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Starlink Maritime Connectivity Progress in 2022

What is Starlink Maritime? Starlink Maritime is a division of SpaceX and it’s LEO satellite connectivity network started in 2015. The company is now entering into new mobility applications that use satellite connectivity services. Starlink Maritime is the name of this satellite connectivity service being offered to maritime vessels. Introduction to Starlink Maritime Connectivity Starlink’s…

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Can AI be the Ferry Godmother?

Abstract – AI for ferries would be a game-changer Can AI be the Ferry Godmother? Artificial Intelligence (AI) for maritime applications is normally considered for larger shipping companies and major ports. These are where immediate and major advantages are easily envisaged. This tends to leave smaller operators of diverse fleets in multiple locations out of…

SMM 2022 – Maritime Connectivity Seminar

The Valour Consultancy tour bus is back on the road. Join our maritime experts at SMM in Hamburg! On 7 September, our friends at Inmarsat will be running a thought-provoking lunchtime seminar on the state of play of the maritime connectivity market. The seminar will be moderated by Joshua Flood, Co-Founder & Senior Research Consultant…

Articulating possibilities for vertical vessel design

Little Boxes made of Ticky Tacky* Having recently discussed modular maintenance, this piece examines alternative possibilities for vessel design concepts, in particular, the development of the existing Articulated Tug Barge and Stena Bulk’s Infinity concept. Separating drive train from cargo seems like a commercial winner but is it safe and reasonable? Existing Methods of Barge…

What does the future hold for maritime connectivity?

Valour Consultancy has published the 2022 edition of its flagship maritime market intelligence report. The 2022 edition of The Future of Maritime Connectivity is the report’s fourth iteration, building on extensive market data back to 2013. It offers in-depth analysis of key service providers, hardware vendors, satellite operators and technology enablers, covering all geographic regions.…

Musings from a Superyacht… event

Senior maritime consultant Joshua Flood reflects on his experience as a panel discussion moderator at Superyacht Investor 2022, which took place in London earlier this month. The “new novelty” of returning to in person events has not yet worn off, and it’s been great to catch up with old faces, and put new faces to…

Maritime Connectivity Market Share Update

Valour Consultancy recently released its second edition update of the Maritime Tracker. The database now contains details of 16,500 commercial maritime vessels, with 95 new companies having been included since the previous edition. Additionally, the container, bulk and tanker segments within the merchant market have been separated, with all installation information segmented by geographic region…

Intellian Opens New Rotterdam Facility

Intellian formally unveiled its Rotterdam European HQ with an opening party on 12 May 2022, and kindly invited Valour’s senior maritime consultant Joshua Flood to join the event. Having opened the doors in 2021, after a €6.5 million investment and team of 30+ people already in the office, the “official” opening party followed the pattern…

The Joy of Lex: Legal Issues for the Future of Shipping

Maritime law has evolved over many centuries developing from the basic original Mediterranean trading rules to all-encompassing legislation, with changes often in response to disasters, piracy or discipline issues aboard ships. Within the last two centuries, advances in naval architecture, maritime trade, and cargo handling have added to the body of rules in significant ways.…