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Marintec China 2017 – One Week to Go !

Next week, the grandiose biennial shipping event “Marintec China 2017” will once again open in Shanghai.  For four days, 5-6-7-8 December, the main players of the maritime industry – ship operators, ship builders, equipment suppliers, seaport operators, ship brokers, insurers, journalists and mariners themselves – will convene at the huge Shanghai New International Expo Centre

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Technical Training Course in Italy

Technical training is the backbone of after-sales service in the marine industry.  Highlander runs training courses on a continual basis around the World and during the third week of October 2017 held a course in VDR, ECDIS and ARPA radar.  The course took place in Central Italy in the seaside city of San Benedetto del

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Marintec China 2017 Draws Near

The countdown is on for Asia’s largest marine equipment exhibition, Marintec China 2017, held at the huge New International Expo Centre of Shanghai. The biennial event is an unwavering appointment for Highlander.  The company brandishes a very large, two-tier stand in which it displays its technologies and products. This year promises ever more excitement, in

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Scientific Research Vessel “Tan Kah Kee”

Guangzhou Shipyard International has delivered a new 78-meter scientific research vessel, named “Tan Kah Kee,” to its owner, the Oceanography and Geophysics College of Xiamen University.  The vessel, named for the university’s illustrious founder, Mr. Chen Jia Geng (Tan Kah Kee), is chiefly meant for deep sea underwater exploration. The “Jia Geng” is newsworthy for

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MED Type Approval for New Series 600 ECDIS

Type approval has been officially received from the notified body DNV-GL for Highlander’s third-generation ECDIS, denominated “HLD-ECDIS 600.”  This latest ECDIS, developed entirely in-house, is a meaningful step forward for Highlander, in the sense that its predecessor, the “HLD-ECDIS 100” was built around other-make software on an OEM licensing basis.  The new Series 600 ECDIS

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A Large Surveillance Radar Network for Hainan Province

The Hainan Province Marine Management Bureau has entered into agreement with Highlander for the realization of a large radar surveillance system. As the smallest and southermost of China’s 23 provinces, the island of Hainan has special needs for watching over fishing operations, maritime traffic and other kinds of littoral activity. The radar network will produce

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More Deliveries of Shipboard Integrated Navigation Systems

In spite of the cyclic slump in the ship building industry, Highlander is enjoying a satisfactory year for deliveries of its integrated navigation systems. The Highlander INS development program was initiated seven years ago. It has taken copious investment of capital to enable what has become one of the company’s most significant and intensive engineering

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China’s Coastal Surveillance Bolstered by Highlander Radars

Highlander has commenced delivery of 20 radars and other electronic equipment for a surveillance network in Zhejaing Province. The network, destined mainly for fisheries law enforcement, features unique signal processing able to find small, illusive vessels and objects. Detection is achieved automatically by virtue of intelligent computer-based target tracking. The radar system supports a wide range of

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Highlander’s Fifteen Year Anniversary

Colourful festivities were held in Beijing to celebrate Highlander’s Year Fifteen. Guests from the shipping industry and other economic sectors as well as academic and governmental officials joined Highlander employees in their gala dinner, alive with music, dancing and theatrics. Founders Shen Wanqiu and Wei Fajun gave dissertations that recalled the arduous climb from nascent VDR maker to today’s

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New Highlander VDRs for Spanish RoRo Passenger Ferries

A pair of Italian-built, roll-on/roll-off passenger ferries has been retrofitted in Spain with new Highlander voyage data recorders (VDRs).  The two ferries, Sicilia and Napoles, are on a long-term charter to the large Spanish ferry operator Balearia, and are a vital part of its Mediterranean network.  Both of the vessels connect the Balearic Island ports