Inmarsat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), under which the satellite operator’s Fleet Xpress service will be integrated into newbuild ‘smart ships’ from the vessel construction stage to provide connectivity for a range of digital processes.
ShipServ reports that it has entered into a partnership with MarTrust, a Marcura Group company, to facilitate the vetting of suppliers and the completion of international payments by its ship operator and manager customers.
Speedcast and Danaos Peripherals have announced a strategic alliance under which the two companies will work together in offering new vessel IT packages combining Speedcast communication systems with application management technology developed by Danaos.
Wärtsilä and ABB have signed an agreement to expand their cooperation in lifecycle service offerings, covering ABB turbochargers installed with Wärtsilä 4-stroke engines, to assist in optimising the performance of the equipment on board.
Pacific International Lines (PIL), PSA International and IBM Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore and trial proof of concept (POC) blockchain-based supply chain business network systems.
Intelsat has announced a deal with Brazilian company Mareste Equipamentos e Serviços de Telecomunicação, under which the South American service provider which will use Intelsat capacity to deliver communications for maritime customers with small vessels.
Bureau Veritas and Singapore based Ascenz have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together in providing ship performance and monitoring solutions to shipowners world-wide.
The NaviPlanner system from Nautisk is to be improved with the inclusion of better port data following a new partnership with Shipping Guides Ltd.
NAPA and Japanese maritime software development firm NTT Data Engineering Systems (NDES) have announced a collaboration project to work on ship design and manufacturing support systems, with the aim of streamlining the vessel building process through the application of technology.
BIMCO has signed an agreement with Shipdex to support the development and exchange of technical and logistics data across the shipping community, a deal which will also see BIMCO become an executive member of the Shipdex steering committee.
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