Items filtered by date: October 2017

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Shell Eastern Trading have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the research and development and test-bedding of maritime projects in areas including clean fuel technologies, automation and digitalisation.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 19:02

MOL to introduce VR training

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has developed a new virtual reality (VR) crew safety training system, using technology created by Japanese company Tsumiki Seisaku integrated into a pair of smart goggles.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:59

Orange and BlueTide in collaboration deal

Orange Business Services and BlueTide Communications have entered into a collaboration agreement, to offer services combining Orange’s satellite network with BlueTide’s maritime technology systems to vessels in the work-boat industry.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:57

Cyber security Angel launched by Navarino

Navarino has launched a new cyber security service called Angel, compatible with any satellite network or IP-based communication system and supplied as a fully managed service.

The Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) and Iceland-based maritime technology company Marorka have signed a partnership agreement that will see the firms work together on a ‘smart ship’ concept.

Published in Maritime Software

Alphatron Marine has launched an automated course and track control system for the inland shipping segment that allows a ship to sail automatically along a predefined line.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:46

Phasor raises $16m in funding

Flat panel satellite antenna company Phasor reports that it has raised $16 million in new funding from a group of satellite communications mobility companies, financial investors and shareholders.

Cyber security firm IOActive has released a report outlining a potential vulnerability it says it discovered in Inmarsat’s AmosConnect platform that would provide a backdoor into the shipboard system – however, Inmarsat has responded to note that the software version in question was already retired prior to IOActive’s test, and that it has also previously issued a patch to close the vulnerability.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 09:47

Panama Canal launches Emissions Calculator

The Panama Canal has launched an Emissions Calculator, a tool to allow shipping companies to accurately assess their carbon emissions, which will also rank transiting vessels by the extent to which they have reduced carbon emissions by using the Canal versus alternate routes.

Published in Maritime Software
Thursday, 26 October 2017 05:25

Indian government in VDR deal

Danelec Marine has announced a deal to supply its VDR technology to the government of India, under a contract struck by local distributor Marine Electricals.

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