ABB reports that its OCTOPUS marine software is to be applied on four new semi-submersible heavy lift vessels, to assist in operational efficiency using weather and loading data to plot optimal routes.
ABS reports that it has issued its first notation under the ABS Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries.
GateHouse Logistics has launched a new Cloud-based service using AIS signals to provide real-time tracking of loads port-to-port, aimed at manufacturers, cargo owners, logistic service providers, container owners and other players in the supply chain.
SES and Gilat Satellite Networks have announced a strategic collaboration to package Gilat’s MarineRay 60P Ku-band maritime VSAT antenna with SES’s satellite capacity, creating a new product within the SES Maritime+ service introduced late last year.
UK-based maritime GSM data company Buzz Marine has announced the launch of its new CrewCode service, a voucher based system similar to those used in hotels whereby users are given, or purchase, a code for a fixed data allowance to access onboard Wi-Fi networks.
Hatteland Display has expanded its Series X Multi Vision Display (MVD) range with the addition of a new Ultra High Definition large format model for integration into maritime bridge systems.
Turkey-headquartered Statu Shipping is to migrate its 11-vessel bulk container fleet to VSAT, using Marlink’s Sealink system and new 1GB allowance plans following a deal between Statu and local Marlink partner Ozsay Satellite Communications.
Iridium reports that it has received a targeted launch date of mid-June for its second mission of ten Iridium NEXT satellites.
Cyprus-based Satlink Satellite Communications, a member of the Tototheo Group, has entered into a new agreement with Inmarsat to integrate Fleet Xpress into its existing service portfolio, and has committed to bringing more than 1,500 vessels onto the Fleet Xpress service over a five-year period.
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