Thrane & Thrane has become the first manufacturer to supply terminals for both of the FleetBroadband 500 and 250 services.
Shell International Trading and Shipping Co is to upgrade the navigation systems on several of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with the latest generation of bridge systems from Sperry Marine.
Radio Holland has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply communication network services to a consortium of maritime shipping companies who are members of the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) and the Lake Carriers? Association (LCA).
Management Systems Consulting LLC (MSC) reports that it has completed the design, development, and integration of an accounts payable interface from its ABS NS5 operational software to its Solomon financial system for Ocean Shipholdings Inc (OSI).
Trinity House has issued a Notice to Mariners, advising that, as of the 8th January, 2008, AIS (automatic identification system) signals will be transmitted as an Aid to Navigation at the North Foreland Lighthouse station in the UK.
RCM Marine has won the 2007 Seatrade Award for New IT Application for the Shipping Industry, for its monitoring technology that detects variations in vibrations onboard merchant ships that could indicate potential engine problems.
IMO has warned that new SOLAS regulations on long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) of ships have entered into force as of 1 January 2008, and that applicable governments and vessel operators will have a limited amount of time to prepare any necessary changes.
Maritime Communications Partner AS (MCP), fully owned by Telenor ASA, has agreed a contract to install and operate mobile phone networks onboard all ships in Princess Cruises, Cunard Lines and P&O Cruises Australia's fleet.
Maritime authorities from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao have jointly made the latest versions of electronic charts for the area available for free, for a usage period of one-year, for jet boats shuttling between the three jurisdictions.
Health Systems International, a provider of healthcare solutions for the maritime industry, has recently completed a pilot project with Norwegian Cruise Lines testing an enhanced online appointment solution to help streamline health care for crew members once the ship reaches port.
Software provider BASS has announced that its BASSnet software package has now been certified by classification societies Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, Germanisher Lloyd, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK).
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has approved a multi-year commitment with RFD Australia to purchase over 500 EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) manufactured by US-based ACR Electronics, a deal which RFD says is the largest single contract for EPIRBs agreed in the country.
The program was conducted with the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) and other organisations and was held on the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Kaminesan which was under way in the South China Sea, on the morning of December 5.
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