The 2018 Crew Connectivity survey of 6,000 serving crewmembers by Futurenautics, sponsored by KVH and Intelsat, has found that the application of technology in operations is growing in perceived importance, and that access to the internet at sea “strongly influences” the decisions of some 92 per cent of seafarers about where to work.
German software provider Hanseaticsoft reports that it has updated its Cloud MRV module to assist its users in compliance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) upcoming mandatory Data Collection System (DCS).
ABS reports that it has granted a certificate of CyberSafety Compliance to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for its Smart Ship Solution, certifying that the system adheres to the ABS Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries and the ISO 27000 series, IT Security Control Code of Practice.
Norwegian-headquartered OSM is looking to further digitalise its crew management operations with the launch of a new mobile app created over a period of six months by a team of its own in-house developers.
The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) for piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia has launched a new website and mobile app to assist its key stakeholders, such as maritime enforcement agencies, shipping companies, and the larger maritime community.
Wärtsilä and Girocantex Uruguay, a subsidiary of Hidrovias Group, have signed a five-year Optimised Maintenance agreement for Girocantex’s fleet of eight pusher tugs operating in the rivers of South America.
Diamond S Shipping’s fleet of 30 medium-range product tankers is nearing completion of a Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) retrofit programme, with Mackay Marine India in Mumbai installing the equipment on behalf of VDR manufacturer Danelec Marine.
The Deurganck dock, the main centre of container handling at the port of Antwerp, has added a ‘smart quay’ to more efficiently manage the allocation of berths in the dock as part of a longer-term ‘smart harbour’ strategy at the port.
Radio Holland Group has agreed a global distribution agreement with the Lars Thrane company for distribution of its LT-3100 Iridium-based voice, data and tracking system.
Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC) have announced a funding partnership to set up Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a new research initiative to explore the potential application of blockchain technologies in the global maritime industry.
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