News

Greece-based Thenamaris Ship Management has begun a fleet-wide rollout of Inmarsat’s Ka-band Fleet Xpress (FX) service following the agreement of a contract with satellite communications provider Navarino.

Lars Thrane A/S, the eponymous enterprise created by Mr Thrane in 2014 after the 2012 sale of the Thrane & Thrane company he founded with his brother Per to Cobham, has launched its first satellite communication terminal with the introduction of the LT-3100 Iridium Communications System.

Communications software company GTMaritime has released details of the level of unwanted e-mail traffic required to be blocked by its cybersecurity applications before being sent over satellite to ships at sea, with some 3.3 per cent of all messages constituting spam or viruses.

Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) Maritime Centre in the UK has launched a new range of STCW (Standards on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) simulator training courses, part of the Centre’s expanded professional training programme delivered through the Maritime Knowledge Hub, operated in partnership with Mersey Maritime, the representative body for the maritime sector in the North West of England.

Kongsberg Digital and Simwave have agreed a contract for what Kongsberg says is one of its most extensive maritime simulator deliveries to date, to take place at Simwave’s facilities in the Netherlands.

Electronic ocean shipping marketplace INTTRA has announced a strategic alliance with Organi, a logistics software provider, which will see Organi integrate INTTRA's Container Booking and Shipping Instructions products into its own applications.

Raytheon Anschütz has announced the launch of what it says is world’s first user-defined ECDIS, with the new Synapsis ECDIS NX software having been developed based on direct input from the company’s customers.

BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced a new contract with the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), which has seen BMT install its REMBRANDT marine navigation and manoeuvring simulator to use in accident reconstructions and provide training to MAIB personnel.

Maritime software provider BASS has agreed a deal with shipping company and shipyard PT Usda Seroja Jaya (Usda) in Indonesia, to deploy BASS applications in Usda offices to support its fleet of 70 tugs and barges and its shipyard operations.

KVH has announced the introduction of its new AgilePlans, a monthly subscription-based VSAT contract that requires no initial CapEx by the user and no long-term commitment, meaning it can be cancelled at any time – a product the company is defining as ‘Connectivity as a Service’ (CaaS).

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