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Leonhardt & Blumberg renews long term fleet contract with Marlink

(10 December 2019 - Marlink) Leonhardt & Blumberg (L&B), Germany’s largest independent charter owner of 15,000-35,000 DWT container ships and ship management company, has renewed its long-standing partnership with Marlink for the provision of quality global VSAT connectivity.

Marlink’s managed connectivity service excellence and digital solutions are recognised as a strong foundation for L&B’s on-going fleet digitalisation, which will deliver more efficient and greener maritime operations. Marlink has established a firm position of trust through its existing partnership with L&B, thanks to consistently high quality of service and an active, supportive local maintenance and customer care presence.

L&B’s positive experience is reflected in turn by references from Marlink’s substantial and varied customer base, leading to Marlink’s status as the preferred service provider of every third shipping company worldwide. The contract scope for L&B covers 30 vessels currently using the dependable and flexible Sealink Premium Plus solution – powered by the XChange communications management platform and accommodating value-added services including the SkyFile Mail and antivirus suite. This ensures VSAT connectivity with guaranteed backup to keep onboard applications online and crew connectivity working seamlessly.

“We have had the pleasure of working with L&B for many years and supporting their move towards more efficient and environmentally conscious operations,” says Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink, “The contract renewal is confirmation that our partnership has supported crew satisfaction, safety and logistical efficiency as well as L&B’s desire to operate using less fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our guaranteed and managed connectivity and IT solutions have simultaneously provided L&B with cost predictability and high-performance global service, and we are looking forward to continuing our cooperation.”

“Our aim is to continue developing a future of smarter, safer, greener and more efficient operations,” adds Tim Göttsche, fleet manager L&B. “We’re confident that Marlink’s, high-quality connectivity solutions will keep our communications, vessel IT infrastructure and compliance measures running at the optimal level.”

About the Marlink Group

The Marlink Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end managed connectivity and IT solutions. The group offers maritime and enterprise customers an integrated portfolio of reliable connectivity and IT solutions, cyber services, bridge electronics, and flexible service and maintenance. We design, operate and manage technology-independent hybrid satellite connectivity solutions that scale to fit and optimize global remote maritime and enterprise operations.

With more than 1000 employees worldwide, the Group serves enterprise and maritime customers globally, including Shipping, Offshore, Cruise & Ferry, Yachting and Fishing, as well as Mining, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Humanitarian & NGO, Media & Events.

The Marlink Group delivers solutions with unrivalled service and support through an enhanced global footprint, including a network of sales and service locations ensuring customer proximity. Our 24/7 service desk, local presence on all continents and a network of 1250 service points staffed with highly qualified service engineers support our customers globally to operate their business in an ever smarter, safer and more profitable way.

More than 70 years’ experience, combined with our strong satellite network and hardware manufacturer partnerships, enables Marlink to bring the power of smart connectivity solutions to customers worldwide, helping them to digitalise their remote business operations wherever they are.

The Group is led by Erik Ceuppens as CEO.