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BSNL attains licence to operate Inmarsat’s world-renowned Global Xpress satellite communications services in India

Inmarsat, the globally renowned company in mobile satellite communications, has confirmed that its strategic partner, BSNL has received the necessary licences to deliver Inmarsat’s widely popular Global Xpress (GX) mobile broadband services in India. IFMC licence Under BSNL’s Inflight and Maritime Connectivity (IFMC) licence from the Department of Telecommunications, GX will be available to Indian customers across government, aviation and maritime. The announcement means t...

Kongsberg Maritime launches Blue Insight, a digital toolbox for ocean data management and analysis

Blue Insight provides an open, modular platform for the processing, visualisation and sharing of ocean data. The core module contains the cloud framework – which has been built to the highest cyber security standards – and an application-specific dashboard teamed with data storage and management functionalities. Additional modules can be added to this framework to tailor Blue Insight’s functionality to suit all projects, however large or small. Key to Blue Insight’s da...

U.S. Marine Corps awards contract to KONGSBERG for C-UAS capability

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a contract to Kongsberg Protech Systems USA to deliver Remote Weapon Systems (RWS) as part of the Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) programme. The Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract has a potential value of $94 million and includes a series of Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) systems and full-rate production units. This production contract award follows a Sept. 2020 contract award from the USMC to KONGSBERG for test...

Inmarsat secures contract for its new Fleet LTE service from Solstad Offshore ASA

Inmarsat, the world renowned company in global mobile satellite communications, has secured a contract for its new Fleet LTE service, covering the connectivity needs of several Solstad Offshore North Sea vessels.  Offshore vessel operators commonly buy LTE and VSAT connectivity separately, using LTE when within range of shore, rigs or wind farm networks then relying on crew to switch manually to VSAT beyond 4G coverage limits. Costs can be hard to control where services are billed separate...

Maritime charities attract top industry speakers to share views on seafarers’ welfare during London International Shipping Week

As the global maritime industry looks back on a hugely challenging year for seafarers, four major maritime charities will come together at Inmarsat, to explore how technology will shape the future for seafarers’ welfare. The Mission to Seafarers, in collaboration with The Seafarers’ Charity, Stella Maris and Sailors’ Society, will be fielding their CEOs, on each of the four panels. Promoting Seafarers welfare This half-day afternoon conference, ‘Meeting the needs of se...

Kongsberg and Shell enter into a strategic partnership agreement

Kongsberg Digital (Kongsberg) and Shell International Exploration & Production (Shell Marine) have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement. Hege Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital and Executive Vice President (EVP) at Kongsberg, said “We are very excited to enter into this new strategic partnership agreement with Shell International and enable the digital transformation of their Wells business unit.” Digital transformation Hege Skryseth ad...

HENSOLDT to deploy ARGOS-II HD Electro-Optical Infrared system to strengthen Frontex maritime surveillance project

Edge sensor technology developed by HENSOLDT will strengthen Frontex maritime surveillance in the Mediterranean Sea and contribute to the protection of Europe’s strategic south-eastern border. In the frame of a technology pilot programme, HENSOLDT’s ARGOS-II HD Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) system will be deployed on two tethered aerostats and deliver extensive security surveillance. Frontex maritime surveillance project The project is operated by Frontex, the European Border an...

Inmarsat publishes new report, The Future of Maritime Safety to show the way for the marine industry with unique data

Inmarsat, the globally renowned company in global, mobile satellite communications, has published a new report based on an exclusive analysis of Global Maritime Distress and Safety Services alerts from ships. The Future of Maritime Safety Drawing on distress calls sent free at the point of use via the Inmarsat network, from vessels worldwide, between 2018 and 2020, The Future of Maritime Safety report is published by the Inmarsat Research Programme and has been written by the team at Intent Co...

