Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has agreed a deal with Rolls-Royce to collaborate in the testing of intelligent awareness systems for ships, starting with installation on board the 165m passenger ferry Sunflower, operated by MOL-Group Ferry Sunflower Limited on a 222-nautical mile route between Kobe and Oita via the Akashi Kaikyo, Bisan Seto and Kurushima Straits.
Rolls-Royce and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a cooperation agreement that will see the organisations work together in harnessing space-based technologies to support autonomous and remote controlled shipping.
Trelleborg has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Third Harbor Consultants Company (THCC), a subsidiary of the state-owned China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), which will see the firms work together on the development of new marine technologies to support China’s ports.
KVH reports that it has concluded an agreement with SKY Perfect JSAT (SJC) that will see the two companies work together in delivering maritime VSAT services.
Navis, part of Cargotec Corporation, has partnered with Microsoft China, terminal equipment manufacturer ZPMC and infrastructure advisory firm Moffatt & Nichol to form a joint taskforce on automation systems for container terminals.
Document automation company Eye-share has formed a partnership with Greece-based Eiger Marine, to provide Eye-share’s invoice automation system to maritime customers in Greece and Cyprus.
ShipServ reports that it has signed a full integration agreement with Hanil-Fuji (Korea), a ship supplier and logistics company, to improve the efficiency of the Korean company’s transactions on the ShipServ e-commerce platform.
Speedcast has announced a strategic alliance with SRH Marine to add SRH’s maritime navigation and electronics products alongside Speedcast’s satcom portfolio to create integrated shipboard system packages delivered by a single supplier.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Shell Eastern Trading have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in the research and development and test-bedding of maritime projects in areas including clean fuel technologies, automation and digitalisation.
Orange Business Services and BlueTide Communications have entered into a collaboration agreement, to offer services combining Orange’s satellite network with BlueTide’s maritime technology systems to vessels in the work-boat industry.
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