26 November 2013: Global shipping company MOL Ship Management has started migrating more than 100 vessels to Inmarsat’s 6GB data plan with the aim of enhancing both crew welfare and business operations.
The move to increase its usage followed a trial on several vessels.
The company has deployed Inmarsat services on its vessel fleet for more than 10 years. It’s been using FleetBroadband since 2010 – gradually increasing its usage.
“Any FleetBroadband user can quickly and easily upgrade their plans without additional capital investment, and data usage can be shared across vessels,” said Frank Coles, President of Inmarsat Maritime.
“MOL’s decision to upgrade its Inmarsat usage yet again is a great testament to the quality, capability and value of FleetBroadband and its ability to enhance both onboard quality of life and operations.”
Since rolling out FleetBroadband, MOL Ship Management has increased its usage from 30MB initially to Inmarsat’s 200 MB plan in 2011 and now to the 6GB plan.
The company intends to offer its crew free email, chatting and internet browsing through AmosConnect Crew -an all-in-one communications solution for crew members at sea.
MOL Ship Management, which specialises in shipping dry cargo fleet including container carriers, car carriers and others types of bulk containers, has also expressed interest in becoming an early Global Xpress adopter once the Ka-band service comes online in 2015.