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Ports and Harbours

Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) has responded to extraordinary levels of demand for its ground-breaking Fleet Xpress service by boosting from six to 33 the number of ports where a complete service installation with a flat fee is available. Fleet Xpress installation will now be available at 12 Asia Pacific ports, 11 in the Europe Middle-East and Africa region, and 10 ports in the Americas, with all work undertaken by Inmarsat-certified engineers.

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Radio Holland has created a third operating base in Brazil, Rio Grande, to serve a growing number of local customers and international ship owners calling at Brazil’s southern ports. 

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Supertankers entering the Port of Long Beach will use ABB’s marine software to produce real-time data of the keel-to-seabed clearance, improving the safety and efficiency of the operations. Sensors fitted to Tesoro vessels will send information to a Portable Surveyor Box (PSB), carried by the pilot, which will verify their route to the dock.

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MarineFields and Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) have signed an MOU to partner in investigating how sea traffic management and satellite connectivity can make port calls more efficient for all stakeholders through improved information sharing, situational awareness, optimised processes, and collaborative decision making.

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A group of children from the Suffolk Young Carers charity explored the Ipswich Haven Marina as part of an experience day organised by a team of ABP employees.

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The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has appointed Duane Kenagy as the Port of Long Beach’s Deputy Executive Director. Kenagy most recently served as Interim Chief Executive, overseeing the nation’s second-busiest seaport during the search that ended in naming Mario Cordero as Executive Director.

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Crews from ABP’s ports of Lowestoft, Ipswich and King’s Lynn took part in this year’s East Anglia Dragon Festival to raise funds for the East Coast Hospice.

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Grant workshop at the PortTwo workshops to assist applicants with their submissions for the Port of Long Beach's Community Grants Program will be held this month. The first workshop, on the Community Health Program, will be Wednesday, May 10, at 2 p.m.; the second, on the Air Filtration Program, will be Thursday, May 25, at 2 p.m.

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