Elaborate Communications delighted to be working with ShipMoney

Leading maritime PR and publishing agency, Elaborate Communications, is delighted to announce that it is handling the Press and Public Relations for ShipMoney.

 ShipMoney is a global maritime financial services company, offering products for owners, managers and crew which includes a prepaid Visa payroll card that provides an alternative for crew receiving wages in cash or wired home; and a prepaid Visa purchasing card that provides an alternative way for Masters to pay for provisions, emergency repairs and other ship expenses.

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Norsafe has signed a new contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV)

On Wednesday 21st DeNorsafe Magnum 750 MKII for KBVcember, Norsafe signed another new contract with the Swedish Coast Guard (KBV) to deliver nine new Magnum 750 MKII boats. The boats are specially developed in close cooperation with KBV and are a continuation of seven boats already delivered between 2015 and 2016.

“It is hard to imagine a better Christmas present than this”, said Kjell Sørensen, SVP of sales at Norsafe. “This shows that Norsafe is recognised as a high quality provider of specialised boats. The new boats will be delivered over the course of the new year.”

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Hill Dickinson Further Strengthens Marine Practice

International law firm Hill Dickinson has reached an agreement that will bring the shipping practice of Swinnerton Moore LLP to the firm.

The agreement is expected to be finalised by the end of February and will see founding partners Tony Swinnerton and Lewis Moore join Hill Dickinson’s City of London office. Tony and Lewis bring with them an established roster of distinguished clients from across the international marine market.

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InterManager President’s New Year message: 2016 tested us, but let’s make 2017 the year that drives us

Bjorn JebsenThere is no shying away from the fact that 2016 has been a difficult year for our industry. The frighteningly low freight markets domino effect on the whole industry has tested even the most seasoned of maritime professionals.

As owners began to tighten their belts, managers were being squeezed even tighter they had to make decisions based purely on cash flows rather than investment potential. The overall effect being on the quality of service managers can offer not only owners but also seafarers.

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Vroon Extends 140-plus Vessel Contract for KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Solution

Successful five-year contract for VSAT broadband connectivity is extended, and more vessels to be provided with KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service and KVH OneCare services

MIDDLETOWN, RI – December 14, 2016 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has announced that Netherlands-based Vroon has extended its contract for KVH’s maritime satellite communications solution, choosing the mini-VSAT Broadbandsm network for connectivity services onboard more than 140 Vroon vessels.

“In working with KVH during the past five years, we realized that having a reliable communications partner is essential to the smooth operation of our vessels and welfare of our crews,” says Rob Frenks, Vroon’s group ICT manager. “We also witnessed firsthand the advantage of the IP-MobileCast entertainment packages in enhancing crew welfare. KVH offers us a total and affordable managed service that brings together proven hardware and a fully integrated global network management system that will support our business for years to come.”

The multi-year contract also includes KVH’s IP-MobileCastTM service for news, sports, movie, and TV delivery, and preventive maintenance checks to ensure peak performance on all fielded systems as part of the KVH OneCareTM program.

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