Intelsat 33e, the second of seven planned Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, has been successfully launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle.
Cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line has signed up with e-procurement platform ShipServ to implement the company’s technology to support its 24 vessels under three brands – Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
UK Electronic Solutions, part of the NSSLGlobal Group, has launched a new self-contained motion and impact monitoring system called Oceanic Dynamics, which aims to allow offshore vessels to monitor and report impact on structures, as well as advising on engine performance and reliability.
Nakilat, the shipping arm of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas sector, has implemented Ku-band VSAT services from Global Eagle Entertainment’s Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) service line on vessels in its fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers.
NAVTOR has revealed that take up of Pay As You Sail (PAYS) ENC licensing among its customers has now surpassed 80 per cent of all subscribers, with the option having first been introduced by the company in 2012.
German software provider Hanseaticsoft reports that it is expanding its Inspection Report software for ship inspections and audits to new mobile platforms with its latest release.
Maritime satellite communications provider Satcom Global has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Intellian covering the global supply and distribution of maritime satellite antennas.
Radio Holland has announced a partnership agreement with bobz GmbH of Hamburg, that will see the German company’s shipznet mobile network service for merchant shipping offered as part of the Radio Holland portfolio.
Global Eagle Entertainment, which recently completed the purchase of maritime VSAT company EMC, reports that it has entered into a global distribution agreement with The QYOU, a provider of hosted online short-form video content, that will link its offerings with GEE’s Entertainment in Motion division.
exactEarth has been selected by the Government of Ghana’s Fisheries Commission (a member of the West Africa Regional Fisheries Programme) to provide satellite AIS data services and a small vessel tracking system, as part of a 12-month contract that will be worth between $1 million and $2 million.
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