While VDES (VHF Data Exchange System) is an exciting upcoming solution to the overloading of the AIS, this advancement is still several years away. The maritime industry and application service providers are looking for solutions to AIS data gaps that can be implemented now and industry experts are re-examining the way data is transmitted in high traffic zones (HTZs) to address these challenges.
Thuraya has introduced a new maritime voice solution with advanced two-way tracking and monitoring capabilities to improve vessel tracking and monitoring, crew welfare, and voice communications.
Airbus Defence and Space has released the latest version of OceanFinder, its digital maritime service to detect, identify and track collaborative and non-collaborative vessels around the globe.
Pole Star has launched its new mobile app, PSP Tracking for iOS to provide Pole Star Platform customers with integrated vessel tracking services from their central desktop application on smartphones and tablet devices.
Maersk has agreed a new expanded contract with BigOceanData for the supply of vessel tracking services, extending the companies’ previous agreement by 30 months and increasing the number of vessels covered.
Fujitsu, Singapore Management University (SMU), and A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) have announced a collaboration agreement to develop new technologies for vessel traffic management at the Port of Singapore, with the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
ChartCo has announced the launch of its new web-based FleetManager software, allowing shore-based customers to access live ship management and tracking data via a web browser, on desktops, smartphones and tablets.
The Panama Canal is set to launch a new vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system to optimise the flow of ship traffic through the waterway.
Xanatos Marine has agreed a contract with Port Saint John in New Brunswick, Canada, to install a multi-layer Vessel Traffic Monitoring System (VTMS) to improve maritime domain awareness.
Carbon War Room, exactEarth, and University Maritime Advisory Service (UMAS) have launched a new free-to-access ship operational efficiency portal called BetterFleet, which aims to show how efficiently an individual vessel has operated over the past year in comparison with similar ships.
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