Globalstar has announced its Q2 financial results, showing a decrease in service revenues from $21.5 million to $20 million compared to Q2 2006, and a net loss of $12.7 million compared to $0.8 million.
PC Maritime has released a new marine diesel engine diagnostic simulator, the Turbo Diesel 4, a PC-based training program that allows users to train in all aspects of engine operation and maintenance.
Peter Döhle Schiffahrt, the Hamburg-based fleet operator, has signed a new contract with Sperry Marine to cover all shipboard service, support and maintenance for bridge navigation and communication electronics aboard its fleet.
Inmarsat has confirmed that the last of its three I-4 next generation satellites will be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in March 2008.
Irish maritime GSM provider Blue Ocean Wireless (BOW) has announced that SMART Communications, a Philippines-based wireless services provider, has agreed to acquire a 30 per cent equity interest in BOW for $15.9 million. The investment now values Blue Ocean Wireless in excess of $55 million.
Work has commenced on a coastal Vessel Traffic Management and Information System (VTMIS) for the Republic of Cyprus, under the terms of an agreement signed between the Department of Merchant Shipping in the Ministry of Communications and Works and Russian maritime technology company Transas earlier this year.
Discussions at the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) safety of navigation sub-committee meetings at the end of July have failed to produce any firm decisions on whether electronic chart display information systems (ECDIS) should be made a mandatory fit for oceangoing vessels.
The US Senate and House of Representatives have signed off on a new bill which calls for 100 per cent scanning of maritime cargo, before it is loaded onto vessels at foreign ports, to be required within the next five years. It now only remains for President George W Bush to sign the bill for it to pass into law.
Vizada (formerly France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications) is to begin offering Thuraya GmPRS (Geo mobile Packet Radio Service), a service which allows users to browse the internet, use e-mail, download and share files (FTP), and set up a VPN (virtual private network), all with a single Thuraya handset.
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