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Subject:eMaritime News for 30th November 2013

Maritime security must be seen as a profit culture, not an overhead

LLOYD’s List’s digital roundtable Future security threats for shipping brought together some of the leading experts in maritime security to debate the threat of piracy both off the east and west coast of Africa.                    


Improved port accuracy and safety through novel technology

Galileo, the multi-billion euro global navigation satellite system funded by the EU, will soon provide highly accurate and precise position measurements on Europe's roads. But the primary mode of international trade - the maritime industry, responsible for nearly 90 percent of world trade - still relies on outdated technology with limited precision capacity at a high cost and with low efficiency.


Ecdis and e-navigation would go hand in hand

The staggered roll out of ecdis will provide the navigational platform that is needed for the introduction of elements of e-navigation for the medium term. At some point ecdis will probably undergo a major revision or even replacement. But for now, improvements to existing products can only be a good thing. Successful implementation of e-navigation demands redundancy in position fixing, which should be provided by viable backup for global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).


MONALISA 2.0 : Increased Focus On Safety Of Navigation

MONALISA 2.0 is a concrete step in the process of further developing the Motorways of the Sea concept by implementing concrete pilot actions and studies that will foster deployment of new maritime services and processes.


Using low-cost Internet services for crew welfare

Whether shipowners decide to use Ku-band VSAT or remain with an L-band system, they can deploy hardware and software services that will help operators provide cost-effective voice, e-mail, messaging and Internet to their seafarers.




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