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Subject:eMaritime News for 28th September 2013

European Technology Platform on Logistics ALICE launched

The European Technology Platform on Logistics, ALICE, was officially launched in Brussels on 11 June 2013. The Platform is set-up to develop a comprehensive strategy for research, innovation and market deployment of logistics and supply chain management innovation in Europe.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/transport/news/items/alice_lauch_en.htm

 

ABC XpressLink roll-out underway

Swiss based vessel operator ABC Maritime embarked on a satcom upgrade project in 2012 that to roll out a range of high-usage communications systems across its fleet of vessels. The company says that this eases communication between the offices and the ships’ crews, with direct lines to the master and crew.

http://c181984.r84.cf1.rackcdn.com/DSOct13.pdf

 

IMO Symposium Debates a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System

The IMO Secretariat and industry partners have developed a concept document expanding on the idea of a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System. The concept lists a number of ‘imperatives’ or overall goals that IMO, in partnership with others, must aspire to in order to establish a Sustainable Maritime Transportation System.

http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/94244/imo-symposium-debates-a-sustainable-maritime-transportation-system/

 

Getting the most from GMDSS

The carriage of GMDSS equipment is a mandatory requirement on most seagoing vessels – choosing up to date and integrated technologies can help to keep the system running smoothly while reducing the total cost of ownership.

http://c181984.r84.cf1.rackcdn.com/DSOct13.pdf

 

Environmental regulations must show 'compelling need'

ICS repeats call for IMO rules to be subject to 'a full and proper cost benefit analysis'.

http://www.sustainableshipping.com/news/i125004?tag=45-113388-37368649-0-SS

 
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