Pacific International Lines (PIL), PSA International (PSA) and IBM Singapore (IBM) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Monday to explore and trial proof of concept blockchain-based supply chain business network innovations.

Marine logistics services provider Inchape Shipping Services (ISS) has advised that all ships from international waters will be required to provide a ballast water sample and report when calling at Saudi Aramco ports and terminals starting 16 August.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have invested in new satellite technology to enhance search and rescue capabilities in Singapore’s maritime and aeronautical Search and Rescue Regions (SRRs).

Brazil’s Companhia de Docas do Espírito Santo (Codesa) has implemented its first Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS) at Vitoria port, a solution that enhances safety and expands port capacity by streamlining mooring.

A new establishment named Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance was unveiled in Shanghai, China on Wednesday, setting the stage for the future launch of China’s first unmanned cargo vessel.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) have partnered to develop the next-generation vessel monitoring and support systems for commercial applications.

The IMO-run and EU-funded Global MTCC Network (GMN) has issued a call for expressions of interest from individuals within their respective organisations to become members of the GMN Project’s Global Stakeholder Committee (GSC).

Mumbai-based crew travel company Fly Hi reports that it has launched an innovative new digital e-commerce platform called Just One Click (JOC).

Global satellite communications provider Inmarsat has sealed an important deal with major ship manager Wallem Group, which has chosen its Fleet Xpress service as its favoured connectivity choice for ships at sea.

Cobham Satcom has expanded its SAILOR VSAT portfolio with a new compact 60 cm-class solution, offering Ku-band reliability and link stability on a global basis, bridging a much wider range of vessels to maritime broadband on VSAT.

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