Wärtsilä has agreed a deal to acquire Transas for €210 million, to leverage its navigation, simulation and monitoring systems in accelerating the development of Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem concept.
Thome’s vice president for business development, Gautam Kashyap, has outlined the importance of technology and digitalisation of operations to the Group’s future strategy, with a three-phase process already underway at the company that will eventually connect all of its vessels to shore and enable data exchange across a range of processes.
ABB is to deliver a range of hardware and digital systems to a new Lindblad Expeditions Holdings vessel, a passenger ship which will operate exploration cruises in remote polar areas.
Satellite operator Thaicom has introduced a new maritime service platform called Nava, a broadband system for use in Asia-Pacific waters that will be complemented by a range of digital operational support applications.
Athens-based ship management company TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd has agreed a new maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä, which will leverage Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram’s data collection platform and analytics to optimise operations for the four TFDE (tri-fuel diesel electric) LNG carriers in the TMS Cardiff Gas fleet.
Transas has launched the first package of applications built on its Cloud-based maritime operations management platform THESIS, incorporating machine learning technologies with the aim of reducing the potential for human error on the bridge or substandard decision support from shore.
Thuraya has launched a new Thuraya Tracking and Monitoring (T2M) service alongside a T2M-DUAL terminal for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and remote asset tracking and monitoring.
Nautic Alert has launched a new system, the X2, to manage the discharge of untreated bilge water onboard commercial vessels, using edge computing and internet of things (IoT) technologies to improve accuracy and enable remote access.
Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has launched a new integrated system for the analysis of engine and ship data, called WiDE (WinGD Integrated Digital Expert).
Rolls-Royce has announced that it intends to conduct a “strategic review” of its commercial marine business, which could see these operations sold off as it looks to narrow its focus and concentrate on the aerospace, defence and power systems markets.
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