Singapore-based MSI Ship Management has completed the roll-out of Satcom Global’s Aura Ku-band VSAT service aboard a fleet of new-build cargo vessels, which came under the company’s management in 2017.
SC Group of Thailand has agreed a deal with Thaicom distributor Ship Expert Technology Company Limited for the implementation of Thaicom’s Nava maritime communications service on its fleet of approximately 30 offshore support vessels.
Ship manager Nordic Hamburg has begun the roll-out of Ku-band VSAT services from KVH on board its vessels, with installation already completed on 13 out of the 25 ships to be fitted with the systems over the course of this year.
BW Group has extended its contract with KVH to add its connectivity services to 45 additional vessels in the fleet, joining the company’s existing LPG and LNG vessels that have used KVH’s VSAT systems and services since 2013.
Ship management company Zodiac Maritime has extended its satellite communications agreement with Satcom Global, to roll out the Satcom Global Aura VSAT service across its globally trading fleet of tankers, bulk carriers and container ships.
Thailand-based shipowner Tipco Maritime Company has installed a new hybrid satellite-GSM (LTE) communications package from Globecomm, connected and managed via Globecomm’s Nimbus network management system.
Leading global dry bulk operator Oldendorff Carriers has agreed a deal to implement a new IT and communications package across 70 owned vessels in its fleet, incorporating Fleet Xpress and the Infinity Cube system developed by maritime technology services provider Navarino.
Norddeutsche Reederei is to outfit its fleet of 50 vessels with the Navarino Infinity Cube, which will be used to manage IT networks and communications on board the company’s ships.
Telenor Maritime reports that it has expanded its long-term partnership with Stena Line, with the introduction of a new mobile ecosystem onboard its passenger ships combining 3G/4G GSM connectivity, Wi-Fi, Ka-band VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul, in addition to the existing systems onboard.
Cruise company Carnival has completed the installation of Intellian’s v240MT tri-band and multi-orbit 2.4 metre antennas onboard several of its cruise vessels, the companies report, with the equipment having been specifically designed to deliver data rates exceeding 1 Gbps.
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