MSC Cruises’ new Seaside class cruise ship has set what is thought to be a new maritime VSAT throughput record, achieving bandwidth speeds of more than half a gigabit per second via its Marlink Sealink VSAT system at its service launch ceremony in Monfalcone, Italy, at the end of November.
Aker BioMarine’s Antarctic krill harvester fleet support ship, La Manche, has installed Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service following a deal with Marlink.
Maritime satellite antenna company Intellian has announced that Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), has selected its VSAT antennas to be installed across its fleet of container ships.
French cruise company Ponant has extended its VSAT and GSM services contract with Marlink, which will improve bandwidth speeds on its five-strong fleet of yachts and cruise vessels, while also adding four planned newbuilds to its communications deal.
Maritime technology company Dualog, headquartered in Tromsø, Norway, has agreed a deal to provide business e-mail and data management services to 90 vessels operated by Greece-based ship manager Thenamaris.
KVH has agreed a partnership with Ocean Exploration Trust (OET), an international scientific research organisation founded by oceanographer Dr Bob Ballard, to provide services and products to OET in exchange for feedback on various KVH products.
Dubai-based Topaz Energy and Marine has signed an agreement with Orange Business Services to implement its Maritime Connect system, a hybrid satcom and wireless communications package, to communicate with its fleet at sea and support its shore-based corporate network.
Greece-based maritime communications provider Otesat-Maritel has announced that it has agreed a new deal with Seanergy Maritime, covering the installation and provision of Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress system on the shipping company’s vessels.
Grieg Star, a shipping company headquartered in Bergen, Norway, is to roll-out a new VSAT system across its fleet of 33 General Cargo Open Hatch vessels, having agreed a deal with Marlink to implement its Sealink VSAT Premium service.
Globecomm reports that it has installed a communications package including Ku-band VSAT and Iridium Pilot on MV Baltic, the latest newbuild to join the Global Seatrade fleet.
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