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Subject:eMaritime News for 7th June 2013

The future of maritime satcoms

Digital Ship recently organised a round table discussion session in Copenhagen, bringing together a panel of four vessel operators, two communications technology suppliers and one market forecaster to discuss the future development of satellite communications in the shipping industry. Amongst a wide range of subjects the debate covered the potential of high throughput satellites, the growth of VSAT, and where L-band may sit in the new maritime market


E-navigation today – with INS

When IMO first published the basic idea of e-navigation in 2006, it quickly became clear to
the industry that this initiative may drastically modernise maritime navigation in its core structure.The recent launching of new INS-compliant navigation systems are a first step into
the e-navigation future.


E-navigation and the future of VHF

VHF communication has been an important part of the maritime infrastructure for decades, and continues to be present on board ship as a ‘low-tech’ alternative to satcom – perhaps, given the nature of the technology, it may be possible to extend its use as part of the evolution of the e-navigation system


EU Marine Strategy Includes LNG Refuelling Infrastructure

On 13 May, the European Commission (EC) adopted an Action Plan to revitalise the marine and maritime economy in the Atlantic Ocean Area. The Plan intends to show how the EU’s Atlantic Member States (Ireland, France, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom), their regions and the Commission can help delivering growth, reducing the Atlantic area’s carbon footprint, ensuring sustainable use of the sea’s natural resources, setting up effective responses to threats and emergencies and implementing an ecosystem based management approach in Atlantic waters.


ICS, IMO to Discuss Sustainability and Shipping in Arctic

At a major Summit in Oslo on 5 June, the Board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is meeting with political leaders from major shipping nations and the Secretary General of the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) to discuss sustainability and shipping in the Arctic. The objective is to create a dynamic arena for dialogue between policy makers and the shipping industry.

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