Providing reliable, high-speed maritime communications across a fleet of more than 400 vessels, involving over 14,000 crew members.
Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress sets a new standard in maritime communications. The service enhances vessel efficiency, crew welfare and safety, and facilitates ‘connected ship’ applications by delivering the highest levels of reliable high-speed broadband connectivity available from a single supplier on a global scale.
Fleet Management Limited (FML), one of the world’s largest independent third-party ship management firms, manages a diverse fleet of over 400 vessels consisting of bulk carriers, container vessels, general cargo ships, oil tankers, gas carriers and chemical tankers. FML intends to roll out Fleet Xpress to the majority of its fleet globally by 2018. The service uses a Cobham 1m GX antenna for Ka-band connectivity combined with a FleetBroadband terminal for L-Band back-up.
“We are committed to delivering the best possible on-board user experience and look forward to bringing a new level of high-speed connectivity to our vessels.”
General Manager at Fleet Management Limited
With Fleet Xpress, ship managers are ideally placed to exploit high-speed, ultra-reliable connectivity that puts big data at the heart of operating decisions and cost-controlled connectivity in the hands of seafarers. They also get new hands-on management capability via high quality voice and video calls, while CCTV on-board is also live. Fleet Xpress even enables real-time status checking via an app on superintendent smartphones.
About the technology
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. The service enhances vessel efficiency, crew welfare and safety, and facilitates ‘connected ship’ applications by delivering the highest levels of reliable high-speed broadband connectivity available from a single supplier on a global scale.
About Fleet Management Limited
Fleet Management Limited is with a 20-year history. Headquartered in Hong Kong and supported by offices globally, Fleet Management is dedicated to maintaining the asset value of clients’ vessels as economically as possible. They ensure the vessels under their management are kept in optimal condition in terms of mechanics, technology and crew management – and in a state of operational readiness and compliance. Fleet Management has pioneered many of the crewing, safety, and technical standards that have become benchmarks in the industry.