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…

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…

Smart Shipping Has Arrived

One thing is certain within the maritime industry, smart shipping has arrived. However, what most people will think is “What is Smart Shipping?” We look at the latest trend in ship digitlisation. After speaking to range of different players in the ecosystem; I will endeavor to try and provide some understanding of this. Smart shipping,…

Maritime connectivity acquisitions

Market Roundup on Maritime Connectivity Acquisitions

Acquisitions in Maritime Connectivity Over the last two months, the maritime and offshore satellite connectivity market has been sparked with a bout of merger and acquisition activities. Interested in other maritime acquisition news? Visit our blog homepage for more articles. Maritime Connectivity Acquisition 1: ViaSat to acquire Rignet In late December 2020, ViaSat announced an…

Marlink largest VSAT provider

Marlink Remains Largest Retail VSAT Service Provider in 2019

In Valour Consultancy’s latest report, “The Future of Maritime Connectivity – 2020 edition”, Marlink Group remained the largest retail service provider for VSAT communication services. The global service provider increased its revenue market share from 23.1 per cent in 2018, to 23.9 per cent in 2019.  Marlink has a proactive approach to customer service ensuring all its clients and their vessels are functioning at an optimal performance. This has been…

Loose Specs Sink Shipmanagers

When writing commercial articles about the maritime market, I found analogies for players in the shipping ecosystem most useful. After undertaking recent new research on satellite operators, service providers, shipping companies, ship owners (most of the time the former, however, not in some cases), ship managers and seafarers. I thought a simplification of their roles…