Screaming for bandwidth? The shipowner and service provider perspective

When Satellite Network Operator Intelsat hosted a workshop in Copenhagen earlier this month, it brought together local players for a timely briefing of the VSAT/HTS landscape. MaritimeInsight was asked to moderate an informal discussion with Søren Andersen, General Manager, Marine Standards for Nordic Tankers and Freddie Hansen, CEO and Managing Director of Furuno Danmark, seeking their [more…]

Measuring the risks of social media in shipping

Social media is a serious business. We all understand that, right? Apparently not. Too few of us appear to consider who can access the information about ourselves we pile onto social media platforms or how that data is harvested and sold to people who want us to buy more things. The fact that so many [more…]

Capesize ‘uptick’ needs stronger fundamentals to turn into a summer surge

A rise in iron ore trade, higher steel prices and increased scrapping have all contributed to recent improvements but the outlook is fragile April 19, 2016. The latest Dry Bulk Freight Forecaster from Maritime Strategies International* analyses the recent uptick in the Capesize market and considers the positive trends and mitigating factors. MSI finds the [more…]

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers signs MoU with Indian Maritime University

Agreement to promote mutual understanding renews a bilateral commitment to academic and educational co-operation London and Mumbai April 15, 2016. The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the maritime industry’s only body dedicated to professional education, has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Maritime University. The MoU was signed by The Institute’s Sean Walsh [more…]

GTMaritime unveils an email service for a new era of ship to shore communications

Based on the popular GTMail platform, new software release is designed for higher bandwidth systems and retains a focus on cost control UK and Singapore, April 4, 2016. GTMaritime, the shipping industry’s leading provider of shipboard email solutions, has announced GTMailPlus, a shipboard email system designed to reflect the evolution of maritime communications. Usage of [more…]