U.S. dredging industry takes delivery of four new vessels; U.S., Canada regulatory policy reform high on ‘wish list’

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U.S. dredging industry takes delivery of four new vessels
January 18, 2018 — Representing more than $310 million in new vessel construction in the United States, recent vessel investments include: Weeks Marine Inc.’s hopper dredge Magdalen, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation’s ATB hopper dredge Ellis Island and tug Douglas B. Mackie, and, Manson Construction Company’s cutter suction dredge Robert M. White.

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Satellites paint a detailed picture of maritime activity

  • Title Ships detected by AISSat-1
  • Released 17/01/2018 11:56 pm
  • Copyright Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
  • DescriptionIn 2010, the Norwegian Space Centre launched the AISSat-1 nanosatellite to demonstrate the detection of AIS signals, supported by ESA’s GSTP and Prodex programmes.
  • Id 389115
18 January 2018ESA has helped coastal authorities to track up to 70% more ships and pick up nearly three times more ship positions via satellite than was possible before.

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Ince & Co Chairman relocates to Piraeus to head Greek office

International law firm Ince & Co has announced today that Paul Herring, firm Chairman and Global Board Member, has been appointed as Head of its Greek office with immediate effect. Paul is widely regarded as one of the world’s pre-eminent shipping lawyers and has considerable experience of advising Greek and international clients with interests in the country. He specialises in the resolution of disputes, both in court and arbitration, and regularly advises clients ‎on the drafting of contracts for newbuilding contracts and sale and purchase agreements. He is the co-author of a leading text book on the sale of second hand ships.

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Bittium starts volume deliveries of mobile devices developed for Mexican government authorities

New branch office established in Mexico will support customers in Mexico and Latin America

Oulu, Finland, January 18, 2018 – Bittium has received the first orders from Mexican government authorities for mobile devices developed for a satellite communication system. The mobile devices have been developed in a product development project that started in the year 2015. The product development phase has been successfully concluded and the devices are now in volume production. The total value of the first orders is approximately 2 million euros and the devices will be delivered to the customers by the end of the first quarter of 2018. The mobile devices are manufactured in Finland.

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The University of Nairobi Hands the First KiboCUBE CubeSat over to JAXA Under UNOOSA-JAXA KiboCUBE Programme


January 19, 2018 (JST)

The University of Nairobi Hands the First KiboCUBE CubeSat over to 
JAXA Under UNOOSA-JAXA KiboCUBE Programme


On January 16, 2018, at the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center, the team from 
the University of Nairobi handed over to JAXA their first KiboCUBE 
CubeSat, 1KUNS-PF (1st Kenyan University Nano Satellite-Precursor 
Flight) which was developed by the team. Under the KiboCUBE 
programme between the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs 
(UNOOSA) and JAXA, 1KUNS-PF is the first CubeSat selected to be 
deployed from Kibo, the Japanese Experiment Module of the 
International Space Station (ISS). Preparation is underway to reach 
the deployment timeline, sometime this spring.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing about a new era of connectivity in the digital age, connecting critical business sectors through a network of secure data flow, analytics, and management. It’s also bringing numerous opportunities for sensor participants through security technologies required for remote services and enhanced accessibility of devices. The total sensors market in security and surveillance applications was worth $6,267.9 million in 2016, with image sensors holding the largest market share at 23 percent. The market is expected to reach $12,012.1 million by 2023.

The market is expected to reach $12,012.1 million by 2023, states Frost & Sullivan

 LONDON — 18 January 2018 — The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing about a new era of connectivity in the digital age, connecting critical business sectors through a network of secure data flow, analytics, and management. It’s also bringing numerous opportunities for sensor participants through security technologies required for remote services and enhanced accessibility of devices. The total sensors market in security and surveillance applications was worth $6,267.9 million in 2016, with image sensors holding the largest market share at 23 percent. The market is expected to reach $12,012.1 million by 2023.

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Navy officers face charges following destroyer collisions; Rolls-Royce may sell off commercial marine business

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Navy officers face charges following destroyer collisions
January 17, 2018 — Commander Bryce Benson, former commander of USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), and Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, former commander of USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), are among those facing a mix of charges —including negligent homicide — in relation to the collisions in which the two vessels were involved last year.  The June 17 collision between the Fitzgerald and ACX Crystal resulted in the death of seven sailors. The August 21 collision between the McCain and a chemical tanker resulted in the death of 10 sailors.

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