Greece-based Thenamaris Ship Management has begun a fleet-wide rollout of Inmarsat’s Ka-band Fleet Xpress (FX) service following the agreement of a contract with satellite communications provider Navarino.
Russian fishing fleet operator Dobroflot Corporate Group is to implement VSAT communications systems from Orange Business Services on 14 vessels following the agreement of a new contract.
Following a successful initial trial project, NSSLGlobal reports that it has signed a new contract with Green Reefers which will see Ku-band VSAT systems installed on board more than 18 cargo vessels.
Hapag-Lloyd has agreed a five-year deal with Inmarsat to migrate approximately 80 owned ships to services enabled for Fleet Xpress.
Fleet Management Limited (FML), which manages a fleet of over 400 vessels of various types with more than 14,000 crew, reports that it has upgraded all vessels previously equipped with Inmarsat’s XpressLink Ku-band service to the Ka-band Fleet Xpress service, and expects to roll out Fleet Xpress to the majority of its fleet globally by 2018.
Global Eagle Entertainment has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) to provide internet and entertainment services across its Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) brand’s fleet of 14 ships.
Pacific Basin Shipping has completed the deployment of KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband system across its entire owned fleet of Handysize and Supramax dry bulk ships, totaling 99 vessels.
Turkey-headquartered Statu Shipping is to migrate its 11-vessel bulk container fleet to VSAT, using Marlink’s Sealink system and new 1GB allowance plans following a deal between Statu and local Marlink partner Ozsay Satellite Communications.
Hyproc Shipping Company has completed the installation of the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Ka-band service on board its LNG and LPG tanker vessel Tessala, with the installation and commissioning carried out by Fleet Xpress value added reseller Singtel.
Turkish shipping and container company, Arkas Line (part of Arkas Holding), has agreed a deal with Orange Business Services to implement a hybrid comms network, including Orange’s communications management platform Maritime Connect and associated security services.
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