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New mobile app to ease crew management

Norwegian-based OSM has launched a new mobile app for seafarers to manage their lives at sea and onshore. The development aims to increase efficiency and management capability, by providing seafarers with an instant overview of all relevant documentation, vessel assignments, communication with the company, pay slips, and others. 

Norway wants to establish internet in the Arctic

The Norwegian Government informed that it wants Norwegian satellites to make broadband communications available in the Arctic. This aims to help shipping, defence, fisheries or research in the area. Norway will pledge to Space Norway AS about NOK 1 billion in equity capital for the project.

If you don’t know what to do, do something

Rashid Baba,  Acting Chief Commercial Officer at Thuraya, argues that there is a missing link to the ‘smart shipping’ story – communications – and asks whether the industry recognises its value amid all the hype and hyperbole around digitisation.

Singapore sets the ground to become global maritime hub

MPA Singapore plans to boost connectivity and inter-linkages of Singapore’s maritime cluster, build an innovation ecosystem with a future-ready maritime workforce. MPA will enhance the Maritime Cluster Fund by $100 million in support of a vision for Singapore to be the Global Maritime Hub for Connectivity, Innovation and Talent. 

Enabling effective port resource management

The successful operation of a port requires its independent parties to share data to ensure efficient episodic tight coupling, according to the EU-funded STM Validation in a publication explaining the concept of Port Collaborative Decision Making. The main objective of PortCDM is to enhance coordination among port call actors.

Japanese partners test next-generation IoT platform

NYK Line, MTI Co. Ltd., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, and NTT DATA Corporation have successfully conducted a proof-of-concept experiment for a next-generation onboard IoT platform. The test was held aboard ‘Hidaka’, a domestic coastal vessel owned and operated by Kinkai Yusen Kaisha Ltd. of NYK Group.


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