Items filtered by date: February 2018

SpaceX has successfully launched the first two demonstration satellites for its proposed Starlink global satellite internet network aboard one of its Falcon 9 launch vehicles, part of a joint payload mission alongside Hisdesat’s PAZ satellite.

Friday, 23 February 2018 16:42

BIMCO relaunch for Shipping KPI system

BIMCO has relaunched the Shipping KPI vessel benchmarking system, originally developed by InterManager in 2009 before being passed on to BIMCO in 2015, after two years of redesign.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:22

GMDSS review central to IMO NCSR meeting

The latest meeting of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) concludes this week, focusing on core areas relating to safety at sea including GMDSS, e-Navigation and vessel tracking.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:19

Thome rolls out waste management software

Thome Ship Management Singapore has completed the implementation of a waste management software module aboard its fleet of 210 ships, linked to its NAU fleet performance monitoring software system from Orion Marine Concepts.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:15

TMS Cardiff Gas agrees engine optimisation deal

Athens-based ship management company TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd has agreed a new maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä, which will leverage Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram’s data collection platform and analytics to optimise operations for the four TFDE (tri-fuel diesel electric) LNG carriers in the TMS Cardiff Gas fleet.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:13

Knutsen extends VSAT contract for tanker fleet

Norwegian tanker company Knutsen has extended its satcom contract with Marlink, covering VSAT and back-up services for the fleet of 38 shuttle tankers, LNG carriers, and product and chemical tankers, as well as two planned newbuilds.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:11

Seafarer S-Mode sentiments sought

The Nautical Institute (NI) has begun a consultation process to help assess the latest proposals for standardised navigation equipment, under which it intends to seek the views of seafarers on the introduction of an ‘S-Mode’ on critical navigation systems.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:07

Class certificates continue online migration

DNV GL reports that it has now passed the threshold of having issued 50,000 electronic class and statutory certificates, with more than 6,000 vessels of the classed fleet now trading with one or more digital certificates.

Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:39

Speedcast to increase RCCL bandwidth provision

Speedcast has extended its relationship with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) to increase the bandwidth available to RCCL’s 37 ships using Speedcast’s VSAT services.

Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:32

ClassNK releases new version of hull software

ClassNK has released the latest version of its vessel design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR), developed in response to the latest updates to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT).

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