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First Dynamic Mesh Network for Global Mobility

Inmarsat unveiled plans for ORCHESTRA, the communications network of the future. In the largest ever transformation of its current services, Inmarsat ORCHESTRA will bring together existing geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low Earth orbit satellites (LEO) and terrestrial 5G into an integrated, high-performance solution. Whether for a ship in a crowded port, an aircraft preparing to land at LAX or a

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First President, CEO of Washington Maritime Blue

Joshua Berger

The Washington Maritime Blue Board of Directors has appointed Joshua Berger as the nonprofit organization’s first president and chief executive officer.  Berger founded the organization in 2018 as Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s Maritime Innovation Advisory Committee was completing the State’s Strategy for the Blue Economy–promoting a growing maritime economy, addressing climate impacts of the ocean and marine environment, and supporting

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First Annual Report on US Seafloor Mapping

unmapped US seafloor Jan 2020 NOAA

NOAA has released the first annual report on the progress made in mapping U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes waters. Knowledge of the depth, shape and composition of the seafloor are foundational data elements necessary to explore, sustainably develop, understand, conserve and manage U.S. coastal and offshore natural resources.    The 2019 Presidential Memorandum on Ocean Mapping of the United States

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Delivery of First IMO 2020-Compliant Marine Fuel

GP Global bunkering

GP Global has successfully delivered the first International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020-compliant bunker load of low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO).  The global conglomerate made this maiden delivery via its 6,000-tonner bunker barge at Fujairah, which will help serve the Port of Fujairah as well as adjoining ports, enabling the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to meet the IMO directive. This first bunkering of

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Lloyd’s Register Awards World’s First Digital Type Approval to HHI

LR awards world’s first digital type approval to HHI

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) has received type approval from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for the network security digital component of its Integrated Smartship Solution (ISS), confirming that the approved component performs its functionality seamlessly. The is the world’s first ever type approval of a digital component, according to LR.  Digital type approval delivers an assurance system to provide confidence

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