Following a successful initial trial project, NSSLGlobal reports that it has signed a new contract with Green Reefers which will see Ku-band VSAT systems installed on board more than 18 cargo vessels.
Maritime technology companies ORBCOMM, Pole Star and Weatherdock have jointly developed Hali, a system which combines terrestrial AIS, satellite AIS, and satellite M2M technology into a single package for vessel tracking.
Veson Nautical has announced that it has added a new Veslink Business Intelligence (Veslink BI) application to Veslink, its online systems platform and maritime network.
Hapag-Lloyd has agreed a five-year deal with Inmarsat to migrate approximately 80 owned ships to services enabled for Fleet Xpress.
Videotel has released its latest computer based training course dealing with safety of hazardous materials, designed to enable crew and shipping office staff to become familiar with the rules governing the carriage of hazardous materials.
Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Swedish ferry company Stena Line to collaborate in the development of its first intelligent awareness system, fusing data from a range of sensors with information from existing ship systems like AIS and radar, as well as data from global databases.
essDOCS has moved to expand its paperless trading offering with the acquisition of eCertify, a provider of electronic Certificates of Origin.
Marlink reports that it has completed the acquisition of Palantir, a Norway-based company specialising in remote IT management systems for the maritime sector.
The Panama Canal is set to launch a new vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system to optimise the flow of ship traffic through the waterway.
Fleet Management Limited (FML), which manages a fleet of over 400 vessels of various types with more than 14,000 crew, reports that it has upgraded all vessels previously equipped with Inmarsat’s XpressLink Ku-band service to the Ka-band Fleet Xpress service, and expects to roll out Fleet Xpress to the majority of its fleet globally by 2018.
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