KVH AgilePlans marks 5th anniversary delivering groundbreaking maritime connectivity as a service

For decades, the only way to bring global satellite communications onboard a commercial vessel was with a CAPEX-intensive equipment purchase or a long-term lease, inhibiting fleet managers’ ability to adapt to varied operational needs. That changed five years ago when KVH introduced AgilePlans® Connectivity as a Service, an innovative, all-inclusive communications subscription service. “We set […]

Cyprus supports seafarers impacted by Ukraine crisis by facilitating opening of bank accounts

The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has collaborated with the financial institutions in Cyprus to facilitate the opening of bank accounts for seafarers affected by the war in Ukraine. As more Russian banks are blocked from international transactions, crewing managers are increasingly unable to make payments. Ukrainian seafarers and their families seeking safety in other […]

MMHE signs strategic partnership with Silverstream Technologies to support maritime decarbonisation agenda

Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Sdn Bhd (MMHE) has signed a strategic agreement with maritime clean technology company Silverstream Technologies. The partnership will facilitate retrofit opportunities for Silverstream’s market-leading air lubrication technology – the Silverstream® System – as well as collaboration, information and knowledge sharing between the two companies. MMHE, one of the most prominent […]

BSM extends LiveFleet management tool to offer greater transparency of ship’s performance

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has extended its LiveFleet fleet monitoring platform with a powerful addition. The new LiveFleet tool ‘Performance Overview’ is pioneering support to take informed decisions on maintenance work and drydock planning. LiveFleet is a vital component of BSM’s class certified smartPAL, a ship management enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. With the release […]

In challenging times crew comms are critical for all ships, large or small

Crew communications are widely accepted as an important element of seafarer welfare provision and vessel operators are now prioritising onboard systems to enable crew to keep in touch with home. The crisis in Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic have highlighted the vital need for internet access and contact with home, while seafarer surveys regularly identify […]

Innovez One to digitalise DM Sea Logistics’ marine services

Developer of port information management systems Innovez One will supply its MarineM digital platform to DM Sea Logistics, a Singapore-based provider of shipping logistics, boat launch and chartering services. This new collaboration will enable DM Sea Logistics to digitalise and optimise the operations of its 12-vessel fleet, maximising the efficiency of its crew and passenger […]

BIO-UV Group partners with Fluid Global Solutions to increase BIO-SEA footprint in Italy

BIO-UV Group has partnered with Fluid Global Solutions (FGS) to strengthen the ballast water treatment system manufacturer’s presence in the Italian ship repair and newbuilding market. La Spezia-based FGS, a leading provider of pumps and spares to the Italian maritime sector, will support BIO-UV Group with the sale and delivery of its BIO-SEA ballast water […]

New lease of life for historic Glasgow dock

Govan Graving Dock, located in the heart of Glasgow is set for a new lease of life in a £500K restoration programme, which will help revitalise the Clyde waterfront. Govan Drydock Ltd, the company leading the programme, has committed to returning this historic drydock to be a fully operational ship repair and maintenance facility by […]