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.
Intellian Technologies reports that it’s FB250R and FB500R FleetBroadband terminals have received final approval from Inmarsat for use with the Fleet Xpress (FX) service and all associated Network Service Devices (NSD).
Cobham SATCOM and SpeedCast have announced a global framework agreement for the provision of maritime stabilised satcom antennas, which will run for three years.
Inmarsat partner Singtel has completed one of Asia’s first commercial installations of Fleet Xpress, with “K” Line Ship Management Singapore’s 9,600 TEU container ship Houston Bridge implementing the system.
Globecomm reports that it has delivered its first Inmarsat Fleet Xpress terminals to Helikon Shipping Enterprises, with two units commissioned in Globecomm’s Biddinghuizen facility and delivered to the Tsuneishi Heavy Industries Cebu shipyard in the Philippines, where the ships are under construction.
Navarino has entered into a new agreement with Inmarsat to integrate Fleet Xpress into its existing service portfolio, with a commitment to bring more than 1,200 vessels on to the Ka-band system over a six-year period.
Inmarsat has announced that its partner JSAT MOBILE Communications has signed an agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) to introduce the newly-launched Fleet Xpress service across the majority of its car carrier fleet.
Inmarsat, working with Global Xpress reseller Network Innovations (NI) and its partner Fusion Marine Technology, has signed a contract with Alaskan Leader Fisheries to install Fleet Xpress for its fleet of ships operating in the Bering Sea.
Marlink and SpeedCast have signed new ‘strategic alliances’ with Inmarsat, under which both satcom service providers have committed to each introducing approximately 2,000 vessels to Inmarsat’s new Fleet Xpress service over a five-year period – a total of some 4,000 new ships for the Ka-band VSAT service.
Inmarsat, Cobham SATCOM and Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN) have announced the largest Fleet Xpress installation project to date, with Nanjing Tanker Corporation (NTC) of China to outfit 70 ships with the Ka-band VSAT service.
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