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Industry closer to global harmonisation of e-Navigation

A standardized guideline potentially covering all technical e-Navigation services has been agreed in an international committee under International Association and Lighthouse Authorities. The guideline can stand alone, but it is also compatible with the Maritime Cloud.

Korean Register launches new ICT Center

Korean Register has opened a new ICT (information communications technology) Center to enhance the application of advanced information and ICT across the maritime and ship classification industries. The ICT Center will focus on finding ways to apply big data to identify safe navigation in real time, to understand accident statistics and manage risk better.

Transas enters new strategic partnership

Digital solutions company, Transas and global marine electronics company, Japan Radio Company, announced their new strategic cooperation. The two companies will work together in research and development, product distribution and project collaboration, driving growth and accelerating innovation.

Nautical Institute explains how to make S-Mode reality

Variations in the way different manufacturers display navigation systems have been a cause for concern for several years, prompting calls for a default setting across all models. The Nautical Institute strongly supports the introduction of a Standard, or S-Mode, setting on all systems.

UKHO launches new passage planner

UKHO announced the availability of the ADMIRALTY Passage Planner. The application is intended to help bridge officers create compliant passage plans with clearance and leg-speed calculations that can be automatically updated during the planning process.

Be part of SAFETY4SEA Smart Shipping Survey

SAFETY4SEA seeks to assess how maritime stakeholders realize the current and future smart shipping challenges and establish the nature of ECDIS & e-Navigation, Cyber Safety/ Cyber Security, Autonomous Shipping and Future Trends within shipping.

Wärtsilä introduces helicopter guidance software

Originally developed for military applications, Wärtsilä’s new helicopter guidance software technology is based on the company’s well known Nacos Platinum navigation system. The Guidance has been further developed to suit marine applications, notably in the mega yacht and cruise ship segments.

NAVTOR urges for ‘pay as you sail’ e-navigation

NAVTOR believes that hydrographic authorities yet to allow the use of ‘pay as you sail’ ENCs in their national waters are lagging behind clear industry demand. This distribution method has yet to be approved by key bodies controlling some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

ECDIS launches new ACATS service

ECDIS has launched new Annual Competency Assurance Training (ACATS) Service. This new annual service was produced in conjunction with the top 20 questions used for ECDIS Audit Inspections and the Inspectors ECDIS Course, both designed by ECDIS Ltd.


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