A new industry group calling itself the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance has been officially launched in Shanghai, featuring maritime industry partners including class organisations, shipyards, equipment manufacturers and designers aiming to advance the development of autonomous shipping.
Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has opened a new installation of its W-Xpert Full Mission Simulator (FMS) for virtual reality training of engine room crews at the Marine Power Academy Training Centre of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. (HHM), in Shanghai, China.
Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China has partnered with Navis to implement the MACS3 ship loading computer and the Navis StowMan stowage planning program at its training facilities to be used in the education of prospective nautical officers.
Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed a new joint venture company agreement to focus on the growing Chinese electrical & automation (E&A) market, especially for high-tech ship applications.
Satcom technology company Newtec has entered into a strategic partnership with the 54th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC54), with the aim of strengthening its position in China and across Asia.
ABB has signed an agreement with Wuchang Ship Building Group to work together on the development of digital systems for ‘greener’ ships.
Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN), the commercial entity of China Transport Telecommunications & Information Center (CTTIC), and Eutelsat Communications have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to work together on communications systems for the maritime, aviation and land mobile broadband markets.
Space-based AIS company exactEarth reports that it has won a new contract with the Government of Canada for the provision of AIS maritime data services.
Inmarsat, Cobham SATCOM and Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN) have announced the largest Fleet Xpress installation project to date, with Nanjing Tanker Corporation (NTC) of China to outfit 70 ships with the Ka-band VSAT service.
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