ClassNK announces the release of the ‘ClassNK Technical Journal’, featuring the latest trend in autonomous ships

Tokyo-based renowned maritime services and classification society, ClassNK has announced the release of their ‘ClassNK Technical Journal’. ‘ClassNK Technical Journal’ The purpose of the publication, ‘ClassNK Technical Journal’, is contributing to the development of the maritime industry, by publishing the outcome of R&D (Research & Development) and technical activities. The latest issue ‘Class NK Technical Journal No.3 2021 (I)’ focuses...

Inmarsat Maritime Ventures signs FleetBroadband sale agreement with SRH Connect

Inmarsat Maritime Ventures, a subsidiary of Inmarsat, mobile satellite communications, has signed an agreement with SRH Connect (SRH) for SRH to acquire Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband customer base in Greece and Cyprus.  The SRH acquisition involves customer contracts purchased by Inmarsat Maritime Ventures from Speedcast at the beginning of this year. SRH already provides customer support for Inmarsat’s Fleet Network Manager portfolio after signing a customer support agreement in M...

Maersk changes the logistics landscape in Bulgaria and launches intermodal weekly service connecting Burgas to Plovdiv and Sofia

Sofia, Cargo transport in Bulgaria is highly dominated by road. In the mid-2000s, railways remained a major mode of freight transportation, but with increasing problems with the maintenance of the infrastructure and lowering speeds, highways carried a progressively larger share of freight.   As the global integrator of container logistics- A.P. Moller - Maersk. plumps for rail transportation in Bulgaria and from today on offers cargo block train services in both directions -import and...

A.P. Moller - Maersk Rainbow containers welcomed in Europe

  In May 2021, Maastricht Maersk arrived at APM Terminals Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam, carrying on board two iconic Maersk containers, painted skillfully with a rainbow to celebrate diversity and inclusion. The Rainbow containers were displayed at APM Terminals Maasvlakte II until 16 May, giving the employees of the terminal and of other A.P. Moller - Maersk brands a chance to sign the inside of the boxes, as a symbol of their own personal commitment to diversity and inclusion.   One...

A.P. Moller - Maersk Asia Pacific market update for May

  Maersk remains committed to ensuring the supply chain needs are met in this period of uncertainty and intensified congestion all around the globe. In this “Asia Pacific Market Update”, Maersk provides the most relevant and up-to-date information so that together Maersk navigates this period of heightened volatility and keeps the supply chain moving. Industry Trends As the world and businesses continue to face challenges, Asia Pacific leads the way in projected GDP growth:...

PUMA moves its supply chain ‘Forever Faster’ through TradeLens notifications suggested by A.P. Moller - Maersk

  PUMA’s ‘Forever Faster’ mission continuously earns it a place at the forefront of sports innovation, fashion and design. It leads to firsts from the athletes they sponsor, like Usain Bolt and Neymar Jr, and leads to firsts in other areas, including supply chain innovation and logistics leadership. In a category defined by speed-to-market, PUMA is always looking for ways to get their latest merchandise out to consumers more efficiently and cost-effectively...

Inmarsat CEO calls for ‘Net Zero’ in space, sets out vision for UK space sector

Speaking at Space Comm in Farnborough, United Kingdom, Rajeev Suri, Chief Executive Officer of Inmarsat, the front-runner in global, mobile satellite communications, will call on the UK space sector to innovate, to work together and across borders, to commit to sustainability and to use procurement decisions to grow the industry. Among five key recommendations to the gathered UK space sector, Mr. Suri will call for a ‘Net Zero’ equivalent for space to ensure the sustainability of th...

PIL announces the return of direct service between Singapore, Reunion, Tamatave and Mozambique (MZS)

PIL announces that it is resuming its direct Mozambique Service from 29 July 2021, offering customers a direct connection from Singapore to Reunion, Tamatave, and Mozambique. The enhanced service is part of the Company’s continuous effort to strengthen its service offerings to the Eastern and Southern African market. Madagascar and Mozambique cargo which previously relied on transshipment at Mombasa, Kenya, can enjoy the comprehensive service with better schedule reliability and shorter...

