BW Group has extended its contract with KVH to add its connectivity services to 45 additional vessels in the fleet, joining the company’s existing LPG and LNG vessels that have used KVH’s VSAT systems and services since 2013.
Chevron Shipping Company (CSC) has agreed a new deal with C-MAP, which will see the C-MAP Integrated Maritime Suite (IMS) deployed on Chevron vessels to optimise operations.
Navarino has announced a cooperation agreement with Intelsat, which will see the Greek satcom provider add new Ku-band VSAT services to its portfolio.
The Port of Brisbane has announced the launch of a proof of concept ‘Trade Community System’ application, developed with PwC Australia and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which employs blockchain technologies to improve efficiency in the movement of goods through the port.
Inmarsat has approved the Zwana communications management system from Cyprus-based One Net for use as a Network Service Device (NSD) with the satellite operator’s Fleet Xpress (FX) product, to reduce the amount of hardware required when implementing the services side by side.
Classification society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Concept Design of Automated Operation/Autonomous Operation of ships, to promote safety in the design of automated ship operation systems.
Italy-based shipping company d’Amico Group has partnered with RINA and Marlink subsidiary Telemar to build a new digital fleet operations centre in Rome, which will see the vessel operator ramp up data collection from its ships to improve performance analysis.
Ship management company Zodiac Maritime has extended its satellite communications agreement with Satcom Global, to roll out the Satcom Global Aura VSAT service across its globally trading fleet of tankers, bulk carriers and container ships.
Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics company Milaha has integrated a new Robotic Process Automation (RPA) system into its back office operations, which mimics human activities by using software robots and Artificial Intelligence to perform clerical tasks such as entry, processing, and transfer of data.
Russian fishing fleet operator Dobroflot is to deploy an IoT system from Orange Business Services onboard its ships, to optimise fuel consumption, analyse weather and monitor vessel positions by sending IoT data via VSAT to shore.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has confirmed that it has begun work to examine how the operation of autonomous ships could be addressed within IMO instruments.
A.P. Møller-Maersk has confirmed that it has begun using a new blockchain platform for marine hull insurance called Insurwave, having acted as the pilot client for the system built by a joint venture between EY and Guardtime.
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