A.P. Moller / Maersk Retrofit Inmarsat Broadband to Shipping Fleet
[Satellite Today 09-15-08] A.P. Moller / Maersk, a Danish shipping group, has signed a contract with Marlink for a retrofit of Inmarsat FleetBroadband across its supply service and tanker fleet, Inmarsat announced Sept. 15 adding that the two-year retrofit program includes over 150 vessels operating in all parts of the world being converted to FleetBroadband in the first phase.
The program includes the possibility for a second phase to convert up to another 150 vessels operated by Maersk.
Inmarsat said the vessels will be equipped with Thrane and Thrane Sailor 500 terminals.
"Installation of the relatively small FleetBroadband terminal ensures that we can offer internet to our crews by this autumn," said Maersk spokesman Peter Faurhoj. "The installation of the FleetBroadband terminals have been outsourced to the crews on all our vessels and have received an installation pack with a computer, LAN Switch, radome mast and fittings."Â