Brittany Ferries is rolling out a full mobile ecosystem onboard its fleet of ferries and cruise ferries provided by Telenor Maritime, with the connectivity platform to include Wi-Fi, VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul.
German-based ship management company Hermann Lohmann Bereederungen (HLB) has signed a deal with NSSLGlobal to replace its legacy VSAT systems with NSSLGlobal’s FusionIP service, integrating both VSAT and 3G/4G cellular connectivity.
Dutch shipping company Spliethoff has signed a deal with AST Marine Networks, a division of The AST Group (AST), to supply global VSAT and L-band satellite communications to approximately 80 vessels across its multiple fleets.
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.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation, via its ITC Global subsidiary, has announced that it has been awarded a four-year contract by TUI Cruises for connectivity services on board two newbuild cruise ships, Mein Schiff 1 and new Mein Schiff 2.
Älvtank has begun an implementation project with Sea IT of Sweden to deliver a range of technology systems to two new vessels that are being added to the Älvtank fleet.
Germany-based Vertom-Bojen has agreed a new deal with NSSLGlobal to roll out VSAT services across its globally-trading fleet, the companies report.
A fleet of 16 dredging vessels owned and operated by CCCC Dredging Company (CDC), to be deployed in support of China’s port and infrastructure-building One Belt One Road Initiative, are to be fitted with Cobham SATCOM maritime antenna systems as part of a VSAT implementation project.
Offshore support vessel (OSV) operator Uniwise Offshore Limited is to implement the Nava maritime broadband system from Thaicom across its entire fleet of approximately 30 vessels.
Non-profit organisation Youth With A Mission Medical Ships Australia (YWAM MSA), which operates a medical ship serving the Papua New Guinea (PNG) region, has had the vessel’s VSAT communications contract with ITC Global extended by three years.
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