Marine Electronics & Communications
Investment in IT improves tanker productivity
Investment in IT improves tanker productivity
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
Tanker owners should invest in better IT and communications systems to maximise the use of operational information to boost vessel productivity and reduce operating costs. Robert Bugbee, Scorpio ...
Robotics gives superhuman strength to shipbuilders
Robotics gives superhuman strength to shipbuilders
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has developed wearable robotic RoboShipbuilder suits for workers at its South Korean yards. The shipbuilder wants to take vessel production to the ...
SES to supply MMS renewables vessels
SES to supply MMS renewables vessels
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
Ships Electronic Services (SES) is installing a comprehensive electronics system on MMS Offshore Renewables’ new windfarm support vessel, MMS Crusader. This is the first of up to six catamarans ...
Class meets EEDI needs through advanced simulation
Class meets EEDI needs through advanced simulation
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
Software for designing more efficient ships is becoming increasingly important because of the unpredictability of bunker prices and the introduction of new rules on fuel emissions. Shipyards are now ...
Vissim to upgrade offshore vessel management software
Vissim to upgrade offshore vessel management software
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
Vissim plans to introduce a new version of its vessel traffic management and communications and oil spill detection services. These services will be designed to be integrated with third-party ...
North Sea helicopter communications recording could become mandatory
North Sea helicopter communications recording could become mandatory
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
Recording of communications between offshore vessels, platforms and helicopters could become a mandatory requirement in the North Sea in order to improve safety. Oil companies are increasingly ...
Operators go fishing for electronic reporting systems
Operators go fishing for electronic reporting systems
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
Fishing quotas, information demands and the need for better crew welfare are pushing vessel operators to invest in broadband solutions that can offer voice services and electronic reporting of catch ...
VStep delivers simulator classroom to Australian Army
VStep delivers simulator classroom to Australian Army
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
VStep has sold a classroom of simulators to the maritime wing of the Australian Army for the teaching of landing craft operations and navigation. The Australian Defence Force used Bohemia Interactive ...
Filling the competence gaps
Filling the competence gaps
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
The rapid promotion of officers and engineers is leaving a technical knowledge gap in shipping companies, which needs to be filled through training. It can be expensive to send crews to training ...
Rock Seven develops anti-piracy vessel tracking unit
Rock Seven develops anti-piracy vessel tracking unit
Marine Electronics & Communications December/January 2014/15
Rock Seven has launched a solution for tracking ships and offshore vessels that reduces the risk of pirates cutting the signal. RockFleet provides accurate position data via Iridium’s satellite ...
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