Swedish company Saab along with ORBCOMM and AAC Clyde Space have announced a new project to develop space-based communication for the maritime sector via the new automatic tracking standard, VHF Data Exchange System (VDES).
Saab reports that has been awarded a contract to implement a new marine pilot dispatch system for DanPilot, the Danish State maritime pilotage provider, based on Saab’s PILOTCONTROL system.
The Port Authority of New South Wales has awarded Saab a contract to implement a new KleinPilot pilot dispatch application for Sydney Harbour and Port Botany in Australia.
Saab reports that it has been awarded a contract from the Curacao Ports Authority to install the latest version of its KleinPort application for use in the Authority’s new Harbour Management System.
Saab reports that it has been awarded separate contracts from the Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and the Great Lakes Pilotage Division of the United States Coast Guard to upgrade the Great Lakes Pilot Management System to the latest version of Saab’s KleinPilot.
Saab reports that it has commissioned its first Port Management Information System in the UK, with Belfast Harbour Commission commencing live operations with its KleinPort system.
The Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) of the People’s Republic of China reports that AIS data from its coastal and inland waters will be made available to the public online and in real time.
Saab has announced the successful implementation of the National Automatic Identification System (NAIS) on the Indian coastline for India’s Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL), which will also be used by the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and DG Shipping.
Saab and Thrane & Thrane have both introduced new AIS products, building on their existing technologies with the addition of improved functionality.
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