The largest container vessel ever built in the United States, the Daniel K. Inouye, designed to deliver cargo between Hawaii and west coast continental US ports for ocean cargo transportation firm Matson Inc, has been delivered with a range of navigation and communication systems supplied by Furuno.
SRH Marine Electronics and Inmarsat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the companies collaborate on the management of ECDIS updates via Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband service.
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has confirmed that it has made a contribution to a new UK government-funded study on navigational requirements for autonomous maritime vessels, working on development of a prototype ‘Smart Chart’ navigational data system.
Comité International Radio-Maritime (CIRM), the association of marine electronics companies, has published its Guideline on Performance Test Procedure for ECDIS, outlining tests to be carried out on a ship’s ECDIS installation to determine if it meets the operational requirements defined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Danelec Marine has improved its ECDIS line with the inclusion of a universal radar overlay module that allows radar images to be superimposed on the electronic chart display, and a new conning display dashboard with the status of all navigational subsystems and sensors.
C-MAP has announced an update to its Integrated Maritime Suite (IMS), with version 2.0 having been developed based on collaboration with customers to integrate a range of different voyage management tools.
PC Maritime has launched a new route optimisation system, developed in line with the latest ECDIS standards to allow exported vessel routes to be reviewed and modified by ship managers, port authorities and relevant shore-based authorities.
Radio Holland Netherlands has agreed a deal to supply a full package of navigation and communications equipment from Furuno to six vessels being built at Royal Bodewes in Hoogezand, the Netherlands.
Nautisk has launched an automated ECDIS chart updating system, integrated into a new hardware product called NaviUpdate.
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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