IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has highlighted the need to consider seafarer training and standards as the use of technology in shipping evolves in the future, and the automation of tasks currently performed by humans continues to grow.
V.Group is to launch a new app for seafarers, alongside the opening of an upgraded training centre in Manila, to improve crewing performance and assist in planning as part of its Project Embark programme.
Germany-based Hanseaticsoft has launched an updated version of its Rest Hours module as part of its Cloud Crewing maritime software system, designed to assist in managing crew schedules and seafarers’ working hours.
KVH Videotel has introduced a new training package titled Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing, produced in association with the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), which will be made available free of charge throughout the industry.
Maritime satcom provider NSSLGlobal has launched Cruise Control+, a new virtual platform designed to integrate management of all aspects of voice and data communications, as well as IT services, on board vessels.
Singapore-based MSI Ship Management has completed the roll-out of Satcom Global’s Aura Ku-band VSAT service aboard a fleet of new-build cargo vessels, which came under the company’s management in 2017.
A new report looking at crew connectivity on ships has revealed the emotional and operational impact on professional seafarers working at sea with limited opportunities to interact digitally with friends and family.
Thailand-based shipowner Tipco Maritime Company has installed a new hybrid satellite-GSM (LTE) communications package from Globecomm, connected and managed via Globecomm’s Nimbus network management system.
RedPort Global has introduced a new satcom management system which combines the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (NSD) with RedPort’s own Optimizer Enterprise satellite router and VoIP gateway.
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