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Monday, August 19, 2019

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Logimatic Releases New SERTICA App

Logimatic releases a new SERTICA app, which means that the users only need one app to manage jobs and forms. At the same time, the app is improved both visually and in terms of user experience to increase the user-friendliness.By combining the jobs and forms in the same app, users will experience faster and more flexible management of jobs and forms. The new SERTICA app allows users to fill out forms as well as creating and finalizing jobs from mobile devices - making it ideal for daily use.

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Telenor Maritime, Anek Lines Sign Pact

Greek passenger shipping company Anek Lines has partnered with Telenor Maritime, which builds 4G coverage offshore to support the oil & gas industry,  to upgrade the mobile ecosystem onboard all its ships.The connectivity platform with Mobile, Premium Wi-Fi, Ka-VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul improves the complete digital value chain with services enhancing operational efficiency and the passenger’s onboard experience.Lars Erik Lunøe, CEO of Telenor Maritime said: "This is an important step for Telenor Maritime’s service-expansion into the Mediterranean…

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Hurtigruten Names Downey Americas President

Exploration travel and cruising company Hurtigruten said it has appointed John Downey as President for the Americas, based in its Seattle regional headquarters.Downey is charged with driving sales and profitability across the U.S., Canada, and South America and will work to broaden and deepen key travel agent relationships and open new channels for growth. He is also tasked with increasing brand awareness and market share by ensuring effective brand positioning, marketing, and…

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A SmallSat AUV Network

There’s more to a global network than satellite links, and yet sat-linked remote operations experts can heap huge scientific and technological gains on the world. That’s what’s happening in the background — a smallish network of the best scientists from around the world are orchestrating the communications and robotics that’ll yield groundbreaking achievement in the networked use of autonomous underwater vehicles, or AUVs.If you contact Professor Kanna Rajan, as we did, he’ll tell you he’s not the world’s foremost “drone” researcher…

Port Security: If you’ve seen one port, you’ve seen one port

ARES Security Corporation’s sophisticated AVERT C-2 platform integrates hundreds of disparate sensors and information sources to keep first responders aware of their immediate environment in real-time. In today’s dangerous and digital business environment, that also comes ‘just in time.’Retired U.S. Coast Guard Commandant ADM James Loy is widely credited with coining the now familiar phrase, “If you’ve seen one port, you’ve seen one port.” In the choppy wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks…

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Interview: Jeong-kie Lee, Chairman, Korean Register & IACS

This month we caught up with Jeong-kie Lee, Chairman and CEO of the Korean Register and also the Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), for his insights on the dominant trends moving the maritime industry into the future.The maritime industry has been challenged, to say the least. Today, where do you see challenge? Where do you see opportunity?The maritime industry is in a state of extreme upheaval, with private and public organizations having to deal with a wide range of ever changing…

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Hanseaticsoft Unveils New Crewing Module

Cloud-based maritime management software provider Hanseaticsoft GmbH has launched its updated and enhanced crewing module, Cloud Crewing 2.0 to help shipping companies better manage their crews across multiple ships.The software is available within Cloud Fleet Manager (CFM), the company’s web-based platform, which allows information to be centralized, processed and accessed in real time using apps and mobile devices. The crewing module helps optimize crewing processes, including the interaction…

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V.Group Shows ShipSure 2.0 at SMM

V.Group will be demonstrating its ShipSure 2.0 marine digital platform at the SMM maritime trade fair in Hamburg, September 4-7, 2018. Taking its cue from the principles of V.Group’s innovative ShipSure platform, a concept in delivering integrated data to the marine industry, ShipSure 2.0 is a continuously evolving digital solution which offers ship owners the ability to gain powerful insights from real-time asset data anywhere, via the user-friendly ShipSure 2.0 interface.Available on desktop and mobile devices…

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Cloud MRV Collects Data for IMO-DCS Regulation

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has introduced a mandatory Data Collection System (DCS) for international shipping, which requires ships above 5,000 gross tonnage to start collecting and reporting fuel consumption and CO2 data to an IMO database from 2019. To help companies comply with the new regulation, German software provider Hanseaticsoft has updated its Cloud MRV module to allow companies to capture and report the data required for IMO-DCS in the same place.

