An extensive area of the Trondheimsfjord in Northern Norway has been designated as an official test bed for autonomous shipping by the Norwegian Coastal Authority (NCA).
Global Eagle Entertainment has entered into a three-year global distribution agreement with Lagardère Sports, a producer and distributor of sports programming, which will give GEE the rights to distribute over 10,000 hours of live and produced sports programming to commercial flights and ships at sea through its global VSAT networks.
Ulysses Systems has added two new Hartmann Group companies to its client base, with Cyprus-based Intership Navigation and Donnelly Tanker Management to implement the Task Assistant software package.
Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, has entered into a two-year agreement with BigOceanData for the provision of vessel tracking services. The initial system is now live and already in use in operation centres around the world on both desktop and mobile devices.
Videotel has revised its ballast water management (BWM) computer based training package to address the requirements of the IMO’s newly ratified BWM Convention, a global treaty that is designed to stop the spread of invasive species from ships’ ballast water.
UKHO has launched its new ADMIRALTY Passage Planner (APP), for use by bridge officers to create compliant passage plans with dynamically updated clearance and ETA calculations.
Intellian Technologies has agreed a deal with Vietnamese satcom service provider Vinasat (VNPT) for the installation of 10 of Intellian’s v100 VSAT antenna systems on a series of anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels controlled by PTSC Marine, a PetroVietnam Technical Services Corp subsidiary.
Shipboard GSM provider Telenor Maritime has announced a deal to acquire satcom company SatPoint AB, with the aim of strengthening Telenor Maritime’s focus on the Nordic market.
The initial evaluation of a prototype augmented reality system for the maritime industry, based on Google Glass technology, is underway at the Baltimore campus of the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies-Pacific Maritime Institute (MITAGS-PMI) in the US.
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