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Career Paths: Dana Jongens, Inmarsat

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Dana Jongens, Business Development Manager Maritime at Inmarsat, who says that although shipping is not the most progressive sector, there’s still room for improvement. Ms Jongens shares hes inspiration to change the industry’s reputation and make it more appealing.

Women empowerement on the spotlight at London shipping week

IMO’s World Maritime theme for 2019 ‘Empowering women in the Maritime Community’ has featured prominently in events at the London International Shipping Week, taking place from 9 to 13 September. Specifically, a seminar co-hosted by Inmarsat and WISTA international on September 10 explored the theme of Diversity and Digitalisation in the Shipping Industry.

Inmarsat: Startups play a crucial role in maritime digitalization growth

Inmarsat launched the ‘Trade 2.0: How Startups are driving the next generation of maritime trade’ report examining how startups in line with the technological development such as big data, AI and blockchain in the maritime industry, are bringing a new era and create a ShipTech market. 

Project examines how satellite communications can support fishing in Indonesia

Inmarsat working with the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, its Department of Fisheries, the UK Space Agency and other partners marked the successful closure of a three-year fisheries innovation project. Using solar-powered satellite technology on smaller fishing vessels, the project aimed to improve safety, efficiency, ship to shore contact and offer possible fish stock sustainability improvements.

Inmarsat turns 40

On this day 40 years ago, 16 July 1979, the International Maritime Satellite Organization (InMarSat) was established by IMCO. Inmarsat was established as a non-profit intergovernmental organisation on 16 July 1979 to deliver maritime safety satellite communications.

Inmarsat to launch two new satellite payloads for the Arctic

Inmarsat plans to introduce two new satellite payloads dedicated to the Arctic region, in collaboration with Space Norway and its subsidiary Space Norway HEOSAT. The new Global Xpress (GX) payloads will support the increasing demand for reliable mobile broadband services in the Arctic and throughout the world.

Inmarsat partners with HGS to fast-track maritime digitalisation

Inmarsat signed a cooperation agreement with Hyundai Global Service (HGS); Thus, the latter is now able to offer ship owners and managers a digital total care solution route to maritime digitalisation. The agreement provides HGS the chance to expand its digital total care solution to encompass different applications aimed at helping shipowners and ship managers to enhance ship efficiency and reduce operating costs.

One Sea autonomous shipping joined by RINA, MTI, Inmarsat

According to One Sea’s press release, three major industry players joined One Sea boosting the future of autonomous ship technology in the maritime sector. Specifically, Inmarsat and MIT (Monohakobi Technology Institute) joined One Sea as full members, whereas RINA, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become an associate member. 

Shipping industry is slowly coping with changes in cyber attacks

In the latest issue of Phish and Ships in May, Be Cyber Aware At Sea, focused on cyber crime that seems to be getting more dangerous and is now becoming a highly automated business that attacks the most vulnerable part of an organisation. Although the shipping industry is being more aware of cyber attacks, it seems to be slower in coping with it.

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