Chemical tanker company Chemfleet has selected FleetBroadband to provide critical data and voice communications across 21 of its vessels.
The Turkish operator chose the Inmarsat maritime service to deliver its remote vessel operations monitoring solution, Nozzle, which helps drive efficiency across the fleet.
“Nozzle enables our office onshore to monitor – in real-time – a broad range of operational information from our vessels,” said Chemfleet's Operations Manager, Baris Samur.
“To realise the value of this investment, we required reliable broadband connectivity, regardless of where in the world our vessels are sailing.”
He added: “FleetBroadband offered the capacity and reliability we needed, while enabling us to keep close control of our costs. Put simply, the alternatives were more expensive and not as effective.”
The monitoring software, developed by Chemfleet, synchronizes a broad range of onboard data sources with the company's head office in Istanbul. This includes engine readings, fuel readings and daily vessel reports.
FleetBroadband enables Chemfleet to analyse vessel performance, track outstanding maintenance and identify any defects in real time, no matter where the vessels are.
Inmarsat partner Deckhouse is providing Chemfleet with the maritime service, together with remote IT support and value added software including virus protection.
Frank Coles, President of Inmarsat Maritime said: “An increasing number of fleet owners and operators are looking to enhance the efficiency of their vessels through the application of new technologies.
“As in the case of Chemfleet, the ability to maximise the return on their technology investments is dependent upon the effectiveness of the broadband connection.
“FleetBroadband has become the world's leading service for maritime voice and data broadband because it is simply dependable, seamless and reaches across every ocean.”