Teekay has extended its VSAT contract with Marlink covering its entire shuttle tanker fleet, with the communications systems set to receive an upgrade following this new deal.
Marlink is extending the number of Stena Line ships connected to its multi-band communications network, with the first out of four additional vessels set to join the service now online.
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.
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.
Marlink has launched two new ‘High Speed Zones’ aimed at the leisure market and charter companies with high bandwidth demands, offering connectivity of up to 20 Mbps on existing standard equipment in specially dedicated areas in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
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.
NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft (Reederei NSB) has agreed a deal with Marlink to roll out fully managed VSAT services to its entire fleet of more than 50 vessels, including connectivity and selected related applications.
Marlink reports that it has doubled the burst speed on its Sealink VSAT services, enabling up to 3 Mbps for users on its data allowance packages as well as adding new 40, 60 and 80 gigabyte data allowances.
Marlink is to take over the business of maritime satcom provider Telemar Group, with Marlink owner Apax Partners signing a definitive agreement to acquire the company from its current shareholders.
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