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Oldendorff Carriers selects Inmarsat Fleet Xpress through partner Navarino

(20 April 2018 - Inmarsat) Oldendorff Carriers, one of the world’s largest dry bulk shipping companies, has chosen Fleet Xpress, Inmarsat’s high-speed broadband service, through partner Navarino.

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(courtesy: Oldendorff Carriers)

Throughout 2018, all Oldendorff Carriers’ owned vessels will be fitted with Fleet Xpress, Navarino’s Infinity Cube Cloud-based solution, which will host the Fleet Xpress soft Network Service Device (NSD), and Cobham GX 100 antennas.

Fleet Xpress seamlessly combines the power of our Ka-band Global Xpress network with the proven reliability of L-band FleetBroadband for continuous back-up. This ensures seamless global mobility, guaranteed performance and controlled costs for ship owners, enriched by the Inmarsat Gateway for application-triggered bandwidth, a managed-cyber security solution and flexible third-party subscriptions.

Nerve centre

The Infinity Cube will act as the nerve centre of vessel networks, hosting onboard applications such as fleet management systems, weather routing, chart and nautical publications, as well as collecting and reporting user management data and actively monitoring all onboard IT equipment.

All crew communications for both internet access and voice services will also be managed by the Cube.

Thomas Weber, Managing Director at Oldendorff Carriers, said: “We have chosen Navarino because we were looking for a fair and competent company to help us to roll-out a complex system, in a short timeframe, to our own fleet…and also for future challenges in the vessel communication sector.”

Large-scale rollouts

Ivo Terhell, VP Sales EMEA at Navarino Germany, said: “We are really excited about this project with Oldendorff Carriers. I am very proud to be working so closely with such a highly reputed company and we appreciate the trust that Oldendorff is putting in Navarino and our services.

“It is a complex and demanding project but Navarino has a wealth of experience in large-scale rollouts and we are looking forward to completing the installation phase in conjunction with the world-class Oldendorff IT team.”