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Icon Research and CENSIS, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, have developed a new algorithm which they claim can increase the efficiency of ship diesel engines by more accurately tracking data relating to the position of pistons within the engine’s cylinders.

The International Maritime Centre (IMC) 2030 Advisory Committee, established by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in August 2016, has submitted its IMC 2030 Strategic Review report to the Singapore government, outlining the city-state’s vision to create a Global Maritime Hub for connectivity, innovation and talent.

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber, in response to an increasing level of concern among its members with regard to digital vulnerabilities in the maritime industry, has developed its own cyber security guidance document.

NSSLGlobal has launched FusionIP, a hybrid product combining VSAT and GSM connectivity using one single 60cm SAILOR dome that includes antennas for both services, allowing ships to automatically switch between 4G/3G and satellite networks.

The NYK Group and its Norwegian maritime IT partner Dualog have entered into a collaboration agreement with the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), to work together on a proof-of-concept project to create a new shipboard Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

The Municipality of Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have jointly launched a field lab for the development and testing of applications based on blockchain technology. The new applied research lab has been christened ‘BlockLab’.

Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) providing an option to make the Rolls-Royce Energy Management system available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress network.

Iridium has confirmed that 10 satellites from its Iridium NEXT roll-out have been delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California, ahead of the third scheduled launch in the company’s next generation satellite programme on October 4.

Kim Skaarup has been officially appointed ShipServ’s permanent CEO, having served as acting chief executive alongside his existing role as chief operating officer of the company since founder Paul Østergaard stepped down from the CEO position in 2016.

Dubai-based Topaz Energy and Marine has signed an agreement with Orange Business Services to implement its Maritime Connect system, a hybrid satcom and wireless communications package, to communicate with its fleet at sea and support its shore-based corporate network.

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