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KVH Videotel has introduced a new training package titled Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing, produced in association with the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), which will be made available free of charge throughout the industry.

Rolls-Royce and Intel have announced a new agreement that will see the companies work together on the further development of autonomous vessel systems, collaborating on designs for intelligent shipping technologies to make commercial shipping safer.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has released a new study, conducted on its behalf by the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA), examining the potential impact of autonomous ships on the role of seafarers and the global shipping industry.

Wärtsilä has opened a new International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence (IMCCE) in Singapore, consisting of a Maritime Cyber Emergency Response Team (MCERT) and a cyber academy, created in conjunction with its new cyber security strategic partner, Templar Executives.

ChartCo reports that it has agreed a new partnership with MeteoGroup to deliver its weather routing technology services through the ChartCo OneOcean e-navigation software platform.

Taiwanese shipping company Wan Hai Lines has joined the INTTRA network, a maritime digital trading platform which offers the ability to transact container orders online.

Maritime software provider BASS has announced the launch of the BASSnet Web Portal, designed to provide web-based access to shipping companies looking to monitor their fleets’ pending approvals, alerts, compliance issues, discussions and KPIs while on the move.

Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Poseidon Navigation Services as the supplier of all chart management services for the fleet managed by Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg, as part of a deal that includes Poseidon’s Challenger software platform to manage weekly updates for all Admiralty products, both paper and digital.

Kongsberg has landed what it says is its largest ever simulator contract, following the agreement of a SGD$21.2 million (US$15.5m) deal with the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs for the delivery of four K-Sim Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators to the Singapore Police Coast Guard, alongside a 10-year maintenance agreement.

A new polar ice-class cruise vessel being built for the France-based operator Ponant at Vard Søviknes, a part of VARD shipbuilding group in Norway, is to be outfitted with a range of Wärtsilä technology systems to drive fuel and emissions optimisation under a new agreement.

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