Maersk Expands FleetXpress Service Agreement With Inmarsat
Inmarsat, which announced an In-Flight Connectivity deal with Saudia this week, has now announced a new maritime contract with Maersk. Inmarsat has extended its FleetXpress service agreement with Maersk Supply Service to include fleet wide IoT-based ship management connectivity on separate, dedicated bandwidths.
The extension has also enabled Maersk Supply Service to evaluate new vessel performance tools for selection. The new agreement will accommodate rapid scaling up of new IoT-based vessel performance applications fleet wide. Fleet Data and Fleet Connect offer a single IoT-based architecture capable of working with every analytics and management software in the market.
“Software-based digital solutions have a significant advantage over hardware-based counterparts as they can be deployed fleet-wide at the push of a button. By having the underlying Fleet Data, Fleet Connect infrastructure and sensor data collectors installed on our vessels, we have unlocked a portfolio of digital services which we can deploy to our fleet and bring to market in little-to-no time. As the digital ecosystem develops, more solutions will become available, increasing our ability to remain agile and support our journey to decarbonise, and entry into renewable industries,” commented Kasper Thiesen, head of IT for Maersk Supply Service.