Bahamas-based ship-management group Campbell Shipping has extended its 12-vessel VSAT deal with Inmarsat, adding new Fleet Care and Fleet Secure Endpoint services to its existing Fleet Xpress installations.
Campbell migrated its fleet of dry-bulk carriers to Fleet Xpress from Fleet Broadband in 2018.
“We opted to renew our contract with Inmarsat based on its extensive coverage and our positive experience working with the company so far,” said Michael Dean, IT Vessel Manager, Campbell Shipping.
“Ever since the upgrade to Fleet Xpress, our ships have been better connected, with crew enjoying more stable access to communication and entertainment services on board. Now, thanks to Inmarsat’s value-added applications, we can also rest assured that vessel equipment and networks are in safe hands.”
The addition of Fleet Care will offer remote support from Inmarsat engineers for the communication systems through its fully managed maintenance programme, while Fleet Secure Endpoint will provide Campbell with continuous cyber protection at all online endpoints on the vessel network, automatically monitoring, identifying and blocking threats as they arise.
“Campbell Shipping has shown itself to be a forward-thinking ship manager that understands the importance of reliable connectivity – both for business operations and crew welfare. We are delighted to renew our long-standing relationship with the company and look forward to helping it reap the additional rewards of remote maintenance and robust cyber security,” said Logan Murray, Sales Manager, Inmarsat Maritime.