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.
Brazilian-based Transpetro, transport provider for the state-owned Petrobras oil and gas company, has selected KVH as its VSAT provider for the majority of its tankers after the completion of a satcom tender process.
Germany-based shipping company Briese Schiffahrts has agreed a deal with Globecomm for the provision of Ku-band VSAT connectivity and related services to a fleet of newbuild vessels expected to have completed delivery by the end of the year.
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