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Maersk Supply Service extends Fleet Xpress contract

Eric Griffin, VP of offshore energy, Inmarsat Maritime Eric Griffin, VP of offshore energy, Inmarsat Maritime

Maersk Supply Service has extended its Fleet Xpress contract with Inmarsat for three further years and signed up to the company’s new dedicated bandwidth service for charterers.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}40 Maersk Supply vessels deployed off Europe, the Americas West Africa, South East Asia and Australia, ten of which have been built in the last three years, will make use of Fleet Xpress. According to Maersk Supply Service, it is a strong advocate for digital solutions that use high quality data to optimise vessel operations, having recently adopted a new energy advisory system in support of an initial target to reduce fuel consumption by 5 per cent by 2020.

“We are delighted that Maersk Supply Service has committed to Fleet Xpress to enable its digitalisation strategy and in particular that the company will use our new dedicated bandwidth service to provide its charterers with their own connection through the same terminal and hardware on the vessel,” said Eric Griffin, VP of offshore energy, Inmarsat Maritime.

The new Charterer plans on Fleet Xpress have been designed specifically for Offshore Supply vessel operators to meet the increasing connectivity requirements of third-party charterers and to run across dedicated bandwidth that does not interrupt the vessel’s primary bandwidth.

“IT solutions that offer us and our customers greater control and flexibility over data management are key to any initiatives that seek to achieve smarter and more agile vessel performance,” said Maersk Supply Service chief information officer, Thomas Stampe.

Since its launch in March 2016, Fleet Xpress has been installed on board around 7,000 ships. A report published in 2018 by market analyst Euroconsult indicated that Fleet Xpress was the fastest growing maritime VSAT service.{/mprestriction}

 

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