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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 

Turkish shipping services provider Manta Denizcilik Nakliyat (Manta Shipping) has selected Marlink, through local partner Ozsay Satellite, to provide Inmarsat Fleet Xpress service on eight of its vessels in support of Manta Shippings drive towards digitalised shipping operations and increased connectivity for crew.

Marlink will provide high-throughput Ka-band VSAT with a bundled L-Band back-up solution, both of which will benefit from Marlink’s enhanced network transparency, which provides users and shore staff with immediate information on which network is in use for specific tasks. This tool enables ship and shore staff to analyse usage and prioritise data intensive downloads when in the areas of strongest VSAT coverage. Applications such as remote diagnostics, security updates or software updates can be planned and scheduled according to which carrier is active. Over time, users can monitor coverage in different regions, prioritising enterprise or crew usage based on the active carrier.

Marlink will provide its own voice service, configured to provide local Turkish telephone numbers for the ships, which provides added flexibility of two voice communications options, allowing the ship to focus on cost efficiency or high quality. To complete the package, Manta Shipping will benefit from a Virtual Private Network connection via the XChange platform and Marlink’s SkyFile email service.

Manta Shipping operates in the competitive Handy/Supra and Kamsarmax bulk carrier market, where operational efficiency and access to the latest market information can be critical to securing employment and sailing with maximum efficiency.

“Manta Shipping is a company with a long history that also has to change and adapt as the shipping industry moves into a phase of increased regulation, greater demand for fuel efficiency and higher environmental performance,” said Mecit Mert Çetinkaya, Director of Manta Shipping. “Fleet Xpress from Marlink will enable us to optimise our communications, keeping our ships and crews connected, updated and compliant so we are able to best focus on the needs of our customers.”

“Marlink’s tailored Fleet Xpress package delivers the kind of high bandwidth that the shipping industry is embracing as the drive towards digitalisation speeds up, enabling faster and easier data transfer and access to new applications,” said Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink. “Working with our local partner Ozsay Satellite puts us in an excellent position to understand the needs of Turkish owners and consistently meet those needs with innovative solutions.”

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