Sea IT reports that it has entered into a long term ICT agreement with Veritas Tankers that will include installation of its BlueCORE Generation 4 platform, as well as BlueCONNECT, a virtualised software which acts as mail server and communications management system.
Marlink reports that it has completed the deployment of VSAT services for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) aboard the largest containership ever built, with MSC Zoe joining 130 other MSC vessels using Marlink VSAT services.
EMC has signed an agreement with Mercy Ships to expand and upgrade the satellite communication systems and services it is providing to the hospital vessel operator.
Egypt headquartered Maridive Group is to migrate 24 of its Offshore Support Vessels from Marlink’s entry level VSAT service package to its WaveCall Plus service, as well as equipping one additional new build vessel with the communications system.
Greece-based Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited (EASTMED), a shipping company servicing the energy, industrial and agricultural sectors, is to install a VSAT communication system from Marlink with L-band back-up on 20 tankers and bulkers.
U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation, a marine transportation company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, has agreed a deal with Ericsson to deliver end-to-end connected vessel and voyage optimisation solutions.
BP Shipping has agreed a new global multi-band VSAT deal with Marlink covering its entire tanker fleet.
Rickmers Group is to implement a new VSAT service from Marlink for its fleet of 90+ vessels, including container ships, bulk carriers and heavy lift vessels, the companies have announced.
Inmarsat and Intellian have announced a deal with EUKOR Car Carriers that will provide the Korean shipping company with Ka-band VSAT connectivity over Inmarsat’s new Global Xpress (GX) network.
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has managed to complete the roll-out of VSAT services to its entire fleet of 26 tankers in just three months, with the final vessel, Mutriba, completed and fully online by mid-June 2015.
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