V.Group has launched the first wave of its V.Crew Connect app in India, allowing seafarers to update their availability for their next assignment, sign contracts, and manage documentation online from any location.
Songa Shipmanagement has received certification from the Korean Register (KR) for its cybersecurity management system.
Furuno has introduced its next-generation series of IMO-compliant Radars, the FAR22X8BB series available in 12kW or 25kW X-Band, 30kW S-Band, or 250W Solid State S-Band configurations.
Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress will power a new Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic adventure cruise ship, National Geographic Venture.
OneWeb has been awarded £18 million of UK Space Agency funding by the European Space Agency to extend its satellite constellation for global communications. The news has been announced one week ahead of OneWeb’s planned launch of its first of ten satellite batches.
COMSAT is offering Iridium Certus service to maritime users to improve connectivity and transmit sensitive information via the low earth orbit satellite communications network.
Kongsberg Digital has signed a contract with the Flemish Service for Employment and Vocational Training (VDAB) in Belgium for the delivery of a K-Sim Full Mission Fishery Simulator for beam trawling.
Pole Star has launched its new mobile app, PSP Tracking for iOS to provide Pole Star Platform customers with integrated vessel tracking services from their central desktop application on smartphones and tablet devices.
Athens-based ship operators Goldenport Shipmanagement and Oceangold Tankers have integrated Evo News across their entire fleets to provide seafarers access to daily news. Evo News is a customised RSS package that delivers compressed news articles to vessels at sea.
exactEarth a provider of Satellite AIS data services, has announced that the final six payloads for its second-generation constellation, exactView RT, are now in operation. This completes the roll-out of the first global real-time Satellite-AIS service with a total of 58 operational satellite payloads and seven orbital spares.
Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has announced ambitious goals for 2019 and revealed its recent progress across the nine ports it manages.
Inmarsat has joined forces with two start-up programmes including Rainmaking’s Trade and Transport Impact (T&TI) and Bluetech Accelerator. The purpose is to create initiatives that directly support start-ups focused on IoT and big data innovation for improved safety, efficiency and sustainability in the maritime, ports and logistics supply chain.
Yanmar and JAMSTEC are developing technologies for robotic boats and auto-docking that are expected to be used for maritime surveys and dangerous water operations.
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