Marlink has launched a new location-based tracking device called Smalltrack, which operates on the Iridium satellite network and can be used without connecting to external power or antenna sources.
Oil giant Shell has deployed a satellite-based asset management system from Globalstar in the Netherlands to manage its movable assets on land and at sea, providing a ‘track and trace’ service to keep track of location and assist in managing certification.
Satellite AIS company exactEarth has launched a new series of Knowledge Libraries, available both as standalone web services and an add-on to the exactEarth ShipView system, which will add dozens of new attributes and analytics to allow authorities to define vessels of interest based on unique mandates, area of responsibility, vessel population and operational requirements.
BigOceanData has extended its contract with the Government of the Falkland Islands to provide its vessel monitoring system (VMS) capability for another five years, while also adding AIS data for the first time, which will be integrated with existing Inmarsat tracking data.
Researchers at UCL Energy Institute (UCL EI) in London have created a new interactive map that plots 250 million data points to precisely show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet over the course of the year 2012.
A new vessel tracking system called BigOceanData has been launched by Globavista, following more than 12 months of development.
Pole Star Space Applications has announced that it has been awarded a contract by the US Coast Guard for the provision of LRIT Application Service Provider (ASP) services.
The CMA CGM Bougainville has become the first container ship in the world to be equipped with TRAXENS technology, which transforms containers into smart connected objects, the company reports.
Danish company Polaris Electronics has introduced a new tracking device, called SIRIUS One, operating via the Iridium network.
Globalstar has announced an agreement with Identec Solutions which will see Globalstar’s STX3 chipset integrated into a new asset-tracking solution, which can be used to track items like containers anywhere in the world.
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