GNS and StormGeo have forged a strategic partnership to bring together navigation and weather solutions for their global shipping company customers which have more than 20,000 vessels.

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) and Singapore’s technology firm Ascenz have penned an agreement to provide ship performance and monitoring solutions to global shipowners, tapping on Ascenz’s real-time ship performance and monitoring solution named Shipulse.

Shell Marine has come up with a new and unique approach to lubricants management for ships with the introduction of its Marine Integrated Lubrication and Expert Solutions (MILES) programme.

Today’s challenging business environment for shipping is less a short-lived crisis than the new normal ran the underlying premise of the inaugural Dubai Maritime Agenda 2015 conference, which was attended by some 300 regional and international shipping executives in the UAE this week.

ChartCo has announced the acquisition of Regs4Ships, a provider of digital regulatory information, consultancy and training, providing a “single integrated solution” for compliance with digital maritime regulations.

Classification society DNV GL has launched a new service named Build2Design to help shipyards and shipowners improve the fuel economy of their ships.

Crowley Maritime Corp’s solutions group is expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific market by opening a new project management office in Singapore and building two new heavy-lift deck cargo barges for dedicated use in the region.