Norway Hits GCL with Sulfur Fine
The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has fined Greek cruise ship operator Global Cruise Lines (GCL) for using 0.17 percent sulfur fuel in a 0.10 percent sulfur ECA zone.NMA informed that MS Magellan, which is owned by the Greek company GCL, has violated the legislation on fuel sulphur limits in the world heritage fjords and has received a notice of a violation fine of 700,000 NOK ($80,000).On 1 March, new environmental requirements for emissions and discharges in the world heritage fjords the Nærøyfjord, Aurlandsfjord, Geirangerfjord, Sunnylvsfjord and Tafjord entered into force.
ION Awards Van Diggelen its Keppler Award
The Institute of Navigation recognizes Dr. Frank van Diggelen with prestigious Johannes Kepler Award at the ION GNSS+ 2015 Conference. The Institute of Navigation’s (ION) Satellite Division awarded Dr. Frank van Diggelen its Johannes Kepler Award September 18, 2015 at the ION GNSS+ Conference (Tampa, Florida) for his significant and fundamental contributions to the practical, affordable and enhanced use of satellite based navigation for consumer applications, especially for mobile handheld devices; contributions to GNSS interoperability; and dedication as a navigation educator. Dr.
NOAA Satellites Help Rescue 240 People Last Year
Last year, 240 people were saved from potentially life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters with help from NOAA’s fleet of weather satellites. In addition to their role in weather forecasting, NOAA’s polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites can detect distress signals from emergency beacons carried by downed pilots, shipwrecked boaters and stranded hikers. Information captured from these satellites, including location, are then relayed to first responders on the ground who assist with search and rescue efforts.
Descartes Acquires Airclic
Descartes Systems has acquired Airclic Inc. for a purchase price of approximately $29.7 million, the company announced today. Airclic's cloud-based mobile solutions help streamline and automate last mile logistics processes, a key piece of the supply chain that directly touches customers and has traditionally been fraught with manual paper-based processes. Airclic's Perform platform provides configurable, feature-rich mobile technology and advanced electronic proof of delivery (POD) solutions that operate on a hand-held device carried by the driver.
MTN Launches NEXUS
The advent of maritime communications is at a crossroads of sorts, with increased demand for connectivity that mirrors land-based performance, but still stuck at a price point which makes this reality too costly. The situation is particularly poignant onboard modern cruise ships, packed with thousands of passengers and crew that want and need to stay connected. Enter MTN Satellite Communications which today announced the launch of its MTN Nexus, the company’s next-generation communications network.
Evergreen Line Launches "ShipmentLink Mobile"
Evergreen Line Extends e-Commerce Application to Mobile Devices. Evergreen Line has launched "ShipmentLink Mobile", an application of its e-commerce system to handheld devices. The global ocean carrier is committed to providing customers with more efficient service to accommodate the growing number of those who work with mobile devices throughout the world. "ShipmentLink Mobile" is available via iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and mobile devices using Android operating system. Smart…