ABB has agreed a deal to supply its OCTOPUS energy management software to a series of new cruise vessels being built by MV Werften for Genting Hong Kong brands Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises.
Thuraya has launched its new SeaStar product, a circuit switched voice terminal for maritime communications on smaller and regionally operating vessels looking for basic onboard satellite communications.
Raytheon Anschütz, via its Norwegian distributor Syberg AS, has been awarded a contract for the supply of its Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to a new windfarm service vessel being built for Danish shipowner ESVAGT.
The launch of the first satellites in the Iridium NEXT constellation has been delayed once more, following an announcement from launch services provider SpaceX.
The Dubai-based Marcura Group has launched a new Cloud-based collaboration tool for the maritime industry called MarDocs, to be used in the automation of chartering processes.
The first launch of Iridium’s NEXT generation of satellites, previously delayed following a launch anomaly during testing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2016, has been given a revised target date of January 8, 2017.
UACC (United Arab Chemical Carriers) is rolling out a fleet performance and monitoring system developed by India-based Orion Marine Concepts to its vessels and office, with the new software expected to be implemented before the end of January 2017.
Swedish tanker company Tarbit has signed a contract with Logimatic to implement the Sertica software system on board its entire fleet.
Wärtsilä has signed a ten-year maintenance agreement with MOL LNG Transport Europe, an affiliate of the Japanese MOL Group, to cover online remote support and all scheduled engine maintenance activities for two LNG carriers.
The EU-backed Sea Traffic Management (STM) project reports that it has entered its second procurement phase and is currently searching for an additional ECDIS manufacturer to get involved with the initiative to further test interoperability between various systems and providers.
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