KVH TracNet recognized with the 2023 SMART4SEA Connectivity Award

Yesterday, at the seventh annual SMART4SEA Awards ceremony, the SAFETY4SEA organization presented its 2023 SMART4SEA Connectivity Award to KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) and its groundbreaking TracNet™ hybrid connectivity terminals and KVH ONE™ global network. Robert Balog, Chief Technology Officer at KVH, (pictured) states, “We are honored to be recognized in the SMART4SEA award program. […]

Professor Max Meija to lead World Maritime University

Following a competitive selection process, Professor Max Mejia, a former Director General of the Philippines’ Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), has been chosen to succeed Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry as the new President of the World Maritime University (WMU), based in Malmö, Sweden. Professor Meija was selected by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, Chancellor of the university. He […]

SSY enters global offshore sector with Westshore acquisition

Independent shipbroker Simpson Spence Young (SSY) has announced that it has agreed terms to acquire the Norwegian shipbroker Westshore Shipbrokers AS, which will become part of Simpson Spence Young AS going forward. The acquisition is part of SSY’s wider strategy to enter into the global offshore sector which will further complement its already wide range […]

First digital marine fuels deal outside Singapore waters completed on SGTraDex

KPI OceanConnect, Pacific International Lines (PIL) Bunker One have announced the successful completion of their first live electronic marine fuel inventory statement for an overseas delivery through the Singapore Trade Data Exchange (SGTraDex). Singapore-flagged container vessel Kota Rakan, owned by PIL, was bunkered with Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) by Bunker One at the […]

ABS appoints maritime sustainability veteran to lead Global Sustainability Team

ABS has appointed Panos Koutsourakis to head its global sustainability team. Koutsourakis is an 18-year industry veteran who has key industry experience with shipping companies, classification, operations, design and new construction, decarbonization technologies and strategic planning. As Vice President, Global Sustainability, Koutsourakis heads-up a global network of sustainability centres in key maritime locations, including Singapore, […]

Small propeller defects can result in increased underwater radiated noise pollution

The slightest deviation in the machining, polishing, and finishing of ships’ propeller blades could result in underwater radiated noise and cavitation, even if defects are within the maximum tolerance allowed by classification societies and the ISO 484-1 standard. A Canada Transport-funded study on the impact of manufacturing tolerances on propeller performance – carried out by […]

ABS verifies pioneering vanadium redox battery design

ABS has issued New Technology Qualification (NTQ) for a ground-breaking, non-flammable battery technology for use at sea. Called Blue G, the state-of-the-art vanadium redox flow battery system from Singapore-based Gennal Engineering PTE LTD is now planned to move into prototype testing later this year. The Blue G battery is comprised of a water-based electrolyte solution, […]

IBS Software acquires Accenture Freight and Logistics Software (AFLS) to extend air freight capabilities into shipping

IBS Software has announced the completion of a transaction to acquire Accenture Freight and Logistics Software (AFLS), which provides technology platforms to help airline and ocean transportation companies manage their freight operations and grow through digital transformation and innovation. The acquisition is a strategic step in recognizing IBS Software’s vision to establish itself as an […]