Piraeus-based tanker and bulk carrier operator Sun Enterprises has agreed a deal to implement onboard connectivity services from Starlink following a new deal with Marlink.
The shipping company, which operates a fleet of 20 vessels, will integrate the system into its existing Marlink network along with VSAT and other related services, to improve its access to digital tools and expand its crew welfare offering.
The Marlink Sealink NextGen package combines GEO VSAT and MSS back-up with LEO or MEO connectivity, 5G and digital applications, all controlled and managed via its Xchange onboard platform.
The new hybrid network on the ships will take advantage of software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) routing, with applications assigned channels and priority for optimised delivery of data. Marlink will also provide network performance management tools to allow vessel managers to have visibility into fleet performance.
“Sun Enterprises operates on core values that demonstrate a commitment to running our business with safety, professional integrity, innovation, diligence and teamwork and this DNA demands we adopt new approaches to our clients’ demands,” said Konstantinos Tsalikis, ICT Manager, Sun Enterprises.
“Our work with Marlink has demonstrated that they can provide the best solutions in any combination that can scale as we move forward with more advanced business processes.”