Technical Bay

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is introducing regular tidal data updates to ADMIRALTY TotalTide (ATT) as part of ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP) Version 18 in December 2017.

An official autonomous shipping test-bed was opened in Horten yesterday (6 December), on the coast of Norway. Established to support the growth in development of new solutions for autonomous maritime operations, the new area is open to both Norwegian and international organisations, and is designed to be a convenient, safe, non-congested space to trial new technology and vessels.

In all the excitement surrounding the digitalisation of shipping it is easy to overlook the human element. Failing to appreciate and understand properly how people – and by extension organisations – interface with new technology can lead to poor implementation and unnecessary exposure to risk.

Marlink has acquired Radio Holland’s connectivity business to further strengthen its global leadership in maritime VSAT while Radio Holland will focus on its core business, providing efficient NavCom, ICT and maintenance solutions to the shipping industry.

A global network of centres of excellence in marine technology was officially launched on Monday (4 December) at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Rolls-Royce has opened the first Intelligent Asset Management (IAM) experience space in Ålesund, Norway, aiming to demonstrate how ship intelligence systems can harness the “power of data” to optimise fleet operations, reduce operating costs and improve maintenance procedures.

احتفى وفد المملكة العربية السعودية المشارك في اجتماعات الجمعية العمومية للمنظمة البحرية الدولية الدورة (30) بالأمين العام للمنظمة كيتاك ليم، ورؤساء وفود الدول الأعضاء في العاصمة البريطانية لندن أمس.

Marlink has introduced a significant connectivity boost for its Gulf of Mexico customers with the addition of Tampnet’s cutting-edge 4G LTE services to its high-speed Sealink multi-band network.

MOL announced cooperation with Japan Radio Co., Ltd. and JSAT MOBILE Communications Inc. to build a network that shares data recorded in Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) by using satellite telecommunication service Fleet Xpress, provided by Inmarsat.

Cobham SATCOM has revealed an innovative new solution that can significantly reduce the cost and simplify the installation and management of Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) networks using multiple Ka-Band antennas. Multiple antennas are frequently used on board to overcome link losses caused by satellite blocking from the ship structure or other deck equipment.

Backed by Apax Partners, Marlink has signed a definite agreement to acquire a majority stake in OmniAccess. The existing management team of OmniAccess will remain unchanged and continue to keep a significant shareholding in the company.

ABB has unveiled a new situational awareness solution that will make vessel operations safer and more efficient. The solution can be used by officers anywhere onboard a ship and marks the next step towards remotely controlled and ultimately autonomous ships.

Inmarsat has launched a vital new service, SafetyNET II, for Maritime Safety Information Providers (MSIPs), marking a key stage in upgrading the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), which helps to save thousands of lives at sea each year.

Norwegian technology company has received the first DNV GL cyber security type approval for its K-IMS system, a core component in Kongsberg’s digital ecosystem Kognifai.

Thuraya Telecommunications Company will be showcasing a diverse range of maritime, voice and data products and services at booth 11 during the upcoming Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East event (OPV).

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