Seafarer happiness continues to fluctuate and while better connectivity at sea is providing seafarers with greater communication to home, increasing workload stress related to IMO 2020, limited access to welfare facilities ashore, and racism at sea are having detrimental effects on seafarer welfare today.
“One size doesn’t always fit all, especially when it comes to the digitalisation of a ship. Digitalisation can, and should, be customised to meet the needs of individual companies and vessels,” says Dominique Audion, COO, IEC Telecom Group.
Inmarsat and ITC Global have announced a five-year strategic collaboration to combine the organisations’ services to offer broadband and high-value connectivity solutions to customers in the maritime, yachting and offshore energy sectors.
Piraeus-based Virtual Maritime Services (VMS SA) has launched a new service to provide commercial vessels with a high-speed connectivity, voice and data service technology with IoT capabilities.
In the glamorous surroundings of Athens’ Grand Hyatt Hotel overlooking the Acropolis, Navarino celebrated becoming the first Inmarsat Valued Added Reseller to reach its Fleet Xpress commitment of 1,250 activations.
German ship manager and independent charter owner of containerships Leonhardt & Blumberg (L&B) has renewed its long-standing partnership with Marlink for the provision of global VSAT connectivity.
OneWeb and OneWeb Satellites, a joint venture between Airbus and OneWeb, have announced plans to advance the OneWeb Responsible Space program with a commitment to implement an advanced-technology grappling fixture, developed by Altius Space Machines, on OneWeb’s satellites.
Marlink has unveiled BridgeLink, a technology agnostic solutions portfolio designed to interconnect on board Operational Technology (OT) within a standardised data structure.
French shipping company ‘Ocean Fresh Water’ (OFW) ships has selected Marlink to provide its multi-band connectivity solution, combining high-throughput global VSAT with an L-band back-up for connectivity redundancy.
OneWeb will host a roundtable in London on Wednesday November 6 to discuss what the new age of ubiquitous, reliable broadband could hold for the Arctic.
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