ABB reports that it has won its first marine automation system contract for a cruise ferry in China, after the technology package it was contracted to supply for a Chinese-built Viking Line vessel was extended to include the ABB Ability System 800xA.
The largest container vessel ever built in the United States, the Daniel K. Inouye, designed to deliver cargo between Hawaii and west coast continental US ports for ocean cargo transportation firm Matson Inc, has been delivered with a range of navigation and communication systems supplied by Furuno.
Piraeus-based Stamco Ship Management reports that it has completed the installation of Naval Dome’s Endpoint maritime cyber defence package onboard a 57,692GT Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC), the first of 55 PCTCs under Stamco management scheduled to be outfitted with the cyber system.
Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Poseidon Navigation Services as the supplier of all chart management services for the fleet managed by Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg, as part of a deal that includes Poseidon’s Challenger software platform to manage weekly updates for all Admiralty products, both paper and digital.
Raytheon Anschütz has announced a deal to supply its Synapsis NX Integrated Navigation System (INS) to the first vessel in a new series of passenger ships being built for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection at the Spanish Barreras shipyard of Vigo.
Oldendorff Carriers, one of the world's largest dry bulk shipping companies, has signed a new strategic agreement with Swedish company Sea IT to manage ICT installations on approximately 80 vessels, followed by a three-year service contract.
Israel-based cyber security firm Naval Dome has completed the installation of its maritime cyber defence system aboard the 46m yacht Lucky Me, with the implementation carried out during a scheduled visit by the yacht to Athens, Greece.
Crowley Maritime Corporation has installed new integrated bridge systems (IBS), designed and delivered in cooperation with Mackay Communications and shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, onboard two vessels, El Coquí and her sister-ship Taíno.
Älvtank has begun an implementation project with Sea IT of Sweden to deliver a range of technology systems to two new vessels that are being added to the Älvtank fleet.
YARA reports that it has signed a deal with shipyard VARD worth approximately NOK 250 million (US$30 million) to build the autonomous container vessel Yara Birkeland, scheduled to be delivered for launch in early 2020.
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