Elektrans Shipping has begun implementation of the web based Marine Asset Management System (MAMS) software package from SDSD Group, across the entire Elektrans fleet and all of its global offices.
Costa Diadema, flagship of the Costa Cruises fleet, has welcomed its latest class of crewmember – a squad of robots named Pepper, claimed to be the first robots in the world able to recognise the main human emotions and proactively interact with their surrounding environment.
Inmarsat and VT iDirect, who have worked together over the past four years on the Global Xpress programme, have announced the formation of a joint research & development (R&D) team named ‘i2’ to support the development of next generation satellite communications technologies.
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has launched Smart Weather, a new online portal that provides weather information for the shipping sector.
Inmarsat, working with Global Xpress reseller Network Innovations (NI) and its partner Fusion Marine Technology, has signed a contract with Alaskan Leader Fisheries to install Fleet Xpress for its fleet of ships operating in the Bering Sea.
Intellian reports that it has completed a triple installation of 2.4m VSAT antennas for the next generation Petronas Floating Liquid Natural Gas (PFLNG) vessel Satu, built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea.
Radio Holland has completed two bridge refit contracts for Holland America Line on the cruise ships Oosterdam and Prinsendam, following on from similar refit work on M/S Noordam and Westerdam in 2014 and 2015.
Global Navigation Solutions has announced a tie-up with Orange Business Services to offer combined packages which will include VSAT services and GNS’ navigation software systems on a subscription basis.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has introduced a new ShipRight procedure guidance which it says will set out the ‘how’ of marine autonomous operations as we move towards the future introduction of unmanned ships.
Cobham SATCOM has developed a new version of its SAILOR 900 Ku-band VSAT antenna, which features an upgraded Block Up Converter (BUC) with the potential to deliver higher uplink bandwidths than the company’s existing technology.
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