Calm Seas and Smooth Surfing

This is all in the future. But what about the future future? Almost all the projects described in the last article, bar one or two, are retrofits of existing vessels. They are the projects of specialist technologically advanced consortia. As the demand for autonomous shipping grips the maritime fleet owners, they will look to the…

Container merchant vessel

Time to Get Your Assets in Gear

For some time, the maritime and offshore industry has been dipping its toe into the potential benefit pool of remote monitoring, predictive maintenance and reliability surveillance of its remote assets. This is the result of two threads of development; one coming from deep water inshore and one going from inshore towards deep water. Almost all…

Speedcast Share Price Drops 40%

Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) share price fell 40% on 2nd July, wiping $340m off its value. The market reacted to an announcement the company made earlier on Tuesday morning, in which the firm downgraded its revenue expectations for 2019. Speedcast confirmed full year earnings were expected to be in the range of $200m to…

Maritime Shipping And Industry Guidelines Against Cyber-Insecurity

As shipping communication capabilities continue to improve, are we at greater risk of a maritime cyber-attack? In a recent article, Maritime Digitalization and Communications – a magazine that publishes industry-wide news concerning maritime – presented a brief outline of major technologies that would transform the industry in 2019. From significant increases in IoT technology to…

Satellites-U-Like

On 7th of March 2019, Inmarsat PLC announced its unaudited financial results for the year ended 31 December 2018, resulting in its share price rising from £399 to £453 over a four-day period post announcement, equating to 13.5 per cent increased, on the perception of this “excellent” performance. Inmarsat has exceeded expectations in both revenue…

Maritime energy is a lesser-known fuel source

Dr Jekyll and Methane Hydrate

Foreshadowing Valour Consultancy’s report entitled “A Deep Dive Insight into Maritime Energy”, this is a snapshot of a lesser publicised source of energy that is about to be exploited. So, what are the pros and cons of maritime energy? The largest reservoir of untapped hydrocarbon energy in the world is not in some Sheikh’s back…

onboard crew communications

Recruiting and Retaining Crew in a New Digital Age

Maritime communications have evolved at a phenomenal rate ever since broadband connectivity made a successful impact in the way people communicate with everyone at work. Since SatCom service providers offer new connectivity packages that allow for higher digital data exchange capacities, new broadband solutions for crew onboard are also emerging with different allocations of data…