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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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