FX roll-out completed on Roxana Shipping tanker fleet

Roxana Shipping has completed a major technology upgrade project on all 10 vessels in its tanker fleet, installing Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress VSAT service on the ships to provide access to a wider range of online applications.

Under a deal agreed with Navarino, the project has provided each vessel with a 2 Mb FX package, in combination with Navarino’s Infinity Plus network management system and Cobham 60 GX antennas.

“Having recently completed the roll-out of Fleet Xpress on our tanker fleet with Navarino, we are more than happy with the benefits that the system offers,” said Stelios Kontozoglou, IT Manager and Cyber Security Officer for Roxana.

“The increased bandwidth and lower latency has been a game-changer, facilitating a number of possibilities that were just not feasible before, including easier remote support, faster, low-cost crew internet and the ability to exchange large amounts of data with the vessel without restrictions or monthly quotas.”

“Furthermore, the lower latency makes a big difference to using on-line applications such as remote inspections and audits, remote control, teleconferencing and so on. Cost control is also made much simpler thanks to FX’s fixed fee, All You Can Eat model each month, with no unexpected cost surprises.”

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