The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) reports that it has developed a set of class rules for cyber security, based on guidelines set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from the US Department of Commerce.
RIMS BV (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) has been named as an approved service supplier by Bureau Veritas (BV) Marine & Offshore, which will allow RIMS drones to be used during surveys of the hull structure of ships and mobile offshore units classed with BV.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has acquired the rights to a ship efficiency software package from Lekven AS, used to manage RoRo vessel operations and improve port call optimisation, which it intends to develop further before its launch into the maritime market later this year.
Speedcast and Danaos Peripherals have announced a strategic alliance under which the two companies will work together in offering new vessel IT packages combining Speedcast communication systems with application management technology developed by Danaos.
Russian developers have launched a new platform to allow for testing of navigation systems used by unmanned surface vessels in a virtual environment, managed by the MariNet working group from the country’s National Technological Initiative (NTI).
Wärtsilä and ABB have signed an agreement to expand their cooperation in lifecycle service offerings, covering ABB turbochargers installed with Wärtsilä 4-stroke engines, to assist in optimising the performance of the equipment on board.
Emissions verification company Verifavia has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Liberian Registry to conduct verification of processes for IMO DCS (data collection system) and EU MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) on Liberian-flagged vessels.
The New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), creator of a digital forward freight contract system for container shipping, has raised US$13 million after completing a Series A round of funding, with Hapag-Lloyd and CMA-CGM among a group of investors also including GE Ventures and Goldman Sachs.
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