• Theme: Maritime Industry

    SpeedCast brings cloud-based management capacities to VSAT and MSS access. Its new SIGMA Net product is a feature-rich communication service that includes a stateful firewall and VPN access for cyberprotection, and also provides smart crew services such as pre-paid PIN-based BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Internet and...

    The SAROS project is a smart initiative that intends to facilitate the production of fresh water using a well-known marine force: waves. This system is based on a SAROS buoy placed near a port. As the water swells, making it move, pumps inside the buoy intake seawater and send it under pressure to the shore. This...

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    At Sea Work Asia, Cobham was exhibiting its Explorer 710. This portable BGAN terminal intends to deliver unprecedented streaming rates: Not only does it provide an average 650 kbps speed but, when connecting two Explorer 710s with an Ethernet cable, it can achieve streaming rates over 1 Mbps. An Explorer Connect app...

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    Rostock-based German manufacturer Liebherr is one of the first maritime companies to use big data as an IT tool. With the introduction of the LiDAT smartApp and a big data platform, which optimizes the performance of its cranes at ports and terminals globally, Liebherr has made it possible to quickly analyze operating...

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    The Cygnus DIVE Mk2 gauge is a wrist-mountable ultrasonic thickness measurement tool, which facilitates underwater assessment using its AMOLED display. At Sea Work Asia, Cygnus introduced a new measurement: The DIVE Mk2 now uses the single echo mode, relying on twin crystal probes. According to the company, this mode...

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    Initially designed for Groningen Seaports, Damen Green Solutions’ innovative InvaSave has successfully completed shipboard testing aboard containership Henrike Schepers. InvaSave is a containerised ‘plug & play’ unit designed for ports and able to treat ship’s ballast water. It can be placed aboard a service barge or...

    The Port of Vancouver is paying closer attention to the wildlife in its local waters. Its EcoAction program potentially saves ship owners up to 47% on charges if vessels meet certain classification criteria. Orla Robinson, program manager for Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program, says that one of...

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    The unmanned or autonomous ship is becoming more of a reality for the future. U.K.-based designer and builder of autonomous surface vessels, ASV recently showcased its latest autonomous vessel on the market, the C-Worker 5. The company was started by managing director Dan Hook who had a passion for unmanned technology...

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    When it comes to the cost of the shipping industry meeting environmental regulations, the next expensive outlay on most owners’ shopping lists will be the purchase of a ballast water treatment system. That will need to happen within the next five or six years, but very shortly after that, owners will have another...

    To ease the maintenance of its propulsion systems, Siemens has developed an innovative way of taking care of them: the service container. This standardized freight module, showcased during SMM, holds all the devices required to fix a drive. Not only does it contain the required tools and parts but operators can also...