Hamburg-headquartered ship operator NSC-Group is to move its fleet of approximately 60 vessels to VSAT, after agreeing a 10GB per ship monthly data deal with Marlink to implement its Sealink service.
KVH has announced that Netherlands-based Vroon has extended its mini-VSAT Broadband contract covering more than 140 Vroon vessels, to begin another multi-year agreement.
MTM Ship Management (MTMSM), an operator of product and chemical tankers, bulk carriers and container ships, has extended its VSAT contract with NSSLGlobal to almost double the number of vessels using its IP@SEA service.
The Zeaborn Group has agreed a deal with Pronautas to supply a complete IT and communications system to all of the vessels in its fleet, including Sealink VSAT connectivity and the XChange platform from Marlink, dual ECDIS, and Pronautas’ ship-board virtualised client server system.
KVH reports that it has expanded its customer base on the IP-MobileCast content delivery service with a number of new shipping companies signing up in recent months.
Marlink has signed an agreement for capacity on Intelsat’s upcoming Horizons 3e satellite, an Epic-series High Throughput Satellite (HTS) to be launched in the second half of 2018 to cover Asia and the Pacific Ocean.
Setel Hellas reports that it has completed the roll out of its SeeMBox-V vessel data management system on board the vessel Equinox Eagle, for Greek shipmanagement company Equinox Maritime.
Telenor Maritime has expanded its existing communications systems agreement with Color Line to supply Wi-Fi and mobile phone services across the cruise and ferry company’s entire fleet.
Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and partner Radiance Communications have begun the deployment of maritime VSAT services across Qatari LNG transport company Nakilat’s fleet of LNG and LPG carriers.
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has installed XChange Media, Marlink’s at-sea television system, on 44 of its vessels to provide on-demand multi-lingual content for crew via their personal devices.
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