Thome Ship Management Selects KVH Media Group’s MOVIElink Service for 41 Vessels

Under the agreement, seafarers will have ready access to a steady supply of the latest-release movies for fully licensed onboard viewing

MIDDLETOWN, RI, and LIVERPOOL, UKApril 27, 2016 – KVH Media Group, the largest and leading distributor of licensed films to the maritime market, and part of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), has announced an agreement with Thome Ship Management to provide 41 Thome vessels with the MOVIElinkTM service. Part of the Thome Group, which is one of the world’s leading ship managers, Thome Ship Management will initially roll out the MOVIElink service to product tankers and LPG carriers. Read more

KVH Continues to Dominate Global Maritime VSAT Market

Company has shipped more than 6,000 TracPhone systems for the mini-VSAT Broadband network

MIDDLETOWN, RI – April 26, 2016 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced that as of the end of 2015, it had shipped more than 6,000 TracPhone® satellite communications antenna systems for the mini-VSAT Broadbandsm network. This milestone reaffirms the company’s top market share position in the maritime VSAT industry by vessels in service, a benchmark noted in the COMSYS Maritime VSAT Report, 4th Edition, March 2015. The company also announced that it recently expanded the capacity on its global mini-VSAT Broadband network, which provides essential connectivity to vessels around the world. Read more

David Faulkner Joins Braemar SA Ports & Harbours Team

Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) is very pleased to announce the appointment of David Faulkner as ‘Manager, Ports and Harbours (Middle East)’.

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David is a Master Mariner and pilot and will be based in the Braemar SA Abu Dhabi office. He has extensive experience in providing specialist port consultancy services on aspects such as vessel manoeuvring, navigation, VTS (vessel traffic service) and marine risk, as well as providing expert opinion services to the insurance and legal markets on navigation, unsafe berth and unsafe port cases. David has worked for many years in the Middle East and will be responsible for the development of Braemar SA’s Ports & Harbours consultancy services in this market.

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Michael Holderness, Founder and Technical Director of Braemar Engineering Retires

Braemar Engineering announces the retirement of Michael Holderness, founder of Braemar Engineering (formerly Wavespec), at the end of April.

Since the establishment of  Wavespec in 1993, and through its acquisition by Seascope thence Braemar Shipping Services PLC in  2001, Mr Holderness, in the role of Technical Director, has been dedicated to leading the growth of the company’s reputation as the world’s leading consultant in the field of LNG, .  After more than twenty years in the role, Mr Holderness has made the decision that he has reached a natural break point and as such has decided to step down and begin a new chapter in his life.  Read more