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Subject:eMaritime News for 21st September 2013

Continuous emissions monitoring – sailing into murky waters?

Fulfilling requirements set down by international and national environmental monitors has become a core strategic interest for the shipping industry, as a new era of emissions monitoring legislation sails into view.


Satellite communications 'central' to improving efficiency

The technology could reduce fuel spending and emissions, says Inmarsat.


VSAT satellite capacity is expanding to meet demand

Demand for fast broadband is rising as more ship operators are using VSAT for route planning, equipment diagnostics, remote monitoring, e-learning and weather applications. There is also growth in the bandwidth needed for crew welfare services, including Internet access and onboard entertainment. Higher bandwidth capacity is needed in the cruise industry as passengers are increasingly using their own smartphones and tablets.


Cutting the costs of calls and Internet access

There are multiple ways in which crew can communicate with family, but outside coastal areas it all has to go over a satellite. For this reason, crew communication solutions are optimised for low bandwidth applications



IMO's Contribution Beyond Rio+20, 26th September 2013, London, UK

IMO will host a special one-day symposium on a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System, on 26 September 2013, World Maritime Day. The Symposium has been arranged in order to provide Member States, industry and other stakeholders an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the theme of this year's World Maritime Day theme: "Sustainable Development: IMO's contribution beyond Rio+20″.


The 8th China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair, 14th October 2013, Shenzhen China

Jointly held by the Ministry of Transport of the PRC and Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF) is the leading logistics & Transport Expo in Asia. Since its debut in 2006, the CILF has been successfully held for 7 successive years and earned a popular reputation. As a professional, effective, reliable and wide exchange platform for all players in logistics, transport and relevant industries all over the world, the CILF attracts numerous international well-known firms to exhibit and further promotes the international influence of China logistics industry.


12th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition 2014, 20th May, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Conference main theme will be Innovative Solutions to Global Trends. It is often difficult to predict future trends in seagoing operations and to set our exact requirements for such areas including equipment, personnel, training and infrastructure.  INEC 2014 aims to examine the challenges to design innovative engineering solutions to requirements and meet future scenarios for ships and submarines in service today.

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