Sonardyne Hires Lynch
Navigation and positioning technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. UK, has appointed Derek Lynch as its new Global Business Manager for Marine Vessel Systems, with immediate effect.Lynch brings with him more than 25 years of experience working within the offshore energy, maritime and naval sectors. A former serviceman in the RAF and licensed avionics engineer, Lynch has held senior management positions with several technology companies involved in positioning, navigation and vessel control systems…
Mltech Launches Automet Lite
Leading pipework set-up and measurement software developer, mltech, has announced the launch of its new technology - automet Lite - to a range of markets, including the oil and gas, distilling and shipbuilding industries. Used in conjunction with Leica iCON survey instruments, automet™ Lite has been developed due to the increasing demand for an affordable and accurate pipe spool fabrication inspection system, which can be used without specialist training. Operated by one person, the system removes the involvement of a third party survey team, offering significant time and cost savings.
MOL Group Develops Onboard Labor Management Software
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that its group’s core dry-cargo ship management company, MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (MOLSHIP; President: Toshikazu Inaoka; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) has jointly developed with maritime software developer Spectral Technologies, Inc. (President and CEO: Kjell B. Sundberg; Headquarters: Manila, Republic of the Philippines) a new onboard management software program called “WRH5” used to manage crews’ work and rest hours. MOLSHIP will introduce “WRH5” on its managed vessels.
Bertram Joins Torqeedo's Executive Board
André Bertram is the new chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the management board at Torqeedo, a manufacturer of electric boat motors. Bertram assumed responsibility for the finance department of the Bavarian company on September 1, 2016. Bertram has extensive technology company management experience and most recently served as CFO of global software developer IBS AG. He previously worked as CFO and in controls, risk management, internal audit and mergers and acquisitions for Siemens Group companies.
GMT Mobile Apps for Sailors Released
Two new mobile apps designed for Sailors to complete required Navy General Military Training (GMT) on Records Management (RM) and Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Awareness became available April 19. PII and RM are annual GMT Standardized Core Training (SCT) requirements. PII must be completed by August 31 every year. The records management training app has been updated to include current topics and new focus areas. RM must be completed by December 31 every year.
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…
Webinar: Autodesk Licensing Changes
The way in which users will be able to buy and access Autodesk software is changing. To help users better understand these changes and their implications, software developer SSI will host a webinar October 13. Starting January 31 users will no longer be able to purchase new perpetual licenses of individual products, and beginning July 31 users will no longer be able to purchase new perpetual licenses of both standalone and network licenses of Autodesk Design & Creation Suites.
OP/ED: e-logs & Saas to Transform Marine Recordkeeping
The USCG has poised e-logs and SaaS to transform U.S.-flagged shipboard recordkeeping. The United States Coast Guard frequently appears behind the times when it comes to rulemaking involving shipboard technological advances. Often, by the time the USCG has a Final Rule approved for publication in the Code of Federal Regulations, the technology which that Final Rule was expected to address has been superseded by a newer form of technology. Not so, however, with electronic recordkeeping (e-logbooks) and Software as a Service (SaaS).
PPA Canada Signs on Helm CONNECT
Today, software developer Helm Operations announced that it has signed Pacific Pilotage Authority (PPA) Canada to its Helm CONNECT Preventive Maintenance software. PPA operates five pilot boats and provides complete pilotage services for all ports on Canada’s west coast including Vancouver and those within the Fraser River. Ekkebus continues, touching on a core element of Helm software’s purpose. Ron deBruyne, CEO and Founder of Helm Operations is proud to have Helm CONNECT serve PPA and says. Helm CONNECT is designed to be intuitive in every way.
Inmarsat Maritime Opens Smart Operations Dialogue
Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has staged the inaugural Smart Operations conference, the first in a series of events seeking an open debate in the maritime industry over the operational benefits of integrated thinking on shore and ship communications. With the first of the three new Global Xpress satellites already in orbit – a prelude to the global launch of the world’s first high-speed mobile broadband satellite service to the maritime industry…
Diginonymous, GW Partner for Offshore Medical Software
Software developer Diginonymous LLC and Maritime Medical Access Program at The George Washington University (GW) Medical Faculty Associates have teamed up to offer an advanced shipboard video telemedicine service for the international maritime industry to help clients meet the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006 requirements for crew healthcare. The GW Maritime Medical Access Program and Diginonymous developed the Digi+Doc service, a maritime medical solution leveraging GW’s decades of experience and Diginonymous’ products to provide immediate…