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  • Fairbanks Morse delivers engines for USS John L....

    Wisconsin-based power solutions manufacturer Fairbanks Morse said it has delivered four FM 6L48/60CR engines to shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego for the newbuild USS John L. Canley (ESB 6). The ship is the sixth in the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)/Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program and is designed to serve as a mobile sea base that provides access to critical infrastructure for the deployment of forces and supplies.

     

  • Maana and Aramco Trading Company launch AI...

    Aramco Trading Company (ATC) and Maana today announced the launch of Fanar, the first Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven maritime fleet optimization application on Microsoft Azure purpose-built for the oil and gas industry.

     
     

  • Ocean infinity to buy MMT

    US-based seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity on Tuesday said it had agreed to acquire the Sweden-based subsea survey firm MMT.

     

  • Furuno equips Los Angeles' new Pilot boats

    The Los Angeles Pilot Service has taken delivery of two new pilot boats equipped with full suites of quality Furuno marine electronics. The 56-foot Angels Pilot and Angels Navigator have been outfitted with complete integrated helm suites designed to assist in their mission of piloting ships in and out of Los Angeles Harbor, the busiest seaport in the western hemisphere. The pair of Camarc-designed boats were built by Vigor Industrial in Vancouver, Wash., and have made their way to their homeport in Los Angeles.

     

  • NOAA begins four-year transition to phase out...

    Two years after announcing its intent to begin the phaseout of paper nautical charts, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has officially begun the effort to sunset one of the most basic of tools for all mariners ranging from captains of giant ocean-going vessels to the recreational boaters. NOAA is transitioning exclusively to electronic navigation charts.

     

  • Satellite data firm Spire goes public

    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 raises seed round funding with major...

    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.

     

  • TECO Solutions targets new segment

    TECO Solutions is proud to announce that we are now increasing our capacity to conduct entire projects with fabrication, installation and modification to the hotel side of the world's cruise ships.

     

  • TechnipFMC to deliver subsea system for Petronas...

    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. 

     

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Maritime port operations across the national seaports of the Netherlands made secure with low-code platform from Mendix

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.

 
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Port of Southampton to deploy private 5G

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.

 
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How COVID-19 has driven a technology revolution in shipping

Last year, satcom specialist IEC Telecom[i] highlighted that demand for digital technology had risen tenfold as maritime businesses embraced new ways of working during the coronavirus pandemic. But why has it taken a pandemic to change attitudes to technology?

 
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