The Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) and Iceland-based maritime technology company Marorka have signed a partnership agreement that will see the firms work together on a ‘smart ship’ concept.
Dubai-based Bahri Data and DNV GL report that they have signed a contract to co-develop Big Data technologies for use in the maritime sector.
Rolls-Royce reports that it has signed a deal with Google to further develop its intelligent awareness systems as it continues its efforts to make autonomous vessels a practical reality.
Flat panel antenna company Phasor has announced an agreement with OmniAccess to become its first commercial launch partner in the maritime broadband market, initially aimed at serving super yachts, with beta trials of the electronically steerable antenna (ESA) systems planned for early 2018 ahead of its initial commercial product introduction.
The NYK Group and its Norwegian maritime IT partner Dualog have entered into a collaboration agreement with the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), to work together on a proof-of-concept project to create a new shipboard Internet of Things (IoT) platform.
Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) providing an option to make the Rolls-Royce Energy Management system available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress network.
BizView Systems, a developer of planning and analysis software, has agreed a partnership with Eiger Marine to extend its reach into the shipping and oil & gas industries.
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.
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