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Digitalization: Hapag-Lloyd Ship makes Digital Port Call

Jul 02, 2021

Within the framework of a partnership previously announced between Tanger Med Port Authority and Wärtsilä Voyage which aims at digitalizing maritime port calls, Tanger Med, Hapag-Lloyd, and Anglo-Eastern Ship Management reportedly recorded success with what is touted as the world’s first digitally controlled port arrival. The ‘Kobe Express’, a container ship owned by Hapag-Lloyd and managed by Anglo Eastern…

Change in MENAS Navigational Light Dues

Sep 01, 2023

Middle East Navigation Service (MENAS), provider of aids to navigation (AtoN) in the Middle East Gulf region, said its is increasing rates and widening the group of ships that will be asked to pay for the service.The group has been providing…

Tidalis Deploys New VTS at Port of Tyne

Jul 07, 2023

On July 1 the Port of Tyne launched a 'next-generation' Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system to enhance VTS operator situational awareness and supports decision making.The system adheres to the standards set by the International Association…

ECDIS is Not a Replacement for Terrestrial Navigation

Jun 19, 2023

I guess it was only a matter of time. After years of debating whether or not Celestial Navigation should be taught it is now time to debate the relevance of Terrestrial Navigation. The argument is same: why do I need to know this if there is technology available to do it for me…

Port of London Authority Upgrading Its VTS system

Apr 25, 2023

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is in the process of upgrading its Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system as it strives to meet current and future needs of the River Thames, as well as effectively integrate with other decision support tools…

Weather Routing: Sofar Ocean Plots the Course

Apr 11, 2023

Sofar Ocean is on a quest to extract and put to use data from the world’s waterways. Co-Founder and CEO Tim Janssen discusses how his team’s hyper-focus on data is helping to improve weather routing via Wayfinder.Tim Janssen and his Sofar Ocean team continue their ‘Epic Ocean Data Quest…

Critical Thinking Matters on the Bridge

Apr 10, 2023

One of the most important skills a ship’s officer should possess is their ability to recognize when something is out of place. If you don’t apply a lot of thought to what you are doing, recognizing your mistakes becomes nearly impossible. Thought…

Vale Inks Deal with KDI Targetting Emission Reductions

Mar 16, 2023

After implementing the vessel-to-cloud Vessel Insight technology to Guaibamax Bulk Carriers in 2020, Vale, iron ore producer and charterer of one of the world’s largest fleet of ore carriers, has signed with Kongsberg Digital to install Vessel Insight on four Valemax vessels…

Simrad Debuts HALO 2000, HALO 3000 Radars at FLIBS

Oct 26, 2022

Simrad Yachting unveiled two of its new radar products this week: the Simrad HALO 2000 and HALO 3000. HALO 2000, starting at $6,399, and HALO 3000, starting at $8,499, both feature higher power pulse compression and improved detection ranges…

Sperry Launches Digital Navigation, Voyage Planning Service

Aug 24, 2022

The new Sperry Marine Digital service, powered by NAVTOR, aims to help reduce fuel costs, support regulatory compliance and reduce administrative workload for crew and shore teams. Sperry Marine partnered with NAVTOR to launch Sperry Marine Navigation Charts and Voyage Planning…

ChartWorld Suspends Services to Russian Vessels and Companies

Mar 08, 2022

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, ChartWorld has announced the suspension of ECDIS, chart, and navigation data services to Russian-owned and managed vessels. Current vessels will be provided with chart updates to allow them to reach…

Navtor to Acquire Ingenium Marine

Jan 04, 2022

Navtor has inked a deal to acquire Ingenium Marine, a transaction subject to execution of definitive agreements. Once completed, Ingenium will become a fully integrated Navtor company and continue to operate from Mumbai, India, and Navtor will…

Manta NEO: New X Band Solid State Marine Radar

Nov 03, 2021

Hensoldt introduced its new Manta NEO X band radar system for the commercial shipping market in Rotterdam @ Europort.The Manta NEO X band radar -- designed for all types of ships from workboats up to tankers and cruise ships -- uses CHIRP pulse compression and beam sharpening technology…

New Nav Buoys for Port of Setúbal

Jun 29, 2021

Portuguese Port Authority of Setúbal and Sesimbra (APSS) have recently improved the marking of the central area in the North Channel in Setúbal with five navigation buoys and a marine sector light for Bela Vista windmill sightseeing point. Grupo…

Wärtsilä Teams Up With Weathernews

Jun 16, 2021

Wärtsilä Voyage and Japan based weather routing provider Weathernews Inc (WNI) have signed a strategic partnership agreement enabling the integration of WNI’s weather forecasting data and Optimum Ship Routeing (OSR) service with Wärtsilä’s products and solutions…

Logistics News

BSG Acquires Maritime Software Company

BSG Acquires Maritime Software Company

US' MARAD Announces Grants to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

US' MARAD Announces Grants to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

PortLiner to Construct Electrolyte Bunkering Station in Hartelkanaal

PortLiner to Construct Electrolyte Bunkering Station in Hartelkanaal

Rotterdam and Singapore Ports Team Up to Slash Emissions

Rotterdam and Singapore Ports Team Up to Slash Emissions

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