ABS’ Wiernicki: “COVID-19 will function as threat, a disruptor and catalyst for change”
As COVID-19 and a historically weak energy market wreaks havoc on the maritime industry, Christopher J. Wiernicki, CEO, American Bureau of Shipping, tells Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in its May 2020 edition that “COVID-19 will function as threat, a disruptor and catalyst for change, driving class further away from calendar maintenance towards predictive operations. The industry will accelerate its digitally driven movement into condition-based approaches and real-time…
Marlink Launches Cyber Threat Detection Solution
Marlink is unveiling a unique and intelligent threat detection solution for the maritime industry at SMM 2018 this week.Cyber Detection, the latest addition to Marlink’s fully integrated ship and shore-based Cyber Guard portfolio, monitors all outbound and inbound network traffic around the clock and enables customers to view threats affecting their vessels through an intuitive, web-based dashboard. In addition, customers may also set-up notifications on critical threats to be received by email and/or SMS.
The Perfect Storm of Digitalization and Commoditization
Frank Coles, Transas CEO, delivered the keynote speech at the Transas Global Conference in Malta. We are faced with the perfect storm in the next few years. Many will conclude it is all the fault of President Trump, but in fact it is actually nothing to do with him. If anything he is going to enable the industry to think smarter because he is also bringing change. The perfect storm is the one confronting the maritime industry. It is one which will disrupt all elements of the shipping industry – is technology-driven and in some cases is also self-inflicted.
Globecomm Integrates Business Units
Globecomm, providers of maritime connectivity services, is integrating its Telaurus and Globecomm South Africa business units to enhance service provision to ship owners. Globecomm South Africa is an Inmarsat Distribution Partner and L-Band specialist supporting service providers and resellers, while Telaurus has been one of the maritime industry’s leading communications solutions providers for many years. Both companies will operate under the Globecomm Maritime brand, providing VSAT, L-Band and cellular communications to a fleet of over 4,000 vessels.
Panasonic's Satellite Network Reaches Caribbean, Mediterranean
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) has annonced that its broadband communications and digital entertainment services will now be available to passenger vessels across the maritime market. Panasonic offers a new approach to connectivity at sea, serving passengers and crew, as well as communications for ship operations and corporate networking. With the world's largest, most comprehensive global broadband connectivity service, Panasonic already delivers business-critical communications to a wide range of mobility markets…
Inmarsat welcomes President Xi to London Headquarters
Inmarsat welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Xi Jinping to its London headquarters, as part of the President’s historic State Visit to the UK. The visit reflects the close working relationship between Inmarsat and China. China was one of the eighty-six countries that came together to found Inmarsat with a maritime safety mandate and over thirty five years later Inmarsat continues to contribute to safety and security in Maritime and Aviation and more recently during disaster situations in China.
ST Engineering Wins $ 509 mi Contracts in 4Q2014
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced today that its electronics arm, Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) has secured about $509m worth of contracts in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q2014) for Rail Electronics & Intelligent Transportation, Satellite & Broadband Communications, as well as Advanced Electronics & Information Communications Technologies (ICT) solutions. Rail Electronics & Intelligent Transportation contracts of about $113m were secured from local and overseas customers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Middle East and Latin America.
MTN Expands European Customer Base
MTN Communications (MTN) has expanded its communications and content business through maritime operators in Europe. As a result, MTN has increased its Southampton, U.K. office staff and space. The MTN Southampton office is one of seven around the world and houses sales, project management, technical and logistics professionals. MTN attributes its European growth to its ongoing transformation of communications on the world’s waterways, making it more akin to land-like experiences.
Remote Well Sites Spur KVH TracPhone Demand
KVH Industries, Inc. report that demand for broadband connectivity is increasing among service providers in the oil and gas industry. KVH's exclusive mini-VSAT Broadband service is delivered by an interlaced network of 14 Ku-band satellite transponders providing seamless worldwide coverage north of the equator and around all major continents, including most major shipping routes south of the equator. The manufacturers say that they are meeting the demand for reliable, mobile…
KVH Pairs mini-VSAT with Iridium Open Port Broadband
KVH TracPhone V3-IP goes fully global for commercial mariners as it pairs up with integrated Iridium OpenPort Broadband Service. Coinciding with the introduction of its new TracPhone® V3-IP satellite communications system, KVH Industries, Inc., announces availability of an integrated service package that pairs its exclusive mini-VSAT Broadbandsm service with the Iridium OpenPort® broadband service for seamless, fully global connectivity. The new TracPhone V3-IP will provide coverage throughout the extensive Ku-band mini-VSAT Broadband global coverage offering…
Lifetime Achievement Award for MTN Technocrat
MTN grants Lifetime Achievement Award to pioneer of broadband communications at sea, Richard Hadsall. The CEO and president of MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), Errol Olivier resently made the award at the company's Town Hall. Richard Hadsall , chief technology officer of MTN Government Services, pioneered the first C-band and Ku-band satellite broadband communications (TV, voice and data) at sea in the 1980s. Thanks to Hadsall's innovation, today MTN delivers critical satellite and terrestrial communications to most of the world's cruise lines.
Gilat SatCom System Ordered for a SE Asian Navy
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd contracted to upgrade undisclosed navy's IP-based satellite communications system. As part of the contract, Gilat will deliver redundant SkyEdge II hubs, RF transmission capability and VSAT terminals that offer increased bandwidth efficiency throughout the Navy units. The increased bandwidth will allow enhanced connectivity to the Internet, video and other high-speed, broadband services while also enabling strategic military communications on board the Navy's mobile vehicles.
Iridium, KVH Team on Broadband Solution
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) and KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) have agreed to offer what the pair is touting as the first-ever, fully global, seamless broadband satellite communications service for the maritime market. Under the agreement, KVH will offer an integrated service package that combines its mini-VSAT BroadbandSM service and the Iridium OpenPort broadband service. “We are enthusiastic that KVH is our first distribution partner to launch Iridium’s new VSAT companion service offering…
Intellian Strengthens SpeedCast Partnership
Intellian Technologies strengthened its partnership with SpeedCast Limited, a leading satellite telecommunications service provider, for the Commercial Shipping and Offshore Oil and Gas markets. SpeedCast has expanded the reach and capabilities of its global maritime broadband service to address a broader base of end customers. The service now extends across more than 20 Ku-band beams covering nearly all major shipping lanes and offshore regions. The global maritime broadband service is one of the most widely deployed VSAT offerings in the world…
Communications Look to Brighter Times in 2010
to go up, an Inmarsat service provider has claimed. Asad Salameh, President of World‐Link Communications, said ship owners and managers are ready to be sold the real benefits that onboard broadband communications can bring such as improved fuel savings, lower maintenance costs and a happier and better connected shipboard crew complement. “For a market that is coming out of the freeze, concern remains about a slow recovery. More than ever before ship owners and managers have to be sold on the benefits of broad band…