Shipping communications group Marlink and classification society Bureau Veritas have inaugurated a close new partnership to develop cyber-secure remote services for smart ships.

The partners said the deal links Marlink’s hybrid connectivity for digital communication and operation of ships with the remote survey and safety services provided by Bureau Veritas.

The linkage will increasingly be important in helping ship operators comply with tightening carbon emission regulations as moves to decarbonise the industry gain momentum, they said.