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Navis Engineering achieves DNV MED-B certification for AP4000 autopilot

Navis Engineering achieves DNV MED-B certification for AP4000 autopilot
Helsinki-based Navis Engineering Oy has received MED-B type approval for its latest generation AP4000 autopilot from classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Issued for a five-year period, the MED-B certificate provides assurance that the product complies with all the relevant international standards...
February 20th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News | Read More

Industry recommendations for ECDIS training

The Nautical Institute announced today publication of “Industry Recommendations for ECDIS Training” to address confusion in regard to ECDIS training. The guidance has been issued by an industry group made up of leading international shipping industry organisations and organised and coordinated...
February 15th, 2012 | Associations, Books, Education and Training, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

New BGAN M2M lets machines talk across globe

Inmarsat has launched BGAN M2M, a new two-way IP data service targeting the growing global market for machine-to-machine communications.    BGAN M2M provides a low-cost solution to support real-time M2M applications. The service is suitable for M2M applications that would typically send between 1Mb  and...
February 14th, 2012 | Communication, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

German language website launched

Lloyd’s Register is pleased to announce the launch of a German language website to serve the needs of its German visitors. You can browse the site by visiting www.lr.org/de Aside from improving accessibility to its German speaking visitors, the site focuses on services that are most relevant...
February 13th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

IRIDIUM PILOT™ raises the bar for affordable broadband maritime communications

Powered by the Iridium OpenPort® Service, Iridium Pilot Broadband Platform Offers Reliable, High-Quality Communications Via the World’s Furthest-Reaching Network MCLEAN, Va. – February 9, 2012 – Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) announces the launch of its second-generation maritime broadband...
February 9th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

MARIS and Seagull in product specific ECDIS training link

Maritime Information Systems As (MARIS) has signed an important agreement with Seagull AS covering cooperation on product specific ECDIS training at Seagull’s shore-based training centre in Norway. The agreement  between the two Norwegian maritime industry specialists marks the latest initiative by...
February 7th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

New marine and energy reinsuranc​e specialist Tamesis Dual celebrates software success

New marine and energy reinsuranc​e specialist Tamesis Dual celebrates software success
Michael Graham One of the newest businesses backed by capacity from Lloyd’s has gone live with a software system aimed at facilitating its growth; James Brewer reports: Specialty excess of loss reinsurance operator Tamesis Dual, launched in late November 2011, focuses on classes including marine,...
February 3rd, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, News | Read More

ClassNK Issues Certification for ECDIS Training Course and Manning Services Provided by the “K” LINE Group –

– ClassNK Issues Certification for ECDIS Training Course and Manning Services Provided by the “K” LINE Group – ClassNK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara (left) presents Kawasaki Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha, Ltd. Managing Executive Officer Masami Sasaki (right) with an official certificate...
January 30th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Iridium and KVH team to provide first seamless global broadband maritime satellite communication service

MCLEAN, VA. – January 11, 2012 – Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) and KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) announce an agreement to offer the first-ever, fully global, seamless broadband satellite communications service for the maritime market. Under the agreement, KVH will offer an integrated...
January 13th, 2012 | IT and Communications | Read More

Ralf Pluch strengthens European sales team at MARIS

Ralf Pluch Maritime Information Systems AS, Norway (MARIS) has appointed Ralf Pluch Sales Director for Europe. Austrian-born Mr Pluch joins the company from ExNC Entwicklungs- und Vertriebs GmbH, which he founded to develop and market AIS Class B transponders. Prior to this, he worked as Sales Director...
January 11th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

New Pains Wessex website launched

A new Pains Wessex website had been launched by Chemring Marine, the world’s leading marine distress signal company. The redesigned website for Pains Wessex products (www.painswessex.com) has been specially created to provide commercial and leisure marine clients with essential product information...
January 10th, 2012 | Health and Safety, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

PC Maritime releases its Navmaster ECDIS type-specific training CD

PC Maritime has announced that its Navmaster ECDIS type-specific training CD Rom is now available. PCM Interactive tuitionBelieved to be the first manufacturer to provide a stand-alone type-specific training CD Rom, PC Maritime has taken the view that the required training should be made as convenient...
January 10th, 2012 | IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

ClassNK Releases New Version of PrimeShip-HULL Software –

Version 2.5 of Direct Strength Assessment Software for Container Carriers Free to Industry Tokyo – ClassNK announced today the release of a new revised version, version 2.5.0, of its leading direct strength assessment program for container carriers, PrimeShip-HULL (DSA)/Guideline for Containers....
January 5th, 2012 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

ShipConstructor Executive Re-Elected NSRP Panel Vice Chairman

Patrick Roberts  – ShipConstructor Executive Re-Elected NSRP Panel Vice Chairman – Patrick Roberts, Director of Operations for ShipConstructor USA, has once again been re-elected Vice Chairman of the Business Process Technologies Panel for the United States National Shipbuilding Research...
December 22nd, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

Are you ready for the ECDIS regulations?

