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The team behind the Maritime Cloud project, a joint initiative of three global e-Navigation projects, has decided to change the name of its information exchange network to the Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP), to more accurately describe its objectives as it moves from testbed to real life implementation.

Container shipping giant CMA CGM has signed a strategic partnership with technology consulting firm Infosys, with the goal of transforming CMA CGM’s IT applications and processes over a seven-year period.

Q88 has announced the completion of an integration project to connect its software platform with the ClearLynx bunker procurement application, to allow customers to create requisitions in ClearLynx automatically from Q88’s Cloud-based voyage management system, Q88VMS.

Marlink reports that it has upgraded its Sealink C-band VSAT service, to more easily integrate with existing and future Ka and Ku-band systems for users operating a multi-band network on board their ships.

The Dubai-based Marcura Group has announced the acquisition of the UK-based companies G-Ports (UK) Ltd and Falmor Ltd, with the aim of expanding its digital services for chartering customers.

Container shipping line CMA Ships (part of the CMA CGM group), based in Marseille, France, has agreed a deal to implement the PAL e3 maritime ERP software package from Singapore-based MariApps Marine Solutions across its fleet.

International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) president Dieter Berg has predicted a shake-up in marine insurance as a result of the introduction of disruptive technologies across the maritime sector, with potentially positive results for insurers if the process is approached in a responsible manner.

Bunker trader and supplier Brightoil has launched a set of online tools to assist global bunker buyers, allowing them to lock-in costs for up to nine months forward and reduce their exposure to price swings.

The UK Department for Transport has launched a new ‘Cyber Security for Ships’ code of practice, aimed at assisting maritime companies in developing cyber security assessment plans, devising appropriate mitigation measures, and making sure they have the necessary structures and processes in place to guard against attack.

Greece-based maritime communications provider Otesat-Maritel has announced that it has agreed a new deal with Seanergy Maritime, covering the installation and provision of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress system on the shipping company’s vessels.

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