Scorpio upgrades vessel hybrid comms network

Scorpio Shipmanagement has signed an agreement with Marlink to upgrade the existing hybrid VSAT network system on all vessels in its fleet, increasing the bandwidth available to its 150 vessels.

The Scorpio fleet’s hybrid network combines Ku or Ka-band VSAT with L-Band back-up and global 4G connectivity, bundled with additional security and optimisation software tools. The new agreement also includes equipment upgrades for new satellite access platforms.

The upgraded systems will support the shipping company’s roll out of a wider number of digital systems, including use of collaborative cloud-based software and applications, crew welfare and retention services, and remote access to shipboard equipment.

“Marlink’s hybrid network solution enables Scorpio Shipmanagement to gain the benefits of digitalisation, [providing] the connectivity to support our business now and give us room to grow as demands (increase) for higher performance (and) greater efficiency, while providing our crew with enhanced capabilities to stay closer with their beloved,” said Paolo Magonio, Group Procurement Manager, Scorpio Shipmanagement.

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