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New Vizada Broadband Packages

Vizada has launched a range of maritime broadband packages integrating Ku-band VSAT and mobile satellite services (MSS), including the newly-launched Vizada XChangeTM. Shipping companies can select the combination of VSAT, MSS hardware and airtime best suited to their needs while being able to upgrade to a higher bandwidth plan or next generation satellite service during or after contract termination. The packages range from unlimited 256kbps VSAT airtime-only starting at $1,500 per month up to an unlimited 1024kbps VSAT plus MSS airtime and hardware back-up, for a monthly fee of $2,750. Customers can choose between a VSAT antenna from Thrane & Thrane, Vizada’s preferred partner, as well as Intellian or Sea Tel, with the Inmarsat FleetBroadband 250 and 500 or Iridium OpenPort service as back up. Packages are further enhanced with the newly launched Vizada XChangeTM service, seamlessly integrating VSAT, MSS voice and broadband data in one unified network designed to provide access to Vizada SolutionsTM, such as the SkyFile messaging and security suite and Prepaid solutions, hosted via the Vizada teleports. In order to meet timeframes that suit shipping companies’ needs, Vizada offers flexible contractual terms, starting from 12 month commitments. 36 month contracts include vessel lay-up and bandwidth upgrade options while allowing for the best migration path to next generation Ku- or Ka-band service.


Feature: Losing Contact ... Not an Option

Maritime communications is an estimated $1 billion industry, encompassing ship operators, merchant fleets, governments and private yacht owners. There is arguably no more quickly evolving technical sector in the maritime market than the satellite communications niche. Safety, operational efficiency and quality of life onboard vessels of all type and size today more than ever depends on clear, reliable and cost effective satellite communication services and products


Directory: Marine Materials

AquaMarine Engineering Company P.O. Box 83495 San Diego, CA 92138 Tel: (619) 498-3899 E-mail: Shimizu717@aol.com Aquamarine Engineering supplies titanium heat exchangers, and has done so for the marine industry for more than a decade. The shell-and-tube design have performed as main engine fresh water coolers, hydraulic oil coolers, refrigeration condensers and brine coolers. Blue Ice and TI-Hex heat exchangers all feature titanium tubes


New Schottel Sales Partner for Namibia & South Africa

Effective immediately Stone Marine Services will be the official Schottel sales partner for Namibia and South Africa. Stone Marine Services has been a Schottel partner for UK and the Republic of Ireland already. The German manufacturer of marine propulsion systems claims this is a further step towards enhanced commitment to the customer. Contact Details: Stone Marine Services Namibia (PTY) Ltd 2003 Ben Amathila Avenue, PO Box 2923, Walvis Bay, Namibia Tel: +264 64 204388


Sea Wave Power Stations Contract for SDE Energy

Israel-based SDE Energy Ltd  has signed an agreement with the Conakry government for the development of a 100MW sea wave power plant along the coastline of Guinea Conakry, West Africa. This project is intended to help Conakry become more independent and with a stable power supply that can solve all its energy problems. Due to the high oil prices and the rising costs of electricity, sea-wave energy production has emerged to become today a proper viable alternative for renewable energy


CMA CGM Agent in Ouagadougou Has Moved

  CMA CGM Agent DELMAS BURKINA FASO (Ouagadougou office) has moved to the following address: DELMAS BURKINA FASO Avenue KWAME NKRUMAH Immeuble Banque Atlantique 01BP 4101 Ouagadougou BURKINA FASO Tel: +(226) 25 41 77 72 Tel:+ (226) 25 41 77 73  


AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen Moves Office

AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen, one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands, is moving its Rotterdam-based shipping, transport and insurance team to a new office on Rotterdam's Admiraliteitskade. Effective February 1, 2003, AKD's Rotterdam office will be located at: AKD Prinsen Van Wijmen Admiraliteitskade 50 3063 ED Rotterdam PO Box 4302 3006 AH Rotterdam Tel: +31 (0) 10 272 5300 Fax: +31 (0) 10-272 5400


SATCOM Battle Heats Up

The evolution of satellite communication use at sea closely mirrors that of land-based communication trends: a never-ending quest for speed, reliability and lower costs. While it is foolhardy to select this or any other single technology as the one with the greatest impact on the maritime industry, a strong case could be made for satellite communication. Prior to the introduction of radio, maritime communication was generally limited to line-of-sight visual signaling during clear weather


New Radio Holland Location in UK

Imtech Marine Group and Radio Holland Group announced that a new Radio Holland service location in the southern part of the United Kingdom has been established. The office of Imtech Marine & Offshore in the UK will perform service activities for navigation and communication equipment, trading as Radio Holland. Imtech Marine & Offshore UK will, with direct support from Radio Holland, perform service activities from their service station in the Southampton area


