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IMO apr 29

A new partnership between the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been signed to support increased maritime digitalisation.

Blockchain

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has developed a Blockchain Deployment Toolkit, which includes a set of high-level guidelines documenting tested best practices to address the issues that arise in blockchain implementation projects.

Satcom Global has announced a crew calling initiative which is providing free telephone vouchers to each of its Satcom Global Aura VSAT customers, as part of efforts to support seafarer welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help shipping companies digitalise essential business processes during the Coronavirus pandemic, Hanseaticsoft has launched an Efficiency Booster bundle giving companies access to 15 applications which are part of its Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM) portfolio.

Monday, 27 April 2020 10:08

Speedcast files for bankruptcy

Satellite communications company Speedcast has filed for bankruptcy under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, citing the global COVID-19 pandemic and impact this has had upon Speedcast’s cruise line customers. These dynamics made it impossible for Speedcast to complete its planned equity raise – or any recapitalisation transaction – outside of the Court-supervised chapter 11 process.

Alexander Buchmann

With almost two million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, the pandemic is having a substantial impact on society, but out of adversity also comes opportunity, says Alexander Buchmann, managing director of Hanseaticsoft.

Cybersecurity 4 rsz

 

CYSEC, a cybersecurity company from Switzerland, has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a solution mitigating the cyber risks related to ship tracking using satellite communications.

Start ups report apr 23 rsz

‘A quiet revolution - the maritime innovation ecosystem in Japan’, is a new report that explores the commitments to Internet of Things (IoT)-based ship and crew management already made by corporate Japan and offers unique insights into the country’s emerging start-up culture.

ABS is now able to conduct almost all classification annual surveys remotely on eligible vessels, after moving to further expand its remote offerings.

Thales has selected Centrik to manage the operational development of its Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) programme at its UK Maritime Autonomy Centre, Turnchapel Wharf in Plymouth.

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