Grieg Star to Improve Crew Communications with Marlink VSATs
Norwegian shipping company Grieg Star has chosen Marlink’s Sealink VSAT Premium for its entire general cargo open hatch fleet of 33 vessels. Operating on multiple routes worldwide, Grieg Star’s ships will benefit from high bandwidth global Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services with unlimited L-band back up included in the fixed monthly fee.
In order to ensure full optimization of its new Sealink VSAT Premium service, all Grieg Star vessels will also have the XChange centralized IT and communications management system installed as a solution managed by Marlink, which will help reduce the technical and administration burden for officers on board and IT staff ashore.
As part of a new managed service approach for XChange, Marlink will provide consultative services on the integration of its technology into Grieg Star’s shipping and logistics operations, supporting the company’s strategy to establish operational and financial efficiencies through the use of digital applications for i.e., condition-based maintenance and monitoring.
XChange is also the foundation for Grieg Star to improve its crew welfare offering throughout its fleet with the use of the XChange Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solution, which enables crew on-board to access the internet and call friends and family via Wi-Fi from their own smartphones, tablets and laptops.