In spite of increasing worries of the effect of the global economic downturn in the shipping industry, Inmarsat has said that it expects to see an increase in revenues of between 6 and 8 per cent in 2009.
Motia Compagnia di Navigazione, based in Italy, has chosen to install Veson’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS) at its Venice headquarters, with test installations of the IMOS OnBoard system also running on some of its vessels.
AMI Australia reports that it has placed its largest ever order for McMurdo's E5 Smartfind 406 emergency distress equipment ahead of the imminent switch off of the 121.5 MHz homing frequency for emergency beacons.
Sperry Marine is to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for six fast patrol craft being built by Austal Shipyards in Australia for the government of Trinidad and Tobago, which will be installed and commissioned by Electrotech Australia Pty Ltd.
SpecTec and ShipServ have announced their intention to strengthen cooperation between the two companies, who will work together to promote their combined solutions for e-business and purchasing to the shipping industry.
A hand-held reader developed by TransCore, in conjunction with DAP Technologies and CoreStreet, has received US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) authorisation for use in the security clearance of personnel accessing US ports under the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) programme.
The US Coast Guard's Acquisition Directorate has announced the award of a contract for the delivery of the core Nationwide Automatic Identification System data exchange capability to Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp.
SpeedCast has received a service order from SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica company, to supply six vessels with its SeaCast maritime broadband VSAT satellite service in coastal sea regions around India and South East Asia.
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