Marine Electronics & Communications
Electric power is the future  for deck machinery
Electric power is the future for deck machinery
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
Cargotec Corp subsidiary MacGregor has expanded its range of electrically powered deck machinery and cranes through the acquisition of Hatlapa and Deep Water Solutions. The Norwegian company has ...
Innovation in automation for gas carrier newbuildings
Innovation in automation for gas carrier newbuildings
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
S ome of the most innovative automation and control systems developed outside of the offshore oil industry have been installed on the latest generation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The ...
Controllers speed up network processes and monitoring
Controllers speed up network processes and monitoring
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
Network controllers, input/output (I/O) modules, process control units (PCUs) and sensors are important elements of ship networks and automation systems. These devices enable vessel operators to ...
Enhancing ship performance with nanotechnology
Enhancing ship performance with nanotechnology
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
Nanotechnology could reshape the design of ships in the future, as well as their operation and classification. In addition, nanodevices and components could be employed to reduce shipbuilding costs ...
Ship monitoring programs cut fuel costs by 6 per cent
Ship monitoring programs cut fuel costs by 6 per cent
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
With fuel costs now accounting for the vast majority of operational expenditure, shipowners, operators and charterers are becoming increasingly proactive in seeking solutions to boost operational ...
Kongsberg gains Ocean Rig simulator contract
Kongsberg gains Ocean Rig simulator contract
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
Kongsberg Maritime has gained a contract to set up a training simulator centre in Athens for Greek drillship operator Ocean Rig. The facility will have two full-mission bridge simulators, as well as ...
ClassNK develops online machinery-monitoring service
ClassNK develops online machinery-monitoring service
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
Reported breaches of security on general cloud services, such as Apple’s iCloud and Amazon, have led to concerns that maritime solutions could be compromised. Therefore, the threat posed by ...
Touchscreen voyage  planning stations unveiled
Touchscreen voyage planning stations unveiled
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
Ecdis manufacturers and suppliers have introduced new voyage planning stations and chart services as navigators search for better digital interfaces for route optimisation. Norwegian company NAVTOR ...
MSC to consider bid to ease  transition to e-navigation
MSC to consider bid to ease transition to e-navigation
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
The concept of e-navigation aims to integrate existing and new navigation tools and services into an embracing system and is essential to improving safety and security at sea. It is defined by ...
Touchscreens and tablets on new bridge design concepts
Touchscreens and tablets on new bridge design concepts
Marine Electronics & Communications October/November 2014
Transas Marine has unveiled its new bridge system design, which integrates the latest navigation and ship automation equipment with tablet technology. The Transas T-bridge brings together diverse ...
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