Transas, an Irish subsidiary of Wärtsilä, has secured a fleet operations solution (FOS) contract from Norwegian fleet operator Wilson Ship Management (WSM).

Transas will deploy the FOS on WSM vessels to enhance the connectivity and crew services. The FOS can also be used to access the fleet data from on-shore locations.

WSM will also make use of the Advanced Remote Training for Seafarers (ARTS) module of Transas, under the agreement.

The Shipping Ministry of Bangladesh has reached an agreement with Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company (BCSCL) to make use of Bangabandhu-1 satellite for the enhancement of connectivity services among 39,000 vessels in the country.

The satellite services will be used to maintain communication between the vessels in order to avoid collisions.

The beneficiaries of the deal include inland river ports, ferry terminals, and other riverside establishments.

The service is expected to be introduced by BCSCL in September.

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Arriva Danmark has awarded a contract to Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of five fully electric ferries to be deployed in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Damen will be responsible for the construction of the ferries based on the 2306 E3 model. The new ferries will be highly efficient, eco-friendly and economically viable.

“The ferries can accommodate a minimum of 60 passengers and will seamlessly fit into the existing infrastructure in Copenhagen.”

The ferries can accommodate a minimum of 60 passengers and will seamlessly fit into the existing infrastructure in Copenhagen.

Kongsberg Gruppen, a technology group based in Norway, has agreed to acquire Commercial Marine, the ship-designing arm of Rolls-Royce, for £500m ($662m).

The acquisition will not include Bergen Engines and Rolls-Royce’s naval business.

The transaction, which will be financed through an equity and bond loan, is expected to take place in the first half of next year.

The acquisition is expected to increase Kongsberg’s sales and service volumes.

BW Group, a maritime services provider based in Singapore, has agreed to acquire an additional 36.3% stake in Hafnia Tankers, a shipping company based in Denmark.

The latest deal takes the total share held by BW Group in Hafnia Tankers to 43.5%.

The majority of shares in Hafnia Tankers will be acquired through BTS, a collaboration between the Blackstone-managed fund, Tufton Oceanic, and Hartmann.