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Blue Orange Wave Turnkey Solution for New Training Center

By MarEx 2019-05-22 17:25:27

Market leader in professional maritime training and simulation solutions Blue Orange Wave has been selected to provide a turnkey solution for a new training facility of SACS Group, located in Columbia.  With this recently signed five-years contract, Blue Orange Wave is to supply and configure the XVR Simulation Platform for a new purpose-built training center being constructed in Bogóta, Columbia. The solution has been ordered by the SACS Group, a leading provider of HSEQ training services.  Scheduled to complete in...

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Solar Solve Teams Up with DFDS to Benefit Crew Members

By MarEx 2019-05-22 17:11:01

For decades have been arriving and departing from the River Tyne, in the U.K., on an almost daily basis and in the past they have occasionally called on the services of South Shields based Solar Solve Marine when needing Type Approved roller blinds or roller sunscreens.    Recently however orders from DFDS have escalated to significant proportions, much to the delight of the team at Solar Solve who not only manufacture and supply this major shipowners exact requirements...

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NAPA to be First Service Provider for Ship Data Center’s Open Platform

By MarEx 2019-05-22 16:56:49

NAPA the leading provider of maritime software, services and data analysis, today announced that it has become the first service provider for ClassNK-owned Ship Data Center’s Internet of Ships Open Platform (ShipDC IoS-OP). NAPA will provide ship performance analytics and voyage optimization capabilities for this universal platform developed to share vessel operational data between stakeholders. The aim of the ShipDC IoS-OP is to create a new, digital maritime cluster by securely minimizing the costs of data ownership and portability for...

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KVH Appoints Ken Loke as VP for Asia-Pacific Region

By MarEx 2019-05-22 14:06:08

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), is pleased to announce that Ken Loke has been named Vice President – Asia Pacific, to direct all initiatives for KVH in this important region. Mr. Loke has extensive experience in satellite and managed services with top companies active in the telecommunications and maritime industries. KVH provides connectivity solutions for the maritime market, including global mini-VSAT Broadbandsm services used by thousands of vessels worldwide. “I look forward to leading the KVH team in Asia Pacific...

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Wärtsilä Service Agreements Keep LNG Carriers Performing

By MarEx 2019-05-21 17:32:06

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed long-term service agreements for four Japanese owned LNG Carriers. Wärtsilä’s Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP) proposition with performance guarantees is recognised as adding considerable value to the customers’ operations. Two of the vessels are owned by a joint venture between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and JERA Co., Inc. (JERA), the Tokyo based energy company, while the other two are owned by a joint-venture between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and JERA. The orders were booked...

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NCS West Africa Limited Launched in Nigeria

By MarEx 2019-05-21 17:15:06

The new business entity NCS West Africa Limited (NCS WA) is the Nigeria affiliate of Nautical Control Solutions, LP, (FUELTRAX), and is located in Victoria Island, Lagos, and Onne, Port Harcourt. NCS WA provides in-country presence and support for clients in Nigeria and surrounding areas using FUELTRAX solutions. There is a growing need for dedicated local support for the users of Electronic Fuel Management Systems (EFMS) in Nigeria. NCS WA will be the first-ever subsidiary for Nautical Control Solutions, LP,...

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Breakbulk Europe 2019 Opens in Bremen

By MarEx 2019-05-21 16:59:29

Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, opens its doors at Messe Bremen to an expected crowd of 11,000 from 120 countries today. The Welcome Reception will be held from 17:00 – 20:00, followed by two days of exhibition, conference programming and networking activities. Breakbulk Europe 2019 returned to Bremen for a second year and will be held in the same location in 2020. With unwavering support from its host city, the event will...

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Battle of the Atlantic Memorial Campaign Appoints New Leaders

By MarEx 2019-05-21 16:56:45

The charity behind the campaign to build the UK's national memorial to the Battle of the Atlantic in Liverpool is announcing the appointment of a new chairman and president to lead the fundraising effort. Gary Doyle formally a Royal Navy Commodore and now Group Harbour Master at Peel Ports has taken over the chairmanship of the Battle of the Atlantic Memorial (BOAM) from Mike Gretton while Captain Ian McNaught, the last Captain of the QE2 and Deputy Master of Trinity...

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Viasat Wins $450M U.S. Military Communications Contract

By MarEx 2019-05-21 14:47:28

Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, announced today it was awarded an IDIQ contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on April 18, 2019, with a maximum ceiling of $450 million to support Rapid Migration of Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber (C5AD) Capability Best Practices for U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and U.S. General Purpose Forces (GPF). Through this award, Viasat will deliver a diverse portfolio of technologies and services to advance communications, intelligence, security and operational capabilities for SOF and GPF...

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SCA Honors Congressional Leaders for Supporting U.S. Shipbuilding

By MarEx 2019-05-21 14:12:04

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, held their annual Spring General Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 15-16.  At the meeting, SCA honored Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) with the organizations’ prestigious Maritime Leadership Award, which are given to exemplary leaders from Congress who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and support of the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry. “We applaud Senator Collins and Chairman DeFazio for their leadership in...

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