D’Amico Group chooses Sealink Premium Plus VSAT for completely unlimited global connectivity
Telemar and Marlink to bundle VSAT, L-Band and XChange Universal Remote Access to improve on board IT network support
Oslo/Paris/Rome, 14 June 2017: Italian ship owner and long-term Telemar customer d’Amico Group has selected Marlink’s Sealink Premium Plus VSAT service to enhance connectivity across its fleet of over 50 Dry Cargo and Product Tankers. Sealink Premium Plus provides reliable global connectivity for d’Amico’s business and vessel operations, in addition to supporting crew welfare.
With Sealink Premium Plus, the d’Amico fleet will benefit from a guaranteed Committed Information Rate (CIR) and completely unlimited Ku-band VSAT data in parallel to unlimited L-band back-up, for a single, fixed monthly fee. The package also includes the innovative XChange centralised IT and communications management system to ensure seamless access to Marlink’s extensive global network and easy administration, in addition to automatic switching to the L-band back-up system for seamless connectivity regardless of the coverage available in any area.
D’Amico has selected the Universal Remote Access service, a unique XChange function that enables a direct connection to a vessel’s network, supporting streamlined and more effective ITC support from shore via a single, secure point of access. The company will also have access to Portal360, Marlink’s free, flexible and 24/7 online management tool, which provides direct access to critical information including account and subscription, electronic invoices and service usage, enabling d’Amico to proactively and efficiently manage Sealink VSAT and all solutions.
D’Amico Group is a long term customer of Telemar. Founded in 1952, d’Amico manages one of the largest Dry Cargo and Product Tankers fleets worldwide. With offices in over 10 maritime and financial centres, the Group has over 350 ashore employees and over 3000 seafarers on board its vessels.
“Connectivity and digitalisation are an important part of our drive to secure fleet efficiency and reduce our environmental footprint,” said Pietro Amorusi, CIO, d’Amico Group. “Marlink is providing a complete service with strong cost control and support, resulting in a high performance and stable connectivity platform for our business going forward.”
“Sealink Premium Plus provides complete freedom for d’Amico to introduce more digitalisation into its operations and improve its communication facilities for crew, while our Value Added Services will help them to manage, and make best use of their new high level, unlimited connectivity,” said Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink.
For further information, please contact:
Knut Natvig, Marlink
T: +47 48 030 911
About the Marlink / Telemar Group
Through its ownership of both Marlink and Telemar, Apax Partners has created a Group dedicated to providing the maritime industry with an integrated offering of broadband communications, digital solutions, bridge electronics and on-board maintenance. The Group is led by Erik Ceuppens as CEO.
Combining the power of these two long-term, expert organisations, Telemar and Marlink are the world’s leading maritime communication, digital solutions and servicing specialist covering all customer segments at sea including: Shipping, Offshore, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing. The combined group has more than 800 employees worldwide and serves at least 1 in 3 vessels operating globally. The group also continues to deliver the benefits of a digital and connected world to enterprise customers such as energy and mining companies, humanitarian organisations, global media and events companies.
The Group provides customers with unrivalled service and support through an enhanced global footprint and worldwide sales and service locations. A global 24/7 helpdesk, specialised competence centres, local presence on all continents and a network of 1250 service points and partners staffed by highly qualified, certified service engineers, will support global customers to operate smarter and safer.
A new joint venture established in February 2017 with the satellite connectivity business of TNL Group has expanded the Group’s footprint further. Operating from offices in Greece and Cyprus, Marlink CG will provide Marlink’s diverse connectivity services and integrated business critical solutions for customers in Southern Europe.
The Group also includes maritime IT company Palantir. Acquired in March 2017, Palantir specialises in remote IT management solutions enabling the Group to take a broader responsibility of IT on board as part of ongoing maritime digitalisation through standardisation, simplification and automation of IT processes.
More than 70 years’ experience combined with strong satellite network operator and bridge electronics manufacturer partnerships enables the group to bring the power of broadband communication, maritime bridge technology and service excellence to customers globally, further optimising their business operations and enabling the digital vessels of tomorrow.