Cookies help us deliver the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies Dismiss

Alaskan Leader Fisheries ships to install Fleet Xpress

Inmarsat, working with Global Xpress reseller Network Innovations (NI) and its partner Fusion Marine Technology, has signed a contract with Alaskan Leader Fisheries to install Fleet Xpress for its fleet of ships operating in the Bering Sea.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Alaskan Leader Fisheries is an Alaska-based commercial fishing company, which will use the new satcom system to provide shore based sales teams with up to date information on catch qualities and weights, while also sharing and recording geographical catch areas for more targeted sustainable fishing methods.

The service will also be used to support the company’s crew welfare initiatives via access to the internet for seafarers on long voyages.

The install was led by Fusion Marine Technology and includes a Cobham 100GX 1-metre VSAT antenna, which is deployed with a FleetBroadband antenna and below deck unit to operate the Fleet Xpress service.

“Fleet Xpress is a game changer for satellite communications at sea. The new service opens up a new level of connectivity for fisheries to take advantage of real-time communication back to shore, to enhance operational performance, maximise catch potential and start selling even before they have completed their journey back to shore,” said Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Inmarsat Maritime chief sales officer.

“Through our partnership with NI, we are excited that Alaskan Leader Fisheries will be using Fleet Xpress in such hostile waters and to continue to drive innovation in sustainable fishing with highly targeted fishing methods.”{/mprestriction}

Related items

Joomla SEF URLs by Artio


Register or Login to view even more of our content. Basic registration is free.

Register now

Digital Ship magazine provides the latest information about maritime satellite communications technology, software systems, navigation technology, computer networks, data management and TMSA. It is published ten times a year.


Digital Ship Ltd
Digital Ship - Digital Energy Journal
39-41 North Road
N7 9DP
United Kingdom

Copyright © 2019 Digital Ship Ltd. All rights reserved           Cookie Policy         Privacy Policy