Case studies
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Kaptanoglu, based in Turkey, are in the process of successfully rolling out Infinity to their fleet of 10 tankers. The company started the project a year ago and are installing the Infinity Plus system on their fleet with plans to upgrade some ships from the Infinity Plus to Infinity Cube.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

This case study is written by Ms. Natassa Drakopoulou A.E. Nomikos Shipping Investments Ltd and provides a customer perspective on installation of FleetBroadband Systems on ther fleet.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Norstar was founded in 1998 in London initially as a ship brokerage firm. Norstar Shipping (Asia) Pte Ltd was formed in Singapore in 2005 which is now the Company headquarters covering all areas of Commercial and Technical management. In 2009 technical ship management was brought ‘in-house’ and in 2010 Norstar Ship Management was formed with the merger of Ship Management Associates and Luna, Norstar’s in-house technical team. Norstar’s expertise is in the tanker sector, with 15 ships in management currently and a strong newbuild program in progress, with 6 more ships coming in the near future.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Established in 1921, the Amsterdam based Spliethoff Group is the largest shipowner in the Netherlands. The four subsidiaries ‘BigLift Shipping’, ‘Sevenstar Yacht Transport’, ‘Wijnne Barends’, and ‘Transfennica’, combine fleets of heavy lift, short sea, liners and yacht transport that altogether total over 100 vessels ranging from 2,100 to 23,000 tonnes. The company has since January 2009 added 22 vessels to its fleet, and is known for its leading role in the transport market and its reliability, commitment to environmentally friendly policies and for ensuring its customers have access to the latest technology in shipping.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dorian (Hellas) S.A. are technical managers of a fleet of 6 ships, consisting of 4 very large gas carriers, 2 crude oil tankers and one fully pressurized LPG carrier.

Recently they have upgraded the satellite communications of their fleet in response to a growing need for more business communication options and the intention to offer their crew internet access.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In this case study we shall be examining one of our Swiss customers, ABC Maritime. ABC Maritime manages commercially and technically a fleet of 30 vessels ranging from highly sophisticated chemical carriers to oil tankers operating in short haul trades, to specialised Caspian Sea traders with one of their vessels in a port somewhere in the world every 15 hours. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Teo Shipping is using the 10 GB Very Large Allowance plan, together with Infinity on their vessel the ‘MV Sfakia Wave’. The ship has two Fleet Broadband 500 antennas, one Sailor and one JRC, so that there is always a back up unit if one terminal fails for some reason. They chose this fixed fee plan both to have more options for their business applications, and also to offer their crew internet access at sea. The plan is to set up a VPN for file sharing over the business network, and to begin using PMS and purchasing applications on board.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kyklades Maritime has 6 vessels using the 3GB plan with Infinity on their vessels. They use two FBB antennas, one FBB 500 for business use, and one FBB 250 for crew use, with usage of the 3GB plan split over the two terminals. Business email and applications are done using Rydex software, which allows them to email, and synchronise folders with NS5, the PMS systems.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nearly 600 crew members working for Grieg Shipping can now surf the internet for free and call home for less, thanks to FleetBroadband and Infinity.
The Norwegian company, owner of one of the world's largest open-hatch fleets, can offer its mariners the attractive deal after signing up for a Very Large Allowance (VLA) plan, which offers FleetBroadband connectivity for a fixed monthly fee.
Grieg Shipping turned to Inmarsat service provider Navarino when it decided to upgrade satcoms on its vessels from the older Inmarsat Fleet and Inmarsat B services.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Andriaki Shipping, has chosen for the MV ARION, the 3GB plan in conjunction with Sailor FBB 250 and 500 terminals. They also have the full version of Infinity on their ships, which enables them to share the 2 GB allowance with the crew for crew internet browsing. This is done by selling the crew internet pins which can be used in Wi-Fi access points at certain locations on their vessels through which the crew connect to the internet using their own computers. Furthermore, telephones that are connected through Infinity in each cabin allow the crew to place their personal calls from the privacy of their own space, while Infinity ensures that the voice rate is the very low rate of the 2GB plan, further enhancing the value and utility of the 3GB package for the company and crews.  The installation time for 2 SAILOR  FB units as well as for the INFINITY full version was 2 days.