An Integrated High-tech Approach to Port Security

DP World employs a sophisticated Vidsys technology platform to eliminate stovepipes and integrate myriad security solutions. DP World London Gateway provides deep-sea shipping access to one the largest consumer markets in the U.K. Naturally, the task of keeping all of that safe from outside threats, while also balancing that important task with the need to ensure an efficient intermodal supply chain is no easy task. That’s because this facility routinely intercepts stolen vehicles, narcotics and illegal immigrants while working closely with local and London MET police, the U.K.

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APL Launches Container Tracking Mobile App

APL has launched a mobile application to help shippers track containers from place of loading to delivery destinations. APL Box Track, available for download from both the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores, is designed to offer convenience and visibility, allowing APL shippers to trace and track their containers while on the go. Its intuitive interface enables users to bookmark their queried container number for a one-touch access after an initial search. Additionally, search results on the APL Box Track application can be shared over emails…

Addressing Today’s Shipping Challenges with Software Solutions

Technology will prove the game changer for the shipping industry. The shipping industry faces many challenges. The growth in fleet volumes at a time of global economic slowdown has resulted in excess supply and falling demand, which has had a major impact on profitability. It’s not only the global economic slowdown, particularly in China, that is affecting shipping. Hardly any other sector requires such complex process management as shipping, which compounds the challenges. A…

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TRAC Intermodal Unveils Two New Mobile Apps

TRAC Intermodal has introduced two new mobile applications that set out to improve and simplify customer access to emergency road service and online chassis booking: TRAC Interstar’s road service app, RoadStar, and TRAC Intermodal’s EZBook 2.0 app. The RoadStar app provides motor carriers with real-time visibility and tracking of their emergency road repair requests and provides seamless updates to all parties in the repair chain. Customers gain added confidence and peace of mind knowing that their repair requests have been received and quick actions have been taken…

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Telenor Expands Communication Services for DFDS

Global maritime mobile operator Telenor Maritime said it will expand communications services for longstanding partner DFDS, deploying its connectivity platform with Premium Wi-Fi, Ka VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul for the Northern European shipping company. “We are moving fast forward into the Networked Society, and we are expecting the same experience whether we are at home or at sea when using our mobile devices,” said Frode Støldal, CEO of Telenor Maritime. “Speed and connectivity are crucial for passengers, and even more so in situations where a mobile device is used for business.

Captain Bernard Cayer (Photo: MSRC)

APA Chooses MSRC for Pilot Training

Canada's Atlantic Pilotage Authority (APA) once again chose the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) as its preferred training organization for specialized SEAiq training on Portable Pilot Units (PPUs). A total of 16 pilots from Cape Breton Island Pilotage were trained by MSRC's Captain Bernard Cayer in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. PPUs are mobile devices such as laptops or tablets that can plug in to a ship’s navigation system, giving pilots added situational awareness, including access to real-time downloadable local navigational information.

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MSRC Delivers PPU Presentation to Mexican Pilots

The Maritime Simulation Resource Centre (MSRC), a pilot simulation training and port feasibility studies facility, recently gave a presentation on Portable Pilot Units (PPUs) to the directors of all the Mexican Pilots Associations. The day-long workshop was given at the request of Captain ALT. Mario Alejandro Camacho Vidal, Secretario General del Sindicato Nacional de Pilotos de Puerto. Thirty marine pilots from across Mexico received detailed information on how PPUs operate and…

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Ferry Safety and Technology Conference 2017

There is a convergence of new advances in technology for ferries AND quantum leaps in ferry operations in Asia, Africa and North America. Can operating a ferry be made better safer and cheaper? Yes, says technology. What’s exciting about this year’s Ferry Safety and Technology conference, the Third Annual, is the promise of technology – how telematics, affordable sensors, and graphic visualization – enhance safety, and vastly benefit the quality and cost of operations. This isn’t a conference for nerds and geeks – it’s for those of who need to use technology to understand it.

