The Arctic Shipping Company, a specialist in cargo transportation along the Northern Sea Route, has agreed a deal with Orange Business Services to implement its Maritime Connect hybrid communications platform to keep Arctic’s cargo ships connected while at sea.
The Council of the European Union has reached agreement on a proposal to bring together all reporting formalities associated with a port call across all Member State’s different ports, under a system called a European maritime single window.
A four week trial of Martek’s M.A.D.S (Marine Anti Drone Systems) drone detection technology is to take place at the Port of Amsterdam, with the aim of building an understanding of how, where and why drones are flying over the port.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced a new partnership with AXELOS, which will see LR expand its cyber awareness training options with the addition of the AXELOS RESILIA Frontline training package.
Marlink has completed the implementation of a new private Access Point Name (APN) on the Tampnet North Sea LTE network in the North Sea, to provide offshore vessels with improved 4G connectivity in addition to its satellite services as part of its hybrid communications portfolio.
Ice-class passenger ferry Suomenlinna II has completed a trial of a new remote control system, with the vessel remotely piloted through a test area near Helsinki harbour as part of a project carried out by ABB and Helsinki City Transport.
Maritime Blockchain Labs (MBL), a partnership between Lloyd’s Register Foundation and BLOC to explore the use of blockchain for the maritime industry, has announced its first demonstrator project, a fuel provenance register that aims to provide trusted information about fuel origin, journey and characteristics.
NSSLGlobal has completed the acquisition of the assets and activities of Station 711, a business unit controlled by SES subsidiary MX1 focussed on communication systems for the maritime market.
Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has completed six live demonstrations of it’s autonomous-command technology, completing a series of manoeuvres on a remote-commanded workboat from more than 1,500 miles away in the US.
The Korean Register (KR) and Swiss Climate EcoCare have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together in the provision of IMO DCS (International Maritime Organization, Data Collection System) services for the maritime industry.
Rolls-Royce and Finnish state-owned ferry operator Finferries have completed a successful demonstration of what they claim is the world’s first fully autonomous ferry in an archipelago south of the city of Turku, Finland.
DNV GL has issued its first SmartShip descriptive notation to a very large ore carrier (VLOC), the vessel Pacific Vision, which has been delivered by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard to China Merchants Energy Shipping Company.
Wärtsilä reports that it has successfully completed a further round of test procedures of its automated dock-to-dock solution, on the 85m ferry ‘Folgefonn’ owned by Norwegian operator Norled.
FUELTRAX has release FUELNET Generation 5 (GEN-5), the latest version of its fuel data processing network which adds collection, storage, tracking and processing of weather data metrics, activity time-stamped and linked to vessel geolocation.
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