Quay Lemon Mooring

Introduction One of the major problems for smart ports and automated shipping is the bit when the boat collides with the dock. That sounds more dramatic than it is, but all ship mooring (actually, docking) starts with a “controlled” collision between the pier and the ship and then comes the job of keeping the ship…

Press Release – Shipments Of COTM Flat Panel Antennas To Reach 100,000 By 2030

Valour Consultancy has unveiled a new report which evaluates the market for flat panel antennas developed to support comms-on-the-move applications across aviation, maritime and land mobility. The study, titled – The Future of Flat Panel Antennas – 2023, reveals that after years of hype, hardware shipments are now ramping up as several manufacturers transition from…

Rock Dodgers In The 21st Century

Introduction  In the last article, it was suggested that some of the difficulties in setting standard rates (or, at least, rates that do not fluctuate so widely) for freight shipping might be addressed by technological and strategic advances. Logistic companies like Fedex, UPS and other small freight carriers are able to record good profitability with…

Review Of Nor-Shipping 2023

Nor-Shipping 2023 was back in full swing, and Valour Consultancy was quick to join in the fun. Our analysts, Alishia Sims and Josh Flood, flew out to Oslo on Monday and returned later Thursday afternoon. It was Alishia first’s maritime conference and maybe Josh should not have told her there was a potential to meet…

How is Starlink Maritime Really Doing?

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Extends New Deal for Starlink Maritime Introduction News of Starlink Maritime deals and installations are coming thick and fast within the world of maritime satellite connectivity. Recently, the Japanese-based shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced a new deal to use Starlink Maritime via Navarino. This follows on from another deal when…