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KVH Unveils NEWSlink Live Service

KVH Industries, Inc., is introducing NEWSlink Live, a new digital content service for crew, at the CrewConnect Global conference, in Manila, November 15-16. This next-generation service enables seafarers to receive richer, more dynamic news, sports, finance, and entertainment content on their personal devices, and builds on KVH’s industry-leading NEWSlink service, in use on more than 9,000 vessels worldwide. NEWSlink Live offers crew a powerful digital wireless experience that supports all computers and mobile devices for easy access…

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Maersk Line Implements BigOceanData Vessel Tracking

BigOceanData and Maersk Line have entered into a two-year agreement whereby BigOceanData will deliver vessel tracking services to Maersk Line. The initial system went live on August 1, 2016 and is already in use in operation centers around the world on both desktop and mobile devices. BigOceanData is now working with Maersk Line to optimize the vessel tracking system for their in-house systems. BigOceanData is initially being used to track Maersk Line’s fleet, a total of approximately 630 owned and chartered vessels…

ABS Expands in India

Classification services provider to the global marine and offshore industries ABS has expanded its captive delivery center in Pune, India with a move to the new Tech Park One location in order to accommodate the addition of professional software developers who will expedite product development. According to Anindya Talukdar, ABS Managing Director in Pune, ABS has built a knowledge base and leadership in Pune, where software engineers not only code and support earlier versions of the software, but are developing web and mobile versions of NS Enterprise using newer tools and technologies.

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Zim to Adopt INTTRA eVGM Service

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, one of the world's leading container shipping carriers, and INTTRA, the world's ocean shipping electronic marketplace, stated that ZIM's implementation of the INTTRA eVGM Service, which will facilitate compliance by ZIM and its customers with the International Maritime Organization's Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendment. As adopted, the amendment requires all containers to have a VGM - or certified weight - in order to be loaded onto a ship.

SMP Expanding Global Port Network

Shell Marine Products (SMP) continues to expand its global port network by adding more than 70 ports in less than one year as well as expanding its operation in 14 countries, which now stands at 604 ports in 56 countries. U.S.: Gloucester, Searsport, Kingsbay. Jan Toschka, General Manager of Shell Marine Products, said, “One of our goals as a business is to give our customers peace of mind. We aim to do this via our consistently high quality products, our attentive technical and customer service…

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A New Paradigm in Crew Connectivity?

Despite some recent suggestions to the contrary, demand for crew connectivity remains a strong driver of the maritime communications market. The Maritime Labor Convention is among the factors encouraging service upgrades and higher spending, but there are other fundamental forces at work and across our industry. Shipowners and operators, managers and crewing agents need to understand what is happening and how to manage this change in a positive way. The economics of maritime communications are evolving very fast.

For Daniel Schäfer, skat is more than just a game: it is part of his life. (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

Software Developer by Day, Gamer by Night

How one Hapag-Lloyd employee has dedicated his free time to the card game skat. Even if the card game has never really made it across Germany’s borders, almost 200 years after it was invented in the Thuringian city of Altenburg, skat remains one of the most popular card games among Germans. To explain it to non-Germans in a very bare-bones fashion, skat is a three-person game with only 32 cards, with one player pitted against the other two. After the so-called bidding, it is determined who plays against whom – and…

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BIG DATA & Maritime: The Downside

There is no question that the era of "Big Data" -- and all that those two words encompass -- will be transformational in the maritime market for the coming generation. There is no stopping the data trend, and today's generation demands it from a social aspect and needs it to be efficient in business operation. While the upside to big data has been recorded often, the North P&I Club has warned its members that despite the enormous benefits of digital technology on and around ships, there may also be some downsides.

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CRIC Designs Prototype for Collaborative Detailing System

The Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) recently developed a basic prototype for an information system that will promote more collaboration between Sailors and commands during the job detailing process. "Our goal is to build a process that is transparent, flexible and gives more influence to commands, so they can build better teams, as well as to Sailors so they can have more say over their lives," said Lt. Cmdr. Mike Mabrey, CRIC project lead. Their…