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Polembros Shipping to Trial Starlink LEO

May 23, 2023

Marlink will install the Starlink LEO service for Athens-based ship manager Polembros Shipping, aimed at helping Polembros to extend its digital toolset to include the new LEO service to support crew welfare and remote technology.Polembros is already a user of Marlink’s hybrid network, including VSAT services across its fleet. The deployment of the SeaLink NextGen service is designed to provide faster throughput and lower latency to the company’s business and crew communications…

Thenamaris to install Starlink LEO Internet

May 31, 2023

Marlink will support shipmanager Thenamaris in its digital business transformation with the integration of Starlink within its smart hybrid network.Thenamaris is an existing user of Marlink’s Sealink VSAT with L-Band backup in part of its fleet…

Maritime Digitalization: Kongsberg Digital, Nautilus Labs Enter Partnership

Feb 12, 2021

Kongsberg Digital and Nautilus Labs announced a partnership to include the Nautilus Platform fleet and voyage optimization tool in the Kognifai open ecosystem. The agreement will see the integration of Nautilus Platform within Kognifai, complementing…

Arklow Chooses Satcom Global Aura VSAT

Jan 19, 2021

Ireland headquartered ship owner and charterer Arklow Shipping has contracted communications solutions provider Satcom Global to install Aura VSAT across 17 newbuild vessels due for delivery from 2021 onward.The new vessels will be activated on a range of Aura service packages…

World First: Activation of Commercial Iridium GMDSS onboard Norwegian Trawler

Jan 14, 2021

The town of Haugesund, Norway, home to busy waterways dotted with fishing and shipping vessels, was home to a maritime 'world first', with the announcement of the world’s first commercial Iridium GMDSS installation.The Norwegian trawler Trygvason…

Iridium's GMDSS Service Goes Live

Dec 15, 2020

Satellite communications provider Iridium Communications Inc. announced Tuesday that its Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service officially went live on Friday, December 11, ending a monopoly held by rival Inmarsat and enhancing…

COMSAT Bolsters Inmarsat Network

Jul 13, 2020

Satellite connectivity solutions provider COMSAT said it is extending the life of Inmarsat’s existing satellites through the leasing of an additional antenna at COMSAT’s Santa Paula, Calif. Teleport.  The newly leased 12.8m antenna is transmitting and receiving in both C-band and L-band frequencies…

SCG Opts for Castor 4G Package on 30 Ships

Jul 08, 2020

Shipping Company Groningen (SCG) has contracted offshore internet services provider Castor Marine to install its Global 4G Connectivity package on all 30 of its vessels. With this, the coasters will have a fast, global 4G-LTE internet connection for its crews…

Stolt Tankers Expands Partnership with Marlink

Jul 07, 2020

Maritime connectivity and IT solutions provider Marlink said it has signed a new service agreement with Stolt Tankers, extending a partnership between the two companies that began in 2011.Under the new agreement, Marlink will provide Stolt Tankers’…

Technology Enhances Crew Well-being -Report

Jun 25, 2020

A new report published by satellite communications provider Inmarsat examines the ways technology can benefit crew safety, health and wellbeing at sea, at a moment when COVID-19 has exposed the welfare of seafarers to global scrutiny.The report…

Inmarsat Extends Seafarer Support

Jun 04, 2020

Satellite communications provider Inmarsat says it continues to ramp up its response to COVID-19, with additional initiatives to improve seafarer wellbeing. These initiatives include further collaboration with ISWAN (International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network) and maritime charities…

Crowley Signs Up to Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress

May 05, 2020

Crowley Maritime Corp. has agreed a contract to install Fleet Xpress from satellite communications provider Inmarsat on a majority of its vessels.The 128-year old Florida-headquartered business owns, operates and manages a diverse fleet of close to 200 vessels…

CYSEC SA Wins Maritime Cyber Security Contract

Apr 22, 2020

CYSEC SA, a cybersecurity company from Switzerland, has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a solution mitigating the cyber risks related to ship tracking using satellite communications.The digital revolution…

Mackay Marine Open for Business in the U.A.E.

Apr 20, 2020

Mackay Marine announced the opening of its newest marine electronics service center, in Fujairah, U.A.E., located on the east coast of the Gulf of Oman.Mackay Marine–UAE provides Comm & Nav electronics sales and service to vessels in ports throughout the U…

Marlink Supporting Crews During COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 16, 2020

Satellite communication provider Marlink has launched a range of airtime packages and application solutions to support its customers in the maritime, fishing and offshore industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.The ‘StrongerTogether’ initiative…

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