News

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.

Columbia Shipmanagement and merger partner Marlow Navigation, via their jointly established software company Blue Dynamics, have signed a new agreement with Lufthansa Industry Solutions to develop a range of digital systems for the maritime sector.

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.

Maran Tankers Management has selected Q88’s Cloud-based voyage management system, Q88VMS, to manage the company’s chartering and commercial operations.

Inmarsat has confirmed the successful launch of the fourth satellite in its Global Xpress (GX) constellation, which will be used to augment the existing global three-satellite communications network already in operation.

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 Maritime Administrator of the Marshall Islands has extended its approval of the electronic K-Fleet Logbook system for digital reporting of oil record and garbage record logbooks.

Seagull Maritime has created a new assessment centre in Gdynia, Poland, working with long time collaborator Gdynia Maritime School (GMS) to offer seafarers the ability to complete distance courses on-site, allowing them to be assessed and receive their approved course diploma on the same day.

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).

KVH has announced that it has begun the roll-out of its mini-VSAT system on offshore vessels operated by Smit Lamnalco, following an agreement finalised earlier this year.

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