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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:


Marine Claims & Casualty Investigation Conference

  HINODE Maritime Events is conducting the "Conference on Handling Marine Claims and Investigating Marine Casualties". According to the organisers, the program which is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Vivanta by Taj - President, Cuffe Parade


Seven Seas Explorer Spaciously Intimate

Photo: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

 The cruise ship being billed as "the most luxurious ship ever built" will also feature some of the largest cabins  and balconies afloat.   The suites on the Seven Seas Explorer, a cruise ship coming next summer, will be distinguished by some of the largest balconies at


US Plans More Maritime Drills in Asia

Image: Official Website of the United States Navy

 The United States will increase the number of drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of its new strategy to counter to China’s expansion in the South China Sea, Reuters quoted the Philippine military as saying.   Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the US Pacific Command


Russian-Chinese Naval Drills End

Chinese amphibious warship Changbaishan deploys several ZBD-05 infantry fighting vehicles as part of Joint Sea 2015 on Aug. 25, 2015. Chinese MoD Photo

 The second phase of the Russian-Chinese Joint Sea-2015 naval maneuvers has officially ended outside the port of Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East, says spokesman for the Eastern Military District Roman Martov.   "Today


MOL Renames Group Ship Management Co.

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  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced today that effective July 2, its wholly-owned ship management company for dry bulkers, New Asian Shipping Company, Limited is renamed to MOL Ship Management (Hong Kong) Company, Limited. MOL Ship Management (Hong Kong) Company


NASA to Further Develop Titan Submarine Design

Image: Titan submarine. By NASA

 Step forward the Titan Submarine, a proposal that NASA has just awarded a second round of funding through their Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. It is very much just a concept at the moment, but it is promising nonetheless.  


US Navy Promotes Security in South China Sea

U.S. Navy photo

The U.S. Navy reports its Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) has continued to patrol the South China Sea since the end of May 2015 in support of security and stability in the region, a major sea line of worldwide communication for commercial shipping traffic  


New E-learning Course for Migrant Sea Rescue

Photo: IMO

UK-based charity Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) announced its cooperation with maritime training provider Marlins on the development and endorsement of a new e-learning course addressing the rescuing of migrants at sea.   The new course, entitled Humanitarian Response


First Iranian Ship Storing Oil Sails for Asia After Nuclear Deal

An Iranian supertanker with two million barrels of oil is heading to Asia after sitting in Iranian waters for months, the first vessel storing crude offshore to sail after a nuclear deal this week, data showed on Thursday.   Iran and six major world powers reached a landmark nuclear deal on


China Conducts 8-day Naval Drills in Yellow Sea

Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Naval Fleet. Photo by Idrw

 China has launched regular military exercises in the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Strait, says the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Daily, the Chinese military's official newspaper.   The China's military newspaper reported that eight days of "military missions" had begun on


HHI’s New Weather System Helps Plan Sea Trials

Sea Weather Forecasting System Concept Diagram (Image: HHI)

A new system has been developed by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to help better manage sea trial schedules for vessels built at its Ulsan yard.   The new Sea Weather Forecasting System, developed by HHI in collaboration with Korea Institute of Ocean Science &


Japan Demands Chinese Halt to South China Sea Energy Play

Japan called on China on Tuesday to halt construction of oil-and-gas exploration platforms in the East China Sea close to waters claimed by both nations, concerned that Chinese drills could tap reservoirs that extend into Japanese territory.


China's Navy Drills in South China Sea

China said it conducted air and sea drills in the South China Sea on Tuesday as it stakes an increasingly assertive claim to virtually the whole sea despite rival claims by neighbours. The live-ammunition drills involved more than 100 ships, dozens of aircraft


BBC Chartering Opens Vietnam Office

BBC Oregon Courtesy BBC

BBC Chartering announces the opening of a new representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, starting August 1st breakbulk, and general cargo transportation due to good prospects and growth rates outperforming other countries in the region.


EMGS Reports $1.6m Multi-client Sales

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) reported multi-client sales from Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea   Marine controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) data provider EMGS informs it has entered into two new data licensing agreements with two oil companies for the provision of 3D EM data from






 
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