Friday, May 4, 2018

How Does That Happen?

At a staff meeting about avoiding collisions and allisions in piloting waters with the Master and Pilot on the bridge my respected colleague responsible for training and operations had a...

May 4, 2018
Total Views: 21

Monday, January 30, 2017

Editorial – Did I Understand You Correctly?

By Captain Grant Livingstone  I have learned a lot about relationships over 30 years of marriage.  The learning curve was not easy.  Initially I had the idea that our relationship...

January 30, 2017
Total Views: 34

Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Astrium Enhances VSAT Coverage in the Barents and Mediterranean Seas

Oslo, 31 October 2013 – Astrium Services, the global innovative provider of satellite enabled telecom solutions, is expanding its already comprehensive global VSAT coverage following the signing of new separate Ku-band capacity...

October 31, 2013
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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Future of Shipping | It’s Going to Be About the Data – But Whose?

The future of shipping will in part, be about data. Big data.

October 1, 2013
Total Views: 42

Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Imtech Marine Extends VSAT Coverage to Indian Ocean

Imtech Marine has upgraded and extended the coverage of its Global VSAT Network. In addition to its wide network, Imtech Marine can now offer VSAT coverage in the Indian Ocean,...

August 29, 2013
Total Views: 49

Monday, August 5, 2013
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CMA CGM to Upgrade Fleet With Marlink’s WaveCall VSAT

OSLO – Marlink has been chosen by the CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping group, to upgrade the majority of its fleet to WaveCall, Marlink’s standardized Ku-band...

August 5, 2013
Total Views: 6

Friday, August 2, 2013

Inmarsat Surges on RigNet Deal for Energy Sector

Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) — Inmarsat Plc, the largest provider of maritime satellite services, rose the most in a year after forging a distribution partnership with U.S. communications company RigNet Inc....

August 2, 2013
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Following a Ship Around With a Satellite Beam is Not a Business

In part two of my conversation with consultant, analyst and blogger Tim Farrar, we dive a little deeper into the undergrowth: what the High Throughput Satellite (HTS) upgrade path looks like and how...

July 30, 2013
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Swire Pacific’s Fleet Gets Unlimited Internet Access

Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), a Singapore-based leading service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, is upgrading to Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband (FB) Unlimited plan. The “all-you-can-eat” service will be provided...

May 28, 2013
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Hartmann Reederei Upgrades Their 74 Ships with Marlink VSAT

Oslo, 23 April 2013 – German ship operator Hartmann Reederei has chosen Marlink to supply standardized Ku-band VSAT services to a diversified fleet of 74 vessels for an initial three-year...

April 23, 2013
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Ancylus and Net 1 Deliver Hybrid Communications for the Scandinavian Offshore Market

Swedish broadband satellite provider Ancylus AB and Net1 have announced a strategic partnership to offer the Scandinavian and the Nordic maritime market a cost-effective “hybrid” solution to internet access at...

February 6, 2013
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Press Releases

Globe Wireless And Airmar to Effectively Open the Italian Market

Globe Wireless and Arimar have announced today that they have entered into a long-term cooperation agreement to provide Globe Wireless products and services to Italian flagged vessels. As part of...

January 9, 2013
Total Views: 3

Monday, January 7, 2013
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De Poli Tankers Upgrades Fleet Communications with Marlink VSAT

Marlink bundles WaveCall Ku-band, Inmarsat FleetBroadband and XChange for seamless communications and full control on board De Poli Tankers Marlink has completed a series of new VSAT installations aboard De...

January 7, 2013
Total Views: 17

Friday, July 6, 2012
Press Releases

Thrane & Thrane VSAT Antennas Land on Fleet of 21 Hansa Heavy Lift Ships

New VSAT antenna joins existing SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband for total communications solution In partnership with PRO NAUTAS and Vizada, Thrane & Thrane has completed delivery of its sophisticated SAILOR 900...

July 6, 2012
Total Views: 5

Friday, June 15, 2012
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Maritime Satellite Communications, The Quick and Dirty with Marlink [CEO INTERVIEW]

I imagine I’m not in the minority here when I say that the world of satellite communications is a bit confusing.  When Marlink invited me to interview their CEO at...

June 15, 2012
Total Views: 541

Monday, June 4, 2012

US Navy Ships To Get 4G LTE Broadband – Will Commercial Vessels Be Next?

Last week gCaptain HQ finally got upgraded to AT&T’s 4G LTE service. The local data signal is fast but has, so far, been plagued with frequently dropped calls. That said...

June 4, 2012
Total Views: 88

Thursday, May 24, 2012
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FleetBroadband Multi-voice – INMARSAT Merges VOIP And Data

Inmarsat has announced a new capability that will allow up to nine simultaneous telephone calls to be made through a single FleetBroadband terminal. “FleetBroadband Multi-voice is a unique integrated solution...

May 24, 2012
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Shipping and the Social Conversation – the Impact of the Evolving Media Landscape on Communications

– By Amie Pascoe, Director, BLUE Communications The way that we communicate is fundamentally changing. As a society, our appetite for information and our expectations of being able to connect instantly...

April 3, 2012
Total Views: 34

Monday, January 30, 2012
Press Releases

The best of both worlds – International Paint’s Silyl and Copper Acrylate Technologies

International Paint has introduced Intersmooth®7465Si SPC and Interswift®6900Si silyl acrylate antifouling coatings. Aiming to improve and enhance customer choice, International is the first and only global manufacturer to offer both...

January 30, 2012
Total Views: 52

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Filipino Monkey Strikes Again (and again and again…)

13 January 2008 – So I’m watching CNN and I do a double take after the reporter (in a completely straight face) says “The harassing radio communications that ignited the...

January 5, 2012
Total Views: 575