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ShipServ has released the results of a survey of 100 maritime buyers across different sectors, pointing to an industry-wide lack of structured data for analysis of procurement trends and optimisation of processes.

Germany-based shipping company Briese Schiffahrts has agreed a deal with Globecomm for the provision of Ku-band VSAT connectivity and related services to a fleet of newbuild vessels expected to have completed delivery by the end of the year.

Wärtsilä’s Transas division has announced the signing of a new contract to supply a Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to Norway-based fleet operator Wilson ASA, with the new infrastructure to include onboard navigational and communication components as well as access to fleet data from shore-based locations.

Thursday, 14 June 2018 15:51

Abu Dhabi Ports adds blockchain system

Abu Dhabi Ports’ subsidiary Maqta Gateway has become the first Abu Dhabi entity to develop and launch its own blockchain-based system, called Silsal. The new setup will combine blockchain and unique digital user identities to securely link stakeholders within the transport chain.

BIMCO, Liberia, the Marshall Islands and Turkey have submitted a proposal requesting the IMO to push for greater harmonisation of data ahead of the April 2019 deadline when new mandatory requirements come into force for automated ship reporting.

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.

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.

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.

Scottish maritime technology provider MarineMTS has launched a new hardware system called Silverbox, used to manage electronic chart and navigational data updates on board ship.

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