Höegh Autoliners to deploy hybrid connectivity network

Höegh Autoliners is to deploy a guaranteed bandwidth hybrid network system across its fleet to accelerate the company’s integration of digital services and assist in meeting its sustainability goals.

Höegh Autoliners operates a global network of deep-sea trades within the Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) segment using Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels. The company provides transportation of cargo such as cars, high and heavy machinery and breakbulk, carrying around two million car equivalent units (ceu), as well as other rolling and static cargo, each year.

Höegh Autoliners is already a customer of Marlink’s remote IT support and maintenance service and will add the new hybrid network system to the fleet, blending Marlink VSAT services with L-band backup and 4G/5G connectivity.

The new set-up will also include Marlink’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) cyber security service.

“Leadership in the RoRo segment requires a higher level of digital adoption, which is enabled by a combination of skilled safety-oriented people and future proof technology,” said Andreas Enger, Chief Executive Officer, Höegh Autoliners.

“This agreement builds on our existing relationship with Marlink and enables us to support our future-focussed strategy with solutions that can scale as requirements grow.”

As part of the deal, Höegh Autoliners also plans to conduct an evaluation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite services to support crew welfare and new business applications.

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