Inmarsat Inks New Maritime Deal With Campbell Shipping
Inmarsat has won a new deal in the maritime arena for its Fleet Xpress solution. The company announced Jan. 9 that Campbell Shipping, a Bahamas-based ship-management group, has come to a new agreement with Inmarsat which sees it add Fleet Care and Fleet Secure Endpoint to its existing 12-vessel Fleet Xpress solution. Campbell Shipping will now be able to carry out remote maintenance, support and repairs, and comprehensive network protection, on top of global coverage already provided by Fleet Xpress.
Inmarsat said Fleet Care will prove especially valuable when Campbell’s vessels are operating in isolated stretches of ocean where physical access by service technicians would be difficult. The managed program has a fixed monthly fee replacing more costly annual services. Meanwhile, amid growing concerns over maritime cyber-attacks and malware, Fleet Secure Endpoint will provide Campbell with continuous protection of all online endpoints on the vessel network, automatically monitoring, identifying and blocking threats as they arise.
“We opted to renew our contract with Inmarsat based on its extensive coverage and our positive experience working with the company so far. Ever since the upgrade to Fleet Xpress, our ships have been better connected, with crew enjoying more stable access to communication and entertainment services on board. Now, thanks to Inmarsat’s value-added applications, we can also rest assured that vessel equipment and networks are in safe hands,” Michael Dean, IT vessel manager of Campbell Shipping, said in a statement.