Danaos Shipping begins 69-vessel connectivity upgrade project

Greek company Danaos Shipping is working with Navarino on a new project to install Inmarsat Fleet Xpress (FX) across its fleet of 69 vessels, incorporating SAILOR 100 GX terminals from Cobham SATCOM.

The vessel operator has signed for a CIR (Committed Information Rate) plan to guarantee connectivity speeds regardless of vessel location, combining connectivity on FX with bandwidth management and optimisation via Navarino’s Infinity Plus service.

“We chose to partner with Navarino because they have a proven track record of being able to complete large fleet installations efficiently and with excellent support, something which we have seen first-hand in this very smoothly-coordinated partnership,” said Vasilis Fotinias, IT Manager for Danaos.

“The reliability and speed of FX offer exactly what we need for our fleet’s critical connectivity needs, and because we have chosen plans with a CIR we enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that even when our vessels are traversing busy spot beams, they continue to receive the guaranteed connection speed that they need to operate, 24/7.”

“Navarino’s Infinity solution is also very feature rich – we are currently using it as the brain of our crew network to manage and distribute connectivity to our seafarers, whose welfare and ability to connect with loved ones is one of our top priorities. Looking ahead, we are also evaluating how we can use some of Navarino’s other business-oriented services such as Spectrum and Quazar to improve the way we work, comply with regulations and to further build on the cyber security of our fleet.”

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