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Monday, May 25, 2020 

Hamburg-based technical and operational shipmanager NSC-Group has renewed its agreement with Marlink for provision of high bandwidth Sealink VSAT to its fleet of more than 40 vessels.

The agreement enables NSC-Group to support its strategy for digitalisation and vessel performance optimisation with always-on connectivity and added value services. The Marlink VSAT service includes the XChange Power communications management system, SkyFile Mail email service and SkyFile AntiVirus premium security solution, as well as voice calling services and L-band back-up communications.

NSC-Group operates a diverse fleet consisting of containerships, multi-purpose carriers, bulkers, con-bulkers, car carriers and tankers. Its move to VSAT connectivity has enabled the company to leverage bandwidth and capacity to bring a digitalised approach into its vessel operations. Under the new agreement, NSC-Group will undertake a test of Marlink’s latest value added services, including XChange Cloud Premium file sharing and IT-Link remote monitoring tool.

“Our experience using Marlink VSAT with the XChange management system has demonstrated the benefits of reliable, high throughput connections to our digitalised operations and now we are ready to take the next step,” said Patrick Schulz-Hentschel, Head of IT, NSC-Group. “Our plans for leveraging cloud-based data services and remote updating of PC networks for compliance, means we can improve service to our clients, as well as keep our crews happy.”

“We are delighted that NSC-Group has chosen to maintain its relationship with Marlink, which reflects the trend towards dedicated VSAT services and applications as essential for a modern shipping business,” said Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink. “Companies like NSC-Group have realised that a sustainable and profitable business is built on the embrace of digitalisation, the cleanest and most efficient operations and the welfare of its people.”

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