Tanker owner Transpetrol has signed a renewal of its VSAT contract with Marlink, which will see the vessel operator expand its use of the Sealink VSAT service to its the entire tanker fleet, as well as two planned newbuildings due for delivery within the next 18 months.
Marlink has completed the implementation of a new private Access Point Name (APN) on the Tampnet North Sea LTE network in the North Sea, to provide offshore vessels with improved 4G connectivity in addition to its satellite services as part of its hybrid communications portfolio.
Genavir, the vessel operating arm of Ifremer (the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea), has rolled out the Marlink XChange Telemed crew health and safety management service across five ocean-going research vessels; Alis, Antea, L’Atalante, Pourquoi Pas? and Thalassa.
Marlink has expanded its range of cyber security services for maritime with the addition of a new Cyber Detection system which monitors all outbound and inbound network traffic and displays alerts through a web-based dashboard.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has signed a renewed contract with Marlink for the provision of VSAT services on its fleet of four cruise vessels, while also adding two new cruise ships which are due to enter operational service in 2019.
Marlink has introduced XChange Cloud, a file storage, transfer and synchronisation system running on the company’s XChange IT and communications management platform.
Maritime satcom provider Marlink has announced two new partnerships with We4Sea and Transmetrics, to expand its portfolio of digital services for shipping clients and assist them in improving fuel efficiency and reducing operating costs.
Marlink reports that it has expanded its global VSAT network with the addition of new satellites and beams in the Americas and in the Mediterranean, extending its coverage and bandwidth capacity across these regions.
Italy-based shipping company d’Amico Group has partnered with RINA and Marlink subsidiary Telemar to build a new digital fleet operations centre in Rome, which will see the vessel operator ramp up data collection from its ships to improve performance analysis.
Marlink reports that it has added a new satellite to its VSAT network, expanding its footprint in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and adding additional Ku-band capacity for ships transiting southern routes between Asia and Africa, as well as fishing vessels operating east of Africa’s coastline and out towards the Maldives and Seychelles.
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