Marlink’s VSAT technology will be used to connect the new generation of LNG-ready ultra-large containerships, owned by United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).
MV Barzan, the recently named world’s first 18 800 TEU LNG-ready containership, is one of 17 advanced containerships built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for UASC. All of these vessels will have IP connectivity using Marlink Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT).
With reliable broadband, this new generation of containerships is online and connected to shore 24/7, enabling UASC to implement new applications and processes designed to save time and money, whilst improving vessel and fleet performance.
UASC's decision to equip its new containerships with Marlink VSAT is in line with its commitment to build a new fleet of environmentally friendly, technologically advanced and eco-efficient container vessels. The IP connectivity enabled by the Marlink VSAT services will enable UASC to continuously monitor engine performance and emissions, enabling voyage parameters to be adjusted per vessel and based on trends throughout the fleet.
Waleed Al-Dawood, COO at UASC, explained: "Communication is an essential part of the ship's infrastructure as it links people and systems on board to the shore office. With such a key part to play in our daily operations, choosing the right VSAT provider was important, but based on existing positive experiences with Marlink, we feel that MV Barzan and all of our new ships will get the reliable connectivity they need."
UASC will benefit from unlimited traffic volume on its Marlink VSAT services, with data speeds guaranteed by a defined Committed Information Rate (CIR).
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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