Rickmers-Linie Appoints Navitrans as its Agent in Turkey

Rickmers-Liniehas appointed Navitrans as its agent in Turkey with immediate effect.   Navitrans' head office is based in Istanbul. Branch offices are located in Iskenderun, Izmir and Izmit. Contact details of the head office in Istanbul are:   Navitrans Agency Services Inc Mumhane Caddesi Nuri Bey Han No. 17/2 Karakoy Istanbul Turkey Tel: +90 212 251 79 00 switchboard Fax: +90 212 249 45 32 Email: istanbul@rickmers.net Contact persons for Rickmers-Linie business are:


US, Japan Keen to Raise South China Sea at G-7

Map courtesy: AFP

 South China Sea warning looms over G7 summit. The United States is keen to raise the issue of South China Sea at a Group of Seven foreign ministers (G-7) meeting in Hiroshima.    The US expects that this move would likely draw an angry response from the government in Beijing


ECSA Calls for Short Sea Shipping Friendly Framework

Photo: European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA)

 European shipowners hope that the momentum created by the Dutch Presidency’s High Level Event on Short Sea Shipping held in Amsterdam last February will result in maritime directors putting Short Sea Shipping on the top priority list when they meet today in Brussels.  


MSF Restarts Mediterranean Migrant Rescues

MSF Search and Rescue boat Dignity I (Photo: MSF)

The medical relief charity Medecins sans Frontieres has relaunched rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, accusing European governments of failing to act to save migrants in peril at sea, it said on Monday.   MSF halted its maritime rescue programme in January


Gulf of Guinea Piracy a ‘Deep Concern’ -UN Security Council

Rising crime in Gulf of Guinea contrasted with declining East Coast pirates; Presidential statement condemns murders, kidnappings, hostage-taking, as UN Security Council expresses deep concern over piracy   The United Nations Security Council on Monday expressed its deep concern over piracy


World's Largest Cruise Ship, Harmony of the Seas, Tests French Waters

Photo: STX France

 Harmony of the Seas, the world's largest luxury cruise ship took to the seas for the first time on Thursday afternoon as it slides into the waters of western France, in the port of Saint Nazaire.   Thousands of people gathered at the dock to watch as the 120


Amid Sea Disputes, China to set up maritime "Judicial Center"

Scales of Jusrice Courtesy 123RF

China plans to set up an "international maritime judicial centre" to help protect the country's sovereignty and rights at sea, its top judge said on Sunday. Giving a work report at the annual meeting of China's largely rubber-stamp parliament


China Plans Maritime "Judicial Center"

China plans to set up an "international maritime judicial center" to help protect the country's sovereignty and rights at sea, its top judge said on Sunday. Giving a work report at the annual meeting of China's largely rubber-stamp parliament


Sea Level Rise Projected to Displace 13 million in U.S. by 2100

The number of people who could be displaced in U.S. coastal regions due to rising sea levels this century as a result of climate change is much higher than previously thought, with more than 13 million Americans at risk with a 6-foot (1.8 meters) rise including 6 million in Florida


Boeing Unveils Robotic Submarine

Echo Voyager. Photo: Boeing

Boeing Co. has unveiled at its Huntington Beach facility an autonomous, unmanned undersea vehicle that can be used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.   The Echo Voyager, which is 51 feet long, is capable of running on its own, unmanned


USS America Returns after Maintenance

USS America (U.S. Navy file photo)

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) has returned to sea March 21 following a 10-month post-shakedown availability maintenance period during which the crew and contractors made improvements to the ship's design.  USS America is now conducting sea trials off the coast of Southern


Indonesia Says It Has No Conflict with China in South China Sea

Indonesia has no conflict with China over the South China Sea, an Indonesian palace spokesman said on Wednesday, days after eight Chinese crew members were detained for allegedly fishing illegally in the Natuna Sea.   "There is no conflict between Indonesia and China related to the


China: No Need to "gesticulate" over South China Sea

China's Defence Ministry denounced as gesticulation on Thursday speculation it would declare an air defence zone over the disputed South China Sea, after the United States said it had told China it would not recognise one. U.S. officials have expressed concern that an international court ruling


China Switches on Lighthouse on South China Sea Island

China has begun operating a lighthouse on one of its artificial islands in the South China Sea near where a U.S. warship sailed last year to challenge China's territorial claims. China claims most of the energy-rich waters of the South China Sea


Arctic Sea Ice at Alrmingly Lower Level

Photo Credit: NASA/Operation Ice Bridge

 Low Arctic sea ice extent for March caps a highly unusual winter in the Arctic, says the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC).   In March, Arctic sea ice extent fell to its second lowest extent since 1981 — as did the overall Arctic sea ice extent for 2106.  


Euronext Says Working on Black Sea Wheat Futures

The rising influence of Black Sea markets on world prices prompted Euronext to start working on developing futures contract that would allow price hedging in one of the world's largest export zones for the grain, it said on Friday.   Production swings in the Black Sea and European Union






 
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