News

NSSLGlobal has launched its first-ever hybrid cellular/VSAT service for maritime vessels, the Cellular Marine System.

The European Maritime Safety agency has added a new web interface to provide integrated access to a variety of information sources, provisionally named SEG (SafeSeaNet Ecosystem GUI).

Dutch shipping company Vroon has agreed a deal with ChartCo for the supply of back-of-bridge management software and navigational and compliance data services to its entire fleet of vessels.

AkzoNobel Marine Coatings’ International has launched a new mobile app to provide customers with expanded access to the company’s coatings data, including application guides, technical datasheets, product brochures, information cards and regional contacts, as well as social media and blog posts.

Kongsberg Maritime has signed a multi-million Euro contract with Fassmer Werft to deliver systems based on its Integrated Vessel Concept for the newbuild research vessel Atair II, to be built at the Fassmer yard in Berne, following German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency’s (BSH) approval for the deal.

Hamburg-based Leonhardt & Blumberg (L&B), an independent charter owner of handysize containerships, has become the first customer for Marlink’s new Sealink Business VSAT service, agreeing a guaranteed minimum bandwidth Ku-band package to be rolled out to its entire fleet.

ECDIS Ltd has expanded its training portfolio with two new courses on Cyber Security Awareness (CSA), one for operators and one for management.

Netherlands-based Castor Marine, fresh from its recent acquisition of fellow Dutch maritime IT company Watum Solutions, has announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to deliver more than 40 Ku-band VSAT systems with FleetBroadband as back-up to vessels operated by Wagenborg Shipping.

Alphatron Marine reports that it has completed the delivery of its AlphaBridge navigation system to the vessel Egbert Wagenborg, a multi-purpose open-top ice strengthened vessel, named after the company’s founder.

Iridium has announced that the first set of the company’s NEXT satellites, launched in January, have been integrated into its operational constellation and are now providing service to customers.

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