FrontM, a collaboration software provider to the maritime and aviation industries, has collaborated with Inmarsat and maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions provider, VIKAND, to provide seafarers with immediate access to a COVID-19 healthcare hotline. This service will deliver frontline medical information to the shipping industries and seafaring workforce at a time when they need it the most.
A virtual environment based on a digital twin of a crude oil tanker developed by Kanda to simulate a Lock Out Tag Out safety procedure. Image courtesy of Kanda.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), have announced that 12 start-ups from Port Innovation Ecosystem Reimagined @ BLOCK71 (PIER71)’s Smart Port Challenge (SPC) 2019 have each been awarded S$50,000 in grant funding from MPA. The funding will enable the start-ups to conduct prototype development and test-bed their near market-ready solutions.
DNV GL and technology company Alpha Ori Technologies (AOT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in which they agree to work together to contribute to the marine industry’s ongoing digital transformation.
Berge Bulk is revamping its fleet-wide procurement processes through a new, long-term partnership with maritime e-marketplace Moscord.
From left to right: David Baker, Mercia, with Daniel Ng and Ken Woghiren, CyberOwl.
Cybersecurity start-up CyberOwl has secured £1.8 million in funding to help develop its cybersecurity solution for the shipping and maritime industries.
ITLINK enables shoreside teams or administrators to view the IT system status and availability, providing visibility on compliance with regulatory and charterer requirements.
Marlink has released a new stand-alone entry version of its ITLINK software, designed to improve transparency in monitoring and reporting of the status of IT networks onboard ships.
SevenCs, part of the ChartWorld Group, has announced the release of its ORCA Pilot X software. Originally designed as a primary navigation aid for Pilots, ORCA Pilot X is a tool for professional navigators and is being offered as a free download on the Apple AppStore for iOS tablets.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on merchant seafarers, fishers and their families, the London-based charity Seafarers UK has created a new Seafarers UK COVID-19 Emergency Fund of £2 million ($2.46 million), with grants being awarded immediately to delivery partners providing advice and support for individual seafarers affected by the widespread coronavirus impacts.
Henrik Jensen, Danica founder and managing director.
Solving the crew-change challenge is proving difficult under the current circumstances, warns crewing specialist Danica.
F-drones has completed the first commercial Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) drone delivery in Singapore on 19 April 2020.
A new partnership between the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been signed to support increased maritime digitalisation.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has developed a Blockchain Deployment Toolkit, which includes a set of high-level guidelines documenting tested best practices to address the issues that arise in blockchain implementation projects.
Satcom Global has announced a crew calling initiative which is providing free telephone vouchers to each of its Satcom Global Aura VSAT customers, as part of efforts to support seafarer welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help shipping companies digitalise essential business processes during the Coronavirus pandemic, Hanseaticsoft has launched an Efficiency Booster bundle giving companies access to 15 applications which are part of its Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM) portfolio.
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