Archives: November 2015

HARD PROBLEMS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

November 25, 2015 5:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Make no mistake, the commercial maritime industry will always revolve around heavy duty machinery and mega-machines designed to weather some of the toughest operating conditions on earth. But in recent years a proliferation of Software Solutions has evolved to help the machines operate more efficiently and cost effectively. MR editors report on latest developments in maritime specific Software Solutions.
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GETTING TO GRIPS WITH NEW OPERATIONAL CLIMATE

November 20, 2015 5:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Over the past 18 months, fluctuations in oil prices have caused serious disruptions within the oil and gas marine sector. While some tanker operators received a boost earlier this year due to the fall in oil prices, other sectors are struggling to cover their operating costs, resulting in rigs standing idle and transport vessels being kept in dock. Read the rest of this entry »

VSTEP SIMULATORS ACCREDITED BY DNV-GL

November 18, 2015 5:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Maritime simulator developer VSTEP has received DNV-GL accreditation for their recently introduced new generation of GMDSS Simulators. This certification is the latest addition to VSTEP’s range of DNV-GL certified NAUTIS maritime simulators as its GMDSS, Dynamic Positioning, Tug and Class A FMB simulators are now all fully DNV-GL certified for training in accordance with STCW and IMO requirements. Read the rest of this entry »

FRENCH PRESIDENT OPENS DP TRAINING CENTRE

November 11, 2015 5:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

French President François Hollande attended the inauguration of France’s École Nationale Supérieure Maritime’s (ENSM) new maritime simulator facility in Le Havre, France. The state-of-the-art new building is customised and designed around a ‘ship’ configuration, and features an extensive suite of ship’s bridge and engine room simulators from Kongsberg Maritime. Read the rest of this entry »