Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SK Shipping, Intel, Microsoft, the Ulsan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (UCCEI) and the Daejeon Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (DCCEI), which aims to create a new ‘Eco System’ for the development of smart ships.
Tanker owner EURONAV is to implement Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) package for two of its Suezmax vessels, which will see a range of measurement sensors applied to their hulls to measure the effect of the antifouling coatings applied to the ships and to provide data to manage hull performance.
ClassNK has launched its NK-SHIPS app, a mobile version of the classification society’s free, web-based information service for owners, operators, and managers of NK-classed vessels or vessels whose ISM/ISPS/MLC are registered with the Japanese organisation.
Royston reports that it has developed a new auto-mode detection capability for its enginei fuel management system, to assist in more accurate reporting of fuel consumption and vessel emissions.
Liqueﬁed natural gas (LNG) carrier owner GasLog Ltd has decided to equip its entire fleet of 24 vessels with the SetelHellas Maritime Telemedicine Solution (MTS).
NSSLGlobal and Norwegian satcom reseller FleetCom AS have formed a strategic alliance that will see FleetCom selling NSSLGlobal’s range of maritime VSAT solutions in Norway, alongside third party solutions such as Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress and Fleet One.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) reports that it has delivered its Virtual Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (VGMDSS) simulator to Patt Manfield & Co. Shipping Company in Hong Kong.
Marlink has launched a new location-based tracking device called Smalltrack, which operates on the Iridium satellite network and can be used without connecting to external power or antenna sources.
Satellite communications technology company VT iDirect has announced that it is to establish a new Engineering and Innovation Centre in Killarney, in southwest Ireland.
Korean telecoms company KT has announced the launch of an extended GSM LTE network that can extend 200km from shore, in comparison with the 50km coverage more common today, which it intends to use to power a new range of maritime safety equipment connected to the Internet of Things (IoT).
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