ORBCOMM have announced the formal withdrawal of IsatM2M satellite services with effect from 31 December 2020.
In efforts to improve its maritime trade, the UK Government launched two supercomputer-enabled nanosatellites into low Earth orbit to monitor shipping movements and improve the flow of maritime trade.
exactEarth, a provider of Satellite-AIS data services, announced the successful launch of the ESAIL microsatellite. The satellite is developed under ESA’s ARTES Partnership Project for global ship tracking.
Saab, Swedish company, collaborated with ORBCOMM and AAC Clyde Space on a new project, developing space-based communication for the maritime sector via the new automatic tracking standard, VHF Data Exchange System (VDES).
Drones play a major role today in shipping operations, with UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) commenting that ‘drones could be used in the future to help save life across the UK.’ To implement the project, UK MCA will collaborate with Elbit Systems UK and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to carry out the demonstrations in the coming months.
Knowing exactly where you’re sailing and where to sail next is the most important part of a vessel’s navigation which can be accomplished by the use of GPS. Yet, what happens when your GPS gets spoofed? GPS spoofing, often leading to GPS outages, causes major disruptions to the shipping industry impacting safe navigation, leading to paralyzed shipping lanes, collisions and untraceable attacks.
During IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), 7th session, which took place from January 13-24, the attendees focused on several shipping matters, also approving guidance for SAR services regarding aircraft autonomous distress tracking.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that OTESAT – MARITEL has received the 2020 SMART4SEA Connectivity Award, sponsored by Orpheus Marine Transport Corp, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 28th at the Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2020 SMART4SEA Forum.
The global communications company OneWeb announced a new distributor partnership expected to enable delivery of its high speed communications services across Alaska. The deal, inked with Pacific Dataport Inc. (PDI), a company founded by Microcom.
Hamburg Süd launched its new Remote Container Management (RCM) technology assisting their reefer container shipments, which will help customers keep track of their containers and their deliveries.
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