KVH Leads Maritime VSAT Market -Report
The mini-VSAT Broadband service of KVH Industries, Inc., has been cited in a newly published report as the market share leader in the maritime VSAT industry by vessels in service. "The COMSYS Maritime VSAT Report, 4th Edition" estimates that KVH's mini-VSAT Broadband customers account for 17.9% of the vessels using maritime VSAT service, as of the end of 2014. According to COMSYS, KVH's market share is nearly double the nearest competitor, whose customers account for an estimated 9.6% of vessels using VSAT service.
Navplay's Debuts Experience Maker
NavPlay, an innovative manufacturer of iPad apps for boaters, announced today its revolutionary story telling functionality, Experience Maker. A unique and innovative feature that is exclusive to the NavPlay app, this new feature gives boaters the ability to share moments of and during their journeys using their iPads. Leveraging the power of the LogBook and Alarm Manager environments, Experience Maker provides an easy-to-use interface for boaters to capture the truly personal details of their adventures, relive each moment and share their journeys with shipmates, family and friends.
Evolving Threats Met by Market Innovation
A look at commercial off-the-shelf technologies and products designed to mitigate risk at sea and in port. In a post 9/11 world, many facets of maritime security only seem to grow. Global threats, despite best efforts, do not diminish. Chief among these issues are port security, the protection of critical energy assets and the scourge of piracy on the high seas. As the cost of meeting both challenges climbs, ship operators and port executives look to economically manage their risk. The effort weighs heavily on the bottom line at a time when many maritime sectors are struggling in the red.
Steve Mariner Joins Jeppesen
Jeppesen Commercial Marine announced today that Steve Mariner has joined the company as Head of Commercial Marine Sales, where he will oversee Jeppesen’s global network of sales offices and distributors. Mariner brings related industry experience to his management position, most recently as Business Development Manager for KH Charts and ChartCo. Mariner is an Incorporated Engineer and holds an MBA. He is based at Jeppesen’s Commercial Marine office in Egersund, Norway. jeppesen.com
An Unarmed Approach to Piracy
Technology might allow some ships to leave the guns at home. That doesn’t mean they will be defenseless. The changing seascape of global piracy indicates that the technology to share and integrate information may prove to be as important for safe navigation as military support. Modern piracy is here to stay. And it’s no longer confined to the Gulf of Aden. The latest hotspot is West Africa, where the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea is seeing a spike in the number of attacks. Vulnerable areas include the waters off Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Togo, Cameroon and Lagos.
Furuno Refines Operation of New EDCIS Series
Furuno's new FMD3x00 ECDIS series, utilizes an all-new intuitive and task-based Graphical User Interface, designed by navigators for navigators, the manufacturers say. The FMD3x00 ECDIS allows for up to five profiles to be customized by individual watchkeepers. This allows each team member to customize their own personal settings, then save and recall their profile as needed. A special playback function allows the bridge team to replay a voyage for training or review purposes.
KVH TracPhone to Support Jeppesen OpenENC PAYS Subsribers
ECDIS compliance using Jeppesen OpenENC "Pay-As-You-Sail" (PAYS) may be enhanced by using Position Reporting from TracPhone V-IP Series Terminals & Satellite Delivery of Charts over the KVH Mini-VSAT broadband service. KVH Industries plans to offer automatic position reports to support its customers who subscribe to the popular Jeppesen OpenENC "Pay-As-You-Sail" (PAYS) electronic chart service. OpenENC PAYS provides subscribers with access to the entire Jeppesen Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC) database…
Jeppesen Cover ENC Major APAC Shipping Routes
Jeppesen agrees with Indonesian Navy Hydrographic Office to distribute Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) for Indonesia including Straits of Malacca. With the completion of this agreement, Jeppesen says it will provide the worldwide commercial shipping industry with comprehensive ENC coverage for Indonesian waters — waters encompassing major Asian Pacific (APAC) trade routes critical to the flow of international commerce. Accurate and up-to-date ENCs are a vital tool for safe navigation…
'Boat Smart' White Paper Updated
Jeppesen and Alliance for Safe Navigation partners announce updated 'Boat Smart' white paper emphasizing importance of updated charts for navigation. Jeppesen and its Alliance for Safe Navigation (ASN) partners have released an updated version of the educational white paper 'Boat Smart, Update Your Charts', and are making this informative document available to the public, boating journalists, boating organizations and the marine industry through a variety of channels. First produced in 2010…
Malaysia & S.Korea Waters: Jeppesen Extends ENC Coverage
Jeppesen is now distributing official Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs) with local partners in Malaysia and Korea. Jeppesen will distribute Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) ENCs for Malaysia from Jeppesen’s local partner Okenos. Included in this newly available ENC coverage is the Strait of Malacca, one of the most important commercial waterways in the world. As the main channel between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the Strait of Malacca links the major Asian economies of India, China, Japan and South Korea.
