Satellite AIS company exactEarth has launched exactView RT, a real-time vessel tracking system using more than 60 maritime satellite payloads, designed, built and operated by Harris Corporation and hosted onboard the Iridium NEXT constellation of satellites.
MarineTraffic and the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the sharing of information and data to improve both organisations’ services and allow for more accurate analysis of global trade and shipping trends.
TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico has agreed a deal with ORBCOMM for the provision of its GSM-based VesselConnect solution to remotely manage TOTE Maritime’s fleet of smart refrigerated containers at sea.
The European Maritime Safety agency has added a new web interface to provide integrated access to a variety of information sources, provisionally named SEG (SafeSeaNet Ecosystem GUI).
Electronic ocean shipping marketplace INTTRA has announced a strategic alliance with Organi, a logistics software provider, which will see Organi integrate INTTRA's Container Booking and Shipping Instructions products into its own applications.
Maritime technology companies ORBCOMM, Pole Star and Weatherdock have jointly developed Hali, a system which combines terrestrial AIS, satellite AIS, and satellite M2M technology into a single package for vessel tracking.
Wärtsilä has introduced its new SmartPredict system, developed by the company's Dynamic Positioning unit to reduce manoeuvring risks by displaying the vessel’s predicted future position and heading.
GateHouse Logistics has launched a new Cloud-based service using AIS signals to provide real-time tracking of loads port-to-port, aimed at manufacturers, cargo owners, logistic service providers, container owners and other players in the supply chain.
The EU-backed Sea Traffic Management (STM) project reports that it has entered its second procurement phase and is currently searching for an additional ECDIS manufacturer to get involved with the initiative to further test interoperability between various systems and providers.
Rock Seven has launched a new fixed cost monthly GSM subscription for users of its dual-mode vessel tracking system, RockFLEET, which also uses Iridium’s satellite network to send data when out of GSM coverage.
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