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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...

Oceangate’s 2021 titanic survey expedition connected by Inmarsat satellite communications

The OceanGate Expeditions 2021 Titanic Survey Expedition was connected by Inmarsat’s critical satellite communications. Inmarsat, the global front-runner in mobile satellite communications, kept the OceanGate Expeditions crew connected with team members and support services during the six-week expedition to document the important maritime heritage site located over 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic Ocean. Satisfactory customer service “The OceanGate Exp...

Inmarsat announces Ben Palmer as the President of their Maritime Business Unit

Inmarsat, the pioneer in global, mobile satellite communications, announces that Ben Palmer OBE will be joining the company as President of its Maritime Business Unit on 8 November 2021. Most recently head of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems division across Europe, Ben brings 25 years’ experience of driving transformational change in technology-heavy industries, including maritime, with a strong customer-centric focus and a track record of delivering results. Maritime sat...

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...

Satcom Global provides direct control of VSAT connectivity with AuraNow

With its dedicated customer portal, AuraNow is the first maritime VSAT solution of its kind, empowering vessel and fleet managers to control their communications on-demand.  Through the easy-to-use portal, customers can monitor their communications and make changes at the touch of a button to support varying data requirements. This one-stop-shop enables direct access to our communications management platform in order to make any required connectivity changes quickly, eliminating lead times...

A.P. Moller – Maersk appoints Mohit Bhatia as Head, Maersk Global Service Centres

Maersk. has appointed Mohit Bhatia as Senior Vice President and Head of Maersk Global Service Centres (GSC) effective 1st August 2021. Mohit previously held the position of Joint Managing Director, Maersk GSC, with responsibility for Finance before taking over the overall leadership including commercial and operations functions. Experience An industry stalwart, Mohit brings strong expertise of over 30 years in transforming and managing large companies across IT, banking and food & snackin...

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...

Inmarsat puts crew welfare and digitalisation issues centre stage at London International Shipping Week

Inmarsat, the pioneer in global, mobile satellite communications, has released details of its programme for London International Shipping Week 2021, the biennial week-long global shipping and maritime event in London, the United Kingdom from 13 to 17 September 2021. With in-person events returning to the maritime calendar, Inmarsat’s LISW2021 agenda is headed by the welfare needs of seafarers in the digital age and the role of disruptive technology, at sessions scheduled for I...

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...

Hapag-LLoyd and Ocean Network Express complete TradeLens integration and A.P.Moller - Maersk modernise the world’s supply chain ecosystems

  Hapag-Lloyd and Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) Pte. Ltd. announced they have completed integration onto the TradeLens platform, helping ensure a more timely and consistent view of logistics data for their containerised freight around the world. TradeLens is a neutral, third-party platform launched by IBM and A.P. Moller - Maersk to help modernise the world’s supply chain ecosystems and is run on IBM Cloud and IBM Blockchain. Benefitting from TradeLens Profit from...

HHI Group accelerates advent of autonomous shipping era

Co-developed by HHI Group and the state-run Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), HiNAS automatically recognises surrounding vessels through camera analysis via artificial intelligence (AI) to determine and alert the risk of collision based on augmented reality (AR). Particularly noteworthy about this advanced navigation support system is that even when visibility is limited at night or by sea fog, it can analyse and provide comprehensive information, such as the locatio...

VANOS S.A. to demonstrate technological developments in communication and detection systems at DEFEA 2021

The latest technological developments regarding tactical equipment, as well as security, communication and detection systems, will be presented by VANOS S.A. at DEFEA – Defense Exhibition Athens, from the 13th to the 15th of July 2021.  VANOS S.A. will participate, among other companies of the industry, in the first DEFEA (Defense Exhibition Athens) that will be held from the 13th to the 15th of July, at the Athens Metropolitan Expo (Eleftherios Venizelos Airport). National security...

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...

Arklow Shipping chooses Satcom Global Aura VSAT for new build vessel communications

Arklow Shipping (Arklow), the Ireland headquartered ship owner and charterer, has contracted communications solutions provider, Satcom Global, to install Aura VSAT across seventeen new build vessels which will begin delivery in 2021. Quality service The new vessels will be activated on a range of Aura service packages, all with a Committed Information Rate for guaranteed service quality, and companion options to suit their different sailing patterns. Ten new C-Class vessels will ben...

NorSat-3 maritime traffic monitoring microsatellite is launched with Kongsberg technology

NorSat-3 will take its place 605km above the Earth in a polar LEO (Low Earth Orbit) constellation alongside four other microsatellites. These have already been in service for years and have all exceeded their working life expectancy, but are nevertheless still operating efficiently. The new 16.5kg satellite has been designed to provide next-level functionality, so it has been equipped with Kongsberg's ASR x50 SAT-AIS receiver as its primary payload – the sophisticated fourth-generatio...

Kongsberg Maritime wins contract to supply green solutions for three Hurtigruten vessels

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) is pleased to announce the signing of a contract to upgrade three Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express passenger vessels with comprehensive equipment packages for hybrid operation. The company aims to cut CO2 emissions from their operation along the coast of Norway by at least 25 percent. KM will collaborate closely with Norwegian shipyard Myklebust Verft on the refit. Upgrade features Each vessel will be fitted with two Energy Storage systems controlled via Kongs...

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...

TruWeather Solutions and Spire Global announce partnership to enhance TruFlite V360° precision and accuracy across the globe

TruWeather Solutions (TruWeather), a globally renowned micro weather data and analytics company, and Spire Global, Inc. (Spire), a global provider of space-based data and analytics solutions, have announced that they have signed a letter of commitment, to support TruWeather’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant with NASA. This commitment enhances previous agreements that align the strengths of both companies, with the goal of enabling safer and more reliable Unmanned Aerial Sy...

Satcom Global Enhances Ku-band Aura VSAT Network By Adding Eutelsat 174A North Pacific And South Pacific Satellite Beams

Satcom Global announces 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. Futureproofing emerging requirements The E1...

Satcom Global strengthens Aura VSAT network with NSS-6 satellite

Satcom Global has added a new satellite to the Ku-band Aura VSAT network, expanding coverage and capacity across the North Pacific. Enhanced coverage and improved connectivity The addition of NSS-6 will augment the existing satellite footprint for Satcom Global customers  The addition of NSS-6 will augment the existing satellite footprint in place over the Pacific Ocean, providing enhanced coverage and improved connectivity for Satcom Global customers sailing trans-Pacific trad...

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...

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