Norwegian marine geophysical company PGS has extended its non-exclusive service agreement with Radio Holland for navigation and communication services onboard nine seismic vessels in its global fleet.
Oil giant Shell has deployed a satellite-based asset management system from Globalstar in the Netherlands to manage its movable assets on land and at sea, providing a ‘track and trace’ service to keep track of location and assist in managing certification.
Marlink reports that it has extended the bandwidth and connectivity options available to both MSC Cruises and Stena Line, covering a total of more than 35 existing ships among the two operators as well as further newbuilds.
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.
SpeedCast and Korean satellite service provide KTsat report that they have been awarded a new contract to provide global Ku-band maritime communications services to up to 150 vessels, though the shipping companies in question have not been named.
Buzz Marine reports that it has delivered approximately 40 of its HubbaX 4 Duo mobile broadband systems to Humboldt Ship Management in Santiago, Chile, for use on the UltraNav and UltraTug fleets of inshore vessels, tugs and pilot boats.
EMC, recently acquired by Global Eagle Entertainment (pending closure of the deal), reports that it has taken orders to supply VSAT equipment and services for seven platform supply vessels in the North Sea as part of a four-year fleet agreement with GulfMark in Norway.
Marlink reports that it has been contracted to implement the KeepUp@Sea IT operational platform from fellow Norwegian company Palantir on 110 vessels for shipping company CMA CGM.
EMC reports that it has entered a long-term strategic agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to provide satellite internet and entertainment services to the passenger vessel operator, mixed with additional shore-based connectivity services.
Thome Ship Management has agreed a deal with KVH which will see 41 Thome vessels provided with the satellite company’s MOVIElink service, which delivers films, including the latest releases, to vessels around the world.
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