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Items filtered by date: May 2018

Italy-based shipping company d’Amico Group has partnered with RINA and Marlink subsidiary Telemar to build a new digital fleet operations centre in Rome, which will see the vessel operator ramp up data collection from its ships to improve performance analysis.

Thursday, 31 May 2018 11:37

Zodiac extends VSAT deal

Ship management company Zodiac Maritime has extended its satellite communications agreement with Satcom Global, to roll out the Satcom Global Aura VSAT service across its globally trading fleet of tankers, bulk carriers and container ships.

Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics company Milaha has integrated a new Robotic Process Automation (RPA) system into its back office operations, which mimics human activities by using software robots and Artificial Intelligence to perform clerical tasks such as entry, processing, and transfer of data.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 20:27

Digitalship Cookie Policy

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Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

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Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies.

How Digital Ship uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

- Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

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Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 19:39


Digital Ship needs to collect and process data in order to provide services to customers and subscribers, to manage its operational effectively and meet certain legal requirements.


The Digital Ship is committed to protect individuals with regard to the processing of their personal data in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR” (further: GDPR regulation).

Throughout this Notice, “we”, “our” and “us” refer to the Digital Ship and “you” and “your” refers to those expressing an interest in becoming our customers and/or subscribers both prior to and at formal subscription stage together with those who become registered customers and/or subscribers.

Purpose of the processing of personal data

Your data are collected and processed in order to enable the Digital Ship to deliver our services to you (such as receiving breaking news, daily newsletter, Digital Ship and other products), manage our operations effectively, meet certain legal requirements including to enable our Compliance team to deal with your requests and/or complaint.

Personal data collected and stored on servers located in United Kingdom and processed according to the conditions set out in the above mentioned GDPR regulation.

Your data will not be used for any purpose other than the performance of the activities specified above and to pursue our legitimate business interest.

We will never process your data where these interests are overridden by your own interest.

To summarize, processing purposes might be:

  • administering finance,
  • providing you with information about other services, features we add to Digital Ship that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about,
  • making suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of Digital Ship about additional features or services that may interest you, which may be based on your activity on Digital Ship,
  • providing you with updates about Digital Ship,
  • ensuring that content from Digital Ship is presented in the most effective manner for you and on your computer,
  • administering Digital Ship and for internal business administration and operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes,
  • notifying you about changes on Digital Ship and sending you service emails in relation with your account,
  • ensuring Digital Ship and its customers and subscribers’ safety and security.

Identity of the Data Controller

Digital Ship is Data Controller for personal data we process about you. Our address is 30 Warner Street, London, EC1R 5EX. You can contact us by post at the above address or by telephone on +44 20 7253 2700.

Personal data collected and categories of personal data being processed

Digital Ship collects and processes personal data about you in order to deliver our services to you, manage our operations effectively and meet certain legal requirements. Examples of this personal data may include your

  • personal information such as full name, e-mail, company name, address, phone and fax number, signature,
  • payment information such as your credit card type, credit card information,
  • automatic collection related your use of our services such as access time, device ID, application ID or other unique identifier, domain name, IP address, language information, device name and model, operating system information, your activities within the services including the length of time that you are logged in,
  • cookies as we, from time to time, we may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows us to store a small piece of data on your device about your activity on our Site.

To whom are your data disclosed?

The collected personal data are treated confidentially, and are used only, by the Digital Ship’s Compliance team.

No personal data are transferred to parties other than the third party sub-processors or the parties in the legal framework concerned, without prejudice to a possible disclosure by transmission to the bodies in charge of a monitoring, inspection or regulatory task in accordance with the relevant legislation.

The Digital Ship will not transfer personal data to third parties for purposes of direct marketing.

We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so or we need to comply with out contractual duties, for instance we may need to pass on certain information to our online payment provider.

Your rights, how can you have access to your data, verify their accuracy or rectify them?

We thought it might be helpful to list your rights as a data subject below. You have the right to:

  • Access your personal data that we process.
  • To rectify inaccuracies in personal data that we hold about you.
  • To be forgotten, that is your details to be removed from systems that we use to process your personal data.
  • To restrict the processing of your personal data in certain ways.
  • To obtain a copy of your personal data in a commonly used electronic form.
  • To object to certain processing of your personal data by us.
  • To request that we stop sending you direct marketing communications.

To summarize, you have the right to obtain from the controller copy of your personal data in order to check the accuracy of the data held, and/or to obtain rectification or update of these data if necessary. You may also ask for deletion of your data if the processing thereof is unlawful, or to have your data blocked for a period enabling the data controller to verify the accuracy, including the completeness, of the data.

For the protection of your privacy and security, the compliance team shall take every reasonable step to ensure that your identity is verified before granting access, or rectification, or deletion.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us.

Anything you are not clear about

If there is anything you are not clear about, please contact our us, and we can answer any questions you may have concerning this Notice or the way in which we process your personal data.

Unwanted communication

We will from time to time communicate with you by email, post, telephone and text.

If at any stage you are concerned about the content of these communications, for instance, unwanted marketing information, please simply click the unsubscribe link at the end of any newsletter, or by emailing, writing or telephoning us.

What are technical measures used and the security measures taken to avoid misuse or unauthorized access?

The Digital Ship’s compliance team has set up, and regularly reviews and updates, appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard your data against unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to lawfully use collected personal data.

Staff at Digital Ship having access to information concerning an identified or identifiable person are required to protect the data in a manner that is consistent with the rules set out in this privacy notice by, for example, not using the data for any purposes other than the tasks carried out in the exercise of their respective competences.

Whom you can contact if you have questions or complaints:

Should you wish to obtain access to your personal data, or rectification or deletion thereof, please contact the Data Protection Officer at the Digital Ship,

By Letter

        Digital Ship

        Data Protection Officer (Confidential)

        2 Prospect Rd

        St Albans

        AL1 2AX

        United Kingdom

If you have a complaint about our use of your information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website at or write to them at:

        Information Commissioner's Office

        Wycliffe House

        Water Lane



        SK9 5AF

        United Kingdom

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Russian fishing fleet operator Dobroflot is to deploy an IoT system from Orange Business Services onboard its ships, to optimise fuel consumption, analyse weather and monitor vessel positions by sending IoT data via VSAT to shore.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has confirmed that it has begun work to examine how the operation of autonomous ships could be addressed within IMO instruments.

A.P. Møller-Maersk has confirmed that it has begun using a new blockchain platform for marine hull insurance called Insurwave, having acted as the pilot client for the system built by a joint venture between EY and Guardtime.

Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:20

Otesat launches IRIS cyber system

Otesat-Maritel has introduced a new cyber security system to act alongside its range of maritime connectivity systems, named IRIS.

RS Components, a distributor of engineering and electronic components, reports that it has begun trading on the Moscord maritime e-Commerce platform, allowing users to choose items from RS Components’ catalogue of products and have them delivered to any harbour around the globe.

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