Inmarsat and OneOcean Announce Maritime Partnership
Inmarsat is teaming up with OneOcean to bring navigation digital services to maritime industry, the U.K. satellite operator announced April 15.
Under the terms of a new multi-phase agreement between the two companies, OneOcean will become an Inmarsat Certified Application Provider (CAP). OneOcean will integrate Inmarsat’s technology platform with its digital solutions to, “transform the way voyage planning software is own, updated and integrated between ship and shore.”
The software will be deployed over Inmarsat’s high-speed Fleet Connect dedicated bandwidth service,
which is completely separate from crew and business traffic and helps free-up constrained bandwidth for other essential tasks onboard and ensure safety critical navigational tools remain up to date.
“We are constantly developing new software and looking at ways to improve the ship to shore
integrated experience. This partnership supports our mission to break down barriers and create the connected ship. As a first step, I am looking forward to leveraging the benefits that Fleet Connect brings to our customers and software,” Martin Taylor, CEO of OneOcean said in a statement.