Dutch shipping company Spliethoff has agreed a deal with Raytheon Anschütz for the delivery of integrated navigation systems (INS) to six newbuild ice-classed multi-purpose vessels.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and IBM have jointly completed the pilot trial of three modules under the MPA-IBM SAFER project, which will be rolled out in stages from September 2017.
The STM Validation project reports that it has successfully installed the first Sea Traffic Management (STM) compatible bridge systems, connecting ships with shore based services, on board the Stena Germanica, as well as on two Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS) units.
Maritime technology company Port-IT has announced that it has developed a new vessel security package called Port-IT Vanir, created in collaboration with WatchGuard to offer remotely-managed UTM (Unified Threat Management) for various aspects of ship cyber security.
DIMECC, leader of the ‘One Sea – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem’, has opened what it says is the first globally available test area for autonomous vessel projects in Finland. The test area will be open to anyone wishing to examine the success of their research into unmanned ship systems in open waters, the company says.
Shipping giant Maersk has posted its Q2 financial results for 2017, showing a strong 8.4 per cent growth in revenues – however, the company has noted that the unexpected costs of the ‘NotPetya’ cyber-attack it suffered at the end of June will impact negatively on next quarter’s results and could run up to US$300 million.
UK-based Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has agreed a deal with Speedcast to provide end-to-end communication services on board its fleet of four cruise ships, including VSAT and land-based 4G/LTE connectivity.
NAPA reports that it has updated its performance monitoring and reporting systems to support compliance with EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) legislation, providing users of NAPA Shipping Solutions, ClassNK-NAPA GREEN and NAPA-DSME Power with options to generate MRV reports.
Satellite AIS data company exactEarth has announced that its exactTrax small vessel monitoring technology has been incorporated into the VMS Track-Pro Class B AIS transponder developed by Weatherdock of Nuremberg, Germany.
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