Euroconsult’s ‘Maritime Telecom Solutions by Satellite: Global Market Analysis & Forecasts, 3rd Edition’ report, released last week, has estimated that the maritime market now has more than 11,000 active VSAT terminals, with just 10 providers having 1 per cent or more of the market.
Satellite services consultancy Euroconsult has forecasted satellite capacity revenue in the global maritime market to nearly double over the next decade, with a compound annual growth rate of 7 per cent.
A European study has suggested that advanced emissions monitoring could help save owners and operators of large ships calling at EU ports up to €9 million per year.
A study by the Danish Maritime Authority, supported by InterManager, has found that seafarers believe they are spending too much time on tasks they consider to be “an administrative burden.”
The Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) reports that its EU-backed MONALISA 2.0 project, which aims to apply various technologies to improve vessel traffic management and safety, is ready to get underway.
A new joint venture to pursue R&D projects on various types of maritime technologies has been established in Japan, featuring a number of the country's shipyards as well as other leading companies in its shipping sector, such as ClassNK and NYK (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha).
FutureShip, Germanischer Lloyd's (GL) maritime engineering and consultancy subsidiary, is setting up a research centre in Singapore to conduct studies on energy efficiency.
A three-year European Research Project has been launched to develop an Adaptive Bridge System (ABS) that will recognise, prevent and recover from human errors by improving the interaction between crew and machines on the bridge.
WaveSentry, a research project on maritime forecasting backed by several industry stakeholders, is now aiming at commercial service.
Singapore is going to invest S$77 million ($62M) to support maritime technology R&D, raise the sector’s productivity and develop its manpower, via a number of newly launched initiatives.
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