Boat Navigation Android Free App by Jeppesen Released
Jeppesen expands reach of popular Plan2Nav Mobile App with new release for Android hand-held devices. Plan2Nav , the only mobile app designed exclusively for C-MAP by Jeppesen charts, is now available for Android mobile devices. Introduced last year for iPad and iPhone devices, Plan2Nav is a free app that puts the power of trip planning and navigation with C-MAP cartography at boaters’ fingertips. Plan2Nav is an ideal tool for voyage-planning tasks like mapping out a route, setting waypoints and measuring course and distance for each leg of the journey.
MAN Supply Dredger Propellor Blade & Nozzle Upgrade
NCC-owned dredger benefits from recent PrimeServ exchange and modernisation of propeller blades & propeller nozzle – with payback time of just 1½ years . MAN Diesel & Turbo’s PrimeServ division in Frederikshavn has, in close cooperation with shipowner and constructional engineering company NCC, performed a propulsion equipment upgrade for the ‘M/V Baltic’, a 900 m³ sand and gravel dredger. NCC has a fleet of five ships and was, as a starting point, interested in the upgrade of the Baltic.
BP Contract Jeppesen Voyage Planning
Jeppesen optimization solutions to be used aboard BP's LNG, Product & Crude Oil vessels to increase efficiency, reduce risks & save fuel. The contract will result in the installation of Jeppesen’s Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution (VVOS) on 52 BP vessels carrying crude oil and LNG shipments globally. The contract also provides for integration of Jeppesen’s FleetManager shoreside component into BP Shipping operations. FleetManager will be used to track BP’s owned and chartered vessels.
Furuno Launches the New ECDIS FMD-3200/FMD-3300
SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference Update
Early Bird Pricing Extended for SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference; More than 30 Industry Experts to Address Challenges and Solutions for Reducing Costs and Enhancing Efficiency in Ship Operations. The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight 2012 Fleet Optimization Conference in Stamford, Conn., have extended the deadline for Early Bird registration until Sept. 21st. The $995 Early Bird registration represents a savings of $400 off the full onsite conference fee of $1,395. Taking place at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel Oct.
Clay Maitland to Keynote SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference
Joins More than 30 International Maritime Industry Speakers. Clay Maitland, managing partner of International Registries, Inc., which administers the Marshall Islands Ship Registry, the third largest registry in the world, will be the keynote speaker at the SHIPPINGInsight 2012 Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 8-10 in Stamford, Conn. As keynoter, Maitland, a distinguished veteran in the shipping industry, will set the tone in addressing the challenges and solutions for improving ship efficiency and fleet operations – the central theme of the conference.
Train Crews to Avoid the ECDIS Adoption Cliff
Training can often assume intimidating dimensions and become a worrying bottleneck in any change process or industry transformation. The ECDIS mandate is a prime example. The significance of training was underlined by José Sergio Gabrielli, head of Petrobras, when speaking about development of Brazil’s Santos basin field at the 2011 NorShipping Conference. “We will have to train at least 200,000 people […]. It is a long term human resources challenge,”he told Conference delegates.
Jeppesen Marine Supports ECDIS Training
Jeppesen Marine is contributing to the training of the next generation of seafarers in electronic navigational charts and ECDIS by supplying systems and data to one of Norway’s maritime training institutions, Bergen Maritime Technical School. In addition to the C-MAP Professional vector database and ENCs that Jeppesen Marine already supplies for the school’s bridge simulators, the company will now supply 50+ C-MAP OceanView systems for route planning in an office environment. “I got the idea from the Norwegian Coastal Administration,” said Kåre A.
Adams Offshore Chooses Jeppesene
Jeppesen Marine announced that Adams Offshore has installed its Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service on one of its dive support and offshore supply vessels, and is considering implementation of the solution across its fleet worldwide. Adams Offshore installed the Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service on DPSV Adams Challenge in October. Kumar reports that since then the system has been operational and problem-free. Based upon this experience, Adams Offshore chose to equip both of DPSV Adams Challenge’s ECDIS systems with the Jeppesen Primar ECDIS Service…
Apache Reports Fire on GOM Platform
Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) reported a fire aboard its East Cameron (EC) 2 processing platform, in La. state waters of the Gulf of Mexico about two miles off the coast of Cameron Parish. The three personnel on the platform, all Island Operating employees, evacuated the platform and were rescued. They were all transferred to the hospital where Frank Richard, 34, of Mowata, La., died. The other two employees are being assessed. Island Operating provides contract operating services for Apache and other companies in the Gulf.
Jeppesen, Furuno Partner on Navigation
Jeppesen, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has teamed with Furuno and MapMedia to develop NavNet 3D-compatible C-MAP by Jeppesen vector charts. This will allow boaters to use advanced features and functionality of the NavNet 3D system while navigating with C-MAP by Jeppesen chart data. North American boaters will now be able to utilize C-MAP by Jeppesen charts processed into MapMedia mm3d format to work in their NavNet 3D systems. C-MAP by Jeppesen chart data for the U.S. East Coast & Bahamas will be released beginning Spring 2010…