July 27, 2016 — In the next few years, demand for bandwidth on the high seas will grow, in no small part due to technology that is making operations more efficient and keeping crews and passengers healthy, happy and connected. Just a few years ago, a cruise-going family might have brought a single laptop computer and maybe a cell phone aboard. Today, cruise companies find that the average family shows up with 10 connected devices. And within the commercial maritime sector: crew members, away at sea for months at a time, are hungry for a robust connectivity experience to stay in touch with family and friends.
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Hull Performance Standard Inches Closer
July 26, 2016 —Coating companies are moving forward with their support of ISO 19030, the new standard for measuring hull and propeller performance expected to be finalized this year.
Paris MOU plans labor convention crack down
July 28, 2016 — The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control is to launch a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 (MLC,2006).
Australia Embraces LNG as Marine Fuel
July 30, 2016 — In an Australian first, EVOL LNG has been approved by Fremantle Ports to bunker LNG, providing access to the cleaner shipping fuel alternative for LNG-powered marine vessels visiting Fremantle Port.
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MOL Makes Fleet-wide Migration to Fleet Xpress
July 26, 2016 —Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has announced that its partner JSAT MOBILE Communications has signed an agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of the world’s largest shipping companies, to introduce the newly-launched Fleet Xpress service across the majority of its car carrier fleet.
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