Hamburg-based shipping group Reederei Hamburger Lloyd is to move its fleet of nine container ships and six bulkers to Marlink’s Sealink Plus package, including Ku-band VSAT and unlimited L-band backup.
Turkish shipmanager Active Shipping is to implement VSAT services across its fleet of oil tankers and bulk carriers, following a deal with Marlink and its regional partner Ozsay Satellite Communications.
Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) is to install Cobham SATCOM VSAT and satellite TV (TVRO) antennas, as well as additional radio communication equipment, on six new offshore support vessels (OSVs) set to enter service on development contracts offshore Brazil during 2017 and 2018.
The Vine Trusts’ latest medical ship, MV Forth Hope, is to be outfitted with a new navigation and communications system by Ships Electronic Services (SES) ahead of an upcoming project in the Peruvian Amazon.
Silversea Cruises has agreed a deal with Telenor Maritime and SES to roll out a mobile ecosystem on board its fleet of eight vessels, including global VSAT services and mobile broadband backhaul, 3G and Wi-Fi with speeds up to 150 Mbps.
Ship management company Wallem Group has agreed a deal to make Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress Ka-band VSAT service its favoured connectivity choice for ships at sea.
Radio Holland Netherlands has been awarded a contract to supply at least 72 Spliethoff vessels with improved VSAT connectivity, covering existing installations and new additions as well as Iridium OpenPort and FleetBroadband backup connections, while also signing a Service Agreement for the maintenance of equipment on board 116 ships in the Spliethoff fleet.
Singapore based ship management company Parakou has agreed a deal to implement Satcom Global’s Aura VSAT system across its fleet of tankers, with the Ku-band service now live on eight vessels following an eight week rapid installation programme in Asia and the USA.
KVH has announced that it has begun the roll-out of its mini-VSAT system on offshore vessels operated by Smit Lamnalco, following an agreement finalised earlier this year.
Hamburg-based Leonhardt & Blumberg (L&B), an independent charter owner of handysize containerships, has become the first customer for Marlink’s new Sealink Business VSAT service, agreeing a guaranteed minimum bandwidth Ku-band package to be rolled out to its entire fleet.
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