Belgium: Marlink Secures Contract with Simon Mokster Shipping

Marlink, the largest provider of maritime satellite communications, has recently extended its contract with offshore vessel operator Simon Møkster Shipping AS for a further 5 years. As part of the latest agreement, Marlink will continue the provision of its Sealink™ VSAT services aboard 18 existing vessels, as well as supply to five new vessels scheduled for build in 2011 and 2012.

Flexibility and quality of services is an important factor for us as we require satellite communications to facilitate an extensive range of business critical applications.Marlink, including its support team at Eik teleport, is able to ensure outstanding control of its services, offering us the flexibility and reliability we need to operate effectively,” comments Gunnar Løtveit IT/Data Supervisor for Simon Møkster Shipping AS.

Simon Møkster Shipping AS operates its fleet of vessels primarily in the North Sea within the areas of Platform Supply, Anchor Handling, Sub Sea, Ro-Ro cargo and Emergency Services. The company has worked with Marlink for over ten years. This latest contract will see Marlink supply its innovative satellite communications services to a total of 23 vessels in the Simon Møkster fleet.

Commenting on the renewed contract, Tore Morten Olsen, CEO, Marlink, said: “I am delighted that we have once again been able to satisfy the requirements of Simon Møkster Shipping AS, which has resulted in the extension of an already long-term relationship with the company. Through our ownership of teleports globally, including Eik in Norway, we are able to ensure the provision of high quality, flexible services that are backed by our on-going commitment to customer support. These invaluable capabilities proved to be vital in securing the latest contract with Simon Møkster Shipping AS.”

Marlink is a global satellite communications provider, offering maritime customers a single source for a broad range of voice and data solutions, backed by an established service and support network. Marlink offers on-demand services such as Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya, as well as its own range of C-band and Ku-band VSAT solutions. Across its wide range of satellite communications products and solutions, Marlink routes communications through its own teleports to ensure high quality, reliability and flexibility for Marlink customers. With offices worldwide, including Athens, Brussels, Dubai, Hamburg, Houston, London, Mumbai, Oslo, Singapore, Stavanger, Tokyo and Washington, DC, Marlink delivers a wide choice in satellite communication solutions as well as installation and customer support on a global basis.

Source: Marlink, August 10, 2011;

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