Rotterdam-based gas-shipping company Anthony Veder has renewed its connectivity agreement with Inmarsat and increased its Fleet Xpress bandwidth allowance. The contract applies to every vessel in Anthony Veder’s tanker fleet.
The agreement was reached following a trial in which Anthony Veder used the upgraded-bandwidth plan to run a data-intensive video-conferencing platform and assessed how its operations could improve through increased data access.
“With a roadmap for innovation that looks ahead five to 10 years and beyond, safe and reliable connectivity is imperative for Anthony Veder,” said Benne Engelen, Chief Information Officer, Anthony Veder.
“We are looking continuously for ways to conquer the physical distance between our ships and shore-based operations, and to optimise collaboration by deploying the same tools on land and at sea.”
“I am happy we can continue to rely on the coverage and stability of Inmarsat’s leading global network, its continuous technology improvement and its global support offer to achieve our development aims.”
Anthony Veder will also share the benefits of the new bandwidth package with its seafarers, providing them with free access to communication services, with data allowances managed by its in-house IT department.
“We have a strong relationship with Anthony Veder dating back many years and encompassing several generations of our VSAT services. By renewing its Fleet Xpress agreement, Anthony Veder has demonstrated its satisfaction with the solution and its trust that Inmarsat will continue to deliver the fast, reliable connectivity its evolving operations require,” said Ab Argam, Senior Sales Manager, Inmarsat Maritime
Also included in Anthony Veder’s renewed contract is Inmarsat’s Fleet Care service package, incorporating maintenance, repair and support for onboard antennas and communication equipment, which were upgraded as part of the agreement.