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Marlink boosts satellite capacity for Indian Ocean and Falkland Islands vessels

Marlink has boosted satellite capacity in the Indian Ocean and around the Falkland Islands with specific focus on delivering reliable, high bandwidth VSAT services to commercial fishing vessels. The new capacity is already enabling improved vessel and fleet operations and providing greater access to voice calling and Internet for crews on a number of Spanish tuna vessels in the Indian Ocean serviced by Marlink partner Nautical, while the extra bandwidth around the Falkland Islands has been put in place to meet a predicted spike in demand as more companies look for new fishing grounds.

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SKF and Hexatronic sign development partnership for industrialization of fiber optic sensing systems

SKF and Proximion AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexatronic Group AB have entered into a development partnership for the industrialization of fiber optic sensing systems. The two parties will work together to combine SKF’s fiber optic bearing sensing technology with Proximion’s application integration experience and knowledge within development and production of advanced fiber optic sensors and data collection hardware units. 

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Digitalization expected to transform the global shipping industry

The recently concluded Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum in Ningbo City saw shipping industry experts from around the world discuss new ways to boost the efficiency of sea-based trade. Many believe that the way forward is by relying on the Digital Silk Road. 

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Thuraya and IEC Telecom share preview of new VSAT service

Leading Mobile Satellite Service operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company and its long-standing service partner, IEC Telecom joined forces to showcase Thuraya’s maritime product portfolio and provide a preview of the latest Thuraya maritime VSAT service at this year’s international shipping exhibition, Posidonia 2018, in Greece.

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