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IEC Telecom set to provide enhanced maritime communications after successfully completing interconnection with Iridium Certus™

Cergy, July 22, 2019: Satellite communications specialist IEC Telecom has successfully completed an interconnection with Iridium Certus™. IEC Telecom is now able to offer its comprehensive portfolio of maritime satellite communications solutions on the Iridium Certus platform.

Providing truly global pole-to-pole coverage, Iridium Certus is highly reliable, due to the advantages of the network’s unique architecture. Located in low Earth orbit (LEO), with crosslinks enabling cross-satellite communication and L-band end-user transmissions, Read More…

Wallem reboots agency business with software for simpler workflows

Wallem Group is rolling out cloud-based software to reduce paperwork and streamline workflows across its ship agency business. Simplifying the management of documentation and actions required in port calls in a unified system will reduce administrative overheads and enable Wallem’s agents to enhance service quality and consistency to customers worldwide.

Wallem has chosen to migrate to the a3 Agency System, marking an important milestone in a broader corporate transformation envisioned Read More…

WaterFront carves new territory with Houston move

Global port agency business WaterFront Maritime Services (WaterFront) has today opened a local agency office in Houston, Texas. The company says it has been established to help charterers, owners, and operators to manage their risk in this strategically important high-volume location.

WaterFront’s Houston office is managed by newly appointed Director for North America Lars Westerberg, a port agency industry veteran who was formerly Regional Director Americas for Seven Seas and Read More…

Wärtsilä reports stable development in net sales, equipment profitability challenging

Wärtsilä has released its Half Year Report January-June 2019. Highlights of the second quarter show that order intake decreased 11% to €1,377 million (€1,553); net sales decreased 2% to €1,217 million (€1,246); and comparable operating result decreased 8% to EUR 113 million (€123), which represents 9.3% of net sales (9.8%).

Overall between January and June 2019, the order intake decreased 9% to €2,793 million (€3,060); order book at the end Read More…

Maritime Intermodal launches two new rail services from DP World London Gateway

Maritime Transport (Maritime) has launched two new dedicated rail services from DP World London Gateway to its rail terminals in Trafford Park and Wakefield, advancing its expansion into the intermodal market in response to rising customer demand.

Commencing on 24th June, the two daily services hauled by DB Cargo UK are Maritime’s fifth and sixth to date, following the launch of Maritime Intermodal in April. With the capacity to move Read More…

Hyundai Global Service and Intellian sign strategic partnership in satellite communications

Intellian, the global leader of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, signed a strategic partnership in satellite communications with Hyundai Global Service (HGS), a marine engineering & service provider and subsidiary of world’s No.1 shipbuilding company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) group, on 15th July at Centum Science Park in Busan, Korea.

As the first step of the cooperation, both companies will expand HGS’ innovative ‘Integrated Smart Ship (ISS)’ solution; a digital Read More…

Bureau Veritas joins International Windship Association

The decarbonisation drive is gearing up to be the defining issue faced by the shipping sector in the coming decades and the industry is searching for low carbon and zero emissions technologies that will deliver on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) initial strategy of reducing emissions by at least 50% by 2050. One family of technologies that is seeing an upsurge of interest in the industry is wind-assist and primary Read More…

Finalised programme sees Europort 2019 setting industry agenda

Europort 2019 has finalised the most extensive conference and events programme in its history, adding a number of elements that will ensure that this year’s edition of the biennial maritime and offshore gathering in Rotterdam is more thought-provoking than ever before.

The four-day conference and exhibition, to be staged between 5th and 8th November at the Rotterdam Ahoy Centre, will take place against a backdrop of revival across the specialised Read More…

Hanseaticsoft launches new Mobile App for shipmanagement on the go

Cloud-based maritime software provider Hanseaticsoft has launched a new app as the latest addition to its Cloud Fleet Manager – CFM Go – to make it easier and faster for customers to access relevant data about their fleet from their mobile phones.

Using CFM Go, customers have all the information from the Cloud Fleet Manager Portal at their fingertips including internal company news, upcoming crew changes, current off hires, disturbances, Read More…

Cargotec’s MacGregor receives clearance from Chinese competition regulator for acquisition of marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group

Cargotec’s MacGregor has received clearance from the Chinese competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a clearance decision from the Chinese competition regulator, SAMR, for the company’s acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA. Based on revised estimates, potential cost synergies are estimated to be around €25-30 million on annual level.

MacGregor now Read More…

Indian Register of Shipping takes over Chairmanship of IACS

Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman of the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has been elected as the new Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) in a recent Council meeting held in Busan, Korea.

Mr Sharma took over as Chair on 1st July and has outlined his key priorities during his year long tenure which includes IACS to take a larger role in industry matters with a view to Read More…

Samskip picks Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as Group CEO to lead customer-focused logistics strategy

Pan-European transport service provider Samskip appoints Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as the Group Chief Executive to execute growth plans based on a customer focused approach.

Samskip, Europe’s largest multimodal service provider group, has secured the services of Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as Group Chief Executive Officer, in an appointment reflecting its strategy to align logistics services more closely with the business objectives of its client base.

Mr Laaksonen, who takes up his post at Read More…