Easy access to the internet onboard ships is a key requirement if young people are to be attracted into the seafaring profession, according to speakers at a World Maritime Day IMO symposium on maritime education and training.
Canada-based PressReader has partnered with Telemar Group to launch a news product for the commercial shipping industry that will make more than 4,000 current-day, full-version newspapers and magazines available for download at sea via satellite.
KVH Media Group has added a range of new titles to its NEWSlink portfolio with the launch of four daily editions focusing on the Balkans region, for Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Montenegro.
One Horizon Group has signed an agreement to be the exclusive supplier of Voice over IP services to Chinese satellite equipment manufacturer KeyIdea Information Technology, which will be incorporated into a new KeyIdea maritime satellite service to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Thuraya has launched a new satcom Calling Card focused on the maritime and energy sectors.
KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, has added the 100th unique newspaper title to its NEWSlink service with the launch of ‘Philippines Business’.
InterManager has thrown its weight behind moves towards the 'paperless ship', as well as the introduction of minimum manning levels, following a meeting during Nor-Shipping 2015 in Oslo.
A new payment system from Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) and Brightwell Payments has been launched, designed to simplify crew payments and remove the need for cash on vessels.
A new report from Crewtoo on the happiness levels of seafarers highlights just how important internet access has become for those working at sea, claiming many now demand it rather than simply desire it.
MTN Communications reports that it delivered the recent world title boxing fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao live to 30 vessels across the globe, via its high-definition MTN Worldwide TV service (MTN-TV HD).
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