Norway: Marlink Signs SCAP FleetBroadband Contract with Wilson Ship Management
Marlink, the global provider of maritime satellite communications, has signed an agreement with Wilson Ship Management, one of the largest shipping operators in the European short sea segment, to provide 80 of its ships with SCAP FleetBroadband on a 36 month contract. The contract is a full service package including both hardware from Thrane and Thrane and airtime.
Marlink has been awarded the contract due to its strong customer support and the ability to offer a total package tailored specifically to the requirements of Wilson Ship Management.
Other Marlink Value Added Services have been included in the contract such as such as Vizada Traffic Manager and Data Manager. A specially designed Data Manager fleet log-in has also been created for Wilson in order to keep the management of fleet wide system settings as easy as possible.
Marlink CEO, Tore Morten Olsen commented, “This is an important contract for Marlink, as Wilson Ship Management is a major operator in this sector with over 110 ships in its fleet. Being able to offer, install and service the complete package has meant that we can deliver and have their communication systems in full operation in the shortest time possible. This extremely important factor was taken into consideration when the management team at Wilson made their decision. While this order is for 36 months we are confident in our service and will ensure that this is a long term relationship in the future.”
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, September 9, 2011.