The Admiralty team recently returned from Marintec China 2011 in Shanghai, where over 100 maritime professionals attended our Digital Integration Workshops. Entitled ‘Are you ready for the ECDIS regulations?’, the Workshops are designed to help ship managers effectively plan for the integration...
December 22nd, 2011 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Formosa Plastics Marine Corp. Selects ABS Nautical Systems’ Asset Management Software Suite

New engagement has potential for fleet-wide development (Houston, TX—) ABS Nautical Systems announces that its fully-integrated asset management software suite NS5 has been selected for trial by Formosa Plastics Marine Corp. (FPMC), part of the Formosa Plastics Group – the only privately-owned...
December 19th, 2011 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

DA-DESK appoints new executive directors

 Three Experts Round Out Team To Augment Disbursement Account Services and Enhance Customer Experience SHARJAH, UAE – DECEMBER 15, 2011 — DA-Desk FZE, the company with a singular focus on the disbursement account process, today, after an extensive, year-long search, announced the appointment...
December 16th, 2011 | Accountancy, Company Profiles, IT and Communications, Ship Agencies | Read More

HATTA awards Navigator Travel & Tourist Services Navigator website awarded for a second year running!

HATTA awards Navigator Travel & Tourist Services Navigator website awarded for a second year running! Navigator Travel & Tourist Services’ website was recently awarded, for a second year running, by the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) at the 27th Philoxenia Exhibition,...
December 8th, 2011 | Holidays, IT and Communications, Maritime Tourism, Ship Agencies | Read More

Pole Star contributes 1500 ships to Amver search and rescue plot

 Today over fifteen hundred vessels are contributing position reports to the Amver search and rescue plot via the Pole Star automatic Amver link. In close collaboration with Amver, Pole Star developed the automatic link in 2008, allowing ship owners and operators to automatically send position reports...
November 24th, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

Safebridge Announces First Release of New Online E-Learning Courses for Type-Specific ECDIS Training and Certification

HAMBURG, Germany – Nov. 17, 2011 – (Marine NewsWire) Safebridge GmbH, an innovative e-learning company specializing in Internet-based training solutions for the maritime industry, today unveiled the first release of its new online courseware for type-specific ECDIS training. The online courses will...
November 17th, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

Lloyd’s Register and Chandris (Hellas) Inc. join forces in the first holistic Fleet Ship Energy Management Programme

Lloyd’s Register and Chandris (Hellas) Inc. join forces in the first holistic Fleet Ship Energy Management Programme
Well established ship manager Chandris (Hellas) has chosen Lloyd’s Register to provide a wide range of ship energy efficiency services. Chandris’ aim is to enhance its in-house capacity to identify appropriate key performance indicators and application of suitable energy efficiency measures. The...
November 14th, 2011 | IT and Communications, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Regs4ships announces partnership to redevelop web services

 Regs4ships is calling time on their web services in a bid to revolutionise the way that customers use their products and services. With its new creative partners, a global IT and business solutions provider, aap3 Regs4ships is investing substantial cash in redeveloping and future proofing their place...
November 12th, 2011 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

MOL Installs Marine Broadband Internet System on 5 LNG Carriers

Enhancing Safe Operation by Always-on Connection- TOKYO, 11 November 2011 —Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that its subsidiary MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd. (MOLLNG; President: Reizo Funakoshi) completed installing a high-speed, monthly fixed-charge (flat rate)...
November 11th, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

Tolani Shipping selects MARIS VDS for fuel-saving initiative

Tolani Shipping’s Singapore arm, Tolani Shipping (S) Pte Ltd, has opted to use the Voyage Decision Support system developed by Maritime Information Systems AS, Norway (MARIS) as part of its major initiative to adapt green technology to its fleet of owned and operated vessels. Tolani Shipping owns a...
November 11th, 2011 | IT and Communications | Read More

Thomas Gunn announces partnership with REGS4SHIPS

Thomas Gunn announces partnership with REGS4SHIPS
 Simplifying the bridge environment must be one of the greatest challenges faced by the shipping industry. Thomas Gunn is delighted to announce that it has teamed up with Regs4ships, to provide a complete bridge solution for the navigator, offering Regs4ships digital maritime regulations incorporated...
November 7th, 2011 | IT and Communications, News | Read More