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Captain Rhéaume Joins MSRC

Feb 19, 2019

Captain Louis Rhéaume has joined the team at Maritime Simulation and Resource Center (MSRC).At MSRC Captain Rhéaume will supervise the implementation of maritime expertise projects and provide his professional and administrative experience to the pilots in training…

Suez Canal Extends Bulker Toll Discounts

Feb 17, 2019

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has extended discounts concerning dry bulk vessels operating between American and Asian ports after considering “new changes in the global shipping market and the world economy”.'SCA pays more attention to its users best interest…

The Maritime Connectivity Platform Consortium

Feb 08, 2019

On February 8, 2019, the Maritime Connectivity Platform Consortium (MCC) was established with a signature ceremony during the conference ‘e-navigation underway international 2019’.The Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP) is an open source technology a digital maritime domain…

Brazos Pilots to Christen New Pilot Boat

Feb 01, 2019

Brazos Pilot Association President Captain Billy Burns said its newest boat, Brazos Pilot, is a vessel tailored to fit the job and provide the pilot association with performance dependability and the safety systems integration to fulfill their maritime mission…

World’s First Purpose-Built Krill Harvesting Vessel Choose NAVTOR

Jan 28, 2019

Norwegian maritime industry completed the project of the world’s first purpose-built krill harvesting vessel  that has taken two years and included 40 Norwegian vendors.A press release claimed that Antarctic Endurance, the custom designed new-build is a one of a kind…

Seaway Activity Exceeds 40 Million Tonnes in 2018

Jan 18, 2019

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) has announced that tonnage on the waterway during the 2018 navigation season totaled 40.9 million tonnes. The highest result since 2007, much of the credit for the increase in tonnage can be given to healthy movements of grain…

Season’s First Icebreaker Deployed in Finland

Dec 26, 2018

The Finnish icebreaking season officially kicked off on Tuesday evening with the first icebreaker deployment.Arctia’s converted polar icebreaker Otso departed the icebreaker base in Helsinki at 6 p.m. local time toward its initial operation area to keep open the fairways to Tornio…

ChartCo Moves Ships’ Logbooks to the Cloud

Nov 26, 2018

ChartCo and Klappir Green Solutions signed partnership agreement where the companies will market digital logbooks and software solutions for the global commercial maritime sector, within the ChartCo OneOcean platform. These will focus on the provision of reporting…

Rio Tinto: Autonomous Ships "Not Far Off"

Oct 29, 2018

Mining companies must forge new ties with partners from customers to governments as they pursue innovation and compete for talent with technology giants, Rio Tinto's chief executive said in a speech to be delivered on Tuesday.The mining industry…

London P&I Club Issues Guide to ECDIS Management

Oct 26, 2018

THE London P&I Club has joined forces with London Offshore Consultants (LOC) to produce a guide to the proper management of ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) on board ships.The driving force behind the publication, ‘Is…

GNS, SIRM Join to Povide Cloud-based Services for Ship Managers

Oct 25, 2018

The  maritime technology company Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) and the supplier of navigation and telecommunications equipment and services SIRM have announced a new strategic partnership.The new partnership will combine GNS’s expertise in data intelligence…

Dredging Completed on the Vinton Navigation Channel

Oct 24, 2018

Port of Vinton officials announced  that dredging operations near the mouth of the Vinton Navigation Channel has been completed.Magnolia Dredging of Mandeville, La., was the contractor on the $1.098 million maintenance dredging project that removed more than 21…

Record Low Rhine Levels Hampers Barge Trade

Oct 18, 2018

Water levels on the Rhine River fell to a record low on Thursday and were forecast to fall even further, hampering oil product barge trading in northwest Europe.Water levels at the Kaub point of the river fell to 31 cm, according to Refinitiv Eikon data…

Autonomous Shipping Pushing Full Steam Ahead

Oct 15, 2018

Rolls Royce and Intel Artificial Intelligence (AI) announced that they’re bringing advanced intelligence to cargo shipping to deliver on the benefits of an autonomous shipping future.As part of its effort to make commercial shipping safer and more efficient…

ChartCo and MeteoGroup Partner

Oct 15, 2018

Global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services ChartCo has selected MeteoGroup to deliver its weather routing technology services (SPOS) through its OneOcean platform.OneOcean is ChartCo’s software platform for e-navigation…

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