Friday, March 8, 2013

Nordic Tanker migrates to Inmarsat’s XpressLink after sea trials

Chemical tanker operator Nordic Tankers will be migrating its fleet of vessels to Inmarsat’s XpressLink service after conducting comprehensive set trials. The company opted to move from its existing service to XpressLink because it produced great results, such as reliability offered by the fully-integrated L- and Ku-band solution. The sea trials of Inmarsat’s service to garner a comprehensive evaluation of available satcom solutions took place on the 5,800dwt chemical tanker Nordic Nelly.

All in all, Nordic Tankers have a chemical tanker fleet of almost 130 vessels. The Inmarsat-managed service auto-switches between VSAT and FleetBroadband to provide broadband speeds of up to 768kbps -- a reliable and high-quality service with global coverage, all at at a fixed monthly, competitive price. The XpressLink service offers an easy upgrade to Global Xpress when Inmarsat’s high-speed Ka-band network becomes commercially available next year.

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