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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Trevor Whitworth (Photo: Pentonet)

Whitworth Joins Maritime IoT Firm Pentonet

Experienced satellite communications executive will help shipowners apply open standards and cloud connectivity for better visibility of operational dataMaritime IoT start-up Pentonet has appointed Trevor Whitworth as Commercial Director, tasked with expanding the company’s presence globally.The shipping industry is adopting Internet of Things (IoT) technologies at an increasingly fast pace, enabling remote monitoring of systems and machinery. The potential benefits range from increased asset utilization…

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Marlink Extends Network

Marlink will introduce a new hybrid communication service at Nor-Shipping 2019. Dubbed Sealink Global 4G, as a turnkey solution it is designed to provide everything needed to leverage fast, low-latency mobile services when in network range while complementing VSAT connectivity when in regulated regions.Devised as a single global capability with full predictability on performance and costs, Sealink Global 4G is a ready-to-go solution bringing a new dimension of low-latency and flexible connectivity to Marlink’s global multi-band maritime network.

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Hutton's Expands Global Network to Middle East

Expanding international ship supplier Hutton’s Group has established an important regional supply hub in Dubai to service its clients in the Middle East. This key location adds to Hutton’s growing global network which provides extensive coverage in the UK, Europe and West Africa. Operating under the name Hutton’s Global FZE, the Middle East branch will be based at the iconic Jafza One building in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone. This key location within the free zone area enables Hutton’s to ensure its clients benefit from tax free products and services.

Women's Conference Aims to Establish Caribbean Association

Jamaica is to host the Caribbean’s first ever Women in Maritime Association Conference as a first step towards establishing an IMO Women in Maritime Association for the region. Taking place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from April 13-17, the Conference aims to support regional efforts to deepen the integration of women in the maritime sector through the establishment of a Women in Maritime Association (WiMA) for the Caribbean. WiMA is the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) gender programme which this year marks its 27th year.

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Kalmar SmartStack goes live

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has implemented the Kalmar SmartStack solution at Durban Container Terminal (DCT) in South Africa for real-time container inventory reporting and management. This is the first terminal to implement Kalmar SmartStack using the narrowband communication network involving re-engineering from the standard WiFi deployment. DCT is currently running 11 Kalmar straddle carriers with SmartStack and further eight are to be phased in over the coming weeks. In addition…

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Drydocks World Announces Safety Milestones

Drydocks World & Maritime World group said it reiterated its commitment to Occupational Health & Safety during World Safety & Health Day on April 28, 2014. Several awareness programs and competitions were organized for employees on this day in Drydocks World, Dubai Maritime City, Jadaf and its subsidiaries. The shipyard also announced major safety milestones on two of its key projects including achievement of 2.5 million man hours LTI-free on the pioneering DolWin beta project and 2 million man hours LTI-free in April…

Intelsat Celebrates 50th Year

Intelsat S.A., a provider of satellite services, launched the commemoration of the company's 50th anniversary and the founding of the commercial satellite sector. Signaling its continued commitment to setting the pace for the next generation, Intelsat also unveiled a new corporate tag line: "Envision. Connect. INTELSAT, the intergovernmental organization that was the predecessor to Intelsat S.A., was created by the signing of an international treaty on 20 August 1964, which ultimately was joined by nearly all of the world's nations and territories.

Rolta to Provide India's National NAVTEX Network

Rolta India Ltd wins contract for establishing "National NAVTEX Network" from a subordinate office under the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, that provides general aids to navigation along the Indian coast. NAVTEX is an international automated medium frequency service for delivery of navigational and meteorological warnings and forecasts, as well as urgent marine safety information to ships. NAVTEX is a component of the International Maritime Organization / International Hydrographic Organization…

Sea Marshals operative.

Sea Marshals Gains ISO Approval in Record Month

Private Maritime Security expert Sea Marshals has gained ISO9001:2008 approval in a month which saw the company protect a record number of vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden – up 22% on the previous month. To cope with this increasing demand the company has hired 20 additional qualified ex-military British security operatives this month and also intends to boost levels at its UK Operating Base in Cardiff, which currently stand at 15 OPS personnel. Sea Marshals Chief of Operations…

The redundancy concept featuring two independent networks allows both standard components and protocols to be used.

High Availability on the High Seas

Safety-critical tasks place exacting demands on the performance, capability and availability of shipboard controls. Thus, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) requires network redundancy. If a wire breaks, triggering one network/server to fail, a redundant network becomes an additional communication path to provide uninterrupted operation. Historically, network redundancy has required extensive wiring and additional control components, which increases shipbuilding and maintenance costs.

GlobeComm Implementing GSM/VSAT to Global Fleets

Globecomm Maritime Extends Ericsson Mobile Connectivity to Worldwide Fleet. Globecomm Systems Inc., a global provider of communications solutions and services, announced that it has been selected by Ericsson as a subcontractor of the maritime GSM/VSAT managed operation for an Ericsson mobile communication network. The network will be implemented on up to 400 container vessels worldwide over the next two years, providing end-to-end 24/7 automated monitoring and real-time information control.