DNV GL is launching a new industry data platform called ‘Veracity’, being built in collaboration with Microsoft Azure and other companies, which is designed to help improve data quality and management, and facilitate connections between data owners and users.
Korean maritime satcom antenna manufacturer KNS has introduced a new Cellular IP Modem (CIM), that can allow operators to monitor and control multiple antenna systems using just a single PC, by utilising GSM signals to connect to the equipment on board.
Radio Holland Group has signed a strategical agreement with Cisco, with the two companies to cooperate on the development of maritime ICT solutions in areas such as remote monitoring and diagnostics services, data management and networks on board.
Wärtsilä has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Estonia based Tallink Grupp covering the new RoPax ferry M/S Megastar on the Tallinn - Helsinki route across the Gulf of Finland, a deal which includes Wärtsilä's Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and online remote support services.
Engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has signed an agreement with ship performance monitoring company Propulsion Analytics of Piraeus, Greece, to jointly develop a diagnostics system to acquire and evaluate real-time propulsion operating data from all WinGD 2-stroke diesel and dual-fuel engines.
Wärtsilä has signed a ten-year maintenance agreement with MOL LNG Transport Europe, an affiliate of the Japanese MOL Group, to cover online remote support and all scheduled engine maintenance activities for two LNG carriers.
Hamburg-headquartered ship operator NSC-Group is to move its fleet of approximately 60 vessels to VSAT, after agreeing a 10GB per ship monthly data deal with Marlink to implement its Sealink service.
Sea trials have begun on two pilot vessels which will provide data for the MOVE (Monitoring for Operational Vessel Efficiency) project, an Innovate UK initiative under the ‘Managing Energy on Marine Vessels’ competition.
Carnival Maritime, the marine service unit of Costa Group in Hamburg, has extended the remote monitoring services provided by its Fleet Operation Centre (FOC) to cover an additional 11 ships for P&O Cruises and the Cunard line.
BAE Systems reports that it is leading a consortium of technology suppliers to develop software to monitor shipboard equipment, fuel and energy performance, providing real time information to assist in the management of both military and commercial fleets.
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