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NYK Conducts STS Connection Test of Navigation Support Tool

A ship navigation support tool jointly developed by NYK, MTI Co. Ltd., and Japan Radio Co. Ltd. The tool allows users to easily plan routes using the handwriting function of electronic navigational chart. image-NYK

NYK and MTI Co. Ltd. yesterday conducted a ship-to-shore connection test for the ship navigation support tool J-Marine NeCST and together with Japan Radio Co. Ltd. verified the effectiveness of the tool’s functions. For the test, a fire was presumed to have occurred on the cruise ship Asuka II, which is operated by NYK Cruises Co.

US Coast Guard to Discontinue Remaining DGPS Sites

The U.S. Coast Guard announced today it will discontinue broadcasts from its remaining 38 Differential GPS (DGPS) sites over the next three years, completing system reductions that began in 2016.   The staged reduction of the remaining Coast Guard DGPS broadcast sites will begin in 2018 and end with

Gaining the Competitive Edge in a Booming Cruise Industry

Credit: Genting

2018 is set to be a recordbreaking year for new cruise ships, with just about every major cruise line due to launch a new ship during the course of the next 12 months. The four leading cruise companies – Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and MSC Cruises – are all poised to unveil their own state-of-the-art vessels,

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

Cohort Companies to Deliver Maritime Defense Technologies

Photo: Cohort plc

Cohort plc companies MASS and SEA have been selected to form part of a new UK Ministry of Defense maritime research and development program being managed by defense technology company QinetiQ.   QinetiQ has been awarded a contract by the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to manage the

Bolivia Joins International Mobile Satellite Organization

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 The Plurinational State of Bolivia has become the 104th country to join the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), the inter-governmental body that oversees the provision of certain satellite-based maritime distress communication services.    The IMSO Convention was adopted by International

Frank Coles Delivers Keynote at the Transas Global Conference

Transas CEO Frank Coles' delivers a rousing Keynote speech at the Transas Global Conference in Vancouver. CREDIT: Transas

Transas CEO Frank Coles' Keynote speech in Vancouver: Enterprise Change   You know if Elon Musk was to attend a plenary session of the IMO, he could be forgiven if he thought he was watching a reenactment of the Charles Dickens book Hard Times, with Mr. Gradgrind the Headmaster. What a sad reflection of our industry.

ShipServ, IB Ink 'Integration' Pact

Representatives from ShipServ and IB's InfoSHIP at Seatrade Cruise Global, Fort Lauderdale (Photo: ShipServ)

ShipServ, a maritime e-procurement platform, and IB, a leading provider of technical fleet management software, formally announced their partnership agreement, which will see ShipServ’s e-procurement solution fully integrated with IB’s InfoSHIP maritime software suite. The announcement was made at Seatrade Cruise Global,

Rolls-Royce rolls out Sophisticated Situational Awareness for Navigators

Rolls-Royce's situational awareness system fuses multiple sensors with intelligent software. (IMAGE: RR)

Rolls-Royce has unveiled a sophisticated situational awareness system that fuses multiple sensors with intelligent software to mitigate against the safety risks navigators face when operating vessels at night, in adverse weather conditions or in congested waterways.   Officially introduced today during

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.

B&G debuts Zeus3 Glass Helm Series

Zeus3 Glass Helm series. Designed specifically for blue water sailing, Photo courtesy B&G

B&G has introduced the Zeus3 Glass Helm series. Designed specifically for blue-water sailing, multihulls and superyachts, this premium, super-fast, large-screen, multi-function display sits at the heart of a fully integrated navigation system.   The B&G Zeus3 Glass Helm has an ultra-bright, wide-angle,

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’

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