Singapore-based Ascenz is working towards achieving assurance from a verifier for its risk monitoring and compliance tool, Ascenz Shipulse, to be MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) compliant.

Business opportunities are looking up for ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) manufacturers on news of the ratification of IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) convention, and demand will start picking up albeit at a cautious pace.

Marlink has unveiled both a new telemedicine service, called Xchange Telemed, and the recent win of a major German satcoms contract at SMM.

France’s Total Lubmarine has launched a new single oil solution Talusia Optima, a cylinder lubricant suitable for use with fuels ranging in sulphur content from 0.0% to 3.5%.

Iridium Communications Inc. (Hall B6 Stand 228) revealed that it has shipped over 2,200 Iridium Pilot units over the last 12 months ending 30 June 2016, securing growth amidst the sluggish shipping market.

The shipping industry has to be prepared for challenges on an unprecedented scale ahead of IMO’s strictest global fuel sulphur content limit, and a clearer indication on the direction of that regulation will be heard in October this year, according to the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA).

Kelvin Hughes (Hall B6 Stand 201) has announced the launch its new 12kW X-band navigation radar transceiver at SMM 2016 in Hamburg, Germany.

Oil major ExxonMobil and the marine consultancy Fathom Maritime Intelligence have jointly come up with a report that examines the future of cylinder oil lubrication and provides advice to help vessel operators make informed decisions regarding their current and future cylinder oil choices.

The ailing container shipping market, which recently witnessed the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping, is not expected to stage a sustainable recovery until at least 2018, according to DNV GL.

Raytheon Anschütz says that its next generation Synapsis NX integrated navigation system (INS) and latest examples of smart sensors technology on display at SMM “take navigation systems to the next level”.

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