Kongsberg Norcontrol reports that it has signed a framework agreement with the Norwegian Coastal Administration for delivery, operation and maintenance of radars for the nation’s maritime traffic service.
Denmark’s Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has announced its intention to implement blockchain technologies to reduce the administrative burden faced by vessel operators in the maritime sector.
RedPort Global has introduced a new satcom management system which combines the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (NSD) with RedPort’s own Optimizer Enterprise satellite router and VoIP gateway.
Bulk freight operator Clipper Group reports that it has agreed a deal to implement Veson Nautical’s Veslink IMOS Platform (VIP) to manage its maritime operations.
Maritime software company NAPA, owned by ClassNK, reports that it has received funding from INTENS, a VTT-coordinated Finnish research-industry collaborative consortium, to support its work improving vessel technical and operational performance and lowering ships’ emissions.
The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) meets for its 99th session from 16-25 May, with its agenda to include a regulatory scoping exercise on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has reached an agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries to jointly develop intelligent steering gear technologies, to improve vessel reliability and save energy in operations through the application of Big Data analytics.
The AST Group (AST) has announced a partnership with Thales covering the supply of Thales VesseLINK terminals for use with Iridium’s new Certus L-band satcom service.
DNV GL reports that its Veracity data management platform is closing in on a million service subscriptions, with users from 1,500 different companies using the digital marketplace to access a variety of products, as it opens the system up to a new ‘public preview’ phase.
Maritime e-procurement company Kinnetik Solutions has announced a partnership with the Wrist Ship Supply Group, the world’s largest ship supplier, which will see Wrist integrate its global platform with Kinnetik’s Cloud-based software platform.
Martek Marine reports that it has developed a new system to defend against potential attacks on maritime targets by drones, named D-FENCE.
Finland-based Containerships has agreed a deal to implement the Fleetrange Operational Awareness system to track and share real-time operational information, such as Estimated Times of Arrival (ETA), vessel locations and terminal status, with all relevant stakeholders within the company.
RIMS and Dutch Drone Company (DDC) have agreed a new partnership which will allow RIMS to bring an improved package of drone services to the maritime market in the Netherlands, in specific areas of vessel inspections.
The Panama Maritime Authority has authorised Prevention at Sea to act as a recognised manufacturer and distributor of the Panamanian Oil Record Book in electronic format, alongside electronic versions of other official books in its library.
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