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Ships from Venezuela can still transit Panama Canal

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The Panama Canal will allow vessels coming from Venezuela to transit the waterway provided they present the necessary paperwork, the canal authority's chief said on Wednesday, suggesting a new round of U.S. sanctions on the South American country may not make any difference to canal traffic.President

S. Korea Plans Autonomous Ship Research Facility

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UIPA, the South Korean Information and Communication Technology Promotion Agency, awarded Kongsberg Digital the contract to supply a fully-featured bridge simulator for a new autonomous ship research facility in Ulsan, South Korea. The Korean government has committed to invest $110 million in the project over the next three years,

NOAA: $2.7M for Marine Trash Studies

A marine debris team member gathers a handful of disposable cigarette lighters picked up at a beach cleanup site. (NOAA)

NOAA  announced a total of $2.7 million in grants supporting 14 projects to address the harmful effects of marine debris on wildlife, navigation safety, economic activity, and ecosystem health. With the addition of non-federal matching contributions, the total investment in these marine debris projects is more than $5.

Trelleborg's Automoor for Port of Tallinn

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Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has been awarded a contract to install its rope-free automated mooring system, AutoMoor, at the Old City Harbor at the Port of Tallinn, which is the biggest harbor in Estonia and one of the busiest passenger harbors in the world.In first quarter of 2020,

Panama Canal starts Speed Limits to Protect Whales

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Starting August 1 and until November 30, 2019, the Panama Canal will promote the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) annual recommendations on speed and maritime transit aimed at protecting cetaceans, which include whales, dolphins and other large aquatic mammals, during their nearby seasonal migration.

Nidec ASI Supplies Power Management for Megayacht

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Nidec ASI - head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group - leaders in the field of solutions for energy management in the nautical sector, has taken another important step forward in support of more sustainable navigation. The company has developed and installed

K-Line's PCC Wins “Ship Heritage” Award

Toyota Maru No.10  (Photo: "K" Line)

Toyota Maru No.10, which was owned and operated by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE), has been selected by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE) through their “Ship Heritage” project in recognition of it having been Japan's first Pure Car Carrier (PCC).JASNAOE first

Iran Reassures Iraq Over Freedom of Maritime Navigation

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Iran has reassured Iraq that there will be freedom of international maritime navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, Iraq's oil ministry said on Tuesday.Iran communicated this to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi during a visit by him to Tehran on Monday, the ministry said in a statement."Iranian President

ChartCo Names Malaika D’souza for Americas

Malaika D’souza ChartCo’s new representative for the North and South American regions. Photo: ChartCo

ChartCo,  the provider of navigation and compliance solutions shipping, named Malaika D’souza as its new representative for the North and South American regions.According to the distributor of navigational data, nautical charts, marine technical publications and digital products, Ms D’souza,

New GNS Voyager Planning Station Ready

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The maritime services group Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) has announced a further enhancement to its Voyager Planning Station (VPS), with the addition of tools to manage compliance with special environmental requirements under International Maritime Organization (IMO) MARPOL regulations.The specialist

JIN Honors NYK for New Navigation Tool

From left, Kazuo Ishizuka, president of MTI; Kensuke Ohnuma, director and executive officer of JRC; Tomoyuki Koyama, NYK managing corporate officer; and Hiroyuki Oda, chairman of Japan Institute of Navigation Photo: NYK

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen (NYK) has been recognized with a special award from the Japan Institute of Navigation (JIN) for improving onboard operation through use of J-Marine NeCST,  a ship navigation support tool that was jointly developed by NYK, MTI Co. Ltd., and Japan Radio Co. Ltd.

Yang Ming Chooses VisionMaster Net for Newbuilds

Sperry Bridge Team (Photo: Sperry)

Taiwan’s Yang Ming Transport Corp. selected VisionMaster Net from Sperry Marine as the cornerstone of its digital navigation strategy on 10 new containerships it recently ordered.Yang Ming is building a series of 10 2,800 teu feeder vessels at CSBC Shipyard in Kaohsiung, with sea trials on the first ships scheduled for early 2020.

Operators Cannot Turn a Blind Eye to Cyber Security

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Whilst investigating a cyber incident onboard a ship the USCG found that the security risk presented by the shipboard network was well known among the crew before the incident.In its recent Marine Safety Alert 06-19, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) shares its findings from an investigation into

New VDR for Inland Shipping

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Orolia announced a partnership with Radio Holland that includes the development of a Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) specifically designed for inland shipping. This solution will be designed to enhance safe navigation and ship performance and provide tools for understanding the cause of incidents. Radio

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