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Danish shipping company Uni-Tankers has chosen Danelec Marine to upgrade aging and obsolete voyage data recorders (VDRs) on more than ten vessels.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has reported that as much as 40 per cent of maintenance work carried out by Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel operators is unnecessary. By reducing these unwarranted manhours, operators could save on average almost £600,000 per asset each year, which is equivalent to £15m per asset over its lifetime. 

Stolt Tankers has signed a major new service agreement with Marlink to upgrade the bandwidth of its chemical and parcel tankers.

The use of data services in the maritime industry is growing. The increasing demand for data services is an expression of the overall digital transformation of the industry, says maritime analytics and AIS company, GateHouse Maritime.

The demand for digital technology has risen tenfold as maritime businesses embrace new ways of working during the coronavirus pandemic, according to satcom specialist IEC Telecom[1].

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has joined the Maritime Transportation System Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (MTS-ISAC) to strengthen vessel and shoreside cyber risk management.

Shipping Company Groningen (SCG) has contracted offshore internet services provider Castor Marine to install its Global 4G Connectivity package on all 30 of its vessels, providing fast, global 4G-LTE internet connection for its crews. 

Unifeeder and We4Sea have signed a cooperation agreement to roll-out the We4Sea Digital Twin based performance monitoring solution across Unifeeder’s fleet with the aim to reduce ships’ fuel consumption and emissions.

Bureau Veritas (BV) has expanded its remote survey capability with the addition of new centre in Singapore.

Digital navigation solutions provider ChartWorld has received ECDIS Type Approval from the Japan MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) to support Japan-Flag vessels.

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