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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.

Intellian has received Inmarsat type approval for its new GX100NX antenna, authorising its use on the Global Xpress satellite network and for the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress service.

Inmarsat has signed a business cooperation agreement that allows Hyundai Global Service (HGS) to offer shipowners and managers a digital total care solution route to maritime digitalisation.

One Sea, the industry alliance that brings together exponents of autonomous ship technology, has welcomed three new members.

Inmarsat has appointed Marco Cristoforo Camporeale as Head of Maritime Digital, based in Norway.

Inmarsat has selected Airbus Defence & Space to manufacture three next-generation GX satellites (GX7, 8 & 9), with the first scheduled to launch in the first half of 2023.

Research published last year by Inmarsat on digital transformation in shipping* indicated that, on average, ship operators and managers plan to spend $2.5 million on IoT-based solutions within three years. A study from the satellite operator, which drew on a survey of 750 transport chain professionals including 125 shipowners, also indicated that maritime participants expected average IoT-driven cost savings of 14 per cent over the next five years.

Satellite communications services provider Satcom Global has announced that James Tucker has joined the company as president of the company’s Asia Pacific region.

Inmarsat and NAPA have signed an agreement to enable shipowners and managers to access and analyse real-time onboard data more efficiently through a dedicated application hosted on Inmarsat’s new Fleet Data IoT service.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 07:01

Inmarsat agrees $3.4bn takeover

Inmarsat has agreed to a US $3.4 billion takeover by the Triton Bidco consortium, which consists of UK-based Apax Partners, US-based Warburg Pincus, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. 

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