Innovation Norway has awarded ScanReach NOK 18.5M (USD 1.96M) for a series of development projects to make maritime and offshore operations safer and more efficient at sea through wireless connectivity. The support package is one of the largest of its kind from Innovation Norway this year.
Greek ship operator Minerva Marine has installed Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress alongside Navarino technology onboard the majority of its managed vessels.
Stolt Tankers has signed a major new service agreement with Marlink to upgrade the bandwidth of its chemical and parcel tankers.
Shipping Company Groningen (SCG) has contracted offshore internet services provider Castor Marine to install its Global 4G Connectivity package on all 30 of its vessels, providing fast, global 4G-LTE internet connection for its crews.
By Mikael Lind, RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) and Mikael Renz, SMA (Swedish Maritime Administration).
The ports of the world have an important role in enabling sustainable transport through the combination of multiple transport means. In this regard, a port needs to be seen as a transhipment hub catering for the needs of multiple transport modes that engages many different actors; private and public.
Connectivity at sea has never been more important than during these difficult times. New regulations can be introduced at any moment and it is of great importance to ensure that this information is communicated to all marine sectors.
Hamburg-based ship manager NSC-Group has renewed its agreement with Marlink for provision of high bandwidth Sealink VSAT to its fleet of more than 40 vessels. The agreement enables NSC-Group to support its strategy for digitalisation and vessel performance optimisation with always-on connectivity and added value services.
The 'StrongerTogether’ initiative will provide business continuity and IT support for vessel operators and extended welfare services for seafarers.
Marlink has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by launching ‘StrongerTogether’, comprising a broad range of airtime packages and application solutions to support its customers in the maritime, fishing and offshore industries.
KVH is helping seafarers to remain connected during the COVID-19 outbreak. Image courtesy of KVH.
With the current COVID-19 situation, KVH Industries has confirmed to us that the company is working around the clock to support the connectivity needs of the thousands of vessels and seafarers worldwide that rely on KVH VSAT services.
By Ronald Spithout, president, Inmarsat Maritime.
Inmarsat Maritime president Ronald Spithout says providing crews with enhanced levels of connectivity and support is critical at this unprecedented time, and offers an insight into the work already underway with welfare organisations to assist seafarers in need.
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