Thome to move 100 ships to Marlink hybrid connectivity network

More than 100 ships operated by shipmanager Thome Group are to move to a hybrid network connectivity set-up managed by Marlink, after the agreement of a new deal between the parties.

The contract will see the vessels equipped with Marlink’s VSAT service and L-band back-up, which will be used to assist Thome in streamlining and harmonising data services across the fleet.

Based in Singapore, the Thome Group has about 200 vessels under full technical management and will be able to tailor its service offering to each shipping company from a variety of service levels available within the Marlink portfolio, including flexible Committed Information Rates (CIRs) for guaranteed bandwidth that can be adjusted based on the vessel’s data demand.

“Thome’s reputation with its customers rests on our ability to present the most innovative solutions in ways that can be easily adopted regardless of ship type or trading pattern,” said Say Toon Foo, Vice President IT, Thome Group.

“This agreement with Marlink is a further step on a digitalisation journey that will help our customers realise the benefits of digitalisation on a standardised platform.”

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