DOF Group reports that it has renewed its VSAT services contract with Marlink for five more years, with an option to further extend its communications capabilities.
Polish bulk carrier operator Polsteam has agreed a deal to install the mini-VSAT Broadband service from KVH on 60 vessels.
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has chosen Marlink to deliver VSAT broadband connectivity with unlimited traffic volume across its fleet of newly built containerships, including the recently named 18,800 TEU MV Barzan.
Ships Electronic Services (SES) reports that it has won a contract to supply and install the communications equipment on Condor Liberation, a new multihull high speed ferry which will operate between Poole and the Channel Islands in the UK.
MTN Communications reports that it has been selected by three cruise lines to provide passengers and crew with internet, voice communications, entertainment and content.
Imtech Marine reports that it has been selected by Marine Atlantic to deliver a VSAT ship to shore communications platform for the Canadian ferry company.
SpeedCast has announced that it has signed a ‘multi-year communications contract’ with Gearbulk, operator of the world's largest fleet of open-hatch gantry craned vessels and open-hatch jib craned vessels.
Marlink is to provide VSAT services for the entire fleet of the international dredging and offshore contractor Van Oord, a contract expected to include 30 vessels by the end of 2015.
Canadian satellite AIS service provider exactEarth has reported that it has added three new satellites to its exactView constellation, expanding the company’s space-based AIS network to eight satellites in total.
MSC Cruises has become the first cruise line in the world to begin to roll out the latest iDX 3.2 software and X7 modem from iDirect, with the aim of optimising its VSAT communications with higher throughput and improved functionality.
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