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De Poli Tankers and Marlink Renew Multi-band Satcom Contract

By | January 10, 2018
      A De Poli Tankers vessel crashes over waves at sea. Photo: De Poli Tankers.

      A De Poli Tankers vessel crashes over waves at sea. Photo: De Poli Tankers.

      Dutch ship owner De Poli Tankers has extended its contract with Marlink, securing high-bandwidth global communication using the Sealink Plus service for its fleet of eight chemical tankers and two gas tankers. According to De Poli Tankers, it chose to retain the Sealink Plus service for the future as it combines high-bandwidth Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) with unlimited L-band back-up in a single bundle.

      De Poli Tankers first migrated to Marlink VSAT from L-band only communications in 2013 to improve fleet and business operations while offering more availability and quality for its crew communication facilities.

      Marlink delivers Sealink Plus through 1-meter Ku-band antennas, while the company’s XChange centralized IT and communications management system provides simplified administration including managing time slots for crew usage.

      Supporting De Poli Tankers to manage its fleet more effectively, Maritime Performances has also deployed Marlink’s SkyFile Mail solution including SkyFile Electronic Notice of Arrival/Departure (ENOAD), which allows users to comply with the latest U.S. Coast Guard regulations. With SkyFile ENOAD, NOAD forms can be completed electronically and delivered all within the SkyFile ecosystem.