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Subject:eMaritime News for 17th December 2012

ISF Issues New Guide on ILO Maritime Labour Convention

In order to help employers ensure compliance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), which will enter into force in August 2013, the International Shipping Federation (ISF) has published new and comprehensive Guidelines on the Application of the ILO MLC.

Let the battle of the VSAT Bands begin

Rising demand for broadband communications and changes coming in technology means that 2013 will see a battle royal in the maritime satcoms industry. The skirmishes of 2012 will intensify as satellite operators begin to commission more advanced assets and introduce Ka-band services. Competition is good for shipowners as it can lead to cost reductions and technical innovation

BP agrees fleet-wide VVOS contract

Jeppesen has agreed a deal to supply its vessel optimisation systems to BP Shipping’s fleet of ships – a significant further move by Jeppesen into the voyage management software sector.

Reaching a decision on crew internet

With the myriad of available options in the satellite communications market, shipping companies looking to provide internet services to their crew face the challenge of deciding which offering best suits their business needs as well as the needs of their seafarers.

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