Maersk sustainability efforts are gathering pace

Is there Methanol in Maersk’s Madness?

Maersk Line, responsible for 17% of the global container shipping market, has made its most significant step yet towards greater maritime fuel sustainability. The Danish company has ordered eight vessels – each with a nominal capacity of approximately 16,000 containers – that can run on green bio-methanol, industrial methanol (extracted from natural gas) or low-sulphur…

New airlines launched in 2021 are investing in new aircraft cabin technology

Airlines Born in the Post-COVID World are Embracing Digitalisation

In spite of challenging market conditions, a considerable number of new airlines have launched during 2021. Many are embracing aircraft digitalisation to get passengers flying again. Valour Consultancy examines some of the recently announced airline technology partnerships. The COVID-19 pandemic still looms large over the commercial aviation sector, with many airlines now looking to 2022…

Inmarsat Orchestra

Inmarsat’s Orchestra is a shiny toy but the real value is in the message it sends

Two weeks ago, Inmarsat unveiled its plans for Orchestra, a new communications network. According to the company’s press release, it will seamlessly integrate GEO, LEO and terrestrial 5G for mobility applications. My colleagues, Joshua Flood and Craig Foster, recently published their own thoughts on the implications of Inmarsat Orchestra for the maritime and business aviation…

Viasat RigNet acquisition

Viasat RigNet acquisition – who benefits and why?

Having completed its acquisition of RigNet on 30 April 2021, Viasat can look forward to achieving its stated aims of expanding and diversifying its commercial connectivity portfolio, while adding complementary technology. The expected benefits of the Viasat RigNet acquisition include: Enhancements to Viasat’s sector expertise Expansion into adjacent industries New customer base Infrastructure service New…

IFC business models are changing

Consumer Habits Simplify the IFC Business Model

Covid-19 has had a remarkable impact on consumer behaviours. In this article, we consider the impact of accelerating digital trends on the IFC Business Model. Can airlines pursue a simple approach to in-flight connectivity? Background A pandemic-fueled 18 months has given rise to an undeniable acceleration in the way people go about their daily lives.…

Smart Shipping strategies

Evolution of Maritime Smart Shipping Strategies

Over the last few months, the topic of smart shipping and the various purposes of maritime IoT has been receiving increased media attention. A key point to remember is these terms mean different things to different people within the shipping ecosystem. I will attempt to shed some light upon these….The uses of smart shipping technology…