Reliable vessel communications certainly keep these business endeavors afloat... Inmarsat's partner, JSAT Mobile Communications, now has an agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) to bring the newly-launched Fleet Xpress Service into play across the majority of the company's car carrier fleet.
MOL believes that migrating their car carriers to always-on, high-speed broadband connectivity will be pivotal in the firm's drive toward 'smarter and greener' shipping operations, as the firm has always regarded the environmental performance of their ships to be a competitive advantage. MOL was the first owner in the world certified under the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), which is the International Maritime Organization's emissions plan to benchmark the impact of technical innovations on ship efficiency.
The roll-out of Fleet Xpress on board the MOL fleet will coincide with planned vessel drydockings, with the owner’s car carriers selected for the first installations. Fleet Xpress will effectively and efficiently connect MOL ships to landside offices via VPN.