Istanbul, Turkey headquartered Statu Shipping has
chosen Ozsay Satellite Communications to migrate its 11-strong
bulk container vessel fleet to Marlink's VSAT-based satellite
Marlink will deliver high-speed maritime broadband using its
market-leading Sealink VSAT and new 1GB Allowance plans managed
by the XChange communications management system, enabling Statu
Shipping to benefit from higher throughput, and improved
reliability and stability on its real-time fleet monitoring and
planned maintenance systems.
Statu Shipping's primary driver for migrating its fleet to VSAT
was to achieve more bandwidth and uptime for the Navatom fleet
management system, developed by its subsidiary software company
Hive Inc. Navatom is a cloud based web application that shows
vessel and company activity in real time using cutting-edge web
technologies. Since its deployment throughout Statu Shipping's
fleet, Navatom has provided significant improvements in
management performance, however, the Hive Inc. team advised Statu
Shipping that migrating to Marlink VSAT with Ozsay Satellite
Communications would unlock the potential of their solution.
Marlink and Ozsay Satellite Communications have already migrated
six Statu Shipping vessels to the Sealink service, with the
remaining five expected to be completed by June 2017. Early
reports show a significant reduction in the numerous issues
experienced using the Navatom solution, which previously suffered
from regular disconnects, and slow connection speeds.
Statu Shipping's move to VSAT began with a trial of the Sealink 1
GB Allowance plan, with speeds of 3096/512 Kbps on an 83cm
antenna. Following successful completion of the three-month
trial, the company opted to use the 1GB Sealink Allowance on all
of its vessel in addition to installation of Marlink's advanced
XChange system. XChange enables Statu Shipping to manage its
communication network from shore and to support the provision of
communication services for crew members; another key driver for
migrating to VSAT.
To secure a stable network between ship and shore, Statu Shipping
also uses Marlink's Virtual Private Network (VPN) service, which
supports operational control via remote access to the vessel.
Additionally, Statu Shipping crew will benefit from low cost
voice calling on board, through Marlink's Local Numbers service.
Calls from shore to a Statu Shipping vessel cost the same price
as a local call, with telephone numbers available from more than
50 countries and 4,000 cities worldwide.
"We have already seen significant performance improvements with
Sealink VSAT on board six vessels," said Cpt. Yener Dandin,
Superintendent & DPA, Statu Shipping. "Our real-time
monitoring and maintenance systems are now running optimally,
improving our ability to manage the fleet efficiently. Sealink
also allows us to offer a much-improved communication service for
keeping in touch with friends and family ashore, which has been
very well received by our crews."
"With plans ranging from 1GB to 80GB, our flexible Sealink
Allowance plans are designed to enable maritime broadband for a
wide range of users," said Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime,
Marlink. "The Sealink 1GB plan combined with XChange fits Statu
Shipping's requirements perfectly, enabling tangible improvements
for operation of the existing fleet management system at a cost
point that makes migrating to VSAT an easy choice."