it will work with both SpeedCast and Pole Star on separate projects to expand its offering for the shipping sector.
UK-based ION - International Ocean Networks, in partnership with North American satellite company Hunter Communications, has launched a new iDirect Evolution Ku-band maritime satellite network with coverage over the West, East and North coast of Canada, to provide VSAT connectivity for vessels transiting the Northwest Passage (NWP).
UK-based Marine Software reports that it has completed the supply of its MPMWin - Marine Planned Maintenance system to Coastal Shipping Limited, for implementation on the shipping company’s latest vessel, Sten Fjord.
Symphony Shipping has signed a contract with MirTac for the provision of the Star fleet management software system, and related services, to manage operations such as maintenance, purchasing and QHSSE.
The Danish Maritime Authority has announced that it is launching a pre-study on autonomous ships together with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), to increase the country’s common knowledge base on the technology and to set a preliminary framework so that the development and use of unmanned ships can be planned in an appropriate manner.
Hanseaticsoft has added two more shipping companies to its list of German customers, with ZEABORN Shipping and Carl Büttner, both based in Bremen, signing up to use the Hanseaticsoft Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM).
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