News

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.

German maritime GSM data provider bobz GmbH has announced the launch of its new shipznet ultra packages, offering users a choice between Global, Midsize or Europe packages from 20 GB per month.

Marlink has extended its VSAT network with the addition of new Ku-band capacity covering the Northeast Passage region, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans North of Russia.

Kongsberg has agreed a partnership deal with agricultural solutions company YARA to build what the companies say will be the world’s first autonomous zero emissions ship, a 100 per cent electric container feeder vessel.

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a partnership in the smart ship sector with the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri).

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.

Nautisk has announced that it is working with MarineMTS on a new system to provide automatic ENC updates to vessels sailing with ECDIS, using the vessels’ shipboard communications.

North P&I Club in the UK is encouraging its shipowner members to consider the importance of internet access on their ships to ensure they continue to attract, recruit and retain high quality crews, as part of a campaign by North to help its members get the ‘right crew’ that is highlighted in the club’s Signals newsletter.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and IT Energy have announced the latest release of the ISF Watchkeeper application, version 3.5, developed to maintain records of individual seafarers’ work hour records, as required by IMO and ILO regulations, as well as helping to prevent crew fatigue and avoid issues with Port State Control.

The AST Group has improved its satellite communications offering with the provisioning of a new network point of presence (POP) in 60 Hudson St, New York, as part of its INTEGRA global IP network.

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