Skip to main content

TURKISH OPERATOR OPTS FOR MARLINK VSAT

TURKISH OPERATOR OPTS FOR MARLINK VSAT

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 

Communications provider Marlink has been selected by Turkish tanker operator Gungen Maritime & Trading to provide Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service on four of its six vessels.

The agreement was concluded through Marlink’s local partner Ozsay Satellite which worked with the company to provide a package of enterprise and crew welfare services. Gungen will use the high throughput Ka-band service together with Marlink’s own voice service provided via XChange for Fleet Xpress. The Gungen Suezmaxes will use the services provided by Marlink together with the operator’s own firewall and server system for remote access and synchronisation, Cyberoam.

Marlink will provide Fleet Xpress with a bundled L-Band back-up solution, both of which will benefit from enhanced network transparency. This enables ship and shore staff to analyse usage and prioritise data intensive downloads when in the areas of strongest coverage.

Marlink's voice service will be 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 highest quality. Gungen has a proactive strategy towards personnel selection and retention, employing highly skilled and qualified staff on shore and at sea, investing in its seafarers with regular online training delivered onboard.

Burak Guler, Gungen IT Manger, said: “Gungen is a company that follows technology very closely and we implement smart and innovative solutions onto our vessels to improve safety, efficiency and compliance. We like to be ahead of the curve in terms of compliance and the advantages that technology can provide us in achieving efficiency gains and emissions reductions.”

“Gungen was one of the first operators in the country to embrace VSAT and is considered one of the most progressive shipping companies in Turkey for its very high operational standards and strong focus on crew welfare,” said Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink. “Gungen’s investment in its processes and its people continues with this combination of VSAT data, voice and added value services.”

Reader Comments (0)

There are currently no comments on this article. Why not be the first and leave your thoughts below.

Leave Your Comment

Please keep your comment on topic, any inappropriate comments may be removed.

Return to index