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Marine electronic highway IT systems handed over to Indonesia

As Straits of Malacca and Singapore MEH comes closer to fruition The Marine Electronic Highway (MEH) Information Technology System for the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, which had been managed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has been handed over to the Government of Indonesia in a formal ceremony in Batam, Indonesia, marking the final stages of a demonstration project and the potential move towards a full-scale MEH project in the Straits, under the ownership of the littoral States.IMO Secretary-General Mr. Koji Sekimizu formally handed over the Batam MEH IT System to Mr. Leon Muhamad, Director General of the Directorate General of Sea Transportation (DGST), Indonesia, during a special ceremony on Friday (3 August 2012),which was also attended by representatives from ministries and agencies of Indonesia, the Local Government of Batam, the Marine Department of Malaysia, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Korea, the International Hydrographic Organization, Nippon Maritime Center and the shipping industry."What we are handing over today is a functioning facility that harnesses the power of information technology to assist safe navigation through a defined and limited part of the Straits," Mr. Sekimizu said.The Batam MEH ...

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Maersk Line and Diginonymous in strategic relationship

To support the development of IT solutions for shipping Maersk Line and US technology company Diginonymous have announced that they have established a strategic working relationship to support the development of IT solutions for shipping.Diginonymous specialises in creating encrypted, software based communications and security solutions. Its flagship product is DigiGone, a video collaboration tool."(Maersk Line) has chosen to partner with Diginonymous to speed up the process of bringing cost effective and bandwidth efficient IT and communications applications to market," said Chris Fertig, general manager, maritime technical services at Maersk Line."In Diginonymous, we've found a partner that shares our values and entrepreneurial spirit, and that has the engineering capabilities and global distribution network to bring promising new applications to the maritime market."Maersk Line is currently working with Diginonymous to develop, deploy and market applications for telemedicine, crew calling, CCTV and piracy interdiction.Mike Dunleavy, founder and president of Diginonymous, also commented, "This partnership gives Diginonymous the ability to leverage (Maersk Line's) world class maritime expertise along with their brand recognition and positive reputation in the core marketplaces we are targeting."Source: Digital Ship

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