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.
Dubai-based geophysical services company Polarcus has extended its global C-band VSAT contract with Marlink for a further three years.
DOF Group reports that it has renewed its VSAT services contract with Marlink for five more years, with an option to further extend its communications capabilities.
Space News has reported that Apax and Airbus Defence and Space are close to agreeing a deal on the sale of the latter’s mobile satellite communications services division, which Airbus originally bought from Apax in 2011.
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has chosen Marlink to deliver VSAT broadband connectivity with unlimited traffic volume across its fleet of newly built containerships, including the recently named 18,800 TEU MV Barzan.
Marlink has signed a partner agreement with Tampnet which will see 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) services added to its VSAT and MSS (Mobile Satellite Services) portfolio in the North Sea.
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