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KVH Introduces High Performance, Easy-to-install TracPhone V30 Marine VSAT Antenna for Affordable Internet at Sea

Innovative system features single-cable, DC-powered design, integrated modem in the dome for higher signal strength and efficiency, and compact belowdecks unit with built-in Wi-Fi

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), today introduces at the Palm Beach (FL) International Boat Show the TracPhone® V30, an ultra-compact Ku-band VSAT antenna designed to deliver data speeds as fast as 6 Mbps down/2 Mbps up for leisure and commercial boats wanting to experience the Read More…

iMarine Software and ABS Nautical Systems Enhance Partnership to Solve Procurement Challenges for Shipping Industry

eProcurement platform SeaProc will provide best-in-class solution for clients

ABS Nautical Systems (ABS NS), a leading provider of Fleet Management Software and iMarine Software (SeaProc), an eProcurement specialist, have announced an expanded partnership to provide strengthened procurement solutions for the shipping industry worldwide via the AWS cloud-based eProcurement platform SeaProc.

SeaProc expertly powers a modern source-to-settle integrated procurement process between ship owners, operators and vendors. The use of APIs will Read More…

Suez Canal blocked

One of the world’s busiest and most important shipping lanes has been blocked for hours after a container vessel, the 20,388 teu Ever Given, became stuck.

Ships are now queueing at both ends Suez Canal, which normally sees dozens of them transit between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea every day.

Strong winds were to blame for the Ever Given’s grounding and left it stuck sideways in the vital waterway, Read More…

Full complement of BMA documentation now available electronically

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is delighted to announce that all of its certification is now available electronically.

The Authority launched a suite of major enhancements to its online registration information system (BORIS) late last year meaning that companies registering for the service are able to digitally access many of the services offered by The BMA. The implementation of a move to full electronic certification is the natural extension of Read More…

The marine industry in Cyprus and the COVID-19 vaccine

By Andria Kouloumi, Associate at Michael Kyprianou Advocates & Legal Consultants, Cyprus

As COVID-19 vaccines become more and more available there are feelings of excitement and trepidation in equal measures. With people starting to receive the COVID-19 vaccines in Cyprus, many questions are being raised by employers and employees alike, particularly whether employers can force employees to be immunized. Likewise, similar issues arise from a marine perspective with many shipowners asking Read More…

CJC fully on board with Team Elijah’s Star

Team Elijah’s Star’s attempt to row the Atlantic Ocean in aid of UK children’s charity Action Medical Research has attracted corporate sponsorship from maritime law firm CJC.

In December 2021, Team Elijah’s Star will take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – a 3,000-mile rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean – in support of Action Medical Research’s and their work to support babies born too soon. Inspired by the story Read More…

KONGSBERG secures contract to deliver full solution for ecosystem monitoring using autonomous vessels

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to report that it has reached an agreement to supply Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) with four autonomous vessels. The scope of supply includes two Kongsberg Maritime Sounder USVs (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) and two KONGSBERG AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), which will form the practical basis of the institute’s long-term strategy to develop the monitoring and management of marine environments and resources.

The four autonomous vessels Read More…

PSA AND DUISPORT TEAM UP TO INVEST IN MULTIMODAL LOGISTICS FACILITIES IN ASIA AND ENHANCE EUROPE-ASIA CONNECTIVITY

 PSA Northeast Asia Supply Chain Pte Ltd (“PSA”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of global ports group PSA International, has inked an agreement with the German multimodal logistics company Duisburger Hafen AG (“duisport”), trimodal logistics hub and Europe’s largest hinterland hub, to form a joint venture company Multimodal Investments Pte Ltd (“MIPL”) headquartered in Singapore. The joint venture will invest in multimodal logistics facilities in Asia, enhancing connectivity and trade flows Read More…

Edda Wind orders two additional vessels and prepares for IPO

Anticipating long-term growth for the renewable energy sector, Edda Wind, a company owned by Wilhelmsen and Østensjø, has placed an order for two additional Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV), bringing its fleet up to eight.

Launched in 2018, Edda Wind owns and operates service vessels supporting the maintenance work conducted during the commissioning and operation of offshore wind parks.

“The Wilhelmsen group’s strategy is very clear, to further expand into Read More…

Steamship Cyber cover

The maritime world is seeing a sharp increase in cyber-attacks and the awareness of the consequences of cyber-attacks is becoming more widespread. Cyber security and safety are therefore becoming increasingly important to protect a shipowner’s operations.

The IMO has adopted a resolution which requires companies, no later than the first annual verification of their Document of Compliance (DOC) after 1 January 2021, to demonstrate that cyber security is an integral Read More…

The Seafarers’ Charity launches a new brand and strategy

Seafarers UK becomes The Seafarers’ Charity and launches a new strategy, ‘Thrive’, to identify and tackle the root causes of hardship and disadvantage to seafarers.

On the release of its new strategy, Seafarers UK announced that its working name will now be ‘The Seafarers’ Charity’ and will reference its heritage by using ‘King George’s Fund for Sailors’ within its brand. The Seafarers’ Charity has been the UK’s national Read More…

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM SIGNS THE NEPTUNE DECLARATION AND ANNOUNCES PROJECT TO CAPTURE ORAL HISTORIES OF PEOPLE STRANDED AT SEA DURING THE PANDEMIC

The National Maritime Museum is supporting seafarers who have been impacted by the pandemic through partnerships with two leading maritime welfare organisations, the ITF Seafarers’ Trust and The Mission to Seafarers, to record oral histories of seafarers who have been unable to dock in ports across the globe because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with Ince as a founding partner of a charity single, to be released in June.

The Read More…