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A new survey from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) reveals that internet access for seafarers for personal use onboard ships is more widespread than previously imagined, while the positive benefits associated with this access outweigh the feared safety concerns around the technology.

Bureau Veritas has launched digital platform ‘Optimum Survey Planning (OSP)’ following trials with shipowners and managers, which sought to improve the delivery of the right survey at the right time.  

 

Five new ocean carriers have joined the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) including CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hyundai Merchant Marine, ZIM, and Yang Ming.

Dream Cruises, a brand of Genting Cruise Lines, has selected SES Networks’ Signature Cruise Solution to provide high-speed, low latency, and unmatched fibre-like service to its passenger ship fleet.  

Intellian has unveiled an all new 1m Global Xpress terminal, GX100NX, which offers high-speed data and global operation, and exceptionally efficient RF design for unrivalled link performance on the Fleet Xpress service.

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has announced a new partnership with Hike Metal that will integrate Sea Machines’ SM300 autonomous vessel control system onboard commercial vessels tasked with search-and-rescue (SAR) missions.

Offshore energy logistics company Topaz Energy and Marine (Topaz) is partnering with marine fuel management company FUELTRAX on advanced fuel tracking and reporting. 

Carnival Cruise Line has announced the roll out of ChartCo’s regulation management solution, Regs4Ships, across its entire fleet.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 10:00

KVH sells Videotel for $90m

KVH Industries has announced the sale of its Videotel group of companies to an affiliate of Oakley Capital for a base purchase price of $90 million.

Andy Millar is an experienced maritime professional and master mariner with extensive cross-cultural experience gained by working with global customers, local organisations and partners worldwide. Andy was formerly at Wilhelmsen Ships Service and Survitec and has a proven track record of driving sales growth and profitability across multiple business areas. Andy joined ChartCo six months ago to head up the sales teams in EMEA and the US.

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