Electronics & Navigation

GNS has released an upgrade to its VOYAGER navigation system, with additional functionality as well as new hardware and software subscription options.
Nautisk has confirmed that it will offer electronic navigational charts (ENCs) free of charge to customers purchasing a new digital voyage planning package consisting of its NaviPlanner and NaviTab services.
Satellite AIS company exactEarth has launched exactView RT, a real-time vessel tracking system using more than 60 maritime satellite payloads, designed, built and operated by Harris Corporation and hosted onboard the Iridium NEXT constellation of satellites.
Singapore-based ship management company Unix Line has signed a maintenance contract with Alphatron Marine for its fleet of 42 vessels, supporting all navigation and communication equipment onboard.
Trondheim-based Blueye Robotics, a company which originated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (NTNU AMOS), has developed an underwater drone that can perform hull inspections without the need for divers or ROVs.
MarineTraffic and the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the sharing of information and data to improve both organisations’ services and allow for more accurate analysis of global trade and shipping trends.
The SESAME Straits e-Navigation project, which aims to apply technology in the reduction of  maritime traffic congestion and in improving traffic safety and efficiency in Singapore, has conducted a successful demonstration in close collaboration with the Maritime and Port Authority.
The IMO has announced its selection for the latest regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC), with the Pacific Community (SPC) to host MTCC-Pacific in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has opened a new installation of its W-Xpert Full Mission Simulator (FMS) for virtual reality training of engine room crews at the Marine Power Academy Training Centre of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. (HHM), in Shanghai, China.
TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico has agreed a deal with ORBCOMM for the provision of its GSM-based VesselConnect solution to remotely manage TOTE Maritime’s fleet of smart refrigerated containers at sea.
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