Höegh Autoliners agrees IT network management deal with Marlink

Höegh Autoliners is to implement a new IT network management system following an agreement with Marlink, which will see the satcom provider’s KeepUp@Sea system installed on 38 car and truck carriers.

Onboard implementation of the service is expected to start in September, after hardware delivery and shore tests have been completed. Marlink will provide a managed service to the ships to ensure the vessel IT networks continue to operate efficiently.

KeepUp@Sea, developed by Norwegian company Palantir prior to its acquisition by Marlink, is designed to simplfy the deployment and management of IT infrastructure and software across an entire fleet. The system also offers automation and remote network management capabilities to make sure onboard IT systems are kept updated and secured.

“We are confident that Höegh Autoliners will see significant value of moving towards a maritime IT environment optimised for ‘floating offices’, including over-the-air file deployment, software updates or changes, to stay fully compliant towards both regulatory bodies and industry best practice,” said Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink.

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