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Fleet Xpress wins prestigious SMART4SEA Excellence Award

Posted 1 February 2017 · Add Comment

Fleet Xpress from Inmarsat Maritime has secured the SMART4SEA Excellence Award 2017, the most prestigious of an inaugural set of awards presented by the Greek publisher whose special focus is safer, smarter and greener shipping.



Above: Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President, Market Strategy, Inmarsat Maritime receives the award from Athina Vezyri, Chairman, SRH Marine.


The Excellence Award, which was presented to Inmarsat after the SMART4SEA Conference in Athens on January 31st, recognises the organisation best able to demonstrate technological excellence in smart maritime activity during 2016.

Fleet Xpress, launched in March 2016, provides the fast, reliable backbone for ship to shore connectivity that is critical to the success of smart shipping applications. The SAFETY4SEA, GREEN4SEA and SMART4SEA award winners are selected through online voting, ensuring that recognition comes from industry itself. Voters in the SMART4SEA Excellence Award 2017 category selected Fleet Xpress for its role in advancing shipping’s technological excellence and sustainability.

“Securing the 2017 SMART4SEA Excellence Award 2017 rewards the hard work that went into the years of ground-breaking innovative development leading up to the commercial launch of the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress in 2016 and a commitment from over 7500 vessels to use the service,” says Drew Brandy, Senior Vice President, Market Strategy, Inmarsat Maritime.

“Fleet Xpress brings high-speed data, seamless global mobility and continuous connectivity to shipping that deliver greater operational efficiencies. SAFETY4SEA voters include some of shipping’s largest ship owners and managers. It is an honour to emerge victorious from such a strong field and a very high quality shortlist including acknowledged technical innovators in shipping”.

Fleet Xpress is powered by Inmarsat’s latest Ka-band satellite constellation, Global Xpress, complemented by the proven reliability of L-Band. The service is augmented by the Inmarsat Gateway, which hosts content-rich business applications for smart and efficient operations that currently include voyage optimisation and video surveillance. Further, Inmarsat is working with Singtel’s Trustwave to develop a ship-specific managed Unified Threat Management (UTM) cyber security solution which is due for launch within the coming months, and this will be offered as a standard option of the Fleet Xpress service.

“Fleet Xpress has also been recognised for the way it provides better connectivity with family and friends, video on-demand, social media, online training and telemedicine, which not only changes life on-board, but also minimises the administrative burden,” says Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor of SAFETY4SEA.

“In the period after the Fleet Xpress launch, owners were quick to sign firm commitments, including MOL, “K” Line Singapore and Nanjing Tankers and this allied with the strategic partnerships with Speedcast, Marlink and Navarino covering migration from other Inmarsat services indicate that SMART4SEA voters are in good company.”

 

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