A.P. Moller - Maersk shares streamline supply chain complexity report

In today’s truly global economy, optimising supply chains has been the key to clawing back some of the constantly shrinking profit margins. But as companies work hard to meet rising customer expectations, logistics has become a multi-layered, multi-part machine that is vulnerable to unexpected events or even bottlenecks that can cause major disruptions. Overcoming the pandemic  Maersk’s Supply Chain Management is designed to help cut down on the complexities and make supply...

Satcom Global extends Aura VSAT coverage in the North and South Pacific with Eutelsat 174A beams

Satcom Global has announced a significant enhancement to its Ku-band Aura VSAT network, with the addition of the Eutelsat 174A (E174A) North Pacific and South Pacific satellite beams. The new coverage will strengthen and extend the Aura network, across the North Pacific and Oceania regions, supporting the high-quality connectivity demands of a diverse range of maritime sectors, including shipping, commercial fishing, workboat, offshore supply and leisure. E174A North and South Pacific beams T...

A.P. Moller - Maersk and Novo Nordisk announce partnership on global cold chain logistics

A.P. Moller - Maersk has announced the signing of a logistics agreement with Novo Nordisk, effective from 2021. The three-year agreement on cold chain logistics covers transportation, including ocean services and inland logistics. Maersk - Novo Nordisk partnership We are proud to be chosen as one of Novo Nordisk´s main logistic companies" Vincent Clerc, the Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Ocean and Logistics, at A.P. Moller – Maersk, said &ldquo...

A.P. Moller - Maersk’s supply chain solutions deployed by Tokmanni to synchronise its internal and external logistics process

In this fast-changing world, visibility and control are critical to capture the full benefit of business opportunities. Great products and a strong brand build the foundations for better growth. Still, an unbroken supply chain at all levels, from suppliers to sales, is essential in achieving it. Identifying the challenges for Tokmanni Tokmanni Group has been on top of its game for several years now. The Finnish discount chain deals in the quick movement of its retail cargo. However, the compan...

Evergreen Line delivers their new class F-type containership Ever Fortune to the Geoje shipyard of Samsung Heavy Industries

Evergreen Line is proud to announce its fifth new, 12,000 TEU class F-type containership, Ever Fortune, was delivered at the Geoje Shipyard of Samsung Heavy Industries on October 30. Upon delivery, the ship was immediately put into service on the Asia-US East Coast (AUE) route, providing urgently needed space for global commerce. This brand-new containership recently completed cargo loading in Ningbo and Xiamen, and berthed at Kaohsiung on November 10. From there, it will proceed to Hong Kong a...

Kongsberg Maritime consolidates construction and shipping partnerships with third wellboat contract win

Based in Ålesund, Sølvtrans is one of the world’s largest wellboat shipping companies for the transportation and processing of live salmon. There are 19 wellboats in its fleet, seven of which have been designed by KM. Of these, three are now under construction by Myklebust Verft, with its 135-strong permanent workforce. Design and features The new wellboat, with a loading capacity of 4,000m3, is a KONGSBERG NVC 389 live fish carrier vessel design. It will sport a host of...

TS Lines takes delivery of TS SHANGHAI the first of four 1,096teu ships

TS Lines has taken delivery of the TS SHANGHAI, the first of four 1,096teu ships that the carrier will receive from the Kyokuyo Shipyard of Japan. Hong Kong-based TS Lines has ordered two ships of the type in December 2017 and then committed to another two sister ships six months later.  While TS SHANGHAI and the next ship of the type do not feature scrubbers, the carrier’s units three and four, due in April and July 2020, are to be equipped with exhaust gas cleaning devices. Kyokuy...

TS Lines takes charge of TS PUSAN

Hong Kong-based TS Lines (TSL) has taken in charge the 1,808 teu TS PUSAN, the last of six wide beams ‘Bangkokmax’ sisters from CSBC of Taiwan. The carrier had ordered the first two ships in July 2015 with two follow-up orders in May 2016 and two more in March 2018.  TS Lines’ gearless ships are based on the ‘CSBC 1800 Mk-II’ design, a type of which, including the TS PUSAN, 22 units have been delivered since 2014. The ships are 171.99 m long and they...

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