Turkish tanker operator signs FX deal with Marlink

Turkish tanker operator Güngen Denizcilik ve Ticaret has agreed a deal with Marlink to provide Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service for four of its six vessels, the companies report.

Gungen will use the Ka-band service together with Marlink’s own voice service provided via XChange for Fleet Xpress. The tanker firm’s Suezmaxes will use the services alongside its own firewall and server system for remote access and synchronisation, Cyberoam.

Marlink will also provide network transparency tools with the satcom package, providing users and shore staff with information on which network (Ka-band or L-band) is in use for specific tasks, to allow usage to be analysed and data intensive downloads prioritised when in areas of strongest coverage.

“Gungen is a company that follows technology very closely and we implement smart and innovative solutions on to our vessels to improve safety, efficiency and compliance,” said Burak Guler, IT Manger, Güngen Denizcilik ve Ticaret.

“We like to be ahead of the curve in terms of compliance and the advantages that technology can provide us in achieving efficiency gains and emissions reductions.”

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