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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has highlighted the vulnerabilities of vessels to cyber-attack, using an example of recent attack onboard a deep draft vessel.

Digitalisation is steering the shipping industry in a new direction, some comforted by the increasing opportunities that it offers and others wary of the uncertainty that comes with it. One country embracing the waves of digitalisation is Japan. Here are five ways Japanese companies are using digital technology to deliver more efficient and safer shipping operations. 

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has announced that by 2020, Denmark will have a digital register of shipping that will lower costs for business communities and provide easier access to data.

Orolia has announced a new partnership with Radio Holland that includes the development of a Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) specifically designed to enhance safe navigation and performance for inland shipping.

Monday, 08 July 2019 08:49

Carnival connects entire fleet to STM

Carnival Corporation has added its entire fleet to the Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation project, increasing safety through common situational awareness.  

Inmarsat is introducing two new satellite payloads to provide broadband in the Arctic region for the first time. The Global Xpress payloads are being developed in partnership with Space Norway, and its subsidiary Space Norway HEOSAT.

A Memorandum of Intent (MoI) between One Sea and the European Space Agency (ESA) aims to bring common objectives to encourage the development of space-based applications to analyse, enable and implement maritime digitalisation and autonomy using latest generation connectivity.

40 Intership Navigation vessels will undergo an upgrade of their voyage data recorder (VDR) systems with Danelec Marine providing the VDR technology to completely replace the current systems onboard the vessels.

The Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator has praised ChartCo’s digital logbook and authorised the application on its flagged fleet.

Maersk Supply Service has extended its Fleet Xpress contract with Inmarsat for three further years and signed up to the company’s new dedicated bandwidth service for charterers.

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