In depth articles
In this section you will find articles by our Grupo Arbulu experts on current issues related to the sectors of activity or to technological solutions provided by our companies. The articles will deal with topics such as the digitization of the maritime sector, on-board satellite communication solutions, artificial intelligence, electronic monitoring, Big Data, etc.
e3 systems evaluation of Starlink Maritime
Author: Roger Horner
There have been significant advances with the launch of the Starlink Maritime system on 7th July. We began our hands-on evaluation plus the installation of the system on a client’s yacht. We have been monitoring progress with feedback from the client, and finally we have a small update from other LEO service providers.Read article
Is a battery powered container ship possible?
Author: Jorge Rozados
Electrification in means of transport is a settled and established trend in first world countries. Society looks to other sources of pollution, and logically questioning why not do the same with shipping, responsible for 3% per year of total greenhouse gas emissions on the entire planet? Jorge Rozados analyzes the situation in this interesting article.Read article
Decarbonization of Shipping
Author: Jorge Rozados
In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the ‘Initial IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships’, the first tangible achievement of the roadmap This article assesses the evolution of GHG emissions in the global maritime industry and the necessary efforts to reduce the emissions by 2050.
Broadband satellite communication makes its way into the Namibian fleet
Author: Francois du Troit
Never before has the demand for voice and data communications become as apparent as during this period in modern history. The coastline of Namibia is barren and desolate with only a handful of towns dotted along its entirety. As the local telecom operators’ LTE networks only cater for the populated areas, use of the technology do not extend for use out at sea, especially out on the fishing grounds.
Therefore, whilst crew might enjoy broadband access when in port or just off port limits, connection is lost once they set sail for the fishing grounds.Namibia’s fishing fleet, albeit small in size, covers several sectors of the industry. The most dominant are the deep-sea trawlers and longlines whom can operate anywhere between a week and 3 months at sea.
On board efficiency: the aim of Grupo Arbulu companies
Author: Iñaki Arbulu
Whether they are fishing vessels, shipping vessels or mega yachts, there is a common need: to improve efficiency in order to make life on board easier. And that is what the companies of Grupo Arbulu are fully committed to, some offering an expert and high -quality on board service, others developing solutions that improve vessel operations through highly innovative technologies, others providing advice and supplying the most efficient solutions, and others guaranteeing uninterrupted connectivity to facilitate life on board. Regardless of the speciality or niche market of each of the Grupo Arbulu companies, their final aim remains the same: to improve their clients efficiency in all operations.Read article
New technologies and innovations in satellite communications
Author: Roger Horner
Nowadays, our man-made technology has expanded and penetrated every corner of our lives for good and for bad. It is certainly partly responsible for aggravating but also for helping to combat climate change. It has enabled the faster production of new vaccines. It has changed the way wars are waged.Read article
Artificial Intelligence applied to tuna fisheries
Author: Carlos Groba
Four years of uninterrupted R&D work to launch the M3iGO to the market. The introduction of this buoy in the market represents a disruptive change in the tuna fishing industry. It is the first buoy capable of discerning within the acoustic rebound what is commercial fish and what is not.Read article
Connectivity at sea: an end to end matter
Author: Claude Broudeur
The satellite telecommunications industry has undergone major changes in recent years, with a significant increase in bandwidth and a wider range of available services.Read article