Carisbrooke Shipping has agreed a deal to install Marlink Ku-band VSAT on its fleet of dry cargo and multi-purpose vessels. Delivery is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
The commercial satellite communication division of Airbus Defence and Space, which is in the process of being sold to Apax Partners, is being re-branded, taking on the Marlink name to cover both indirect and direct sales in the future.
Marlink has signed a deal to continue as the Global Sponsor of the Digital Ship conference and exhibition series in 2016, for a third year running.
Airbus Group has announced that it has signed an agreement with French private equity firm, Apax Partners, for the sale of 100 per cent of its commercial satellite communication business, including direct sales arm Marlink and all reseller contracts.
Marlink reports that it has completed the deployment of VSAT services for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) aboard the largest containership ever built, with MSC Zoe joining 130 other MSC vessels using Marlink VSAT services.
Egypt headquartered Maridive Group is to migrate 24 of its Offshore Support Vessels from Marlink’s entry level VSAT service package to its WaveCall Plus service, as well as equipping one additional new build vessel with the communications system.
Greece-based Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited (EASTMED), a shipping company servicing the energy, industrial and agricultural sectors, is to install a VSAT communication system from Marlink with L-band back-up on 20 tankers and bulkers.
BP Shipping has agreed a new global multi-band VSAT deal with Marlink covering its entire tanker fleet.
Rickmers Group is to implement a new VSAT service from Marlink for its fleet of 90+ vessels, including container ships, bulk carriers and heavy lift vessels, the companies have announced.
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has managed to complete the roll-out of VSAT services to its entire fleet of 26 tankers in just three months, with the final vessel, Mutriba, completed and fully online by mid-June 2015.
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