Tototheo commits 1,500 vessels to Fleet Xpress

L-R Socrates Theodossiou, Managing Director, Tototheo Group Ltd, Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime and Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Managing Director Tototheo Group Ltd Photo Inmarsat

By Joseph R. Fonseca

Satlink Satellite Communications Ltd, has entered
into a new agreement with Inmarsat the leading provider of global
mobile satellite communication services, to integrate Fleet
Xpress into Satlink's existing service portfolio. Through the
agreement, Satlink will bring more than 1,500 vessels to the
Fleet Xpress service over a five-year period.

Fleet Xpress, the Global Xpress maritime solution, sets a new
standard for maritime global communications with crew welfare,
regulatory and operational efficiency at its heart. The service,
which is facilitating innovative 'connected ship' applications,
delivers the highest levels of reliable, high-speed broadband
connectivity and exceptional performance across all of the
world's oceans, with continuous connectivity and guaranteed
performance.

Satlink is one of the leaders in satellite communication and
technical services in the maritime industry. Based in Cyprus,
Satlink supply, service, integrate and install satellite
communications equipment on-board. Its customers include merchant
fleets, offshore, fishing and leisure vessels.

Commenting on the agreement, Ronald Spithout, President of
Inmarsat Maritime said: "Satlink is a long-standing Inmarsat
Maritime Partner and we are delighted to further strengthen our
relationship with this significant agreement."

"We are seeing an unprecedented uptake of the Fleet Xpress
service since its launch last year, and by working with Satlink,
we are able to extend our global reach and expertise to the
market. The connected ship is no longer a concept, but now
rapidly becoming a reality. With our, world-leading, high-speed
broadband connectivity and a dedicated partner network, together
we are revolutionising the industry and delivering tangible
benefits in terms of vessel performance, driving operational
efficiencies and improving the wellbeing of the crew."

Socrates Theodossiou, Joint Managing Director of The Tototheo
Group said: 'We are delighted to enhance our long cooperation
with Inmarsat with this agreement. We have a global presence and
have been committed to the maritime satellite communications
industry for over 30 years. With this strategic alliance we look
forward to utilising the innovative and dependable capabilities
of Fleet Xpress for the increasing requirements of our customers
in regards to broadband connectivity, and to enhance ship
efficiency, crew welfare and the implementation of various
'connected ship' applications."

Feb 14, 2017

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