A group of associations representing the European shipping industry, including CLIA Europe, EBA, ECASBA, ECSA, EMPA, ETA, ETF, EuDA, Interferry, and WSC have signed a statement welcoming the European Commission’s mid-term review of the EU Maritime Transport Strategy 2009-2018, calling for better regulation and a fundamental overhaul of the EU Reporting Formalities’ Directive.
SES has unveiled its first regional maritime Ka-band service, which will be offered under the SES Maritime+ brand to customers operating in Europe.
Vessel communications company bobz GmbH has announced a new version of its GSM-based shipznet system, focusing on ships travelling in European waters.
The European Parliament has approved draft EU rules requiring ship owners using EU ports to monitor and report CO2 emissions each year.
Vessels for the Future, a new research initiative backed by DNV GL and over 50 other organisations, is aspiring to reach the goal of reducing maritime CO2 emissions by 80 per cent and completely eliminating SOx and NOx emissions by 2050.
As part of the MONALISA 2.0 project for Sea Traffic Management (STM), civic maritime simulators in different countries have been connected for the first time.
Satcom service provider NSSLGlobal has added two new beams to its VSAT network.
Astrium Services has announced that it is expanding its VSAT coverage with 100MHz of Ku-band capacity on the Intelsat 907 satellite, to serve customers in the North Sea and across European waterways.
American provider ABS Nautical Systems has announced signing three new contracts with European companies for use of its NS5 Enterprise software.
The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) reports that its EU-backed MONALISA 2.0 project, which aims to apply various technologies to improve vessel traffic management and safety, is ready to get underway.
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