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SMi Global MilSatCom 2019

Misuga Ship Management migrates Dutch fleet to Sealink VSAT

(10 September 2019 - Marlink) Rotterdam based ship management company Misuga Kaiun Holland has chosen Marlink to provision cost-effective, unlimited global Sealink VSAT connectivity for its dry bulk, multipurpose and wood chip carrier vessel fleet.

Marlink will install one metre Ku-band antennas and integrate an extensive package of solutions and applications designed to provide secure connectivity for business and operations as well as crew welfare.

Misuga Kaiun Holland B.V. is the European subsidiary of Japan headquartered Misuga Kaiun Co., Ltd. (Misuga Ship Management), which ranks among the top 10 ship management companies worldwide, with a managed fleet of more than 150 vessels. The specific Sealink VSAT solution for vessels managed from the Rotterdam office has been developed in collaboration between Misuga Kaiun Holland B.V., Misuga Kaiun Co., Ltd, Marlink and Marlink Japan.

In addition, Marlink’s XChange integrated communications management platform will be deployed on all vessels to run business operations efficiently as well as enabling crew internet access. XChange Universal Remote Access is also an integral part of the service, helping Misuga Kaiun Holland B.V. to improve its IT resilience and compliance by providing secure, network-independent access to all devices connected to XChange, allowing technicians or administrators to manage IT equipment on board from any location worldwide. SkyFile Mail and Anti-Virus as well as IP phones, complete this economic and powerful connectivity package that will improve crew and operational data use.

Misuga Kaiun Holland B.V. is a member of Dutch consortium BroadBand@Sea, where ship managers, owners and suppliers share their experiences on maritime satcom. The organisation provided a platform for Marlink to demonstrate how XChange can significantly streamline service management and administration, ensuring that Misuga Kaiun Holland B.V. can leverage its new global VSAT service for smart effective fleet operations.

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Marlink’s XChange integrated communications management platform will be deployed on all vessels to run business operations efficiently as well as enabling crew internet access. (courtesy: Marlink)

“Together with an unlimited Sealink VSAT data plan, high availability and quality of service across the fleet, and our inherently secure network, XChange unlocks significant extra value for Misuga Kaiun Holland B.V as it upgrades its satellite connectivity to improve operational capabilities and crew communications facilities,” said Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink.

About the Marlink Group

The Marlink Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end managed connectivity and IT solutions. The group which includes Marlink, Telemar, Palantir, Livewire Connections and OmniAccess, provides maritime and enterprise customers with an integrated offering of reliable broadband communications and IT, digital solutions, bridge electronics, and flexible service and maintenance.

The Marlink Group’s unrivalled portfolio of multi-band communication solutions covering Ku-, Ka-, C- and L-band services is augmented with mobile and terrestrial links and an industry-unique range of digital solutions. With more than 1000 employees worldwide, the Group serves enterprise and maritime customers globally, including: Shipping, Offshore, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing, as well as Mining, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Humanitarian & NGO, Media & Events.

The Marlink Group delivers solutions with unrivalled service and support through an enhanced global footprint, including a network of sales and service locations ensuring customer proximity. Our 24/7 service desk, local presence on all continents and a network of 1250 service points staffed with highly qualified service engineers support our customers globally to operate their business in an ever smarter, safer and more profitable way.

More than 70 years’ experience, combined with our strong satellite network and hardware manufacturer partnerships, enables Marlink to bring the power of smart connectivity solutions to customers worldwide, helping them to digitalise their remote business operations wherever they are.

The Group is led by Erik Ceuppens as CEO.