COP26 Maritime Whitepaper: Holistic repurposing of offshore energy assets

A recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights how our future energy supply needs to not only be clean but eco-remedial, with projects still possessing financial incentives to attract the necessary capital investment. This whitepaper examines the current batch of decommissioning activities in the North Sea which are progressing towards sub-optimal outcomes at…

Marlink VSAT & 4G Installation on Siem Stingray

Desk-based research will only get you so far! Senior Maritime Analyst Joshua Flood reflects on a unique site visit…  Marlink kindly invited me to follow one of the firm’s engineers for a VSAT installation. I flew to Stavanger, the Norwegian equivalent to Scotland’s oil and gas mecca, Aberdeen. Leonid, a Marlink Field Installation Engineer, met…

Onboard Connectivity Summit Preview

Our senior maritime analyst Joshua Flood discusses his upcoming session at November’s Onboard Connectivity Summit in Bremen.   About the event Accelerating Connectivity to Future Proof Operations New for 2021. Onboard Connectivity Summit 2021, co-located with Satellite Connectivity Summit 2021 and Space Tech Expo Europe 2021, brings together the maritime and aviation industries with OTT and SaaS service…

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…

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…