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Data is the New Oil and Satellites Are the Pipeline

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As the shipping industry embraces digitalization, it’s time for a new era of fresh thinking that recognizes the potential of satellite communications in delivering financial, environmental and safety improvements.    If shipping awarded a ‘word of the year’ in 2017, digitalization would have been a clear contender.

Shipping Needs an Attitude Adjustment -Transas Chief

Transas CEO Frank Coles delivers the opening keynote at the 2018 Transas Global Conference on March 7 in Vancouver, B.C. (Photo: Eric Haun)

Speaking last week at the 2018 Transas Global Conference in Vancouver, Transas CEO Frank Coles laid out his vision for the maritime industry’s future – from safer, greener and more efficient ships to a world without freight forwarders. As has come to be expected from the Transas CEO, Coles did not

Digital Ocean: Making Subsea Data More Easily Accessible

Sonardyne 6G Wideband Acoustics allows simultaneous operations by  multiple platforms. (Courtesy Sonardyne International)

The digital ocean is a reality and U.K.-based digital communications marine technology firm Sonardyne International Ltd is one of the organizations driving innovation to enable the extension of electronic and communications connectivity into the subsea domain. Based on a presentation given by Tom Rooney,

INTTRA Expands Carrier Network

Inna Kuznetsova, President and COO, INTTR

INTTRA announced significant growth in its carrier network with the recent addition of four new carriers, including Evergreen Marine Corporation, one of the largest container fleets in the world.   The continuing growth of INTTRA's carrier network signals the rapid adoption of digitalization across the industry.

Cruise News: Eniram Mobile Launches

Eniram Mobile Photo Wartsila PR

Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, has launched Eniram Mobile to offer real-time decision-making support via mobile notifications. Eniram Mobile, which has been co-developed together with Royal Caribbean Cruises, ensures that key personnel receive important information in a timely fashion, both onboard and shoreside.

WinGD, HHI Partner for Digital Techn

HHI’s ISS helps ship’s efficient operation by using ICT and big data  Photo courtesy WinGD

 Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group recently signed, the first agreement of its kind to integrate their advanced digital technologies to provide greater insight and benefit to ship owners from their engine and ship data.   This collaboration will provide shipping

Globecomm Unveils Expanded Nimbus Range

The expanded Nimbus range supports the next generation of hybrid and satellite connectivity. Photo courtesy Globecomm

Globecomm has unveiled an expanded range of its Nimbus smartbox. The Nimbus range now includes three options, Nimbus Lite, Nimbus and Nimbus Pro, each designed to meet the diverse communications needs of shipowners, managers and crew. The expanded range builds on the success of Nimbus, the ‘bandwidth-neutral’

NL Networks, win Wärtsilä Start-up Challenge

SparkUp Photo by Wärtsilä PR

 The first Wärtsilä SparkUp Challenge, an initiative to find innovative start-ups to develop ideas for the smart shipping value chain, has been won by KNL Networks and The prize for the winners is a four-month collaboration and co-creation in the Wärtsilä Digital Acceleration Centre (DAC) beginning in March.

SKY Perfect JSAT to Invest $4.5 Mln in KVH

TracPhone V7-HTS with ICM (Photo: KVH)

KVH Industries, Inc., announced today that its longtime satellite capacity partner SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC) has agreed to invest $4.5 million in KVH as part of the two companies’ ongoing commitment to deliver next-generation maritime broadband services. KVH and SJC intend to collaborate on

Carnival Corp. Aim: Best Wi-Fi at Sea

Carnival Corporation & plc will establish a new industry apex in connectivity capabilities today at sea when it attempts to make an unprecedented level of bandwidth available to guests on board Regal Princess from its Princess Cruises brand. Using its newly developed connectivity service, MedallionNet,

Virtual Aid to Navigation: Here Now, Here to Stay


Vesper Marine designed its Virtual AIS Beacon in 2010 and installed the first solution in 2011. Developed to address the need to make hazards at sea visible when costly physical infrastructure is not appropriate or is impossible to deploy, the Virtual Aid to Navigation technology that Vesper Marine

Euronav Inks Fleet-wide VSAT Deal

Photo: Satcom Global

Antwerp based crude oil tanker company Euronav has signed a deal with Satcom Global for its Aura Ku-Band VSAT service.   With Satcom Global Aura on-board, Euronav’s fleet will benefit from a global service that provides guaranteed bandwidth via a generous Committed Information Rate (CIR). The crew

Jason Marine CEO to Retire

Joseph Foo Chew Tuck (right) will take over for retiring CEO Ronald Tan Lian Huat (left) at Jason Marine Group (Photos: Jason Marine Group)

Joseph Foo Chew Tuck will take over as chief executive officer at Singapore based marine electronics systems integrator Jason Marine Group, following the retirement of long-serving CEO Ronald Tan Lian Huat.   On March 31, Ronald Tan Lian Huat will step down as a director of the Jason Marine and its

Britain Reviewing Risks to its Satellite-Reliant Infrastructure

(File photo: DP World London Gateway)

Britain is reviewing its reliance on satellite-based technology for critical infrastructure including the Global Positioning System (GPS) as the threat of jamming attacks and disruptions grows, a government report said on Tuesday. Emergency services, transport, communications and financial networks

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