21 February 2017: Inmarsat Fleet Xpress partner, Singtel, has completed its first installation of the high-speed broadband service on LNG and LPG tanker vessel, Tessala, one of Hyproc Shipping Company’s (Hyproc SC) fleet of tankers.
Singtel is the first in Asia to install Fleet Xpress for its customers and is now adding Hyproc SC, a company with a sizable fleet of tankers, to its list.
Fleet Xpress delivers a unique, fully integrated dual capability of high speed, high capacity services (Global Xpress) together with high reliability safety-level services (FleetBroadband) in a single commercial package, which is available anywhere in the world.
A seamless solution that is designed for maritime mobility, it guarantees connectivity in all conditions while at sea, to ensure always-on service for business continuity without worrying about connectivity.
Hyproc SC embraces new technologies and ICT applications to improve operational efficiencies and cost savings.
With a strong focus on materials management and human resources, Hyproc SC wants to enhance efficiency and crew welfare by leveraging a high throughput service like Fleet Xpress, reaping the benefits that such value-added business applications offer.
“Fleet Xpress is defining a new role for satellite communications at sea,” said Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Chief Sales Officer Inmarsat Maritime.
“No longer is communication just about safeguarding lives at sea. With Fleet Xpress we are transforming vessels into connected ships, that can provide valuable, intelligent data to drive operational efficiency, as well as proving a host of crew welfare benefits to raise the standard of life at sea.
“We are at the dawn of a new era of real-time, always on connectivity, and we’re excited to support Hyproc via our trusted partner Singtel in achieving their goals.”
A representative from Hyproc Shipping Company said: “With the in-depth evaluation of onboard services to suit our needs, we recognise the benefits of having Inmarsat’s maritime-focused, secure high-speed broadband service to help us achieve enhanced efficiencies and reliable connectivity.
“We are happy to work with a leading and trusted provider, Singtel, who has provided a seamless implementation of Fleet Xpress for our vessel, as well as excellent customer support and experience.”
Hyproc Shipping Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Algerian energy giant Sonatrach and a decision-making link between the development strategy and commercialisation of hydrocarbons within Sonatrach Group, the second largest LPG exporter and sixth largest LNG exporter in the world.