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SpeedCast Partners to Expand Satellite Mobility Portfolio

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SpeedCast International Limited has established a distributor agreement with Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator.  The new agreement brings new options for satellite mobility solutions for SpeedCast’s global customer base and expands SpeedCast’s mobility product portfolio. Under the agreement, SpeedCast will now have access to Thuraya’s portfolio of innovative mobile satellite products and services, including Thuraya SatSleeve, XT satellite phones, land and maritime broadband terminals.  The agreement further allows SpeedCast to distribute Thuraya mobile satellite products and services throughout its reseller and end-user customer base.  The expanded portfolio will offer SpeedCast’s customers with an even broader range of solutions to meet their communication requirements, particularly for the maritime, energy and enterprise sectors. “The agreement between Thuraya and SpeedCast will expand our portfolio in the MSS arena,” said Andrew Burdall, Vice President of Strategic Business Development, SpeedCast.  “The provisioning of mobile satellite services, together with our core VSAT services, allows SpeedCast to be a one-stop shop for our customers.  This development will be especially beneficial for our customers located in the Middle East and African regions, where Thuraya’s network has good penetration.”


Raytheon Anschütz, Wärtsilä Supply Agreement

The German navigation system supplier Raytheon Anschütz has signed a new agreement with Wärtsilä Corporation, Finland. According to the new agreement, Raytheon Anschütz will supply their Integrated Bridge Systems for Wärtsilä’s total ship system solutions. “We see an increasing demand for larger ship solutions including machinery, automation and navigation", said Andreas Lentfer, Business Development Director at Raytheon Anschütz


Viking to Upgrade, Service Topaz Life Rafts

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Topaz Energy and Marine, an offshore support vessel (OSV) company, and marine and fire safety equipment company VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has jointly announced the signing of a multimillion dollar, 10-year life-raft servicing agreement. Under the terms of the contract, Viking will upgrade all of Topaz’s current life rafts and manage the ongoing servicing and certification of Topaz’s life raft fleet. “This agreement significantly enhances our ability to operate safely


Manitowoc Reaches Agreement On Options for Lighterage System

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. announced that it has signed a contract with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Department of the U.S. Navy, on options for the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS). The Navy selected Manitowoc Marine Group in 2003 to build the INLS, and the first unit was delivered in the third quarter of 2005. The new agreement calls for option deliveries over the next five calendar years with an approximate value of $360 million.


OSG's FSO Joint Venture signs New Agreement

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. has announced that a new service agreement has been signed with Maersk Oil Qatar AS ("MOQ") for FSO Africa, a floating storage and offloading service vessel (FSO) jointly owned by OSG and Euronav N.V. (Euronext Brussels: EURN).  The new agreement, which supersedes the previous FSO Africa contract, has a firm term of five years commencing October 1, 2012 and provides MOQ with an extension option for an additional term of either one or two


Rem Offshore Extends Veripos Positioning Contract

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Aberdeen-based Veripos, suppliers of high-precision GNSS positioning services for offshore applications, is to provide dedicated positioning support for a number of Platform Supply vessels (PSVs) operated by Rem Offshore, the specialist Norwegian company which maintains a global fleet of ships. Under the new agreement, which extends present contract arrangements between the two companies, Veripos will provide the PSVs with a combination of its proprietary Standard and Standard2 GNSS data


Marlink Contract with Grimaldi Group

Satellite communications provider Marlink has signed a new contract with Italian Shipping Company the Grimaldi Group. The new agreement, secured during this year's Nor-Shipping, includes delivery and installation of Marlink's Sealink Ku-band services onboard six Grimaldi passenger vessels operating throughout the Mediterranean. Marlink is one of few maritime satellite communications providers to have obtained general authorizations issued by the Italian Government for use with its Italian


Aussie Tug Engineers take Deal, Cancel Strike

Tug engineers withdrew plans to strike at Port Hedland, Australia's biggest iron ore port, tug operator Teekay Shipping said on Thursday, removing a threat to exports from BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. The Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers (AIMPE) a day earlier had given notice of a four-hour stoppage to come on Nov. 22, after rejecting an enterprise agreement offering additional annual leave and three annual 2 percent wage hikes.


