Satellite communications company CapRock has signed a multi-year contract to supply Green Reefers' fleet of 25 vessels with its SeaAccess broadband VSAT (very small aperture terminal) communications system, including all all equipment, service and support.
Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel say they have completed the HERCULES cooperative research project into the technology necessary for higher-efficiency engines with ultra-low emissions for ships.
South Korean-based Orient Shipyard has become the first shipyard to sign up to ShipServ's TradeNet e-commerce network, and will now be able to trade electronically with suppliers that are also connected to the system.
Transas has confirmed the completion of a contract to supply 139 ECDIS (electronic chart display information systems) to the Indian Navy fleet. The contract was signed in 2006, with the Republic of India Ministry of Defence.
Seatrade Reefer Chartering N.V., which claims to be the world's largest operator of fully refrigerated vessels, is to install a range of software by Quantum Business Solutions (QBS) to assist in its liner and break-bulk operations.
Ship modelling software company Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) reports that it has received an order from Norwegian shipping company Solstad Offshore ASA to install its Autoload onboard stability software on board 10 of its vessels.
The European Commission has given clearance for the $400 million acquisition of Telenor Satellite Services by private equity firm Apax Partners, stating it had reached the view that "the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition."
Global Marine Communications (GMC), Hughes Network Systems, and Orbit Technology Group, have announced the successful completion of interoperability testing and sea trials between the Hughes HN series of broadband satellite modems and a specially-adapted Orbit marine stabilised satellite antenna.
Globe Wireless has completed the acquisition of the assets of SeaWave & Rydex following a deal announced just under three weeks ago.
Lloyd's MIU has launched AIS Lite and AIS Free, two new services aimed at providing information from what it calls "the largest AIS network in the world? to interested parties around the globe.
The Malaysian Maritime Academy, also known as Academy Laut Malaysia (ALAM), in partnership with Teledata Marine Solutions, Singapore, has developed an e-Learning training programme for LNG Cargo Operations, aimed at educating officers to effectively manage cargo operations on board advanced LNG ships.
Thrane & Thrane has been awarded a DKK 20 million (approximately $3.6 million) contract by Inmarsat to supply and install two Radio Network Controller stations in Hawaii.
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