Satlink to supply Fleet Xpress

Feb 17 2017

Cyprus-based Satlink Satellite Communications, a member of The Tototheo Group, has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to integrate Fleet Xpress (FX) into Satlink’s existing service portfolio.

Through this agreement, Satlink will bring more than 1,500 vessels to the FX service over a five-year period.

Satlink supplies services and integrates and installs satellite communications equipment on board vessels of all types.

Commenting on the agreement, Ronald Spithout, Inmarsat Maritime President, said: “Satlink is a long-standing Inmarsat Maritime Partner and we are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with this significant agreement.

“We are seeing an unprecedented uptake of the Fleet Xpress service since its launch last year, and by working with Satlink, we are able to extend our global reach and expertise to the market. The connected ship is no longer a concept, but now rapidly becoming a reality.

“With our, world-leading, high-speed broadband connectivity and a dedicated partner network, together we are revolutionising the industry and delivering tangible benefits in terms of vessel performance, driving operational efficiencies and improving the well being of the crew,” he said.

Socrates Theodossiou, joint managing director of The Tototheo Group, said: “We are delighted to enhance our long co-operation with Inmarsat with this agreement. We have a global presence and have been committed to the maritime satellite communications industry for over 30 years.

“With this strategic alliance, we look forward to utilising the innovative and dependable capabilities of Fleet Xpress for the increasing requirements of our customers in regards to broadband connectivity, and to enhance ship efficiency, crew welfare and the implementation of various ‘connected ship’ applications,” he said.


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