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The Hellenic Coast Guard has selected Frequentis and Space Hellas to provide an integrated communication system to enhance search and rescue and maritime safety for the Greek coastline.

ChartWorld has launched MyFleet, the shipping industry’s first free-of-charge cloud-based tool to do due diligence on voyage planning.  MyFleet is an easy-to-use web-based tool designed to support onshore teams to check and assess risk in a ship’s voyage plan.

ABB Turbocharging has introduced a new digital offering to enhance the insights delivered by its engine performance diagnostics software, ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT.

DNV GL has launched a new certification in infection prevention for the maritime industry. The release of this custom certification aims to help the maritime industry resume operations better prepared for COVID-19 or other emerging pathogens. Genting Cruise Lines is the first customer working towards the CIP-M certification for its vessel “Explorer Dream” under the Dream Cruises brand.

Nautilus Labs and OCEANKING have announced a partnership to jointly expand access to the Nautilus Platform in the Greek and Cypriot market to support shipowners and operators in decision making and voyage profitability.

A project to demonstrate how autonomous ships and automation in ports can make waterborne transport more flexible and reduce environmental impact has received EUR 7.5 million from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

As part of the European Union (EU) Recognised Organisation (RO) Mutual Recognition Type Approval scheme, EIZO Corporation has been awarded type approval from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its 19 and 25.5 inch maritime monitors for an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) with radar applications, the first European certificate for electrical equipment in Japan.

The EU RO Mutual Recognition Type Approval scheme covers type approval certification on selected components and equipment for which mutually agreed technical requirements have been developed and agreed by all stakeholders in the EU RO Group, ensuring consistency for different types of equipment.

EIZO’s current line of DuraVision ECDIS monitors (FD2603W, FDU2603WT, FDS1904, FDS1904T) were issued the certificate. These monitors are built specifically for harsh maritime conditions and are calibrated at EIZO’s own factory to meet the highly specialised requirements of ECDIS systems. EIZO offers optional optical bonding for each model which is also produced in-house.

Kazuhide Shimura, executive operating officer, EIZO Corporation commented: “Meeting requirements for major maritime classifications such as LR is extremely important in demonstrating that our products are proven for use in harsh environments. EU RO MR ensures that EIZO continues to provide a high degree of customer assurance to system integrators and end users in the maritime market, regardless of their location.”

Fumio Kure, LR’s general manager in Japan said: “We are proud that LR was able to issue this certificate at this time as we had to rely on remote surveying capability for the approval as surveyor attendance was hindered by COVID-19 challenges. Congratulations to EIZO for obtaining EU RO MR Type Approval certificate in addition to LR class type approval.”

Datum Electronics has announced a new AI-based advanced condition monitoring technology for fuel efficiency and preventative maintenance.

Fleet management software provider Tero Marine has extended its e-procurement solution to mobile devices to optimise the supply chain for people on the move.

Adonis AS, global providers of HR systems for the maritime industry, is introducing infrared facial scanning and pre-boarding checklists in the Adonis Maritime Suite to mitigate health risks and allow organisations to safely resume their business operations.

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