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SEA-KIT's USV Equipped with Innovative Connectivity Solution by Inmarsat

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Maritime and offshore mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat has installed a new connectivity solution on SEA-KIT's uncrewed surface vessel (USV) Maxlimer using virtualized networks that the company says will establish higher standards for over-the-horizon uncrewed vessel control.

Wärtsilä Developing Smart Port Solutions in Singapore

Antti Vänskä, Ambassador of Finland to Singapore; Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, MPA; David Foo, Assistant Chief Executive (Ops-Tech), MPA; Sean Fernback, President, Wärtsilä Voyage. From the virtual signing ceremony at the Smart Port Challenge 2021. (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä Voyage has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to further strengthen their collaboration in smart port innovation and digitalization. The main objectives of this strategic partnership are to initiate, develop and promote

BAE Systems Debuts Next-gen Boat Propulsion System

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BAE Systems launched its next-generation power and propulsion system for the marine market: the HybriGen Power and Propulsion system. According to the company, the system uses smaller and lighter components with modular accessory power system (MAPS) and modular power control system (MPCS) that allow for a scalable,

Tech File: OATECH Fish-Farming "Superyacht" Earns RINA AIP

Ocean Ark, a new-concept offshore fish-farming system recently received an AIP from RINA. Image courtesy Ocean Ark Tech of Chile/RINA

A fish-farming superyacht developed by Ocean Ark Tech of Chile (OATECH) and its strategic ally, London-based Ocean Sovereign, is one step closer to delivering fish to market after winning a key approval from marine classification society, RINA.Registro Italiano Navale (RINA) announced the Approval in

NYK Bulk Carrier Completes Another Run on Biofuel

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NYK conducts third successful biofuel trial on ship carrying Tata Steel cargoThe bulk carrier Frontier Sky, which is owned by NYK and operated by Tata NYK Shipping Pte. Ltd., conducted a trial use of biofuel to transport cargo provided by Tata Steel Limited, the major steel manufacturer in India. According to the company,

Rem Offshore Picks Kongsberg's Vessel Insight for Offshore Wind Fleet

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Offshore vessel operator Rem Offshore has selected Vessel Insight from Kongsberg Digital to collect vital data from its three new offshore wind vessels, currently under construction.The first vessel will be completed at Green Yard Kleven in November, while the other two are under construction at Vard, with completion in 2023 and 2024, respectively.

Chinese Data Law Adds to Global Shipping Disruption

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Ships in Chinese waters are disappearing from tracking systems following the introduction of a new data law in China, frustrating efforts to ease bottlenecks that are snarling the global economy, according to three shipping sources directly impacted.China's Personal Information Protection Law, which came into effect on Nov.

Inmarsat, Maersk Supply Service Strike Deal for Fleet Xpress Digital Portfolio

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Inmarsat, the mobile satellite communications provider, has extended its Fleet Xpress service agreement with offshore vessel owner Maersk Supply Service. The extension includes fleet-wide IoT-based ship management connectivity on separate, dedicated bandwidths. The extension has also enabled Maersk

DIGITALIZATION: Keeping Your (hull) Stress and Fatigue Under Control

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Digitalization is expediting and maximizing the safety and economics of structural stress and fatigue measurement technologies. Terje Sannerud, Chief Commercial Officer at Norwegian fiber optic condition monitoring system developer Light Structures explains.Yet to be mandated by the IMO or included in any SOLAS regulations,

Ocean Winds, Principle Power in French Floating Wind Team-up

WindFloat Atlantic (Viana do Castelo, Portugal) - Credit: Ocean Winds

Ocean Winds, a partnership between ENGIE and EDP Renewables, and Principle Power, a designer of floating wind turbine foundations, will cooperate to design the floating platforms for France’s first commercial-scale floating wind tender.In September this year, the French Government selected Ocean Winds to participate in the tender process.

FMC Examining How Data Can Improve Ocean Cargo Velocity

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The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) said it has set out to identify data constraints that impede the flow of ocean cargo and add to supply chain inefficiencies as severe bottlenecks continue to hamper global supply chains.Launched at the direction of FMC Chairman Daniel B. Maffei and spearheaded by Commissioner Carl W.

SHI SVESSEL "Smart Ship" Design gets BV Cyber Secure AIP

The certificate was delivered to the Vice President of SHI, Hyun Joe Kim, by the Chief Country Executive of BV Korea, Christophe Capitant, at a ceremony on SHI R&D Centre in Daejeon, Republic of Korea. Image courtesy BV

Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (SHI) received an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an LNG carrier design under Bureau Veritas’ (BV) Cyber Managed Prepared notation. The certificate was delivered to the Hyun Joe Kim, Vice President of SHI, by Christophe Capitant, Chief Country Executive of BV Korea,

New Emissions Tracker for Charterers Launched

‘Emissions’ dashboard hosting simulated data (Photo: Klaveness)

Klaveness’ digital arm has partnered with their decarbonization gurus at ZeroLab to make emissions from seaborne transportation readily available to charterers.A new emissions monitoring tool in CargoValue enables cargo owners to view total emissions by commodity, volume and ship type. The tool,

AST Appoints Peters as Group Managing Director

Gregory Darling (left) Founder and Chairman, Applied Satellite Technology Ltd. (AST), with Andrew Peters (right), AST's new Group Managing Director. Photo courtesy AST

Applied Satellite Technology Ltd. (AST) appointed Andrew Peters as Group Managing Director.“Andrew’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for AST, his experience in the technology sector and knowledge of our industry and markets will spearhead our Group in the next stage of our growth," said Gregory Darling, Founder and Chairman.

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