Global Eagle Entertainment has agreed a new deal with French-owned cruise line PONANT for the delivery of new technology and satellite television services to its existing fleet and for six newbuild ships.
Genavir, the vessel operating arm of Ifremer (the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea), has rolled out the Marlink XChange Telemed crew health and safety management service across five ocean-going research vessels; Alis, Antea, L’Atalante, Pourquoi Pas? and Thalassa.
Brittany Ferries is rolling out a full mobile ecosystem onboard its fleet of ferries and cruise ferries provided by Telenor Maritime, with the connectivity platform to include Wi-Fi, VSAT and mobile broadband backhaul.
German-based ship management company Hermann Lohmann Bereederungen (HLB) has signed a deal with NSSLGlobal to replace its legacy VSAT systems with NSSLGlobal’s FusionIP service, integrating both VSAT and 3G/4G cellular connectivity.
Dutch shipping company Spliethoff has signed a deal with AST Marine Networks, a division of The AST Group (AST), to supply global VSAT and L-band satellite communications to approximately 80 vessels across its multiple fleets.
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has signed a renewed contract with Marlink for the provision of VSAT services on its fleet of four cruise vessels, while also adding two new cruise ships which are due to enter operational service in 2019.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation, via its ITC Global subsidiary, has announced that it has been awarded a four-year contract by TUI Cruises for connectivity services on board two newbuild cruise ships, Mein Schiff 1 and new Mein Schiff 2.
Älvtank has begun an implementation project with Sea IT of Sweden to deliver a range of technology systems to two new vessels that are being added to the Älvtank fleet.
Germany-based Vertom-Bojen has agreed a new deal with NSSLGlobal to roll out VSAT services across its globally-trading fleet, the companies report.
A fleet of 16 dredging vessels owned and operated by CCCC Dredging Company (CDC), to be deployed in support of China’s port and infrastructure-building One Belt One Road Initiative, are to be fitted with Cobham SATCOM maritime antenna systems as part of a VSAT implementation project.
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