NAO, Vard Push Back PSV Deliveries

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) informs that it has agreed with the Norwegian based Vard Aukra shipyard to extend the delivery of two platform supply vessel (PSV) newbuildings, originally scheduled to be delivered in mid-2015.   Under the new agreement, the ships are scheduled to be delivered during the first quarter of 2016 when NAO will take ownership.   The vessels are fully financed and the manufacturing process is developing satisfactorily, NAO said


Aker and Vryhof Anchors Extend Agreement

Aker Marine Contractors, Inc. (AMC), a subsidiary of Aker Maritime Inc, and Vryhof Anchors BV (Vryhof) have signed a Letter of Intent to extend their cooperation agreement through their U.S.-based joint venture company, TACP/Aker LLC. The companies currently hold considerable market share in their respective businesses. In addition to the Gulf of Mexico, considerable potential is seen in the newly developing deepwater markets offshore Brazil, West Africa and other areas of the world


Port Manatee Inks Del Monte Lease Extension

An extended lease agreement could keep Del Monte fruit imports coming into Port Manatee for two more decades. (Photo: Port Manatee)

Port Manatee says it has signed an agreement to keep Del Monte fruit coming into the Florida Gulf Coast port for as many as 20 more years.   Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., which has imported fruit into the deepwater Florida seaport since 1989


Navarino, Inmarsat Inks Fleet Xpress Deal

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Navarino has entered into a new agreement with Inmarsat to integrate Fleet Xpress into Navarino’s existing service portfolio. Through the agreement, Navarino will bring more than 1,200 vessels over a six-year period to the Fleet Xpress service


Agthia Signs 25-year Lease in Abu Dhabi

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 Abu Dhabi Ports and Agthia Group PJSC have signed a lease agreement aimed at expanding the group’s existing Grand Mills Flour and Animal Feed facilities at Zayed Port.   The new agreement was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi


BIMCO Launches New Standard Agreements for Novation of Shipping Contracts

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 BIMCO has published three standard novation agreements that provide a legal framework to change one of the original parties to a contract.   Two of the agreements cover time charter parties; one provides for a change of charterer and the other a change of owner


Inmarsat to Deliver Fleet Xpress with SpeedCast

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SpeedCast International, a provider of high-speed broadband connectivity to the global maritime industry, has entered into a strategic partnership with Inmarsat, positioning Inmarsat’s new Fleet Xpress service, powered by the Global Xpress (GX) network


Hydro Strengthens APAC Presence

(L-R) Doug Whyte, Hydro Group managing director and Steve Ang, Hydro Group Asia technical sales manager. Photo Hydro Group

Aberdeen-headquarted subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc announces multiple Asia Pacific Business Partner agreements as the firm continues strategic growth in the region.   As part of international expansion plans in 2013 the firm formed its Singapore based division


DALO Secures Future with Maritime Simulation

Kongsberg ships bridge simulator at a DALO training center in Denmark.(Photo: Kongsberg)

The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) and KONGSBERG have renewed their maritime simulation cooperation with the March 2016 signing of a new framework agreement, including a 10-year ‘Long Term System Support Program’ (LTSSP) extension


Total, KOGAS Extend Cooperation on LNG

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 Korea Gas Corp, the world’s biggest importer of LNG, has struck deals with French giant Total to extend its reach into the liquefaction sector, reports Reuters.   Total has pledged to press forward with investment in LNG despite the downturn in oil and gas prices and has signed


Honda Marine, BRIG USA Ink OEM Deal

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Honda Marine, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and marketer of a complete range of outboard marine 4-stroke engines, announced today a new OEM agreement with BRIG USA. BRIG Boats (www.brig-ribs.com) is a manufacturer of foldable and rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for every budget


Ports America to Operate Intermodal Transfer Service

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  Ports America Chesapeake and CSX Intermodal Terminals today announced a new agreement designed to immediately enhance the competitiveness of the Port of Baltimore and position it to capture additional freight business through more efficient service


Carnival Corp. to Launch Four New Ships in 2016

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Eyeing expanding global cruise market, four of Carnival Corporation’s 10 brands prepare to add new ships in 2016   Carnival Corporation & plc will launch four new ships in 2016 across four of its global cruise brands. These additions are part of the 17 ships scheduled for delivery


ISS Expands Chembulk Deal into S.America and Asia

Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has expanded its agreement with Chembulk Tankers into South America and Asia, the company announced today. The new agreement will see ISS handle some 150 additional port calls for Chembulk Tankers per year


Radio Holland Awarded Remote Monitoring Agreement

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Radio Holland, part of the newly formed company RH Marine Group, has been awarded a Remote Monitoring Agreement from The China Navigation Company (CNCo).   Under the new agreement, Radio Holland will install VDR Remote Interface on board three more CNCo vessels (Coral Chief


Shippers Supports Further CO2 Reduction -ICS

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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which has represented global ship operators throughout the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, has commented on the latest draft UNFCCC text which – although still not finalized – currently contains no explicit reference to international


ESL Orders LNG-fueled Bulker following Transport Deal with SSAB

ESL Shipping’s fleet comprises 14 vessel units with a combined total tonnage of about 287,000 tons. Photo ESL Shipping

  ESL Shipping Ltd and the steel company SSAB have signed a long-term frame agreement covering SSAB’s inbound raw material sea transports within the Baltic Sea and from the North Sea. The purpose of the agreement is to enable mutual






 
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