Sea IT expands Alba Tankers contract

Dec 16 2016

Alba Tankers has increased its co-operation with Sea IT.

The company has continued installing Sea IT’s patented BlueCLOUD by including two more offices located in Poland and Sweden.

This enhancement agreement also includes installations of multiple products on board the vessels ‘Atlantic’ and ‘OW Baltic’, such as BlueCONNECT, BlueSKY, BlueSTAR and the upgrade of BlueCORE. Alba already has BlueCLOUD installed at its Danish headquarters in Ålborg.

“It is great to see when customers truly benefit from Sea ITs solutions and embrace the concept throughout their organisation,” said Kristian Ryberg, Sea IT CEO.

BlueCORE is designed to optimise business processes, reduce operational costs and to ensure maximum efficiency by using all available IT resources on board. It enables a seamless integration between the crew on board and the office, enabling Alba Tankers to regard its fleet as a remote office location.

Data security will be maximised with a fully redundant, Windows-based system. It is set up to perform automatic backups on a daily basis, allowing all data stored on board to be accessible through a direct VPN connection from the office.

”Sea IT has everything we want from a vendor - excellent products and services tailored specifically for our industry along with deep understanding of the industry business challenges,” said Henrik Holst Pedersen, CEO/fleet manager at Alba Tankers.

Alba Tankers operates seven vessels. Two vessels - ‘Copenhagen’ and ‘Atlantic’ have been upgraded to BlueCORE Version 4. 

’Atlantic’ is also being fitted with BlueCONNECT, a virtual software, which provides mail, spam management, file transfer, VSAT beam switch, firewall, crew login and more.

With BlueSTAR on board, the crew will get the fastest file transfer available when near the shore. They will enjoy internet speed and file transfer up to 50 Mbps. BlueSTAR automatically switches to faster networks and the crew can choose between NMT/LTE and GSM.

The BlueSKY installation on board is a software based, virtual switch board solution. It offers the same features and functionalities as a physical switch board – but without any dedicated switch board device or space on the vessel.

”Besides installing the products, we also offer our customers to let Sea IT manage their BlueCLOUD office operations on a daily basis. This is a service many customers appreciate and helps them focus on their true core business,” said Ryberg. 


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