Satellite data company Spire Global has reached an agreement to go public in a special purpose acquisiton company (SPAC) merger deal, joining forces with the publicly-listed investment vehicle NavSight Holdings.
F-drones, a Singapore-based startup developing large scale autonomous drones for maritime logistics, today announced its success in raising its seed capital. The round was led by Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS), a world leading ship management company committed to green and technology-driven growth of the maritime industry. The round also saw participation from the Schulte Group, a reputed ship owner and manager with over 135 years of experience, through its venture arm – Innoport, along with SEEDS Capital, Entrepreneur First, Orient Ventures, Superangel and a few Singapore based angel investors.
Oilfield services company TechnipFMC has won a "substantial" contract by Petronas Carigali in Malaysia for the provision of subsea systems and associated equipment for the Limbayong deepwater development offshore Malaysia.
Building on previous efforts at testing a remotely controlled tugboat in Copenhagen harbor, a new project is launching to develop the world’s first commercial tug to be fully operated from a remote operation center onshore. Tug and towboat operator Svitzer will be working with Kongsberg Maritime and ABS in a project expected to run for several years to jointly develop RECOTUG.
The Maritime Union says Ports of Auckland needs to cut its losses and put its automation project on hold to alleviate pressure on New Zealand businesses.
Cardo Crew, an expert in global wireless intercom solutions that specialises in providing reliable, hands-free wireless intercom for teams on the move, has launched its new mesh communication solution that could transform Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and dramatically improve communications and safety in the maritime sector.
SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, today announced the award of a new portable maritime solution task order against the single-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) low-latency High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services. The solution leverages the O3b MEO satellite constellation operating 8,000km away from Earth.
Leading marine operations software developer, Helm Operations, and AIS services provider, ShipTracks, have launched a new set of integrated features for harbor docking companies designed to ensure that companies “never miss another job” in their ports.
Technology and power firm ABB is working with Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan on a contract for a series of 10 all-electric fast ferries for Lisbon's Tagus River.
Many sea-going vessels have been delayed as a consequence of the Suez Canal obstruction. As delayed vessels are arriving in quick succession in Rotterdam, there are many scheduling changes. This has created a lot of confusion for market parties regarding their vessel’s estimated time of arrival.
Mendix, a Siemens business and global leader in low-code application development for the enterprise, today announced that the Port of Amsterdam, in partnership with seven seaports of the Netherlands, is rolling out an expanded, real-time security alert system to notify port authorities nationwide in the event of an incident or threat. The alerting system is an extension of the MOBI digital security platform developed by the Port of Amsterdam.
One of the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) busiest ports is slated to deploy private 5G follownig an agreement between Verizon Business and Associated British Ports (ABP). Delivered in partnership with Nokia, Verizon’s private 5G platform will provide the Port of Southampton with a secure, low-latency private network connection.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) to supply a total of six Kalmar AutoShuttles™ for use at the Port of Melbourne’s Webb Dock East. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q1 order intake, with delivery expected to be completed towards the end of Q4 2021.
The UK is launching the world’s first network of underwater camera rigs to monitor and protect ocean wildlife.