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Communications & Cyber Security

The Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has launched a new sector-specific strategy for the shipping industry as part of the government’s more general national strategy for cyber and information security, with a range of initiatives aimed at strengthening IT security and preventing cyber threats in maritime.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of Japan’s largest shipping companies, has announced plans to ramp up installations of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress (FX) VSAT service across the remainder of its owned and managed fleet, having begun initial deployments of the system on the majority of its car carriers in 2016, shortly…
Marlink, and its Group subsidiary company Palantir, have agreed a deal with Torvald Klaveness to become the preferred supplier of satcom and IT management systems for vessels managed by Klaveness Ship Management.
Fleet Management Limited has agreed a deal with classification society ABS to implement a cyber security system based on the ABS FCI Cyber Risk model on Fleet Management’s 220-vessel liquid cargo fleet.
Iridium has announced the commercial launch of its Iridium Certus L-band satcom service following the successful completion of the final launch in its $3 billion Iridium NEXT constellation refresh programme, which has seen 75 satellites launched in just under two years.
Iridium has completed the final launch in its NEXT programme, with all 75 planned satellites now deployed for its second generation L-band low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network following a successful launch of the final 10 satellites in the series on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from California.
Tanker owner Transpetrol has signed a renewal of its VSAT contract with Marlink, which will see the vessel operator expand its use of the Sealink VSAT service to its the entire tanker fleet, as well as two planned newbuildings due for delivery within the next 18 months.
Maritime security company Naval Dome has added a new option for management of the cyber security status of all protected systems onboard ships, allowing shipboard and shoreside staff to access fleet-wide system data, even when offline.
Speedcast reports that it has signed a new contract to expand its existing relationship with Carnival Corporation for the provision of communications and value-added services across Carnival’s global fleet of cruise ships.
Intellian has introduced a new addition to its ‘high power’ output range of maritime satellite antennas, with the launch of the GX60HP 60cm-class Global Xpress terminal.
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