Inmarsat to sell Fleet Xpress directly to shipyards

Inmarsat has moved to make its Fleet Xpress VSAT service available to shipyards, for installation during new building to allow owners to have a pre-fitted satcom system included in the initial cost of the vessel.

“Fleet Xpress for shipyards is a game-changer for shipbuilders and owners alike, streamlining installation, providing remote connectivity from vessel launch and enabling optimal integration between integral onboard systems,” said Ben Palmer, President, Inmarsat Maritime.

“We are delighted to collaborate on the shipyard offering with JRC and Intellian, two of our value-added manufacturers and trusted partners.”

“Fleet Xpress for shipyards gives shipbuilders the competitive edge of being able to pre-install Inmarsat’s industry-leading Fleet Xpress service. Early interest in the solution has been strong. With the first implementations executed, we already have several more projects in the pipeline.”

All terminals, cables, and below deck units are installed as a Fleet Xpress line-fit service, allowing the yard to deliver connectivity for the new owners from the first voyage.

“Working with Inmarsat to deliver Fleet Xpress for shipyards allows us to strengthen our relationship with yards as a technology partner for smart vessels,” said Eric Sung, CEO, Intellian.

“As one of the world’s top shipbuilders, we’re delighted that Hyundai Heavy Industries is among the first to recognise the value of this line-fit solution – we’re seeing significant interest from yards across all markets.”

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