Korean heavy lift company TPI Megaline is to implement ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software on one of its vessels, the Mega Caravan, used to transport huge loads such as oil rigs and drill ships.
Ship management company Synergy Marine Group has selected Q88’s voyage management solution, Q88VMS, to support the company’s commercial operations delivered through Synergy Marine Commercial Management.
UKHO has launched its new ADMIRALTY Passage Planner (APP), for use by bridge officers to create compliant passage plans with dynamically updated clearance and ETA calculations.
Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has launched SkyLight, a new fleet performance monitoring service that collects data about a ship’s movements every five minutes to be sent via satellite to Eniram’s data centre.
Q88 reports that it has added a new Voyage Estimator module on Q88.com.
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.
Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) and Sperry Marine have announced a strategic co-operation to provide shipping companies with easier exchange of information between the back of bridge planning and data download environment and the ECDIS, with the aim of enhancing safety and improving onboard efficiency.
The BigOceanData vessel monitoring system is adding new functionality, with the system now providing Notices to Mariners as a background service while also adding distance tables to enhance routing capabilities. Weather and accessibility upgrades have additionally been added.
ABB has launched an updated maritime software analytics platform bringing together ABB’s EMMA and OCTOPUS applications into one software package, under the OCTOPUS banner.
Fugro has added to its range of satellite positioning technology with Oceanstar, an onboard decision support system for commercial vessels offering high performance navigation and manoeuvring support.
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