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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.

Enabling the smart ship

While speaking at the first SAFETY4SEA Conference in London, Dana Jongens, Safety Services Manager, Inmarsat Maritime focused on smart ships, the future of the maritime industry and the adoption of IoT that will enable the transfer of data from ship to shore. 

Inmarsat agrees $3.4 billion takeover by consortium

The British satellite communications company Inmarsat has agreed to a $3.4bn (£2.6bn) takeover by a group led by the private equity firms Apax and Warburg Pincus, becoming the latest UK technology business to be sold to investment companies.

Inmarsat supports start-ups to advance digitalization in maritime

Inmarsat has collaborated with the start-up programmes, Rainmaking Trade and Transport Impact and Bluetech Accelerator, to support news businesses focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data innovation in the maritime, ports and logistics supply chain.

New collaboration allows real-time ECDIS updates

Inmarsat and SRH Marine SAIT signed a contract on February 2019, that formalises arrangements for real-time Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) updating to be accomplished ‘ship-to-shore’ by using an application over FleetBroadband for the first time.

Inmarsat partners with Microsoft Azure IoT on satellite deal

Inmarsat, a global leader in mobile satellite communications, announced a partnership with Microsoft that will enhance supply chain visibility and allow customers in the transportation and logistics sectors to transfer Industrial IoT (IIOT) data to the cloud.

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