A new book landed on Seatrade Insider's editorial desk this week for review. Entitled ShipStyle: Modernism and Modernity at Sea in the 20th Century, this lavish study on some of the world's ocean liners, ferries and cruise ships examines the often-overlooked influence of Modernism on ship design in the 20th century.
MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), global provider of communications, connectivity, and content services to remote locations around the world, today announced a major addition to its MTN Worldwide TV service, which broadcasts live programming to cruise ships at sea.
Both Cruise & Maritime Voyages ships have had exterior face lifts with the addition of company logos, including the letters CMV painted on their funnels.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is using MOGIS (Mobile GSM Infrastructure over Satellite) technology, supplied by Siemens, to enable passengers onboard Europa to make and receive mobile phone calls anywhere in the world.
Wärtsilä has launched what it claims is a groundbreaking Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS), designed to provide customers with real-time data and advanced analytics on the condition of a vessel's propulsion equipment. Ship owners will have access to information and analysis needed to ensure that propulsion systems operate at peak efficiency throughout their lifecycle, it reports.
A new series of shipboard machinery automation solutions, marketed by Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit under the VisionMaster label, is being introduced to provide cost-effective solutions for small- to medium-size commercial vessels. The hardware is type approved to meet the requirements of major classification societies for unmanned machinery space operation.